Student concerts allow Encouraging Hands Music School students the chance to perform live before an audience of friends and family.


About Encouraging Hands Music School

Music is one of our greatest gifts. If you have always wanted to play an instrument, now is the time to begin.

My goal is to help you make music be a part of your life.

When I was a child, music seemed to have magic qualities. I was drawn to it over and over, until finally I was able to take lessons. I know what it is to have the desire to play an instrument and not have the confidence to move forward.

My goal is to do whatever I can to encourage you in the process of learning how to play an instrument and make music a part of your life. I have confidence that you will be able to play.

The aim of the Encouraging Hands Music School is to celebrate the joy of learning music and helping people to express themselves creatively.

The atmosphere for lessons and classes at Encouraging Hands Music School is always fun, challenging, full of laughter, and very supportive!

Styles Taught

Among the styles taught are Rock, Classical, Fusion, Funk, Country, Soul, Celtic, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Folk, Reggae, Metal, R&B, Bluegrass.

Instruments Taught

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Bass
  • Banjo
  • Dulcimer
  • Piano
  • Voice

Classes Offered in

  • Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Improvisation
  • Sight Reading
  • Sight Singing
  • Ear Training
  • Arranging


Lessons Monday–Saturday. Times are flexible, including evenings up to 8pm, and weekends.

Extremely Patient

Beginners are Welcome

Children to Adults

Reasonable Rates


Encouraging Hands Music School was founded in 1996 by Mark Heinemann, who is the School's Director. Read more about Mark's background in his bio.

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Boulder, CO