FIRESIDE

GROUP LEARNING at FAM

About

         At Fireside, Group Learning is the cornerstone of our philosophy that music and arts education is most impactful when we work together! Group Courses are traditionally 12 weeks long and run 60-120 minutes once/week.

SKILL COURSES are Fireside's intro courses that give our students a strong foundation in voice, art, photography and instruments like guitar, ukulele, and drums within the first 12-week session.

PERFORMANCE COURSES are for students with 3-6 months of experience on their instruments or in their area of study and provide students with an opportunity to learn ensemble techniques and showcase their learning in a professional performance environment.

- Students do not need their own equipment to take part!
- Tuition is broken up into four monthly payments for all courses.

NOW ENROLLING- skill courses

Guitar/Ukulele Boot Camp

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     We are happy to announce that  Guitar/Ukulele Boot Camp, is back after a short hiatus. With more resources than ever before, this course will give students everything they need to learn basic chords and melodies to their favorite songs. Students mainly focus on guitar skills, but also get the opportunity to learn crossover skills on the ukulele! ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Vocal Technique

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: Tuesday 5:00P - 6:30P
STARTS ON May 21, 2019

     Vocal Tech, our most popular class ever, is back!  In this "master class" style workshop, our singers will each pick a song to dive into and also work in-depth on integral singing technique led by Tyler Phillips.   ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Fireside Songbirds

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     As part of the Fireside Songbirds troupe, your student will learn proper singing technique, how to perform with dynamics, the basics of harmony and pitch, and how to have a blast singing and dancing to his or her favorite tunes.  This class is great for youngsters who love to sing and want to get a head start on making their performances fill the spotlight.    ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Visual Art Exploration

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     Without the hassle of having to buy your own art supplies, Fireside has assembled a brand new art course to introduce your student to different art mediums!  We have never been more excited to get your student drawing, painting, and more.   ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Digital Photography

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     While teaching the basics of photography, this class will explore the artistic elements behind taking a picture you are proud of!  From the initial concept, all the way through editing on the computer, this class is all about making your dreams come true through the camera's lens.  
 ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

NOW ENROLLING- performance courses

Advanced Rock Band

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: Monday 6:00P - 8:00P or Thursday 6:00P - 8:00P
STARTS ON MAY 20, 2019 . -- Study themes to be announce soon!

     Fireside Rock Band is ready to rock harder than ever before!  In this class, guitarists, keyboardists, bassists, and drummers are invited to learn the skills needed to be a successful member of a rock ensemble.  Each session of Rock Band has a different theme! This class is open to musicians with at least 3 months of playing experience.   ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Troubadour Club

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: Wednesday 3:00P - 5:00P
STARTS ON MAY 22, 2019

     Fireside's Troubadour club is open to creative students who can accompany themselves on an instrument like guitar, ukulele, or piano.  In this course, students learn how to write their own songs and create impactful covers of their favorite tunes!  ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Americana Ensemble

TUITION: $125/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     Open to our mandolin, banjo, guitar, and fiddle players, our Americana ensemble focuses on traditional folk and bluegrass structures and themes.  Students will learn a library of tunes and improvisational skills all resulting in a ton of knee-slappin' fun!  ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

TEAM

Tyler Phillips

Education Director, Performance Courses

     Tyler is a dad. He also is the co-owner and founder of Fireside. Tyler moved to Colorado after working as a New York City based theatre director and session musician for the better part of a decade. He is the critically-acclaimed writer/ director of the 2013 production of Under The Greenwood Tree (Flea Theatre, NYC) and an award-winning composer, playwright, and poet. Along with teaching over 10 different instruments at Fireside, Tyler enjoys long walks on the beach and sesame tofu. Tyler designs the curriculum for Fireside's performance courses and is thrilled to be continuing with teaching Honors Rock Band and Troubadour Club.

Melissa Nease

General Manager of Music Education

     Melissa brings to Fireside over 25 years of administrative and management experience. She worked as an estate and event manager for several high net worth families in Colorado. Though regretfully not a musician, she is an avid lover of music and theater. She raised two musically gifted children and spent many years taking them to music lessons and theater rehearsals. She is also married to a former opera singer. A resident of Conifer since 1996, Melissa is so excited to be a part of bringing music and performance art to this wonderful community.

Adam Wolfers

Advanced Rock Band

    Adam is an active member of the Conifer/Evergreen community, with deep family ties in the area.  He has been studying music since he was very young, and specializes in teaching two instruments that play an important role in his life: drums and guitar.Adam's daughter, Morgan, is a thriving student at Fireside, and Adam is happy to be a member of the team that will carry Fireside forward.  His main teaching goal is to make learning music a fun and rewarding experience.  He strives to tailor his teaching style to match each student's learning style, and believes flexibility is a key component in teaching kids.

Carly Howard

Vocal Technique

    Carly Howard spent a decade in NYC, performing, producing, singing and songwriting.  She is currently a freelance theatre director at several venues in Denver and Conifer, and is in the process of opening up an esoteric themed, immersive arts bar in Denver, where she will continue to produce her own work.  Check out www.enigmabazaar.com to learn more.  She loves helping kids and adults find their voice and gain confidence  performing.  She truly believes that with the right technique and performance opportunities, anyone can learn to sing.  When not teaching or performing (or figuring out how to manage a bar!), Carly is playing with her three year old, studying astrology, or watching the Eagles documentary on Netflix for the ___ time.

Katie O'Rourke

Visual Arts and Photography

     My name is Katie O’Rourke and I have a BA in Art and Photography I have been active as an artist and photographer for 30 years and have learned how to teach people to find their own voice and vision as an artist, to truly feel free to create without the usual hinderances and stigmas surrounding art instruction. Learning creativity instead of following rules allows the student to truly learn and create from a place of originality and a never ending flow of creative thought while the skills and mediums are learned from this perspective. Being able to accurately copy a masterpiece is not creativity it is just skill, finding your own creative voice to express yourself with is mastery in the creative process and is fundamental to be an artist

Avery Rima

Guitar/Uke Boot Camp K-5

     Avery Rima is a senior at Conifer High School. She has been interested in acting and theatre all her life, and she has been a part of the StageDoor theatre company ever since she moved to Conifer. In her spare time she enjoys watching old movies and playing with her 5 dogs