Hello there! Come meet our team.
Founder of Cercone Learning, Creator and Developer of Cercone Music Method and Mega Learning.
Certified Cercone Music Method Instructor, 15 years of K-20 Classroom Teaching Experience, Curriculum Developer & Writer, Principal of a School, Summer Camp Director and International School Trip Program Director. M.Ed in Literacy, MBA, & BA.
Prior to studying Cercone Method, Janice had studied music for 15 years and has a minor in it. When she saw the Cercone Method, she knew that she needed to study this method as it would open the doors of music for her. She is now teaching the Cercone Method and opening the door for so many students.
B.S. in Music and Cercone Method Teacher in Training
Liz Foster is a CU Denver graduate with a major in Music. As a result of having a very musical upbringing, Liz's love for music has deep roots. She began learning piano at the age of 5 and transitioned to Cercone Learning at age 13.
Liz attributes Cercone Learning to the success of her music in choir, ensemble, a cappella groups, accompaniment, performance, improvisation and worship groups.
In college, Liz's professors asked her not to answer the musical theory questions in class, as they knew that she knew the answers. When asked why she knew the theory already, she told them that it was all taught at Cercone Learning.
After College, Liz pursued administrative work in oil and gas and has recently joined the Cercone Learning staff to pursue a full-time career in music - a calling that has been fervently growing over the past few years. Her passion for music is exemplified in the classroom as she takes on Cercone students with an eagerness for success, movement, fairness and respect.
B.S. in Finance and Marketing and Cercone Method Teacher in training
Holly Hernandez is also a CU Denver graduate with a double major in finance and marketing. Having followed one of her passions, she has recently completed the diploma program at the Art Institute of Colorado in Web Design and Development.
Holly had piano lessons throughout high school and upon her return after college, the knowledge and foundation that was built was not forgotten and she was able to easily pick up where she left off in music. She is continuing with her lessons and working for an equivalency degree in music at Cercone.
"Enjoyed our lessons very much and really appreciated your patience teaching this challenging and engaging world of music. For eight months I struggled in every which way to have a true direction of where I want to be in learning this course, and yes there were times that I thought learning to play the piano is only for the chosen few and so fortunate to run across with the Cercone Method. I still remember the phrase, " When a student is ready to learn, a teacher will come ". Well, I am the student and you are the teacher. It amazed me that after our class session, I am already thinking ahead when the next one will be. In addition, thank you for the attachments that you sent me, the instruction is a big help for me to understand and learn the techniques needed to play this music."
R. Marucut- Skype Student, Florida