To find an overview of all areas served by EMTA members for private music lessons, please click on Find A Teacher.

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Rick Asher
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Voice, Composition
Email: asher.rick@gmail.com
Website: www.rickasher.com


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Frances Goei, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Music Theory, Accordion
Email: amazingracestudio@gmail.com


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Dr. Susan Hurley
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Composition, Theory
Email: mearasound@gmail.com
Website: www. susanhurley.com
Dr. Susan Hurley (“Dr. Sue”) offers beginning through intermediate piano as well as composition and theory for beginners through professional. Doctoral degree from Indiana University, Master’s degree from Eastman, both in composition and theory. Teaching experience with all ages, K-University.


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Karin Kajita – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Composition
Email: karinkajita@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.karinkajita.com/
Karin teaches classical and jazz piano lessons, all levels from beginning through advanced. She charges $60 per hour for lessons in her studio in the North City neighborhood of Shoreline. Lessons may be half-hour ($30), 45 minutes ($45) or one hour in length. Half hour lessons are recommended only for young beginners. Karin teaches technique, interpretation, basic theory and ear training, as well as jazz theory and improvisation for advanced students.


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Laurie McFarland
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano
Email: lauriemc@spu.edu


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Dr. Jensina Oliver, DMA, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction: Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Music Theory
Email: jbyington@shoreline.edu
Website: https://www.shoreline.edu/music/oliver.aspx


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Naoko Nakamura – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano
Email: naokonvi@comcast.net
Beginner to intermediate piano lessons for all ages. You will learn to read music, basic techniques and theory while having fun making music!


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Naoko Noguchi
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Music Theory
Email: nnoguchi29gmail.com
Naoko Noguchi received her piano performance degree from the University of Washington School of Music and has been teaching piano for forty years. As a child, she studied at Juilliard pre-college division in New York. Later, after spending her formative years in Tokyo, she returned to the US and studied with Randolph Hokanson and Bela Siki. Naoko’s current and former students have received many awards from WSMTA and local music festivals. She believes every student has strength and finds happiness in working to achieve their musical goals. Naoko served as a member of the EMTA Board for seven years.


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Maxine Nord
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano
Email: mcnpiano642@gmail.com


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Marzena Pietra, M.M.
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Theory
Email: mpietra@gmail.com
***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.


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Peter Renhard – Studio Openings Available
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Guitar
Email: prenhard1@comcast.net
***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.


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Meg Stecker-Thorsen, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction: Voice, Piano, Music Education
Email: mstecker@shoreline.edu
Website: http://www.shoreline.edu/music/vocal.aspx 


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Marie Wollam-Mergler
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano
Email: pianokeys@keystopiano.com