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Let's Make Music Together - Creating a Feeling of Family and Community

Cave men created musical instruments – animal bones were banged together and horns were blown – warning of danger, calling people together, marking key events – ceremonies. These primitive sounds evolved into recognizable patterns as human cognition developed. It has been proven that “early cultures with a strong musical tradition thrived whereas other cultures without a musical tradition struggled to survive." (David Francis ‘The Powerful Role of Music in Society’ 2008).

Pictured David Leeuw with his Family, Abraham van den Tempel, by 1671, Dutch painting, oil on canvas. The wealthy merchant David Leeuw and his family making music as an expression of harmonious family life.

Did You Get a Musical Instrument for Christmas? Sign Up Now For January Music Lessons!

We teach: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele..  ALL IN ONE LOCATION!!! Music Lessons for Children & Adults We are only two miles from 6th and Kipling and two miles from I-70 and Kipling!  CONSIDER FOUR...

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5 Reasons Your Child (And You!) Will Love West Colfax Music Academy!

 It is a known and widely studied fact that music education in children leads to measurable benefits, including increased literacy and therefore improved academic results. 

West Colfax Academy is all about your student! Your child can choose from a long list of instruments to learn to play, or study voice and singing. In fact, West Colfax Academy is the only school in the Colorado that offers such an extensive list of instruments and options in one location. 

How Do I Tune My Ukulele?

How To Properly Tune Your Ukulele

The open strings of the ukulele are as follows:

• G: the 4th string (most to the left on the fretboard)
• C: the 3rd string
• E: the 2nd string
• A: the 1st string

This is when you are have your ukulele in standard tuning, this is what you need to play most of the songs.

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