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Katelin Bailey

Katelin has been formally studying music for over 15 years. At a very young age, she began taking private voice lessons. Throughout high school and college, Katelin continued studying vocal music. She also expanded her studies to piano and music theory. Katelin has been a part of various school and university choirs where she competed and won international choral competitions all over the U.S.

Katelin earned music scholarship for voice at Oklahoma State University. There that she studied vocal music with world renown composer and conductor Dr. Z. Randall Stroope. During her time at OSU, Katelin also learned from National Endowment for the Arts American Choral Master and composer Morten Lauridsen. After her studies at OSU, Katelin moved to Colorado.

She began her time in Colorado Springs working in public schools. After which she moved into behavioral therapy. It was there she found a passion for helping students become their best selves. Katelin’s background in music and education, and her passion for contemporary music of all genres has shaped her into a teacher that has all the tools and desire to help you become the musician you want to be.

Judith Piazza

With 40 plus years of exploration in the realms of sound, music, rhythm, and voice, including a B.A. in Music Therapy, Judith continues to explore the indigenous and soulful edges of vibration as sound medicine.

She presently offers Devotional and Community Song, Frame Drum and Rhythm Workshops, Healing Sound Workshops / Journeys, Performances that weave her talents and skill on drums around the world, vocals, native flutes, didjeridu, guitar, and dulsitar ™.  In addition, Judith works with youth and adults in Rites of Passage Threshold Retreats, is an initiated Council Trainer and Guide in The Ojai Foundation model (a circle practice that encourages authentic listening and speaking from our hearts), is a Universal Life Church Minister, and continues to explore Nature as Teacher, developing a Medicine Wheel of our Elemental Sound Nature.


Sarah Groh Correa

Sarah Groh Correa is the director of Groh Music. She sings professionally with the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and leads the Sarah Groh Quartet, a jazz group in Colorado Springs. Sarah has been on tour with choirs to Japan, India, England and Italy. She helps singers set easily achievable goals while building self-confidence and allowing for self discovery. Her work with adults, teens and elementary age singers incorporates music learning, fun, stress relief, self-discovery, vocal technique and goal setting.

Sarah has a career background in solo performance, choir and group singing, music ministry, and dance. She holds degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Kansas and Arizona State University. She enjoys a very active lifestyle of running, hiking, dancing and travel with her husband Scott Correa, who is an avid rock climber, COS native, and a case worker at Rocky Mountain Human Services, Homes for all Vets.

Jon Gillin

Jon is a graduate from the University of Colorado with BA in Music and Technology, and has recently returned from Ireland after completing a Masters in Music. Jon has been teaching guitar for over ten years. He has studied a wide variety of music, including contemporary and modern classical guitar, jazz, rock, instrumental metal, each genre has a distinct influence on his own personal style.

He has studied and played with some of the best teachers in Colorado and Nashville, including session guitarist John Pell, Alan Joseph, and Dave Devine. His classical guitar teachers include local teacher Dale Miller, Jeff LaQuatra (UCD), and international touring and recording artist Colin McAllister (UCCS). Jon played in a variety of ensembles at UCCS including the honors Jazz and honors Electro-Acoustic ensembles. His performances with numerous guest composers has led him to a deeper appreciation for vast array of genres and has equipped him for working in the ever changing world of music.

Knowledge of recording programs, such as Logic and Pro Tools, and compositional tools such as Max/MSP allow Jon to bring music production to the forefront of his teaching and performing.

In 2016 Jon founded Silversound Guitar with fellow UCCS graduate Mark Young. After making music together throughout college Jon and Mark  wanted to be able to offer the same experiences that changed their lives to the community where the grew up. Silversound guitar aims to give a community vibe that is welcoming and offers the students a safe and relaxed place to learn music on their timetable.

Ben Jones

Ben Jones graduated from the University of Colorado were he studied music. Ben’s diverse education has included studying jazz, classical, flamenco, and contemporary guitar with Colin McAllister, Joseph Allen, Janet Feder, and Mary Hoshijo. He has attended master classes with world renown guitarist such as Roberto Limon, Pablo Gomez, The Grammy award winning LA Guitar Quartet, and Harlem Quartet.

Ben currently teaches music at Silversound Guitar studio in Colorado Springs were his broad education and passion for music equips him to be able to tailor each lesson to his students. His knowledge of various recording and production techniques also helps to keep him on the cutting edge of music education, recording, and performance.

During his time at UCCS Ben has performed in the Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Electro Acoustic Ensemble, and Honors Ensemble. He has premiered works by composers Lewis Keller, Jane Rigler, and the theater company Manual Cinema. He has also played serval performances in the local Peak Frequency Music Festival as well as the UCCS presents production of Peer Gynt and the Fine Arts production of Shakespeare in Love.

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