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Jenifer Howland, Owner/Teacher

Jeni spent 4 years in K-5 elementary music school in Florida and 8 years in K-8 music in a St. Paul Catholic School.  She has a BS from the University of West Florida and started teaching in 1993. Continued education in special needs and children's education.

Phoebe is a trained service dog for autism and PTSD.

  • 27 years of experience
  • Piano/Keyboarding
  • Voice Stretching
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Mandy Loftus

I am honored to be apart of Let's Make a Note - Music, Art, and Enrichment Center as their Homeschool Coordinator. I have been Mentoring Parents on their Homeschool journey for many years. My primary focus is Special Needs Parent Peer Support for Homeschoolong. I assist the parent/ caregiver in transitioning their child's IEP into a Home Education Plan. I assist in finding community and homeschool resources to fit the families needs. This journey was a calling upon my life. I am so excited to be able to help in the local community. I am an adoptive parent, homeschool mother of a child with Autism, Hearing loss, ADHD, and another with medical issues. I obtained an A.S. degree in Sciences from Calhoun Community College, previous vocational rehabilitation assistant for adults with special needs, and an Usborne Consultant for Books and More. I look forward to working with those in the community that need assistance in this area or transition. 

  • Special Needs
  • Home School Coordinator
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Brian Fleck

(619) 813-8948

Over the years, Brian has developed fun and engaging lessons to keep students motivated to play guitar. Beginners to Advanced, he is able to spark the imagination of musical understanding. Brian graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in the Performing Arts. His background in classical music is featured with exercises and techniques to help strengthen, stretch, and coordinate the hands. Together with my students, we experience a wide range of music, from the Classical Era, Ragtime, and Blues, to Classic Rock, County, Pop. I encourage my students find their inner voice and to be creative while learning proper technique, practices, notation, and lead-sheet reading. The love for music has many approaches. Brian teaches Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, and Bass. He worked as the music director at Temple Heights Elementary Leadership Academy (2005-2018) in Oceanside, CA for 13 years.

Through out the year, public performances are great ways to keep students practicing. The right teacher should make the lessons engaging, understandable, and be able to convey musical concepts in a fun and easy manner. Brian works hard to be the best teacher, mentor, and musical influence he can be for his students. 

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele
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Barbara Lancaster

Barbara was born and raised in Kentucky and now resides in Winchester Tennessee. She has been a professional artist since 1980. After a life threatening open heart surgery at Walter Reed Hospital and a lengthy recovery period. Barbara began taking her life and art more seriously. While in Japan holding a one woman show she learned that the Japanese feel that artisans are born with a gift and should be cherished and admired, since that time she has devoted her life to art. She believes that she has been given a second chance to make the most of her life, and that her talent and art is a gift to be shared.

Barbara is self-taught, and highly skilled in a number of mediums. Although portraits are her specialty and oils are her favorite medium she has become highly skilled in others.
Barbara has been teaching watercolors, oils, pastels and charcoals for over 20 years, both private and group lessons.

She has held watercolor workshops in Koori-Machi, Waco Japan and Kentucky. She has also given private instructions to artists in Italy.

While in Kentucky Barbara was very active in her community. She has donated many of her works of art and her time for fund raisers, i.e. Hardin Memorial Hospital, The Humane Society, Hospice, Elizabethtown Business Assoc., Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Woman's Club and many worthy causes. She was an active member of many organizations, i.e. Past President of the Downtown Business Assoc. (3 years), Board of directors, The Art Council, created The Art Fair on The Square, Board of directors of sister city committee, member of The Woman's Club, member of Kiwanis, member of Chamber of Commerce, founder of the Art Guild Hardin county and a member of the Lexington Art League. In 1997 Barbara was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by then Governor Paul E. Patton. Barbara also contributed her time to troubled youth. Her slogan was: "Turn Kid's on to Art and Turn Them off to Drugs". She was able to use her art as a therapy helping juveniles and local youth to recognize their own talents and to work though their problems. While living in Washington Barbara was also very active with the Art Community and past President of Kelso Kiwanis.
Visit Barbra's website at www.bg-artist.com


  • Art Teacher
  • World Renowned Artist
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Biography coming soon!

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Ukulele
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Beth Thomas

Beth Thomas is a life long creative with a background in fine arts. She studied at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, where she focused on ceramics and also learned glass and metals.

She loves making things that are utilitarian and serve functional purpose, but also experiments with abstract and mixed media art.

Beth is a wife and the mother of two. She loves the energy and excitement learning about art brings into the lives of young people and can't wait to share creative time with Let's Make a Note Studio.

  • Consultant
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Rebekah Soued

Rebekah Soued’s passion and love for playing the violin, as well as for teaching it to others is apparent in all her musical endeavors. Ms. Soued believes music can change people’s lives and it is her goal to ensure those around her have access to it.

Rebekah was a faculty member for the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Pre-College Strings Program while completing her Masters degree in Violin Pedagogy. In a pre- Covid world, she was also the coordinator and an instructor for Bridging Cultures Through Music, an organization that teaches violin to English as Second Language high school students in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While in Colorado, Rebekah maintained a large private studio in addition to teaching beginner violin classes through the nonprofit organization Be Frank Foundation. Her performance experience includes serving as the concertmaster for the WKU Symphony and performing with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the San Juan Symphony. Additionally, she has performed numerous solo and chamber music concerts and recitals.

Ms. Soued received her Master’s degree in Violin Pedagogy from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She also holds a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies from Berklee College of Music Online.

  • Violin

Phone: 303-968-5757
Email: rebekahsouedviolin@gmail.com
Website: rebekahsouedviolin.com

Tamara Russell

Tamara has 16 years of experience as an in-home educator, 10 years experience as a youth pastor and daycare operator, as well as 2 years teaching in a private school. Her heart for children and education has combined into a passion for helping families educate their children.
  • Children's Art