Andrea Love, Director
Vocals, piano, guitar, theatre coaching
Recording studio vocal coach
Andrea Love began her singing journey at age 3 in a classical, liturgical choir, and her classical piano studies at age 8. Her curiosity and creative mind led her to begin arranging her favourite piano pieces for her school band at age 11, and she began composing classical piano pieces at age 14. Her love of world music has taken her around the world to study genres ranging from Irish sean-nos to African rhythms, to Balkan traditional singing and music more. She has competed and won awards in Irish Music competitions around the US and is an accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, with an extensive 21 years experience in theatre and the performing arts, and lends her voice and songwriting skills to recording projects both locally and nationally.
Andrea uses both Classical and non-classical techniques to help you discover and refine YOUR musical voice. Drawing from both "real world" experience and formal studies she helps you take your skills and performance to the next level, (while having a blast in the process, of course!) After all - It's all about your next performance!
Andrea studied Classical vocal technique and traditional Irish singing at Georgia State University and University College Cork, Ireland. She also studied privately for several years with renowned instructors Karen Parks (The Studio for Vocal Refinement) and Valerie Walters in Atlanta, GA.
"I teach using a variety of techniques, with the ultimate focus on the individual needs of the student. Whether your goal is to sing with a band, land the lead in the school play, audition for All State Choir, or just learn how to sing and explore your voice, my goal is to help you get there." -Andrea
Steve Setzer is an expert guitarist and mandolinist in the Boulder/Denver area. His favourite genre to play is bluegrass, though he is versatile in a variety of genres and techniques.
Enion Pelta-Tiller began classical violin studies at age 3, but her education was always supplemented by improvisation lessons from her jazz guitarist father. By 16 she had taught herself to compose impromptu melodies in styles from classical sonatas to East Indian ragas and jazz standards. Enion attended Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, working towards a viola performance degree, while also studying english at Johns Hopkins.
Eventually she landed in NYC, where she performed cutting edge music straddling punk, free jazz, and classical with various local musicians, and landed a gig with the crown prince of Hungary’s New Wave music scene, Menyhart Jeno, as the violinist in Mr Con and the Bioneers. She traveled to Hungary in the summer of 2001 to play the main stage at the Pepsi Sziget, Europe’s largest music festival, playing immediately before Run DMC and Morcheeba.
Upon her return she focused more on composing and performing the music she and her husband, David, had been working on together, and the two decided to make a life of it. They perform as the duo Taarka, and in her spare time Enion shares her love of music and the skills of her craft to local students.