Jeannette Altenhofen is our piano teacher. She has taught elementary music in both private and public schools for 27 years. She recently retired after teaching music in the Littleton Public Schools. She has been a pianist and organist in churches for over 25 years. She has had her own piano studio for many years and is excited about teaching private lessons. Her own children started music in the Strings Attached program and have been very involved in music at ELA & EHS.
Miguel Espinoza is our guitar instructor. Together with the rest of his group, Miguel Espinoza Fusion, he performs around Colorado and across the country. His music twists jazz, flamenco, Cuban and classical Indian musical forms. A passionate teacher, he has inspired many students to embrace the full range of what can be created with a guitar.
Dianne Betkowski teaches our intermediate and advanced cello students. She has performed, toured and recorded with the St. Louis, Utah, Honolulu and Colorado Symphony Orchestras. She is also a composer whose works have been performed by the Rochester Philharmonic, and the National, St. Louis, Houston, Honolulu and Colorado Symphonies, among many other groups. Her book, How to Get To Carnegie Hall: A Weekly Music Practice Schedule, is in its second printing. Dianne enjoys teaching cello, performing and coaching chamber music, and inspiring musicians of all levels