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.

Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass

Clark Grogan, Guitar teacher

Clark Grogan - Guitar and Ukulele

Whitney Pierce Takaba guitar, suzuki

Whitney Pierce Takaba - Guitar and Ukulele

Natalie Shannon - Ukulele

Dan O'Brien, bass teacher

Dan O'Brien - Electric Bass

Henry Webster

Henry Webster

Antoine Martel, guitar songwriting

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




Rob Frain, piano teacher

Rob Frain

John Hansen, piano teacher

John Hansen

Fred Hoadley, piano teacher

Fred Hoadley

Riley Kua, piano teacher

Riley Kua

Mia HyeYeon Kim

Mia HyeYeon Kim

​Madeline Turpin

​Madeline Turpin

Antoine Martel, piano teacher

Antoine Martel (Currently not taking new students)

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)


Megan Hutchison - Flute

Megan Hutchison - Flute

Jamie Sanidad- Oboe

Jamie Sanidad- Oboe

Julian Banbury- Bassoon

Julian Banbury- Bassoon

Mike West, saxophone clarinet flute

Mike West - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute


Dan O'Brien, bass teacher

Dan O'Brien - String Bass

Shiang-Yin Lee, cello teacher

Dr. Shiang-Yin Lee- Cello (Teaches in English & Chinese)

Raisa Asriyants, violin teacher

Raisa Asriyants- Violin (Teaches in English and Russian)

Greg Savage, violin viola teacher

Greg Savage - Violin, Viola

Pamela Liu, violin teacher

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


Cynthia Staruck-Violin (Teaches in English and French)

Erika Fiebig, cello

Erika Fiebig, cello


Karen Nestvold, voice teacher

Karen Nestvold

Susan Strick, voice teacher

Susan Strick

Kelley Johnson, voice teacher

Kelley Johnson


Jack Toker, drum teacher

Jack Toker - Drumset

Denali Williams, percussion

Denali Williams - percussion

Summer Camps

Karen Nestvold, Gotta Sing! Camp

Karen Nestvold - Director, Gotta Sing! Camp

Kelley Johnson, Jazz Voice Pop Voice

Kelley Johnson - Director, Jazz Voice and Pop Voice Camps

Whitney Pierce Takaba

Whitney Pierce - Director, I Love Music camps

Rob Frain, Computer Composition Camp

Rob Frain - Director, Digital Music Camp

Clark Grogan, Computer Composition

Clark Grogan - Director, Electronic Music Camp

Bruce Staelens, Jazz Camp

Bruce Staelens - Director, Jazz Camp

Natalie Shannon

Natalie Shannon- Director, I Love Music Camp, Gotta Sing! Camp, Kids' Music Meetup Camp, Music Adventures Camp, and Teen Music Meetup Camp

Elizabeth VanSant

Elizabeth VanSant- Director, Take to the Stage 2-Week Intensive for Kids and Take to the Stage 2-Week Intensive for Teens

Nico Benadid

Director, Creative Keyboard Piano Camp and Gotta Sing! Camp

Mia HyeYeon Kim

Mia HyeYeon Kim- Director, Creative Keyboards Piano Camp

Music Therapy

Kristin Schneider Photo

Kristin Schneider

Riley Kua

Riley Kua

Elizabeth VanSant

Elizabeth VanSant

Emma Gordon, music therapist

Emma Gordon (Substitute)

Addison Breier

Addison Breier

Natalie Shannon

Natalie Shannon

Group Classes

Riley Kua

Riley Kua - Baby & Me Music, I Love Music, Music Meetup for Kids, and Voices of Sunshine Choir

Natalie Shannon - Music Adventures, Music Meetup for Kids, Music & Mindfulness for Teens Parent & Me Ukulele, Rockin’ Together, and Sing It Out! Choir

Elizabeth VanSant

Elizabeth VanSant- Musical Theatre and Parent and Me Group Piano

Fred Hoadley, Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Fred Hoadley - Afro-Cuban Ensemble

Mike West

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

Paterick West, Jazz Combo

Whitney Pierce-Takaba - Intro to Suzuki Guitar/Ukulele Class