Lives Enhanced at A Child’s Song
We’re excited about our programs!
Research indicates that early music and movement education (especially with parents actively involved) helps connects neurons in the brain which affect learning skills.
We also focus on parent-child bonding, which is crucial to a child’s well-being. Our classes are the total experience for both parent and child, and can be nothing short of life changing.
Learn more about our Mission and History.
Our educators and staff members are carefully selected based upon their education, experience, and rapport in dealing with students.
Dr. James Cline
Dr. James Cline has been teaching guitar to students of all ages since he was a sophomore in college. James is currently a Music Professor at Regis University, where he directs the Guitar Ensembles and teaches Applied Guitar, Ukulele and Beginning Class Guitar.
James regularly releases new pop arrangements, and premiered his Ukulele arrangement of Vivaldi’s famous Concerto in D Major with the Regis University Chamber Orchestra in 2014.
Assistant Director, Schools Coordinator, Piano Educator, Kindermusik and AussieROO
Kristin Orlando, Assistant Director, Schools Coordinator, Piano Educator, Kindermusik and AussieROO.
Kristin has been with A Child’s Song for over 16 years and teaches Piano, AussieROO and Kindermusik. Her background is in early-childhood development and music. Kristin was recognized by Kindermusik International for their work with special needs children.
Kristin began playing piano at the age of four and studied under Carolyn and Bernard Shaak and Sandy Taylor. She loves to see the joy and sense of accomplishment when a student masters a new skill. In addition to teaching, she also enjoys chasing after her three boys, Luca, Gian, and Ario. She would like each family to be brought closer together through exploring music.
Leanor Ortega Till
Leanor Ortega Till has been playing saxophone since she was nine-years-old. She began by jamming to Motown with her father after school and later joined the high school marching and pep band. After high school Leanor joined a ska band, Five Iron Frenzy and played alto and tenor saxophone professionally for over 9 years with that band. Leanor and her husband, Stephen, are the proud parents of Eliseo, age 10, and Inez, age 8. They live in Lakewood and have a sweet puppy named Orlie. Leanor is proud to be sponsored by Cannonball Saxophones.
Alison loves teaching piano students of all ages! She has been playing piano for most of her life, and she really enjoys sharing music with children, as well as adult students. She has been teaching piano for eight years and continues to study music at the graduate level. She has a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s degree in piano from Miami University, where she taught group piano classes to both music majors and elective students. She is currently studying musicology at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and she likes to incorporate music history and theory into her teaching. Her favorite part about teaching piano is building relationships with students and sharing her love of music.
Jonathan Price, Voice Educator
BA Music Composition/Film Scoring. Audio Designer, Composer, Audio Engineer, and Guest Lecturer. Ten years experience as a Music Educator.
Kirk Redman, Guitar and Ukulele Educator
Kirk has been studying music for most of his life and has been teaching since he was 16 years old. After pre-college studies at Olivet College, he earned a Bachelors of Music at the highly regarded Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. After a few years working in music full time, he has returned to his studies, pursuing a Master of Music degree at DU. Over the last decade, Kirk has taught numerous styles to many different types of students. Whether you’re interested in picking up an instrument for the first time, or want to hone your skills to pursue a career in music, Kirk will help to maximize your potential and help you develop into the kind of musician that you want to be.
Todd Strandberg, Drum Educator
Todd is the co-founder of RhythmVision and Program Director. He is a certified teacher in Colorado with 15 years experience teaching at-risk youth and has a Masters in Special Education for moderate needs. He began his career teaching drum lessons while attending college. After graduation in 1990, he developed music-based programs for a variety of educational and treatment facilities in both public and private sectors. These programs emphasized rhythmic exploration, songwriting, and audio recording technology. Over the last 10 years, Todd has continued to create, develop and extend his methodology to a much wider population through his work at RhythmVision.
Sandy Taylor, Founder, Executive Director, A Child’s Song
Sandy has taught private piano for over 30 years, and Kindermusik for over 16 years. Her educational background is in early childhood and music. She and her husband, Charles, were licensed foster parents and fostered over 30 infants. They are the proud parents of eight adopted children ranging in age from five to 30-years, and grandparents to six adorable grandsons. Their life purpose statement reflects our goals personally and professionally – to minister to children. Sandy is a Kindermusik Educator, AussieROO Educator, Piano Educator, and Interactive Metronome Therapist.
Cindy Trost, Administrative Director and Piano Educator
Cindy began piano lessons at the age of six. She received a B.A from the University of Northern Colorado in Special Education and Music and her Masters from Colorado State University in Education. She has given private piano lessons and was a special education teacher in Adams County. She was a pianist for the Chuckwagon Dinner Playhouse in Greeley, and Mittersill Inn in New Hampshire. Cindy was a talent winner for a Miss Colorado pageant and has won many awards including State, National, International, and Hobbyist awards from a local Piano Teacher’s Guild. She also won 2nd place in a Stars of Tomorrow contest. She volunteers for 4-H and has many years of volunteer experience for several businesses and educational advisory boards in metro Denver. She is married, has two grown daughters, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
Sierra Taylor, Receptionist
Sierra is a very outgoing person. She loves children and music. Her hobbies include singing, reading, and playing the piano.
Carrie White, Art Educator
Carrie White is a firm believer in Picasso’s famous claim that “All children are artists. The problem is to remain one.” She has five years experience teaching at the secondary level, but left the classroom to become a stay at home mom. She then began guiding canvas painting parties for all ages and has done so for the last five years. She is the mother of two young children and values creativity and imagination, believing that art is a very important part of developing all sorts of important skills for children, ranging from patience, self-expression, to visual perception and more. Carrie holds a B.A. in English.
Board of Directors for A Child’s Song
Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Consultant
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Operational Risk Consultant At Wells Fargo Bank
Co-Owner at Wiz-Quiz of Boulder County, LLC
IT & Music Technology Chair
Owner Park Place Brokers & Realty
Marketing & Business Development Chair
Marketing & teaching
Sandy Taylor, Corporate President
Executive Director, Educator, Therapist, parent
(Current Board Co-Chair) Proposed Corporate Vice President
Music Educator & Teacher Trainer, parent
Music Educator & Trainer, parent
Studio Manager – Funkadelic Studios
Full Charge Bookkeeper, parent
(Board is not compensated)