Our Mission

Crescendo exists to provide music instruction to students of all ages and abilities. We offer classes and performance opportunities in a welcoming and supportive environment. We want music to be fun! And we want music to be an opportunity for personal growth and development in kids’ lives.

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About Us

At Crescendo, we support kids from all walks of life! Our classes are designed to provide a fun atmosphere that encourages musical learning. 

Each course has a low cost of only $10, with the goal of making music accessible for everyone! 

And you won’t want to miss our end-of-year Celebration Concert, our yearly Serve Through Music projects, and other fun events!


Our Team

Get to know us!


Devon Newburn


Devon is an active performer, collaborative pianist, and teacher. He also serves as Operations Director at Hopelight, and is the Outreach Minister at Longmont Church of Christ. Devon enjoys birding, hiking, reading, and improving his Spanish language skills.

Isabelle Cutts

Administrative Assistant

Isabelle graduated in May of 2022 with a B.A in Integrated Marketing & Communication from Harding University, and began working as the creative director at Hopelight. She loves hiking, reading, and playing guitar and ukulele in her spare time. Isabelle is happy to be part of the Crescendo team and is excited about helping to grow the program and provide music opportunities for kids in the community!

Jill Parker

Piano Teacher

Jill grew up in New York, just north of NYC, and has been in CO for almost thirty years. She studied piano for 10 years and attended Hofstra University and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing. Jill began teaching piano in 2005 when the music teacher at her son’s charter school asked her to start an after-school music program. She studied piano pedagogy with Dr. Christine Armstrong. In addition to teaching piano at her home studio and at Crescendo, Jill is a substitute teacher for the APEX home school program in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Jill is thrilled to be part of the Crescendo team!

Zo Manfredi

Violin/Viola Teacher

Zo Manfredi has enjoyed being a performer and teacher in Canada and across the United States. She is formerly Teaching Artist of Violin and Viola at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Assistant Music Associate of Violin at Grinnell College. In August 2015 she received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas.


Arjun Kapila


Arjun has been teaching since 2009. He has studied at Lone Star College and Texas A&M. He teaches guitar, bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, flute, percussion and voice. He has been performing since 2005 and has played at some of the biggest venues in Houston and Austin. Arjun tailors lessons around each unique student, and has a passion for sharing his love of music!

Madie Hale


Bio coming soon!

Mentorship Program

Advancing students who demonstrate a commitment to the program can enter into a mentorship agreement to receive individual private lessons at no charge, in exchange for assisting with supervised beginner-level classes. Candidates are invited to join the mentorship program based on age, experience, and demonstrated commitment to excellence. For more information, please contact us.


Here at Crescendo each course is $10 per month. Through the generosity of donors, grants, and other community partners, we are able to offer this exciting program at an affordable price to students who otherwise might lack access to the arts. 


Yes! Through the generosity of donors, grants, and other community partners, we are able to offer this exciting program at an affordable price to students who otherwise might lack access to the arts. 

You can pay tuition online, by mail, or in person at our Welcome Center desk located in the lobby of Longmont Church of Christ. Our teachers have no responsibility to collect payment.

CFAA is located on the campus of Longmont Church of Christ. We also send teachers to student homes for an additional fee. The campus is located at 1351 Collyer St., Longmont, CO 80501 – be careful not to go to “South” Collyer Street! Our lessons and classes take place in the studios located in the church building, the annex building, or either of the two on-campus houses.

Information on check-in procedures, student drop-off and pick-up, restroom use, attendance and dismissal can be found by clicking the button below.

For private lessons, access to your own instrument is required. All instruments and materials are provided for Crescendo Club classes. We are occasionally able to connect students with an instrument.

CFAA is constantly building our network of faculty members. If you don’t see the instrument you want to learn listed on our registration form, just let us know and we’ll do everything we can to connect you to a teacher for that instrument!

Tuition price varies according to lesson length and location, and if you are enrolled in private lessons or Crescendo Club classes. 

Grow in Creativity

We want provide a solid foundation upon which to build a student’s individual sense of style and creativity. Here at Crescendo we want to provide the tools for students to grow in creativity and enjoy their new found skills developed in music.

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