Music Classes

Since 1979, the Julie Davis School of Music at Swallow Hill has taught music lessons in a welcoming environment with inspiring expert teachers.

All ages and skill levels | In-person and online | Many instruments including voice

Returning student? Jump quickly to our course catalog on Configio here.

Explore Music Classes by Type

Go from total beginner to expert with classes for every step of your journey, all taught by actively performing experts who are among the best musicians in the Front Range!

A group of adults music students and their teacher smiling and holding their ukuleles after a class at Swallow Hill Music.

Core Group Classes

These classes teach you the basics of an instrument or singing – whether you’ve never picked one up or used to play a little bit. They’re fun and low-pressure with lots of songs!

Core classes usually progress through 8 classes from 1-A/1-B up to 4-A/4-B.

Swallow Hill Bluegrass Band

Specialty Group Classes

Have a good grasp on the basics? Learn a special technique on your instrument, or join an ensemble to learn how to play or sing your favorite songs with new friends! 

A white woman wearing a cowboy hat and glasses looks down at her music stand while playing the banjo during a music class at Swallow Hill Music.


Not ready to dive into a full class just yet?

Our short-term workshops can give you just a taste of what it’s like to learn music in a group with low cost and low commitment.

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Kid & Teen Classes
(Ages 5-18)

A blonde toddler shakes maracas while looking into the camera and sitting during a music class at Swallow Hill Music in Denver.

Toddler Classes
(Ages 1-4)

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Private Lessons

A standing woman plays bass guitar while looking down at a music stand, and to the right of her another woman stands and plays the ukulele and sings in a classroom with a clock and concert posters on the wall during a music class at Swallow Hill Music in Denver.

Open Jams

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Explore Music Classes by Instrument

Click an instrument to see all current in-person and online group classes, workshops, and private lessons for that instrument.

(Refer to the school schedule here for when new classes are posted.)

A photo of Jarett Mason, a music instructor at Swallow Hill Music, sitting and bent over an acoustic guitar he is playing and looking down at.

Guitar Classes & Lessons

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Voice Classes & Lessons

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Piano Classes & Lessons

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Need Help Affording Music Classes?

Tuition Assistance is available for students aged six months to adult for any group class, private lesson, workshop, or summer camp that we offer.