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Ben Bentler


Ben Bentler

Ben Bentler has been teaching voice for over ten years and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is proficient in Alexander technique. He uses an integrated form of movement and acting technique to tell stories through the art form of voice. He has worked as an accompanist, conductor, and musical director…Read More >>

Jon Pontrello


Jon Pontrello

I grew up in a musical family where my dad was often buying broken instruments at garage sales, flea markets and pawn shops and fixing them up, so my house was almost like a music shop. My dad tried to teach me how to play guitar, but it wasn’t until I got the opportunity to play drums in the middle school band that I became interested in playing music…Read More >>

Peter Adams


Peter Adams

As a teacher, Peter focuses on being flexible to the individual student’s needs while keeping the lessons fun and engaging. His approach involves teaching music theory along with reading charts and learning tunes. He strives to have his students understand the “why and how” of music so they can develop their musical ability at a faster pace…Read More >>

Susan Jacoby


Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby holds a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Washington. Her studies with prestigious teachers have included Alex Klein, Rebecca Henderson, Kathy Greenbank, Laila Storch, David Weber, and John DeJarnatt. She is accredited by the UW in piano proficiency…Read More >>

Bill Panks


Bill Panks

Bill Panks received his B.A. in music from Carleton College with a focus on music composition. In addition to being a past member of the Sammamish Symphony and concertmaster of Carleton College’s Symphony Orchestra, he has extensive performance experience as a member of a variety of small chamber ensembles. Outside of the classical music world,…Read More >>

Andrew Long


Andrew Long

I started playing guitar at the age of 12. I’ve played in multiple bands and have taken many music theory classes. I am a graduate of Northwest University (Kirkland, WA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music Industry…Read More >>

Leah Mainard


Leah Mainard

For the past decade, I have been teaching private voice and piano, as well as staying actively involved in my church music program, local choirs, and local musical theater productions. My passion is helping students grow as performers and vocalists no matter their skill level. Whether it is introducing the beginner student to the stage…Read More >>

Levi Gillis


Levi Gillis

Levi Gillis is a Seattle-based saxophonist, improviser, composer, and educator. A graduate of the University of Washington with a BM in Jazz Studies / Saxophone, Levi is quickly making a name for himself at the forefront of jazz and improvised music in Seattle. He has studied and performed with some of the most sought-after musicians in Seattle, New York, and the San Francisco Bay area…Read More >>

Danny Kam


Danny Kam

Danny Kam holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, with concentrations in Acting and Directing. He also studied Vocal Pedagogy, performed extensively as a soloist with Western’s Music Department, and founded an original concert series, Fresh Hot Songs, which had four sold-out installments…Read More >>

Jason Edwards


Jason Edwards

Jason Edwards began playing drums at the age of 16. In his first decade of playing, he has recorded and performed with over 30 bands in the Northwest. Jason also owns and operates a home studio, where he writes and records original music…Read More >>

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