Meet the Team
Growing up in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Alena began studying piano at the age of six. As a child, her talent led her to participating in many regional competitions and music festivals. She took her talent to the next level by attending a specialized musical school during her teenage years. From 2008-2013, Alena earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the Kharkiv National University of Arts. Then, after receiving a full scholarship, she spent the next three years earning her dual master’s degree from the International Anton Rubinstein Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany and in La Spezia, Italy. Alena has also accumulated a lot of experience teaching piano to students of all ages and skill levels since 2008. She has studied and performed with numerous famous musicians in Ukraine, Germany, and Italy. After graduating from Anton Rubinstein, the academy offered her a job to stay as a piano teacher in their pre-college program. Alena’s main teaching philosophy focuses on studying classical music, but she also enjoys experimenting with piano interpretations of modern pop music.
Cameron Henrickson is a tenor based in the Denver area. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in voice and vocal pedagogy from Viterbo University. Cameron earned his Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee studying with Dr. Tanya Kruse.
He has been teaching for 5 years while earning his degrees. With a Teaching Assistantship at UWM, he was able to teach students of varying skill-levels. He is really excited to join the Classical Tones family as a piano and voice instructor.
Cameron has been seen in productions such as The Medium as Mr. Gobineau and Bartley in Riders to the Sea at Viterbo University, as well as a Baritone soloist in Handel’s Messiah. He was also seen as Publio in Milwaukee Opera Theater’s La Clemenza di Tito. Cameron’s latest roles at UWM, as they premiered new works, were Romeo in a new rendition of Juliette et Romeo and Papa in Alfalfa and Clover.
Emma Reynolds is a violist based in the Colorado area. She is currently working on a Master's degree in music performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Emma earned her Bachelor's in music performance from the University of Houston. She is very excited to offer violin and viola lessons and be a part of the Classical Tones community! Emma strives to create a positive and fun environment to help students grow and reach their goals.
Mark is a native Coloradan, born in Denver, CO and has been playing the guitar for the past 19 years. He was driven to pursue a Music Business degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO graduating in 2016.
Mark has been teaching private lessons to people off all ages and skill levels for the better part of a decade. He aims to improve his students understanding of the fundamentals of the guitar while providing an engaging learning environment. Marks passion for the guitar and music is evident in all his lessons and he will help you exceeded your goals and expectations. Whether you are plucking your first string or ready to play your first concert, Mark has the ability to further your education on your musical journey. When Mark is not teaching, you can find him performing all over the front range and beyond. "Music is a universal language, musicians just know how to speak it."