Championed by Oberlin Conservatory and Juilliard School educated Founding CEO Linda Weise, the Conservatory attracts and retains the nation’s finest arts educators. We have a deep and abiding respect for our faculty mentors and  guest artists/lecturers who share with our students a gift for teaching and a deep passion for the arts.

The CSC engages professional performing artists/ mentors for instruction of all subjects and private lessons.  That said, the ‘Artistic Development’ for all mentors is ongoing and extremely frequent in the form of performances such as public recitals, collaborative experiences with the regional higher learning institutions; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), Colorado College (CC), Denver University (DU), CU Boulder, etc. as well as the creation, publishing and release of new works.  This provides for high level, peer mentorship.  The mentor team is encouraged to use the Conservatory as a platform for all things creative and professional.  Consequently, a CSC mentor representative performs no less that twice a week somewhere in the community, region or state.

Our teaching method is student-centric, offering a balance of peer-coaching, teacher mentoring, and performance.

Founding CEO

Linda L. Weise

Distinguished Mentors

Lead Mentors

  • Dr. Adam Haas – Music Program Director
  • Fred Tessler – Theater
  • David Musante – Gigs and Community Engagement Specialist
  • Jo Ellen Hubert- Tiny Tremolo and Novice
  • Jeff Grady- Recording Arts

Piano Studies & Keyboard Class


  • Christina Wells
  • Fred Tessler
  • Mark Autry
  • Peter Tuff
  • Linda Weise
  • JoEllen Hubert
  • Guest artist mentors; Josh Franklin, John Wolfe, Tripp Fountain



  • Dr. Andrew Friedrichs – Tombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet
  • Thomas Wilson – Trumpet


  • Byron Hitchcock – Violin
  • Jacob Klock – Violin
  • Mareena Crozier – Violin
  • Michael Sabatka – Viola
  • Silvana Ferrarin – Viola, Violin
  • Ben Bubeck – Cello
  • Andy Burtschi – Bass
  • David Musante – Bass



  • Erick Eckstrum
  • Cole Stover
  • Todd Williams
  • Tyler Goddard


Theory and Ear Training


  • Mark Arnest – Composition
  • Joe Johnson – Singer/songwriter
  • Christina Wells – Singer/songwriter
  • Dr. Andrew Friedrichs

Recording Arts

Chamber Music


  • Fred Tessler
  • Mark Autry


  • Fred Tessler
  • Guest Artists: Linda Purl, Dr. Rachelle Felming, Wayne Wilkinson, Tripp and Drew Fountain

Early Childhood

  • Linette Weise
  • Linda Weise
  • Sammie Stevenson – Classroom Assistant
  • PICCOLO OUTREACH MENTORS: Jahida Speranza, Gabrielle Chau, Miranda Barness

A Positive Note

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