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About Kathy Azari

Kathy Azari
Kathy Azari
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Piano
Education: **Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado **Master of Education: Specializing in the Diverse Learner **Musikgarten Teacher Certification: All Levels
Performance Experience: **Co-Principal Oboe: Greeley Chamber Orchestra (1988-Present)**Principal Oboe: Montana Chamber Orchestra**2nd Oboe/English Horn: Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra (1987-1990)**PIano Accompanist for various ensembles in Greeley Public Schools (1990-2021)
Teaching Experience: **Brentwood Middle School, Greeley Colorado (1990-2021): Taught Middle School Band, Jazz Band, Small Ensembles**Union Colony Children's Music Academy (1999-Present): Teach Music and Movement classes to children Birth to age 12 including group piano classes and summer instrumental music camps**Private Lesson Instructor for all wind instruments (1985-Present)**Instructor with Summer Parade Band for Weld County District 6 (2008-2019)
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is centered on personal responsibility, high expectations for student success, and the development of the whole person. Students thrive in a setting that has high expectations for performance. Once students feel the satisfaction of success, they are driven to pursue deeper learning and enhanced opportunities.

Get to know Kathy Azari

Kathy Azari received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and studied with Dr. Kenneth Evans. She is co-principal oboe with the Greeley Chamber Orchestra and has also played oboe and English Horn with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Montana Chamber Orchestra. She was the Band Director at Brentwood Middle school for 31 years until her retirement in 2021. She also teaches early childhood music through Union Colony Children's Music Academy, specializing in group piano instruction for ages 4-12. She was the Greeley/Evans District 6 Teacher of the Year in 2013 and that same year was awarded as director of a Program of Excellence by the National Band Association. She was awarded the Outstanding Woman of Weld County distinction in 2007 for her contributions to music education in Weld County. Her husband, Doran, is a retired orchestra director in Greeley and has been a co-collaborator in many projects including a middle school symphony orchestra. 

Kathy Azari teaches at:
238 E Harmony Rd D-10/D-12
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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