about us

our mission

Foundation Music School is a non-profit community school of the arts committed to providing high quality opportunities in the arts to interested individuals of all ages, abilities and incomes.

Established in 2006, Foundation Music School reaches approximately 600 students in-house each week and of those students nearly 20% receive full or partial scholarships.  We reach another 1,000 individuals each week through our outreach programs, which include our Poudre School District Early Childhood Music Therapy Program, Preschool Music Programs, Wings Easter Seals Program and our Teen Mom and Baby class.

Foundation Music School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

our team

Karen Parsell

MM, MT-BC

Executive Director

Nicole Wilshusen

MM, MT-BC

Assistant Director

Abigail Heimann

BA

Office Coordinator & Voice Teacher

Crystal Malinski

MM, MT-BC

Music Therapist & Violin Teacher

Kris Lund

MM, MT-BC

Music Therapist & Piano Teacher

Karmen Mitchell

MM, MT-BC

Music Therapist & Violin Teacher

Dani Schlueter

MM, MT-BC

Music Therapist & Voice Teacher

Branden Downing

BM

Piano Teacher

David Haralson

MA

Guitar & Voice Teacher

Karrie Ferris

Piano Teacher

Austin Hamang

BS

Percussion, Brass, & Woodwind Teacher

Michael Davison

AA

Piano Teacher

Dawson Dowdy

MM

Piano Teacher

Daniel Morris

BA, MM Candidate

Guitar Teacher, Music Therapy Intern