Stillwater Music is Durango’s primary music education hub, offering unique, high-quality ensemble and band opportunities as well as private lessons and in-school music classes. Stillwater serves students of all ages, helping them develop their individual musical abilities for lifelong personal and community benefits
Led by a staff of talented music professionals, Stillwater Music offers musicians of all ages the opportunity to learn and play original arrangements of varying music on traditional and non-traditional instruments.
Stillwater’s award-winning groups have been featured at many venues and festivals including performances at the Fort Lewis College Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, and the Telluride Jazz Festival.
All of our bands, classes and workshops are directed, coached or led by by professional, real world, working musicians with years of experience teaching, directing bands, coaching, recording, performing and writing music. Our faculty strives to create a safe, collaborative, inspiring and fun learning environment, matching students by skill level and age to the appropriate class.
Band participants receive group instruction as well as the opportunity to perform at private and public events throughout Durango.
Private lessons are also offered in dozens of instruments.
Stillwater students are encouraged to explore and expand their limitations both creatively and physically. We feel strongly that keeping kids engaged in music helps to build character, teamwork and self confidence.
As the Stillwater Music program continues to grow and serve more students, our underlying goal is to instill a sense of community and friendship in each member. Every student and family member is welcome and is an important part of Stillwater Music’s success in bringing music programs to the La Plata County area.
Stillwater Music admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and ability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the organization.