This month, we’re excited to feature piano student Allison Guzman! Allison, a 5th grader at University Schools, studies piano with Ms. Grace Ann McCaulie. She recently participated in the rigorous RCM exams, and we’re happy to report that she received the highest score in the state for Prep A Piano! As a result, Allison has … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Allison Guzman”

Summer Recitals 2021

At the beginning of August, we held our annual Summer Recitals! This year, our location was Saint Patrick Presbyterian Church in downtown Greeley. We really enjoyed using this space! K-12 students performed in the sanctuary, and adult students performed in a smaller, more intimate room. Our Adult Performance Soirée was held on Friday, August 6th. … Continue reading “Summer Recitals 2021”


This month, we’re excited to feature cello student Caide Heiss! Caide is just 5 years old, making him the youngest student to be featured in a Flourish Student Spotlight! He most recently performed Suzuki’s “Lightly Row” for the Spring Recital (pictured right). Ms. Romina Monsanto, Caide’s cello teacher, nominated him because of his excellent practice … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Caide Heiss”


Back in April, we held our annual Achievement Day at Flourish. If you’re not already familiar with Achievement Day, it is a non-competitive event where students receive written feedback from experienced music educators. This is an extremely valuable experience; sometimes, when a different teacher gives feedback, a concept will “click” for the first time! This … Continue reading “ACHIEVEMENT DAY 2021 | Recap”


This month, we’re excited to feature voice and piano student Paige Wideman! Paige is a student of Ms. Joy Conners (piano) and Ms. Megan Mellenthien (voice). She will be in grade 11 at Ridgeview Classical Schools this fall. Last month, Paige played the role of Horton in Seussical Jr. at the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre. … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Paige Wideman”

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Eduardo Alfaro Jimenez

This month, we’re excited to feature voice and piano student Eduardo Alfaro Jimenez! Eduardo studies with Ms. Julie Koenig at Flourish. He just completed 8th grade at Chappelow Arts Magnet School, and will start at Greeley Central High School this fall. Eduardo is one of our longest-standing students, and was also featured in 2018! If … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Eduardo Alfaro Jimenez”

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Sophie Anne Johnson

This month, we’re excited to feature voice student Sophie Anne Johnson! Sophie, a 5th grader in homeschool, is a student of Ms. Megan Mellenthien. She recently recorded a cover of “Naughty” from Matilda the Musical for our YouTube channel! Check out the video below, then keep reading for our interview with Sophie. Interview with Sophie Anne: … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Sophie Anne Johnson”


  This month, we’re excited to feature one of our adult students: Bruce Gouker! Bruce studies guitar with Mr. Thomas at Flourish. Thomas nominated him because he is doing a fantastic job in lessons, AND is currently building his own acoustic guitar. This is an extremely challenging task! Bruce shared some photos of the process, … Continue reading “STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Bruce Gouker”