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Music lessons in the comfort of your home

Start pursuing your dream of learning to play a musical instrument today!

We bring quality music teachers to your home, offering lessons to adults and children from beginner to advanced levels.

We take the hassle out of searching for teachers that meet your needs and bring them right to your door!

We currently offer lessons for piano, harp, cello, voice, guitar, bass guitar, drums, mandolin and ukulele with more instruments coming soon! Contact us to learn more!

About Us

About the founder: Home Musicology was founded by Sarah Kurtz. She fell in love with the piano as a young elementary school student when someone played "Chariots of Fire" at a school talent show. She just knew she had to learn to play the piano, so she begged her parents for lessons, and hasn't looked back, taking over 10 years of private lessons, and spending countless hours "tickling the ivories." She has enjoyed using her piano skills to accompany various vocalists and instrumentalists, play for a number of churches and special events, and of course to teach! She began giving lessons as a teenager and has taught off and on throughout college and adulthood. Her inspiration to start Home Musicology came when her waitlist for lessons grew to over 20 families. So, she dreamt up a way to find teachers and connect them with students throughout the Colorado Springs Area. She is a homeschool mom, living on a small hobby farm in Black Forest.
About Home Musicology: At Home Musicology, we search for the very best teachers in the area and match them with students (both children and adults) wanting lessons in their home in the Colorado Springs area. We offer weekly 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons, depending upon the needs of the student. We offer lessons Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. There is no long-term commitment, only a monthly tuition that can be canceled at any time. We simply ask that at least 2-weeks' notice be given to allow the teacher to end lessons with the student on a positive note! But we hope that you will be so happy with your teacher and lessons that you continue for a long time!

Meet our Teachers

Savannah Wood

Cello, Piano

Savannah was born and raised in Colorado and has always loved the Colorado life of adventure in the great outdoors. Presently, she is married to the love of her life and is busy raising their three young children. She developed a love for making music at a young age when she began taking piano lessons taught by her mom. She added cello to her repertoire as a teenager, and then went on to major in music at Pikes Peak Community College. She has been teaching music lessons since her second year of college and, although her studio has had to evolve as her family has grown, she continues to enjoy teaching when she can fit it into her schedule.

Katy Crumpton

Voice

Katy has a Bachelors of Music Education, Vocal Emphasis, from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.  She began privately teaching in 2009 at Abilene High School and Cooper High School in west Texas. Then when her family moved back to the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, she began working solely with homeschooling singers, as she was a homeschooling mother herself! Her students over the years have made her so proud, accomplishing feats such as All-State Choir, superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble Competitions, and growing in knowledge of music and musicianship. In 2022, Katy began directing both choirs and teaching General Music at Colorado Homeschool Music and directing choirs at Wonder in the Denver area.

She has sung with Abilene Chamber Singers, Mid-Cities Chamber Singers, Fort Worth Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Colorado Springs Chorale, and with Opera Theater of the Rockies, and has had many opportunities for solo work.

When Katy is not with her 4 boys, teaching voice lessons or choir, you can find her playing tennis, hiking, reading, or even teaching art classes. She is the co-owner of Cypress School of Art as well, which began as an online art school during the pandemic. She loves roadtripping throughout the country, visiting National Parks, and trying out local coffeehouses everywhere she goes.

Danika Puhek

Harp

Danika Puhek has been playing the Celtic Lever Harp for 13 years and teaching harp for 6 years. She enjoys playing, arranging, and composing music from a variety of genres, including Celtic folk, classical, pop, jazz, bluegrass, and sacred. She performs regularly at The British Pantry in Old Colorado City and at Rock Ledge Ranch.

Olivia Luellen-Sipes

Piano

Olivia Luellen-Sipes is a student of classical piano pedagogy, vocal performance, and music theory. She has a passion for sharing the power of music with students of all ages, abilities, and musical backgrounds. It brings her great satisfaction to see her students improve. Olivia has been teaching piano since her senior year in high school and has enjoyed every minute of it. She values the student-teacher relationship, as well as the important role that parents of young students play in their musical journey.

Matthew Powless

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

Matthew Powless is a married father of 4 that has had a lifetime love affair with music and teaching music to others. He has been teaching guitar for 25 years, bass guitar for 10 years, as well as drums for a few years. He has taught students in-person and online, as young as 5 up to adults well into their retirement. He truly believes that you are never too young or old to start your music journey. He is capable of teaching all genres and styles of music and can provide an education in music theory to create your own music or learn to play along with your favorite songs. He can teach acoustic or electric guitars and basses as well as drums even if you don’t yet have a drum set. He has a mobile recording studio that he can bring to select lessons to document the progress of you or your child and share with family and friends. He believes that you should get the absolute best for your money, and he takes teaching very seriously, while also making it a lot of fun! Whether you are looking to join or start a band or just looking for a new hobby to enrich your life, he would be happy to teach you or your child and is very excited to start a new journey with Home Musicology.

Casey Williams

Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Ukulele

Casey Williams has been playing and studying music for over 15 years. He studied music education at CSU-Pueblo where he got an excellent foundation for music theory and played in two ensembles for guitar which included Classical Guitar and Jazz Guitar. He completed piano proficiency as his focus because all music can easily be translated to a piano, and it’s easier to see the patterns and formulas that make up what we call music. He has continued to study music to ensure that he can continue to expand his musical palette. He is passionate about teaching. Presently he also works full-time with children as a Behavioral Technician. As a teacher, he aims to take his students through a musical journey to gain the knowledge necessary to become a creative musician and gain the freedom to travel all over the world of music. 

Bethany Bracker

Piano

Born and raised in a music-loving family, Bethany is passionate about developing a love of music in the hearts of her students. Throughout her years teaching piano, Bethany has made piano enjoyable to a wide range of students, including children, adults, and special-needs students. She loves to explore what makes each piano student’s heart come alive and empower her students to use music as a tool for worship, delight, and intellectual pursuit.

Whether your student is interested in classical music or pop songs, technical theory or playing by ear, Bethany is dedicated to creating a musical appreciation in her students that will last a lifetime!

Tuition

Lessons taken September-May are billed with a flat monthly rate. Lessons taken during the summer months of June-August are pro-rated based on the number of lessons taken that month. There is also a one-time registration fee per family of $40. Ask us about our discounted rate for 3+ lessons in one home!

Monthly Tuition for Weekly Lessons (Sept-May)

30-minute lessons
$140
45-minute lessons
$190
60-minute lessons
$240

Pro-rated Rate per Lesson (June-August)

30-minute lessons
$35
45-minute lessons
$47.50
60-minute lessons
$60

What students are saying about us:

My kids have been taking classes for about 2 months with Casey Williams from Home Musicology, one is learning to play the piano and one is learning to play electric guitar. Casey is a great teacher! He’s is very patient and explains everything in detail. The kids absolutely love him! He is very punctual and does not rush the lesson and makes sure the kids fully understand their lessons and next week’s assignment. Highly recommend Casey and Home Musicology!!!

-Mary

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child is ready for music lessons?

The age that a child is ready to start music lessons really depends on the child. Some children are ready as young as 3 or 4, others not until 6 or 7. In general, children are ready to learn when they are able to sit mostly still for several minutes at a time, follow instructions, treat their instrument respectfully, as well as to be able to identify their numbers and letters A-G.

Do we need to own an instrument in order to take lessons?

Students need to have access to their instruments at least five (preferably six or seven) days a week, and this is easiest to attain if the instrument is in the student's home. If you are not ready to invest in buying an instrument, music stores offer instrument rentals. They can also help with finding the right-sized instrument for children. For piano lessons, a piano or keyboard with full-sized (preferably 88, weighted) keys, as well as a sustain pedal is a necessity.

Is the price of books/music included in the monthly tuition?

No. All sheet music and books will be an additional cost.

Do students get to play in a recital?

Yes! All students are invited and encouraged to perform in recitals, which will be offered twice a year.

What happens if the teacher is not a good fit?

If, after the first lesson, you decide that the teacher you are matched with turns out to not be a good fit, we will try to match you with a different teacher. If no other teachers are available, you will be refunded any unused lessons that have been paid.

Do you offer free trial lessons?

Our instructors are professionals who have worked hard to attain their level of expertise. As such, we feel that they are worth compensating for their time and therefore do not offer a free trial lesson. We will try our very best to match you with the teacher that will fit your needs, but if you are unhappy with our choice of teacher, please refer to the previous question.

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