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Our teachers, music therapists and ensemble directors have strong academic credentials and are among the Puget Sound region’s most active and sought after performers. Faculty members have undergraduate and graduate degrees from prestigious institutions including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, the University of North Texas, the Mozarteum Academy, the Moscow State Conservatory, and the University of Washington. Their varied performance experience includes work with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Boston Pops.

We have taken great care in selecting our faculty, and use the same background check standards that guide our public schools. Our faculty members are dedicated working professionals from all over the world.


If you are interested in teaching at Music Works NW, please email your resume for consideration.


Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass

Trevor Lee Ridge - guitar, ukulele, bass

Pat Rector - guitar

Pat Rector - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Music Theory for AP students (Virtual lessons only).

Nate Lempko - guitar

Carl Lindberg - guitar and bass

Clark Grogan, Guitar teacher

Clark Grogan - Guitar and Ukulele

Dan O'Brien, bass teacher

Dan O'Brien - Electric Bass

Antoine Martel, guitar songwriting

Antoine Martel - Guitar (Currently, not taking new students. Teaches in English & French)


Trevor Lee Ridge - piano

Carl Lindberg - piano and keyboard

Nate Lempko - piano

Diana Wigington - piano and cello

Diana Wigington - piano and cello

Rob Frain, piano teacher

Rob Frain

Peter Nelson-King, Piano teacher

Peter Nelson-King

Fred Hoadley, piano teacher

Fred Hoadley

John Hansen, piano teacher

John Hansen

Antoine Martel, piano teacher

Antoine Martel (Currently not taking new students)

Electronic/Digital Music

John J. Renfrow

Trevor Lee Ridge

Clark Grogan

Rob Frain


Peter Nelson-King, Trumpet, Baritone and Tuba teacher

Peter Nelson-King, Trumpet, Baritone and Tuba teacher

Bill Anthony, trombone tuba teacher

Bill Anthony - Trombone, Tuba, Baritone

Suzanne Feinstein, french horn

Suzanne Feinstein - French Horn

Bruce Staelens, trumpet teacher

Bruce Staelens - Trumpet (Currently not taking new students)


Mike West, saxophone clarinet flute

Mike West, saxophone clarinet flute

Megan Hutchison - Flute

Megan Hutchison - Flute


Kamil Tarnawczyk, oboe & viola

Julian Banbury- Bassoon

Julian Banbury- Bassoon


Denali Williams, percussion

Denali Williams - drum set and percussion

Carl Lindberg - drum set and percussion

Trevor Lee Ridge - drum set

Baley Desh - drum set

Summer Camps

Kyra Ross - Teen Creative Keyboards and I Love Music

Michelle Gordon - Director, Rock Band and Songwriting

Pat Rector

Pat Rector - Director, Rock Band and Songwriting

Tori Seward

Tori Seward - Director, I Love Music, Creative Keyboards, Instrument Discovery

Nico Benadid

Nico Benadid - Director, Creative Keyboard Piano, I love music, and Gotta Sing! Camp

I Love Music and Gotta Sing! Voice Camp

Moira McGregor - I Love Music and Gotta Sing! Voice Camp

Kelley Johnson, Jazz Voice Pop Voice

Kelley Johnson - Director, Jazz Voice and Pop Voice Camps

Ashley Both - I Love Music and Gotta Sing!

Rian Morgan - Instrument Discovery Camp

Rob Frain, Computer Composition Camp

Rob Frain - Director, Digital Music Camp and Creative Keyboards

Karen Nestvold, Gotta Sing! Camp

Karen Nestvold - Director, Gotta Sing! Camp

Clark Grogan, Computer Composition

Clark Grogan - Director, Electronic Music Camp



Cynthia Staruck-Violin (Teaches in English and French)

Diana Wigington, cello teacher

Diana Wigington - cello and piano

Greg Savage, violin viola teacher

Greg Savage - Violin, Viola

Dan O'Brien, bass teacher

Dan O'Brien - String Bass

Nate Lempko - violin

Pamela Liu, violin teacher

Pamela Liu- Violin (Teaches in English & Mandarin Chinese)


Trevor Lee Ridge

Karen Nestvold, voice teacher

Karen Nestvold

Susan Strick

Carl Lindberg

Kelley Johnson, voice teacher

Kelley Johnson

Music Therapy

Amy Daley

Emma Gordon, music therapist

Emma Gordon (Substitute)

Group Classes

Kaeli Earle - I love music and Baby and Me

Kevin Zhao - Parent & Me Piano

Megan Hutchison - Gotta Sing! Voice Class and Instrument Discovery


Rob Frain - Creative Keyboards

Karen Nestvold - Parent and Me Singing

Fred Hoadley, Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Fred Hoadley - Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Mike West

Mike West - Honor's Jazz (Intermediate and Advanced)

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