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Cathy Baylor, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Music Theory, Teacher Education
Suzetta Glenn – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Voice and Piano
I am a Charter Member and Past President of EMTA. I’ve maintained a private studio for 25 years, including the years I taught at two universities. I’m located in the south Everett / Mill Creek area.
Voice: I accept child, adolescent, and adult students. Lessons for all students include standard vocal techniques (appropriate to age and ability) to safely build and strengthen the voice and, ultimately, to be the tools allowing students to sing with confidence in many vocal styles. I have successfully prepared students for auditions and performances in opera, music theatre, oratorio, choir solos, college auditions, scholarship competitions, school talent shows, weddings, and for the joy of accomplishing personal singing goals.
Piano: Because I believe that piano lessons provide the foundation for all musical explorations, I teach beginning through intermediate level students of all ages. Additionally, I offer coaching sessions for piano collaborators who work with vocal soloists.
Voice Faculty, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkansas, 2006 – 2016 (Retired).
Private lessons and Recital preparation for Voice Majors in Opera, Music Theatre, Music Education and Worship Arts. Piano Adjunct Faculty, James Madison University, Virginia 2004-2006
Class Piano Instructor. Piano Accompanist for Music Theatre Performance Class.
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Southern California.
Bachelor of Music Education, magna cum laude, University of Memphis.
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Group Piano, Theory, Early Childhood Music, Choral, Piano Pedagogy, Music Education, Accompanying
Carolyn Malnes, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Composition, Music Theory
Marzena Pietra, M.M.
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Theory
***Enriching Life Through Music***
I want my students to love what they play and how they play it.
Teaching students of all ages from the most inexperienced beginner to advanced. Customizing lessons so that you enjoy your learning while developing strong understanding of music. Emphasis is on attractive repertoire, note reading and technique which allows students to love their own playing. Rewards, certificates and recitals. 30 years of piano teaching experience, Masters in Music Education. Director of Prosser Piano Academy since 1998. Independent teacher.
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.
Laryn Young – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Koto (Japanese Harp)
The koto is a thirteen stringed harp from Japan. It arrived to Japan in the 7th and 8th century by the Chinese. At the time only blind men could play this instrument in the court for royalty. Then the koto had made it’s way into the villages so the underprivileged people could play this instrument. Afterwards it was required that all women must learn how to play the koto as part of their education. Now days anyone can play the koto young or old male or female. This instrument has the most beautiful sound that definitely sounds like old ancient Japan. Koto composers like Michio Miyagi, Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, and Hikaru Sawai have created new techniques for the koto that sound very modern. The koto can be tuned to anything you want to play so you can play traditional Japanese songs as well as western songs too and anything in-between.
* Age range for students is Junior high to college.
* Days of the week I am available for people to take lessons is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, Saturday after 10:00 a.m.
* The cost of the classes is $30.00 for half an hour, $45.00 for 45 minutes, and $60.00 for a full hour.
* I provide my students with finger picks (tsume) for them to borrow and a koto for them to play on when they come over to my house for the lesson.
* Students will get copies of pieces that we work on together and we will take as much time as we need for each piece until it is perfected before we move on to the next one.