Woodwind Instrument Lessons 

Jay Norman - Clarinet

  • (719) 460-4849

Currently the Principal Clarinetist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and co-principal clarinet with the Pueblo Symphony. Jay has founded and played in many different ensembles in the Pikes Peak region. He has studied with several previous principal clarinetists from the Colorado Springs Symphony and Philharmonic. He believes in having a challenging and supportive environment with emphasis on sound production and reed and instrument maintenance.


Diane Garritson - Saxophone

  • 719.591.4990

  • 719.659.9861

Diane has degrees in Saxophone Performance, Music education, and Jazz Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has over twenty five years of teaching and playing experience, and is a woodwind repair expert. She loves teaching beginners of all ages.


Carla Scott - Oboe

  • 719.574.1883

Carla has a B.A. at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and also has post graduate study of Oboe with Liviu Varcol, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and David T. Abosch, Denver Symphony, as well as at Colorado College and UCCS. She has over forty years of playing experience in many ensembles in the Pikes Peak Region including the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Pueblo Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. She has taught elementary and middle school band, had a private teaching studio and been a free lance musician for more then forty years.

Her students learn how to care for their reeds and instrument as they learn and improve their playing skills. She makes her own reeds, adjusts her students’ reeds, and can teach them how to make and adjust their own reeds. 


Sandra Tiemens - Flute, Piccolo

  • (719) 232-2777

  • stiemens@yahoo.com


Sandra Tiemens hails from Rochester, MN.  She currently serves as a flutist and piccoloist of the Ft Collins Symphony.  She is completing a 20-year military career as a flutist and piccoloist in The USAFA Band.  She graduated cum laude from Lawrence University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Flute Performance.  She graduated cum laude from Lawrence University with the Bachelors of Music degree in Flute Performance and the Bachelors of Arts degree in Mathematics. She also holds the Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of North Texas, where she was the     winner of the 1997 Concerto Competition. She has been featured at four National Flute Association conventions and has participated in the Aspen and Texas Music Festivals. She has toured internationally as a member of The United States Air Force Academy Band.


Bob Braidwood - Saxophone

  • 719.548.1023

Bob has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance From S.M.U. He grew up locally, and was a high school all-American and played Sax in the National Jazz and Symphonic Bands. He has taught Saxophone at Graner Music since 1985. He strives to make music fun while preparing students for the level of honor bands and extracurricular music involvement. He consistently gets students placed in State level bands, and one year taught three of the five saxophone players in the All State Jazz Band.