Author Archives: Karen Bartlett

Congrats to those who made All-State!!

Congratulations students from this studio who made All-State: Arvada West:  Austin Micho –  orchestra Austin Micho – choir Ralston Valley:  Hunter Peterson – choir Darien Huffman – choir Zach Snyder – band Mickeljohn Elementary:  Dylan McDonough – choir  

Zach Snyder plays at Barnes and Noble

It was fun to walk into Barnes and Noble, only to see our very own Zach Snyder playing in a quartet there.  Zach arranged several Christmas pieces for two Baritones and two Trombones.   The arrangements were awesome!!  What a great way to kick off the holiday season!!

Inclement weather

When schools are closed due to snow, it will be up to you if you wish to tackle the roads.  I’m here and will teach if you can get here.  Should you decide to try, do NOT park in the driveway, as it is sloped and very dangerous when slick.  Please pull in front of […]

Congratuations to Austin Micho

Congratulations to Austin Micho, who performed Harry Connick Jr’s arrangement of Winter Wonderland at the Arvada West 2015 Holiday Collage.  It was an incredible performance and, again, the audience went wild!!  Also, congratulations on making All State Choir and All State Orchestra.  You are so amazingly talented!

Congratulations Darien Huffman and Hunter Peterson

I recently attended the Ralston Valley High School Holiday program where Darien and Hunter performed a piano duet, Sleigh Ride!  They absolutely brought the house down!!  It was heartwarming to see such a great response from the audience.  Also, congratulations to both Darien and Hunter for making All State Choir, two of 7 who make it from […]

No Lessons Dec. 21-Jan. 5

With the year end in sight, I would like to thank you for the privilege of working with your student.  I am so very fortunate to work with such terrific kids, adults and their families.  I wish you a wonderful holiday season!  Please note,  I follow the Jefferson County Winter Break Schedule, therefore, there will […]

Halloween/Fall Parties Wed., Thurs., Fri.

For the week of October 26th only, students may attend a Halloween/Fall party in lieu of their regular lesson.  Parties will be held on Wed., Oct. 28th, Thurs., Oct. 29th or Friday, Oct. 30th, from 3:30-6:00.  I ask that each attendee bring finger food or drink to serve 6-8.  Students will perform a Halloween/Fall piece of […]

Dropping students off, picking students up & parking

We have recently been notified by the City of Arvada that street parking is an issue for one of my neighbors.  After over 35 years of teaching in this neighborhood, it’s hard for me to believe that this is now an issue…but it is.  Therefore, we have some new rules.  When dropping students off and […]