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
Whitney Pierce Takaba - Guitar
Clark Grogan - Guitar and Ukulele
Antoine Martel - Guitar, teaches in English & French
Dan O'Brien - electric bass
Brooke Bower - Ukulele
Bill Anthony - Trombone, Tuba, Baritone
Bruce Staelens - Trumpet
Pete Kirkman - Trumpet
Suzanne Feinstein - French Horn
Joshua Romatowski - Flute
Mike West - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Lori Shepherd - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe
Julian Banbury, Bassoon
Jack Toker - Drumset
Nobuko Hasegawa - teaches in English & Japanese.
Dr. Jonathan Oddie
Amber Rose Johnson
Emma Gordon (substitute)