Private Music Lessons
We are currently providing lessons for flute, clarinet, and saxophone for ages 8 years and up. Please fill out the form below and let us know a little bit about your student and which instrument they would like lessons for. Lessons can be online or in-person to fit your schedule. After you submit your request, the instructor will be in touch to answer any questions and schedule your student.
Director, Music Together®, Flute
Director and owner of Music Academy of the Rockies, Tamara Maddaford began her musical journey at age eight taking flute and piano lessons. She went on to receive her BM from San Jose State University and her MM from the University of Iowa both in Flute Performance.
While in undergraduate school, Tamara was introduced to the world of early childhood music and fell in love with teaching young children. She had taught on and off for years before her first child was born and she fell in love with teaching young children all over again. After teaching in Denver for three years, she decided to open her own center right where she lives, here in Castle Rock, opening Music Together of Castle Rock. Over the years, we expanded locations into Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch.
Her vision for music was always one that reached beyond early childhood music and she has found a way to expand that vision with the Music Academy of the Rockies. Focusing on group lessons for students of all ages, Tamara is excited to bring on talented teachers to teach group voice and guitar lessons for older students in addition to her Music Together offerings and her own private flute teaching.
Mrs. Maddaford is also principal flute of the Stratus Chamber Orchestra and has a private flute studio where students participate recitals, in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, become members of youth orchestras and are leaders in their schools. Her students have won the Colorado Flute Association’s Student Honors Competition, been selected for the All-State Bands and Orchestras, and have gone on to major in music performance and education. She performed and toured with Areon Flutes and their recordings can be found on iTunes and Amazon Music.
Maddaford Spring Flute Studio Recital
Meet Our Private Lesson Instructors
Clarinet & Saxophone
A native of Torrance, California, Kevin Sakai is a freelance clarinetist and teacher based in the Denver area.
Sakai has distinguished himself in the state of Colorado having performed with numerous orchestras including Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Longmont Symphony, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Centennial State Ballet Orchestra, Boulder Symphony, Arapahoe Philharmonic, and more.
In addition to orchestral playing, Sakai has performed in the orchestra pit of several musical productions playing on all consorts of clarinets and saxophones both in Los Angeles and Denver areas.
While Sakai is an active performer, he also maintains a private clarinet and saxophone studio in Denver, CO guiding musicians from beginning to advanced to achieve their full potential in performing and practicing.
Sakai is currently the clarinet and saxophone instructor at University Park Elementary, Slavens Elementary, Aurora Hills Middle School, Mrachek Middle School, and Douglas County High School.
Sakai holds degrees from the University of Denver and California State University, Long Beach studying with Dr. Jeremy Reynolds and Helen Goode-Castro respectively.