Jared Conn
Jared Conn
BA Music Education, University of Northern Colorado
MA Curriculum and Instruction, Adams State University
Orff Schulwerk Certified

Welcome to Music! I’m from Longmont, Colorado and I've been teaching at Rivendell School since 2022. What I believe makes Rivendell different from other schools is how we individualize our students' learning to fit their needs and cultivate their love of learning based on their skills and interests.

Since 2013, I've taught a wide range of programs: elementary music, middle school math, Gifted and Talented, and STEM. I’ve also taught private music lessons from ages 8-18, been an after-school choir and modern band director, a middle/high school youth program volunteer, and mentored many music educators around the state.

As long as you have a beat in your heart, everyone has the ability to make beautiful music. Through creative, cooperative, and community-based learning, I strive to create an environment at Rivendell where our children are valued, expressive, and innovative to instill a love of music making. In music, we take the skills and interests of our students and transform them into singing, speech, movement, and playing instruments.

Outside of school, I enjoy camping at my cabin in Pingree Park, hiking Horsetooth, biking throughout Fort Collins, playing music with the Wellington Community Band, and playing board games.