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

Roxanne Kar, NCTM
Area(s) of Instruction:
Piano, Music Theory
Roxanne has been married to her husband for 20 years, and has 4 children, and an adult bonus daughter. They have fostered children and are an adoptive family. She has extensive experience in teaching children with special needs because of her children’s experiences. She is also an advocate for foster and adoptive families. She loves to read, decorate, see friends, and share the love of Jesus.

Roxanne has taught piano professionally for 17 years. As an active member, she chairs the Edmonds Musicianship Festival, has been a Board Member, and received the “Member of the Year Award”. Roxanne specializes in teaching neuro-typical, atypical, and exceptional students. She implements best teaching practices, technology, and an innovative and customized approached to teaching her students.

Early in her career, she studied general music education; although her true passions are performance and piano pedagogy. Her devotion to the study of healthy technique and emotive playing was deeply ingrained by her Russian teachers that were trained in conservatories of music Russia. Roxanne has since earned the accreditation as a “Nationally Certified Teacher of Music”.

Roxanne offers unique, customized lessons virtually, hybrid, and in-person. She serves the Edmonds, Bothell, Maltby, Mill Creek, and Snohomish communities.


Tanya Otto
Area(s) of Instruction:
My name is Tanya Otto and I earned my Master’s degree in music and teach the piano and music theory at my private and comfortable studio. I speak both English and Russian. I believe that every person is born with musical ability. Moreover, my 40+ years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels and styles assures that learning even challenging music can still be fun and rewarding. My teaching is based on the Russian method and I’m happy to work with the Royal Conservatory Program which standardizes 10 level courses of study and measures musical success. Above Piano Lessons Studio is located in Clearview WA, close to Bothell and Woodinville. You can get more information at my website.