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 Mojo's Music Academy

Longmont's Premier Music School since 2007

350 Terry St

Longmont CO 80501

303-776-3373

303-507-0504 cell

Connect in a fun and

Positive way 

with your instructor

Focusing on Progress and Confidence 

in Your music

Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment

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Key Principles of Mojo's Music Academy

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About Mojo's Music Academy

Mojo's Music Academy provides private music lessons for voice, bass, guitar, drums, piano, violin, and saxophone. We also offer summer camp programs, group classes, and recitals to help our students grow and develop their musical talents. Our experienced teachers create a fun and supportive environment to help students of all ages and abilities achieve their musical goals.

Musical Offerings

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Private Lessons

Looking to take your musical skills to the next level? Our private music lessons are just what you need! Get personalized, one-on-one instruction with a teacher of your choice for 30 minutes or more. At our music school, we believe that everyone can develop their skills with the right guidance, so why wait? Sign up for your first lesson today!

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Summer Camp

Our Rock n Roll Summer Camp is the perfect opportunity for budding musicians between the ages of 11 and 16 to get their groove on! With 8 weeks to choose from, our campers learn a new song each day and work hard to perfect it for the end-of-week concert. Join us for the summer of a lifetime and discover the rockstar within!

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Group Classes

At our music school, we offer group classes for a variety of instruments including voice, guitar, bass, and drums.

Our classes range from 2 weeks to 6 weeks sessions and masterclasses for intermediate to advanced players.

Our experienced instructors work with you to help you improve your skills and musical confidence. 

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Meet The Founder's Of Mojo's

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A natural singer who brings her talent to the Vocal lesson room and vocal workshops.

She has been teaching since 2007 and singing for many more.

She is the lead singer for local band Mojomama  and has won numerous awards from the Colorado Blues Society honoring her vocal talents.

Jessica Rogalski

Founder - Voice Instructor

          Jessica and Paul Rogalski
            Started Mojo's in 2007
    On a mission to bring the Longmont       community together 
 through teaching      music and performances of all ages.
             

 
               MOJO'S MUSIC                              ACADEMYMO
      ROCKING THE ROCKIES

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Founder - Bass Instructor

Paul Rogalski

          Founder - Bass Instructor

Comes from Boston MA and spent his time at Berklee College of Music mastering the electric bass.

A graduate from the class of 1990 puts Paul a cut above and his years of performing with numerous acts over the years.

Paul is founding member and bassist for Mojomama

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More of Our Amazing Teachers

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Cole started playing the piano at age six and the violin soon followed, going to Carnegie Hall and the Midwest Clinic and more with local orchestras. She's also played in jazz bands, classical quartets galore, rock & grunge bands and solo performances all while teaching young children, large classes and adults alike. She saw a great need for inclusivity and to address the all-too-common overuse injuries common to musicians- especially violinists, so she received a master's in occupational therapy to support those with special needs and resolve & prevent pain while playing. She is also a practicing neurofeedback clinician and behavior therapist, which helps guide her in supporting each person's passion, strengths and joy in their playing!

Nicole Daddio

Violin / Piano

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After completing a Jazz performance degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied arranging with Grammy award winning pianist Bill Cunliffe, Shawn Cunnane relocated and settled in Los Angeles where he worked as a musician, instructor, and recording artist for 13 years. He taught for National Music Workshop in four different cities and has over 17 years of teaching experience with all ages and skill levels including group ensembles. Shawn is well versed in all modern styles and enjoys sharing his connection to music with audiences and students of all ages

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Shawn Cunanne

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Anneke has 20+ years’ experience working with student musicians as a teacher, accompanist,
counselor, and conductor. She holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Piano Performance
and Spanish from the University of North Florida, where she also worked as Chorale Manager
and a jazz vocal accompanist, and played with both the UNF Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble

 

Anneke Toomey

Piano

Meet some of our Amazing Instructors

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Anneke has 20+ years’ experience working with student musicians as a teacher, accompanist,
counselor, and conductor. She holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Piano Performance
and Spanish from the University of North Florida, where she also worked as Chorale Manager
and a jazz vocal accompanist, and played with both the UNF Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble
1. In Colorado she performs with Colorado Blue and The Steve Manshel Band, and is a
resident pianist for Good Samaritan Loveland Village. Both Eagle Rock School (Estes Park)
and Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins) have employed her as accompanist and musical
director. Drawing on her experience across the genres of classical, rock, big-band and
small-ensemble jazz, pop, and liturgical music, she helps her students with ear training and
music theory, repertoire selection / study / performance, improvisation, and technique. Her
approach is friendly and supportive.

Anneke Toomey

Piano

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Drums and more

Paul Christiansen

Paul has been teaching at Mojo's since 2010.As a highly experienced drum instructor, I take pride in sharing my wealth of knowledge and skills with aspiring drummers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. At Mojo's Music, I offer personalized one-on-one instruction that caters to the individual needs of each student. Whether you want to focus on a specific genre or want to improve your overall technique, I am here to help you achieve your goals and become the best drummer you can be.

Cole started playing the piano at age six and the violin soon followed, going to Carnegie Hall and the Midwest Clinic and more with local orchestras. She's also played in jazz bands, classical quartets galore, rock & grunge bands and solo performances all while teaching young children, large classes and adults alike. She saw a great need for inclusivity and to address the all-too-common overuse injuries common to musicians- especially violinists, so she received a master's in occupational therapy to support those with special needs and resolve & prevent pain while playing. She is also a practicing neurofeedback clinician and behavior therapist, which helps guide her in supporting each person's passion, strengths and joy in their playing!

Nicole Daddio

Violin / Piano

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Holly is a passionate performer and educator who holds Batchelor's Degrees from the University of Colorado - Boulder in Violin Performance and K-12 Music Education. Holly began her musical journey on the violin at the age of 5 when she was inspired by a high school student came into her music class to demonstrate the instrument; from that moment on, she was hooked. 20 years later, she now performs with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal 2nd Violin. She has also performed as Principal 2nd with the Boulder Opera Company, performs at weddings with 5280 quartet, and plays in a string quartet with some close friends from college. Holly has been teaching private lessons for violin, viola, and cello for almost 10 years and greatly looks forward to joining you in your musical journey.

Holly Peterson

Violin / Viola / Cello

Even More of Our Amazing Instructors

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After completing a Jazz performance degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied arranging with Grammy award winning pianist Bill Cunliffe, Shawn Cunnane relocated and settled in Los Angeles where he worked as a musician, instructor, and recording artist for 13 years. He taught for National Music Workshop in four different cities and has over 17 years of teaching experience with all ages and skill levels including group ensembles. Shawn is well versed in all modern styles and enjoys sharing his connection to music with audiences and students of all ages.

Shawn Cunnane

Guitar

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Guitar

John McKay

John has been playing guitar for 40 yrs and has been composing his own material for nearly as long. 
By the age of 15,  John was learning guitar and bass. From then on the guitar became his main focus. In 1996 John earned a B.A. in Classical guitar performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. His first band playing his original music is the Wiley Cotton Band which was named after his father- Wiley Cotton McKay.

Guitarist/singer/songwriter John McKay blends the deeply personal insights of a man immersed in nature, places of the past  and the broad musical traditionalism of a folk rock musician with the passion and commitment to a rock and roller. A musicians musician, McKay has an element of distraction to his performance as it is difficult to ignore the guitar playing which is in competition with vivid mind-expanding lyrics.
The John McKay Band is rich with musical talent which runs the musical gamete from jam band to folk rock to world music. 

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Kort Gilbert

Drums

Kort is a professional drummer who has been studying and playing for 14 years. After graduating high school where he obtained a surplus of marching percussion experience, he moved on to get his degree in percussion performance with a focus on drumset at Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Kort studied with some of the best drummers in the world: Neil Smith, James Murphy, Kenwood Dennard, and Casey Scheuerell.  Kort also took an interest in music therapy and some teaching  courses: “the psychology of music”, “philosophy of education”, and “music therapy”, just to name a few. Kort has 8  years of experience playing music professionally for audiences across the U.S. as well as 4 years of studio recording experience. He has performed and recorded with various artists, most notably being KAYKO. Fueled by passion and the love for music, Kort has relocated to the Denver area looking to make an impact in people’s lives through music by teaching and inspiring his students. ​Also the drummer for MOJOMAMA

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Jacob believes in the transformative power of music. From his earliest piano lessons at age five, through his years as a classical violin student, his years as a dedicated student of traditional Irish and Old Time Fiddle and on through his undergraduate degree in Music at Bates College, Jacob has followed his heart. He has studied and taught in a variety of settings including advanced orchestral stages, Old Time Appalachian jams, a musical initiative in St. Louis, Missouri. During the height of the pandemic, he recorded and released an EP titled “Puppet on a String. As a mature multi- instrumentalist, emerging singer songwriter and music instructor Jacob delivers a unique combination of empathy and enthusiasm. He enables reasonable and attainable goals and facilitates success in his students with a patient sense of humor. Jacob recently moved to Longmont, Colorado from Maine. 

Jacob Rothstein

Fiddle / Piano

More of Our Amazing Teachers

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Doug Carmichael is a Colorado native that started playing saxophone at the age of 11.

Doug holds an undergraduate and master's degree from CU Boulder in music education and a minor in saxophone performance.

 Doug has taught private lessons for over 30 years. He has taught in the Denver Public School, Douglas County Schools, Cherry Creek School and with most of his time in the St. Vrain Valley School District. He has also taught through the Colorado Honor Band and the Colorado Jazz Workshop. 

As a Performer:  Doug has performed with CSpot Groove, 3ology, Greeley's Matt Pack, the Longmont Symphony, the Jean Pool Trio, Fort Collins' Deafuncle, DKO, the Dale Ness Quartet, Jockamo, the Lucky Few, Otone Brass Band, the Lee Thomas Band, the Vipers, Makeshift Funk Band, Archie Funker, Boulder's Funk Knuf, the Just for Kicks Big Band, the John Mills Orchestra, Mojo jazz duo and Mojomama.

Saxophone / Flute

Doug Carmichael

KoKo The Coolest Pup 

Nicole Bernard

Cello

Nicole has been playing the cello for over 30 years, she has played with the Longmont Symphony and continues to enjoy taking music lessons herself. 
Professionally, Nicole has dedicated 20 years to supporting individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities to live independent, meaningful lives in community settings. She is also a  studio artist in the mediums of fiber, ceramics and anything that may strike her fancy. 

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Mojo's Rocking Out 

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Ready to unlock your musical potential? Our music lessons cater to all ages and levels of experience. Whether it’s a private lesson you’re looking for or an adult group lesson, we have something for everyone. Our summer camps are a fun and immersive experience for teens that’ll help them take their skills to the next level.

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