Jason Abbott

Jason Abbott

Jason Abbot is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and engineer born and raised in Everett, WA. He started playing guitar in at the age of 13, just looking for a fun hobby to pick up but along the way found a deep passion for music that couldn’t be contested. Jason studied music theory and jazz improvisation fo…

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Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander, Violin, Viola, Cello teacher was one of those kids who could not sit still and learned quickly. She began violin in school in the 4th grade and played through 7th grade, when the cello looked appealing. The following year, her teacher thought she might like to try the bass, and she alternated…

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Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

“Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit.” –Beethoven

This quotation from Beethoven speaks to Paul’s heart and has been at the core of his study ,performance and teaching of music.

A native of Seattle, growing up in a music rich environm…

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Celine Baldevia

City: Seattle

Celine Baldevia

Celine cannot imagine her life without a piano! Since she was born, she was fascinated watching her older sister tickle the ivories and couldn’t wait for her first lesson at age 6 in the tiny island of Guam where she spent her childhood playing at the beach, listening to her parents’ vinyl records, and learni…

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Natalie Bartels

Natalie Bartels is a musician and a published poet based in Seattle, WA. Natalie began piano lessons as a child and loves to bring her passion for music to students through teaching lessons. Her childhood teacher had a tremendous impact on her development as a musician and as a person, and she still sees her…

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Ava Behinaein

City: Seattle

Ava Behinaein

Ava has been playing the piano for about 10 years. She studied music academically from high school when she was in her home country of Iran. Ava studied piano with Hamik Alexandrian, Tamara Dolidze, Raphael Minaskanian, and currently Cristina Valdes at the University of Washington, School of Music. Ava is cur…

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Alaina Belisle

Alaina Belisle

Alaina Belisle is a violist and music instructor from Seattle, Washington. Alaina welcomes students of all ages to her studio where she teaches beginning piano, beginning and intermediate violin, and all levels of viola. Her first memory of playing a stringed instrument was at the old Pike Place Market music …

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Marcos Benitez

Marcos Benitez

Marcos Benitez is guitarist, songwriter, and music teacher from South Florida. Growing up in the multi cultural city of Miami, Marcos was exposed to latin and jazz music at an early age and by the time he was 12 he had discovered guitar as his passion. Marcos played with several different bands in high school…

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Anne Bergsma

Anne  Bergsma

Anne Rose Bergsma holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in voice from the University of Washington. She has performed opera, oratorio, Gilbert and Sullivan and concert repertoire. For the past 25 years she has taught both privately and on college faculties.

Anne teaches voice, guitar, and piano lesso…

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Silas Berlin

City: Seattle

Silas Berlin

Silas Berlin is a classical pianist with a rounded approach. Classically trained from the age of six, Silas discovered jazz while in high school and later found that he “re-discovered” classical music by way of the jazz music in which he was ensconced. Silas takes great pleasure in realizing the ways in which…

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