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Popular Music Teachers Near Port Orchard

Zarni d.

Seattle, WA
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Makala W.

Seattle, WA
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Rian D.

Seattle, WA
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Zarni d. Seattle, WA

About Zarni

Hello!
My name is Zarni and I am a recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Music Education and Songwriting. During my time at Berklee I received two scholarships, The Korg Endowed for Early Childhood Education and the Scott Benson Scholarship, the highest award given for Songwriting. Most recently I won Most Promising Music Educator Award in the Choral department, an award given by the Dean of the Berklee College of Music.
I am just as passionate about writing, listening to, learning and analyzing the popular music that you listen to!
I have taught in several different environments. I taught for two years at the West End Boys and Girls Club (an after school program for teens ages 10-18) as a vocal and piano teacher. I also started a songwriting program ...

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DaveP June 16, 2012
Awesome Instructor

We feel very fortunate to have Zarni helping our son with his music. He can't wait for each lesson and is really improving under Zarnis direction.Appreciate the thoughtful attention and notes and working on a plan that inspires him to play. Highly recommend.
Makala W. Seattle, WA

About Makala

I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its clicheİ to say so, but it's true! :)

For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon box of rhythms and sounds captivated and affected me so much that it is the key experience that I draw from in making my own music today.

I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska (a small town in the center of the state) so my only option for entertainment and fun was getting involved in the arts! I started performing at a very young age as both a dancer and a musician. I studied classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop and street dance, and world dance traditions throughout my formative ...

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Silviana M. September 26, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's an amazing instructor! She's showing professionalism in a relaxed, personable way, and is able to adjust her teaching to suit the learner.
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Laura F. June 19, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Last summer, I insisted my then 11-year-old daughter take some kind of music lessons. She wasn't excited about it. We found Makala online and based on the great reviews, my daughter and I agreed she would give it a try 6 months. She has been taking lessons from Makala for close to 1 year now.

At one point I asked if my daughter wanted to switch to a music teacher where her friends take lessons....it was much more conveniently located for me (we live in southeast Seattle), but she said "no way." It actually made me happy to see her commitment to her instructor. And it's been more than worth it to me to make the 45 minute commute to Ballard in order to have her be so excited and engaged in music.
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Stefan K. February 3, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Down to Earth!

Makala is a patient person. She really takes a lot of time in explaining things so that you understand them. I took lessons from her for a year. I had never sung a note before. She helped me learn about the mechanics of my voice and taught me a lot about myself as a learner and singer! I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Rian D. Seattle, WA

About Rian

A native of West Seattle, Rian took his first piano lessons at the age of seven. His middle school music teacher recognized Rian’s musical talent and gave him his first public performance opportunity during the school’s annual musical. Rian would go on to play piano for the middle school productions for 3 more years. As Rian progressed into high school his talent increased as well. As a freshman in high school Rian successfully tried-out for the award winning JFK High School Jazz Band and soon took over as the primary pianist. While performing at a high school jazz band festival he was singularly awarded the “Best Rhythm Section” award, a prize usually given to a band’s entire rhythm section. Rian concluded his high school musical career with a trip to ...

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Cameron C. October 23, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
rian is a good teacher

he is the only piano teacher i have had. i was teaching myself piano and was given some lessons as a gift, and i chose him somewhat randomly from the teachers listed on takelessons dot com. i had several lessons from him and he gave me lots of good ideas. i would have continued with him, but for circumstances out of my control. i would recommend him as a teacher. he has lots of experience and can tailor his teaching depending on what you want to do
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JudithS June 30, 2012
Rian is patient which is what I needed. He makes you feel comfortable and has a low key way of pointing out areas for improvement without offending.Would recommend him to others who want to play piano, regardless of how old you are.

Katie Ilen Y.

Seattle, WA
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Anita R.

Port Orchard, WA
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Kay E.

Seattle, WA
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Katie Ilen Y. Seattle, WA

About Katie Ilen

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Contemporary ear training, speech-level singing, songwriting, rock, r &b, soul, gospel, musical theatre, Beginning classical, Voice

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Eric K. April 19, 2014
Singing
Great Teacher!

Katie Ilen is an amazing singer with a knack for teaching. She is patient, kind, informative and highly skilled. My daughter loves her and talks about her all the time. After taking lessons with Katie my daughter has gotten so much better it is surprising. Katie also incorporates recording into her lessons and now we have 2 adorable recordings of my daughter singing. Priceless! Highly recommended!
Anita R. Port Orchard, WA

About Anita

Are you searching for a joyful, encouraging and very knowledgeable teacher? Someone who is as passionate about her students as she is about music? You need to look no further. My name is Anita R. and I am a highly skilled piano and voice teacher with a lovely music studio in the old town area of Port Orchard. I WARMLY welcome all students, young to very mature, gifted to unmusical. With over 25 years teaching in the U.S. and Italy to a vast range of ages and abilities and performing music in front of every size of audience, I have a gigantic toolbox of techniques to help you find your best style of learning, creating and playing music. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Curious? I look forward to meeting you!
Anita R.

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Kay E. Seattle, WA

About Kay

Indeed as a kid, I was simply blown away as to how music showcases almost endless stimulating possibilities. This in terms of structure, different genres, discordance, harmony, tamber, melody and rhythm. For it would be these very profound attributes noticed back then that sustain me today.

As a young aspiring musician, "universal" would be last words out of an poor observers mouth. This especially when describing my several attempts in playing speed metal on my sisters viola. It would be these sort of behaviors that summoned my father to buy his resourceful son a electric guitar and amp. The rest was history. A history plagued with disturbing reverberations along my parents bedroom walls and garage doors. This while placing a heavy burden on their pocket books in ...

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