Shining Stars' Teachers

Lisa Bush 


Lisa Bush, BA Music Education



Lisa Bush is a Grand Junction native.  She graduated from Central High School in 1979 and received her BA in Music Education from Colorado State University in 1983.  She has performed and taught for over 30 years.  She has taught privately in School District 51 and at Colorado Mesa University.  Lisa has been a Bell Choir Director for over 25 years and has served as piano and organ accompanist for many years.

      Lisa enjoys teaching and would love to see more students have the opportunity to benefit from lessons and other group musical activities.

Hope Chynoweth

Hope Chynoweth, BA Music 


                 Sydnee Martinez








Sydnee Martinez,
BA Piano Performance 

Sydnee Martinez was born and raised in a small New Mexico town.  Music has been a large part of her life since early childhood as she was raised listening to her mother singing weekly in choirs.

She graduated with a BA in piano performance from  Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2014. 

Sydnee began taking piano and violin lessons late in her childhood. Because of this, she firmly believes that a person of any age can learn to appreciate and excel at music. She believes that age should not be a boundary of access to musical outlets. Her main teaching focus is to help promote a love of music.