Our overall teaching philosophy is simple: PLAY MUSIC, HAVE FUN and PERFORM LIVE!
All of our classes and workshops are directed, coached or led by professional, real world, working musicians with years of experience teaching, directing bands, coaching, recording, performing and writing music.
Our faculty members direct Stillwater classes as one would a professional group: expecting professionalism, while enjoying the process. We also teach and implement musical lessons that carry over into daily life: respect, developing self esteem, working together towards a common goal, and learning to follow directions by listening and interacting appropriately with faculty and fellow students.
To discuss placement of your child in our programs, returning students should contact their current instructor and prospective students may contact our Program Director at [email protected] or 970-247-5095.
Did you know that your child was born musical? It’s true! Your little one can learn to dance and sing just as naturally as they learn to walk and talk. (more…)
Stillwater offers a cappella singing groups for all levels.
Stillwater’s flagship youth band program offers introductory, beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes for all kids ages 6-18. Students will be placed in an appropriate group based on ability, maturity and availability of positions. Our classes often have a wide age group of students.
Our Accelerando Early Childhood Program introduces the world of music and rhythm to preschoolers and kindergarteners.
The Stillwater All Stars are a select group of students playing alongside faculty members. This group tours and gigs during summer months in the Four Corners Area, culminating with a main stage performance at the Telluride Jazz Festival in early August.
Stillwater’s instructors engage students in the fun aspects of music, bringing in music theory and other technical aspects in the context of learning to play their instruments. (more…)