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Neil Bacon – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Violin
Neil is trained in both Suzuki and Paul Rolland pedagogy, and teaches freedom and balance in violin playing. Accepting players of all ages, Neil has studied with teachers ranging from Shinichi Suzuki to Steven Staryk.
Brandi Bassett – Studio Openings Available, Virtual Lessons Only
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Music Theory, Voice
Brandi Bassett graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Music from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009. There she studied piano and piano pedagogy, voice, music history and theory, and choral music. Brandi has been teaching piano for over 15 years. Her experience includes work as an accompanist, choral conductor, elementary music teacher, teacher of preschool music, and recent service on the EMTA board of directors. Brandi works with learners of all ages and abilities. Her teaching philosophy stems from a belief that each of us has an innate desire and capacity to create and enjoy music- a knowledgeable and compatible teacher can help you do so. Bassett Piano Studio currently offers piano, voice and theory lessons.
Rose Freeman, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Accompanying
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Composition
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Viola
Mary Beth Rogers
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Theory, Worship, Choral
I have been a member of Edmonds Music Teachers Association for 22 years. This year I am past president of the Edmonds Chapter. I teach in Bothell and the surrounding areas. My joy is in teaching the beginner students. The biggest desire I have is to instill the love I have for music, whether it be at the piano, or by singing or by another instrument. It doesn’t matter what the instrument of music is … music touches everyone’s hearts, crosses cultural boundaries and speaks when words are not adequate. Besides my piano studio, I am worship leader and choir director of adults and children at my church. My life is enriched by all my musical activities!
Peter Renhard – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Guitar
***Will travel to your home***
Professional performer with a BFA degree in music and a BA in education. After trying to reach 30 or more students in a classroom, I find getting to really know students as individuals and working with them one-on-one is much more satisfying for both of us. I can guarantee success to anyone. I teach in the privacy of your home. My emphasis is on fundamental skills and techniques. It is an easy step-by-step course. You will learn to play by ear as well as by note. My course includes theory, composition, arranging, improvising and expression.
Dee Sales – Online Theory Class Positions Available
Areas of Instruction: Piano, Voice, Music Education
Dee Sales graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in voice and piano, and has 40 years combined performing and teaching experience in piano, voice and organ. Her training included emphasis in instrumental (piano and organ), vocal technique and performance, and theory. At Dee’s Music Room, both online and in person, she teaches private and group piano, voice, classroom music (especially preschool) and theory. She has designed music programs for private preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools. Dee is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children( NAEYC) NAfME (National Association for Music Educators), a Guild Member of the National Piano-Playing Auditions, and a Certified Royal Conservatory Teacher.
Tamara Wagle, NCTM – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano
My name is Tamara Wagle. I am a professional piano teacher with twenty years of experience of teaching music and I provide private lessons in piano and music theory for students of all ages. I enjoy teaching music and am excited to share my knowledge and technical skills with others. I give a special importance for achieving a beautiful quality of tone, and I focus on mechanical skills along with artistic skills in order to teach the student not only how to play, but how to play well. Also, I help my students to learn how to understand and interpret music, so they can continue playing piano on their own, after they stopped taking music lessons.
Originally I am from Ukraine; however I have spent half of my life living in Kathmandu, Nepal. I studied music and have played six different instruments, the prominent one being the piano. I have degree in Piano Teaching from the Ukrainian Music State College in L’viv, and bachelor’s degree in Music from Kathmandu University of Nepal. Many of my students got international certificates in Piano performance and in Music theory in various grades of Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (London), and Trinity College London. I am an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.