Harmony Music House
Private and group music lessons | Boulder CO | Established in 2010

Ukulele Lessons

Boulder's home for private ukulele lessons. We offer lessons to children and adults. 

Robert Rowe

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A multi-instrumentalist from the age of 9, Rob has continued to push the boundaries of his musicianship. While pursuing his degree in music education, Rob double-majored in cello and oboe, and began violin and viola while teaching in the Philadelphia Public Schools. When he discovered the ukulele, Rob found his love for songwriting. Put all of his life experiences together, and you get a musician who loves to teach and share, who puts a heavy emphasis on listening and playing freely, and is able to apply techniques gained from learning one instrument to the skills needed for another.

Rob puts a large emphasis on having FUN with the ukulele. Ukulele lessons will most-often include chord, rhythm, and style work, applying those techniques to any piece of music we want. With his own arrangements covering anything from John Denver to Nicki Minaj, Rob will work closely with students to find their own styles, and help with arranging and songwriting on this amazing little instrument.

Lily Kapiloff

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I came to music relatively late in life, discovering in high school the simple and profound catharsis of strumming minor chords and turning my woes into songs. Since then I have enjoyed a handful of years in traditional academic settings studying music and almost two decades of self-directed and alternative approaches bringing me to my current position as a student of music and peace studies at Naropa University.

I know my way around the piano and guitar, vocals, theory, and songwriting. I believe that music is something that can be satisfying and healing from the very first moment that you pick up an instrument - or even with no instrument, just strolling down the street singing songs to yourself!
Into my teenage years I considered music a mystical and exclusive club that I couldn't be a part of. It has been utterly liberating to establish my own, very personal relationship to music and realize that it is in fact a completely accessible and brilliantly inclusive medium for expressing myself and joyfully collaborating with others. I am so excited to share this revelation and to help people find their own inlet, their own pathway for relating to music that feels genuine and enjoyable from the get-go. I have several years of experience working in pre-k through 12th grade classrooms and am happy to work with all ages and interests!

Willie Gammell

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Willie has played in nearly every kind of band you can think of, and in nearly every city in the US. Willie plays guitar, ukulele, bass, mandolin, and banjo.

He played guitar in rock bands in high school. He then attended Shenandoah University, studying Jazz and Classical guitar before he heard the call of the road and joined up with the Southern Funk Orchestra. Willie played society gigs around DC and as a hired gun for demos and out of town bands.

Willie helped form the Soulutions, a world music influenced reggae band. Soon Willie found himself in NYC, giving lessons to people of all ages where ever the Subway would go. Here he formed one half of the duo The Galt Line, and toured coast to coast.

Back in the DC area, Willie taught, recorded, and toured with the psychedelic metal band The Neighbors. Recently Willie has been living in Boulder and teaching all over the front range.

Willie will show you that anyone can play music. He'll bring his love of performing and broad knowledge to you in every lesson.

Michael Santulli

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Michael Santulli has been playing and studying music for about 15 years.  At the age of 10 he began playing bass and studying music theory with his local orchestra.  His experience with the orchestra inspired him to take up the ukulele, which he has now been playing for over 5 years.  Since playing his first note, Michael has continuously been adding new styles, techniques, and instruments to his repertoire. Now, Michael enjoys playing a wide variety of genres from classical, to bluegrass, to rock, and has performed in New York City, Washington DC, Rome, and many other cities.  His technical versatility and passion for both music and teaching make him an ideal instructor to help you reach your musical goals!

Chris Herbst

Originally from Vancouver BC, Chris is a dual citizen, multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for early jazz, swing, blues, bluegrass, rock, funk, country and various world musics. He began playing the guitar at the age of twelve and soon formed a garage band that played together every day till the end of high school. Chris attended Vancouver Community College and earned a diploma in jazz guitar. After college he was performing in blues and funk bands when he stumbled across a bluegrass jam. The Bluegrass bug bit him and he has never quite recovered. He learned to play each of the bluegrass instruments but Dobro wound up being the vehicle that has had him touring across the USA, Canada and Europe with a wide variety of acts. An armchair musicologist Chris loves to travel and always makes an effort to connect with local musicians wherever he goes. He has also traveled specifically for study including trips to Nashville and Kolkata, India. In 2016 after a 6 month stint living in New Orleans Chris moved to the front range of Colorado to play Dobro with popular touring act Thunder and Rain. Recently Chris has decided to stop touring, settle down next to the mountains in Boulder, teach lessons and raise his growing family. Chris has 20 years of teaching experience doing private and group lessons at music stores, folk clubs, out of his house and at music camps. He believes strongly in helping students learn the musical styles/repertoire that interest them while at the same time teaching the fundamentals of music including theory, timing, ear training, scales, harmony, technique, rhythm etc...

Aaron Bartlett

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Aaron Bartlett is a very multi-faceted musician. He's been playing music since 2006, starting his first rock band in high school, and then serving many different musical roles in bands of all kinds up until his graduation in Music Composition from Naropa University in 2017. He's now credited with scoring his first indie film in 2016, and is a singer/songwriter & music producer in the Boulder. Music teacher since 2010, he's worked in schools of all kinds teaching private lessons, group classes, and recording sessions. He loves to teach and offers a unique experience in the classroom not found in many other places, exploring songwriting & music theory alongside his various instruments.

Aaron first learned Ukelele when asked by one of his long students if they could learn it, around 4 years ago. Since then Aaron has taught Ukelele classes at local Bear Creek elementary and uses it in his children's music education at Creekside Elementary as well. It's a perfect instrument for those who want to pick up an easy stringed instrument, especially if they want to try singing along with it.