About Christopher Chalaka
Christopher is a classical pianist and violinist based in Seattle, WA. He began playing piano when he was six-years-old and violin when he was nine. He was awarded first place in the Snohomish Music Teachers Association Student Concerto Competition as well as the Anna Rollins Johnson Scholarship Competition. He is...
For many of us, we can trace the birth of our love and passion for music to a single moment. Something we experienced, saw, or heard flicked a switch sending us on this incredible journey through the world of music. For Evan, that switch was flicked when his 3rd grade...
Playing since the age of six, Grace's passion for music was quickly realized through the violin. With consistent lessons from esteemed instructors such as Kent Coleman, Simon James, and close mentorship with brilliant accompanist, Hiro David, Grace's modest participation in recitals soon led to competitions local and national. Her success...
Matt's journey as a musician began in 6th grade when he enthusiastically joined the school band. Matt was presented with a curious, giant brass instrument his teacher referred to as a "baritone". When he was asked to blow into it and see if he could make a noise, a...
Ever since he started playing violin at 6 years old, Connor has had a passion for improving and exploring the many wonders that music has to offer. Connor earned his education from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and Central Washington University in WA state.
His instruction involved numerous...
Sharon Ford has been playing violin for over 20 years and is still learning! She grew up in Virginia and graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in with a degree in Music Therapy. During that time she studied violin, guitar, piano and picked up the banjo. She's been an avid...
Laura Reed is a Violinist and Violin Teacher in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in a musical family and began taking violin lessons at the age of 7. After attending a performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker in the 5th grade, she realized that music is what she loved and...
Lydia developed a passion for music at an early age. She was admitted to music school when she was 6 years old, where she studied violin, piano, music theory and played in various quartets and orchestras. She enjoys many different styles of music, but her main focus is learning classical...
Cello and Violin Teacher Douglas Yassen is a Seattle-based musician. He is originally from Texas and moved to Seattle to further pursue his music career. Douglas teaches cellists and violinists ranging from beginners to advanced students. He has worked in the Lubbock and Allen ISD's in Texas working as a...
About Charlotte Gilbert
, Bass Guitar
From bluegrass Hopper family to Honor Band, Choir, and Orchestra, Charlotte has a broad-range of musical heritage and experience. Charlotte played bass guitar and sang with her famous fiddling sister Jana Jae and backed up Jana and Buck Owens with her band. Combining country, rock, and pop, she had several...
A Northwest native, David is a violinist and vocal artist performing in the Seattle area. In addition to performing he's also an active voice and violin teacher.
Growing up in a family of musicians, David fell in love with the violin at the age of seven and started singing seriously at...
Richard Quan picked up the violin at the age of six and has been playing the violin for 11 years, with a teaching experience of 3 and a half years. Richard is currently attending University of Washington, Bothell. Richard is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean. He is a...