Faculty

Parlando has a faculty of some of the best music, voice and acting instructors in Colorado.  In order to read their bios and learn more about them, simply choose an instrument or instrument group in the “Search” bar on the left side of this page or go here for faster results:

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New to Parlando? You will work with one of our administrative team members to find the perfect fit for you and/or your family! Contact Emily or Kristel to find out more.

For all instrument inquiries other than voice and acting: emily@parlando.org

Emily Book McGree Parlando School of Musical ArtsEmily Book McGree – Education Director (piano) DMA, received her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied piano with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and piano pedagogy with Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi. She received her M.M. from Louisiana State University under Jennifer Hayghe and Gregory Sioles, and her B.M. from Ohio Wesleyan University under Cameron Bennett, both with honors. In addition to several performance scholarships and awards at all three institutions, she has also been the recipient of many teaching awards, including the STAR award from the Music Teachers National Association. During summers, Emily has fostered her love for chamber music at numerous music festivals with acclaimed teachers such as Martin Canin, Benjamin Rawitz and Michael Gurt. Emily has been teaching at the collegiate level for over 5 years and has held a private studio for much longer. She loves teaching students both young and old, and strives to create thoughtful musicians with a love for the arts.

For voice and acting inquiries: kristel@parlando.org

Kristel Jelinek Brown Parlando School of Musical ArtsKristel Jelinek Brown – Director of Voice, Theatrical & Specialized Progamming is an actor, teaching artist and mama who returned to Colorado in 2012 after seven years in New York City. She holds a Masters Degree in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York as well as a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado. Most recently, she was seen in Lysistrata Jones (Cleonice) at the Aurora-Fox, and as principal vocalist both for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Harrah’s Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. Additional credits include the first national tour of Urban Cowboy: The Musical (Ensemble); regional productions of Aladdin (Princess Jasmine), Aida (Ensemble), Grease (Frenchy), and Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s One Magic Christmas (Mary). While not performing, Kristel’s work has become about integrating the arts and community-building, with people of all ages and abilities. Her teaching artist experience extends to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn’s Spellbound Theatre Company, the Creative Arts Team’s Early Learning Through the Arts, the CAT Youth Theatre, the New Americans Welcome Center of Staten Island, the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped, as well as various senior centers and schools in the Denver and NYC-metro areas. Kristel currently resides in Louisville with her husband, Darin, and two children, Charlotte and Bodie.