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Private Teachers

A teacher ’s ranking in the list does not indicate ability or preference. We are regularly adding to and improving our list, so if you can recommend a good teacher, please let us know!

We work closely with our local private music schools. The two that are closest to us are:

Bellinghome School of Music – 360-922-0382 – bellinghomeschoolofmusic.com

Evergreen Music School – 360-220-4628 – evergreenmusicschool.com

A white woman stands with a clarinet in front of a group of students, also white, also holding clarinets.

D’Addario artist Terri Cole demonstrates proper mouthpiece technique.

Woodwinds

Flute/Piccolo Lessons

Dr. Stephanie Bethea – 360-856-2326

Thomas Harris – 360-319-7290

Nirvana Guernsey – 360-756-6190

Debbie McMeel – 360-647-9606

Sage Waters – 360-966-4582

David Zagelow (Suzuki and Musikgarten) – 360-220-4628

Clarinet Lessons

Marcel W. Helland – 425-240-5170

Erika Block – 360-393-6248 – College level and above

Thomas Harris – 360-319-7290

David Kappele – 360-389-0856

Elyse Evans Kirchner – in Anacortes – 410-218-9773

Mark Kelly – 360-676-5750

Skip Williams – 360-734-8466 or 360-319-8963 (cell)

Saxophone Lessons

Marcel W. Helland – 425-240-5170

Josh Cook – 540-220-6465

Thomas Harris – 360-319-7290

Conner Helms – teaches at Bellinghome – 802-734-2723

Alex Kelsh – 360-319-2616

Dylan Hermansen – 818-618-0757

David Kappele – 360-389-0856

Mark Kelly – 360-676-5750

Izak Lamb – izakorionlamb@gmail.com

Oboe Lessons

Jen Weeks – 360-733-6373

Zachary Murdzia – 360-441-5798

Bassoon Lessons

Pat Nelson – 360-303-4014

Many people are gathered around a table with a few teachers. Each teacher is holding a different instrument and demonstrating it to a younger person.

The Skagit Mall petting zoo, in conjunction with Evergreen Music Studios, where we help hundreds of kids in the span of four hours, try instruments to their hearts content and to the joy of bystanders.

Brass

Trumpet Lessons

Frank Kuhl – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

Jeremiah Austin – 360-820-1200

Malcolm Peterson – 360-672-4894

Trombone Lessons

Rob Quiesser – 360-927-4400

Frank Kuhl (beginners only) – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

Chris Kelley – 360-213-7528

French Horn Lessons

Jack Champagne

Kristy Kilgorg  – 509-833-9183

Frank Kuhl – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

Baritone/Tuba Lessons

Rob Quiesser – 360-927-4400

Chris Kelley – 360-213-7528

Frank Kuhl – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

An older man in a peaked cap and glass holds a violin to show something to a young blonde boy. Both people are white.

Dave demonstrates crack repair as part of a day long job shadow for a local student.

Strings

Violin/Viola Lessons

Joy Westermann – 360-483-7718

Lauren Lamont –  206-941-1162

Beth Loudon – 203-767-3172

Jacqueline Scheffer – call/text – 360-223-9405

Tara Weaver – 509-341-4194 (Blaine area)

Emma Simmons – 503-894-2780

Cello Lessons

Michael-Ann Burnett – 360-756-1721

Cori Holquinn – 360-325-6381

Chiao-Yen (Aya) Chen – chiaoyen0219@gmail.com – Lessons available in English and Chinese

Samantha Sinai – samanthasinai@gmail.com

Upright Bass Lessons

Cori Holquinn – 360-325-6381

Other

Piano Lessons

Mary Jackson – 360-224-7676

Nathan Campbell – 360-303-9968

Jaemee Kim – 360-220-4628

Mark Walby – 360-527-9626

Carol Robinson – 303-579-8243

Percussion Lessons

Jerry Steinhilber – 630-926-1951

Zachary Murdzia – 360-441-5798

Accordion Lessons

Josh Speigel – 802-734-2723

Jackson Taires – 425-905-5793

Bouzouki Lessons

Jan Peters – 360-820-0486

Voice Lessons

Andrea J. Paulson – 360-303-9797

Dr. William Brooke – 360-738-7166

Naomi DeVries Pomerantz – 240-277-6269

Gretchen Hewitt – 314-277-4780

Theory/Composition Lessons

Wendy Helen Bartlett – 360-392-0984

Jon Bash – 360-460-8908

Marcel W. Helland – 425-240-5170 (Theory only)

Zachary Murdzia – 360-441-5798 (Theory only)

Frank Kuhl – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

Jazz/Improv Lessons

Marcel W. Helland – 425-240-5170

Frank Kuhl – 360-733-8315 or 360-224-8315 (cell)

Recording Studios

Acoustic Art Studio – Patrick Neher – 360-312-3811 – ProStudioStrings.com

Funk Schwey Studio – Mike Cloud – 360-224-6233 – funkschweystudio@gmail.com

Updated: September 6th, 2019