The DaVinci Center offers instruction in:

  • Classical Piano | Suzuki & Trad.
  • Jazz Piano | Suzuki & Traditional
  • Piano Playtime
  • Voice
  • Violin | Suzuki & Traditional
  • Trumpet
  • Guitar | Acoustic & Electric
  • Yukelele
  • Bass | Acoustic & Electric
  • Drums | Acoustic
We  have some amazing instructors with LOTS of experience in helping children with individual learning needs.  Elena has worked with neuro-diverse children for over 20 years, Amanda has been working with special needs children for over 5 years,  and Maria has degrees in Special Education/Music and has worked with students of all levels for over 25 years.  We recently teamed up with Occupational Piano, a school in Boulder, who specializes in neuro-diverse education.   Many of our children are labeled “gifted and talented” and many have gone on to achieve pretty amazing things.  Check out our home page and scroll down to Johann’s video speaking at one of the TedTalks.

All of our instructors participate in ongoing Instructor Training at DCMA. The DaVinci Center is proud of its Instructors, their creative talents, their ability to provide the Whole Learning Approach to their instruction, and most of all, their love and respect for our students.

Maria Jyllian

Founder and Director, Piano (ADI)

Founder Maria Jyllian has over 30 years experience working with students of all ages, levels and interests.

Elena Camerin Young

Instructor of Voice and Piano

For over 20 years Elena has taught voice to students of all ages and levels, personalizing the curriculum to each student’s strengths and needs.

Danette Dacey Bohl

Director of Operations, Instructor

Danette Dacey Bohl ​is a musician and artis​t. She was raised in a very musical family and has loved to sing since she was a little girl.

Jerod Sarlo

Piano, Jazz, Piano Playtime Instructor

Jerod Sarlo attend both the Berklee College of Music, and The New School University”s Jazz and Contemporary Program in NYC

Amanda Malone

Violin, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Accordion, Professional Musician

This Colorado native is a violin, viola, piano, Piano Playtime, guitar & voice teacher.

Alex Heaton

Drums, Jazz

Busy making a name for himself as both an educator and freelance musician.

Khabu Young

Guitar, Ukulele, Jazz

Mr. Young has been commissioned by the Armour Foundation to compose new works for ukulele for two consecutive years. His discography includes over 20 recordings.

Dave Rajewski


A jazz educator, Rajewski has worked with numerous music programs giving clinics and private lessons.

Thomas Hoops

Piano (ADI)

Thomas has been teaching piano for over 25 years and has experience teaching all ages

Michael Schreier

Piano, Jazz Piano

An avid composer, performer, and educator, Michael holds a Masters of Music and a K-12 teaching certification.