Joel Bacon, Fort Collins


Teaches Pre-College level in Fort Collins.

Organ Professor at CSU since 2005.  

Gwen Blumenschein


Teaches beginner to advanced at home studio or some church settings.

Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance University of Michigan, Freshman year at Oberlin Conservatory, Studied with Helmut Walcha in Germany on a Fellowship, Master of Music in Organ Performance University of Michigan, Royal School of Church Music Overseas Summer Course, French Organ Seminar. I have coached organists to prepare them for the American Guild of Organists Service Playing Exam. I am a national exam for the Service Playing and Colleague exams for the national American Guild of Organists

Faythe FreeseTabernash, 512-470-7782

Teaches beginning, intermediate, or advanced students online or in person in Tabernash, CO.

My studio organ is a 3 1/2 rank Schlicker electric action. My doctorate is from Indiana University in organ performance and church music. I am a Fulbright scholar and studied in Germany with Heinz Wunderlich, Jean Langlais, Ton Koopman, Aude Heutermatte, and Mont Serrat Torrent Serrat to name a few.

Melissa James, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, 734-747-1374

Teaches beginners on the organ at her home in Windsor or will travel to a church building.

I have been studying under Dr. Seth Bott and am also working on the organ level courses through the BYU Organ department. (Dr. Bott’s bio)

Jennifer Jones,  Windsor, 720-606-3596

Teaches intermediate pianists who are ready to learn the organ.

I have a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from BYU where we were all required to take two semesters of organ. I also have a master’s in piano performance and pedagogy from UW-Madison.

Tara Smith, Windsor, Fort Collins, 970-581-1232

Teaches all levels of students in Windsor or Fort Collins.

I have an AA in Organ Performance from Rick’s College 1995. I studied under Darwin Wolford and Rebecca Parkinson. I was able to play for some general authorities and the prophet during this time. I have played for various church services and I’ve had opportunity to perform in Las Vegas and in Northern Colorado with church and non church events etc. I have taught piano and organ for over 20 years and love it.