the Black Forest Academy of Music, LLC.




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Black Forest Academy of Music,

Black Forest neighborhood Academy of Music offering both formal and recreational studies in a variety of formats.

BFAM welcomes students of all ages and levels, especially beginners!

The Black Forest Academy of Music offers a variety of programs including private lessons by experienced teachers, class lessons in theoretical subjects, ear training, sight singing, vocal music, choral music, diverse performance opportunities, an international certificate program, and participation in many local and studio events.

Email Dixie Shipp-Napier, Academy Director at;

Schedule an individual private lesson with any of our available instructors.


working with some of Colorado’s most well respected, professional instructors  

Bi-annual recitals (formal and informal)

piano programs for beginners and adults, “Lesson Partners” (paired format),


Voice lessons in several formats: formal - musical theater - “youth” (for students under age 12)

Also coming soon . . .

Instruction for woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings

training on band instruments available from experienced instrumental teachers to help prepare students to perform more proficiently in their school music bands and orchestras


certificates of merit from the

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program


On the cutting edge of private instrumental study, BFAM offers a truly innovative piano curriculum  -  traditional piano skills in contemporary idioms and styles.   This course also includes development of improvisation skill.


Email Academy Director 

Dixie Shipp-Napier @