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Sam Esecson


Sam Esecson

Since he was 8 years old, Sam has been drumming away trying not to disturb his neighbors. Today, he is the drummer and percussionist for Juno Award-winning Canadian band the Paperboys, who tour regularly across North America and Europe. A proud endorser of Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Protection Racket Drum Cases, Sam also performs with local bands…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 >>

Launa Rohar


Launa Rohar

Launa Rohar received her B.A. in music from the University of Washington, followed by graduate work in flute performance and music education at Oregon State University. She has studied under well-known flutists…Read More >>

John Marino


John Marino

John Marino has decades of experience as a rock keyboardist and music teacher. As modern keyboard is in and of itself an amalgam of many styles including Classical, Ragtime, Blues, Boogie-Woogie, R&B, Jazz, and Prog, we will explore each of these genres as they relate to the modern keyboardist…Read More >>

Melissa Fleming


Melissa Fleming

Melissa received her Bachelor of Music at Washington State University, and began her professional singing career soon after she was hired by Norwegian Cruise Lines at an audition in Seattle in 2005. She traveled the world for 5 years, singing for various cruise lines as a production singer…Read More >>

Joe Polito


Joe Polito

With over twenty years experience as a professional musician, Joe Polito has obtained a wealth of information about music that he enjoys sharing with his students. He has taught in situations ranging from preschool music classes to teaching retired folks who are starting from scratch…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 >>

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 >>

Alex Ho


Alex Ho

The guiding principle behind Alex’s approach is to empower students with the critical thinking skills to be their own teachers at all stages of learning. This comes through refining self-awareness of one’s mind and body. Alex makes tension-free playing a part of every music lesson as he considers playing an instrument an athletic endeavor…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 >>

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