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We offer private music instruction for a variety of instruments. Just 30 minutes per week can get you started on the instrument of your choice. We have qualified instructors, lesson rooms and all the materials you need! Just sign up below for $15 or call the store nearest you for available lesson times.

Lesson prices are set by individual teachers for a half hour one on one lesson once a week. Shorter term lessons of are available as well.

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Dan Adams
Dan Adams
Drums - Percussion
Lynnwood
Over 30 years of teaching experience. Earned BA at the University of Idaho and a Master's from the University of Washington. He served 2 years as the District Music Supervisor for the Rainier School District and has been a special percussion consultant to the Olympia School District. He has worked as the Director of Percussion Studies at Seattle Pacific University since 1986. Dan has performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Civic Light Opera, the Ashi Opera of Japan and many other groups. He has shared the stage with Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Chakka Kahn, and Etta James just to name a few.
Larry Anderson
Larry Anderson
Keyboards - Organ - Piano
Lynnwood
Since attending Linfield College, Larry has taught privately for over 35 years. In addition to teaching, he works as a freelance musician playing for the swing band, The Hiltons. He also performs for weddings and other special occasions. He teaches students of all ages and skill levels and specializes in beginners.
Ron Barrow
Ron Barrow
Flugelhorn - Trumpet
Lake City
Received a BA in music education from the University of Washington. He has been teaching privately for over 10 years and is currently an active, professional musician. He has played and performed with several different bands, including a Latin ensemble, Mango Son, a Cuban group, Supersones, and his own Jazz Quartet.
Ron Bolles
Ron Bolles
Piano - Viola - Violin
Lynnwood
Ron was raised in Seattle. He started his musical career playing the viola when he was nine, and soon added oboe, bassoon, and piano to his repertoire. After four years studying music at WWU in Bellingham, he returned to Seattle. He worked at Capitol Music for 16 years, and at Kennelly Keys for nine, before becoming a full-time teacher in 2017. A patient, creative teacher, he brings a wide range of experience ranging from singing opera and writing musical theatre to performing in a string quartet at local weddings. In addition to his teaching, Ron is the principal viola of the Rain City Symphony.
Ethan Bott
Ethan Bott
Banjo - Bass Guitar - Guitar - Mandolin - Ukulele
Bellevue
An instructor for Kennelly Key Music since 2007, Ethan has 20+ years playing experience and over 15 years teaching experience. Ethan teaches Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and beginning Banjo and Mandolin. All styles and skill levels ages 6 and up are welcome. Lessons focus on songwriting and techniques for rhythm and soloing, as well as getting students playing their favorite songs. Ethan's goals are to assist students in being as well rounded as possible and helping them find their own unique voice on their instrument. Ethan has played in several local bands in the Seattle area and is the founder of the local rock group "The Janitors of Chaos" in the early 2000s.
Shan Candelario
Shan Candelario
Guitar - Piano
Everett
Shan started playing the guitar at the age of 6. He also played the trumpet, drums, and piano for many years growing up. He studied music at Western Washington University including classical theory while playing in bands in Bellingham. He has performed in clubs and other venues in the Puget Sound area for numerous years with a very energetic and driving sound including a show with "Hue Cenic"(bass player from Santana). He currently teaches guitar, bass and music theory ranging from styles of classical to classic rock and has taught at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts. Shan had also written and recorded a number of Folk Rock and Country Rock guitar parts for the "Guy Madison Band" which have been played on many US Radio Stations reaching the top 10 Billboard charts.
William Carlisle
William Carlisle
Clarinet - Saxophone
Lake City
Will has studied and played the Saxophone and Clarinet for the past 16 years. He has a Bachelors degree in music performance and theory and has performed in and produced numerous bands spanning a variety of styles. Will studied Saxophone and Clarinet under the careful instruction of Neil Stafford and Alexie Nicklaev and has an extensive knowledge in the area of music theory.
Jansen Dustin
Jansen Dustin
Saxophone
Lynnwood
Jansen has 20 years of experience performing on saxophone and bass clarinet. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Central Washington University, where he focused primarily on saxophone and jazz studies. He has performed with various groups in Puerto Rico, Paris, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In 2009 Jansen received his certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College. He performs regularly as a member of local rock band The OF, and frequently sits in with several Northwest big bands. Jansen enjoys performing and teaching all styles of music, and accepts students of all ages and skill levels.
Wes Dyring
Wes Dyring
Viola - Violin
Lynnwood
Wes Dyring has been a Seattle Symphony violist since 1986 and holds a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music. He draws on forty years of successful teaching experience to offer individualized instruction to beginning to advanced students of all ages. Wes particularly loves teaching violin to young children and has a gift for communicating with them and sparking their love for music. Wes believes that developing musical talents can help children improve their concentration, coordination, discipline, mathematical abilities, communicative and cooperative skills, and better appreciate the art around them. For Wes, the goal of teaching music is not merely for students to learn to play an instrument, but to assist them to develop their mind, heart, body and spirit, which will remain with them throughout their lifetime.
George Eldridge
George Eldridge
Drums - Guitar - Piano
Anacortes - Everett - Lynnwood
With a Music Education Degree with Certification from Northwestern College, MN, George studied with Minnesota Symphony Percussionists and is currently performing with Christian worship and variety dance bands. He is a patient teacher and welcomes beginners. Students may learn popular, classical, folk, rock, country, blues and Christian worship music styles. Students may also learn to read music and play by ear, improvise, and learn basic theory on guitar, drums or piano. George has been teaching for 30 years.
Janine Elf
Janine Elf
Piano - Voice
Everett
Janine is an international award winning vocalist with many awards under her belt including featured soloist of the All Nation Choir at Carnegie Hall. Taking 1st place female vocalist at the USA World Showcase in 2007 and singing the national anthem in the Kingdome for the Seattle Mariners game. She currently can be found performing Jazz in local gigs and recording her first cd. She is also a passionate and experienced voice teacher who loves helping the average person discover their beautiful voice. She has been teaching in her home studio for over 20 years and also provides lessons via Skype. Her most recent accomplishment is completing the Estill Voice International training for certification. She has said, "this training filled in all the gaps for me on how to use the voice in all genres. With the understanding of vocal anatomy and the different processes we use in singing and speaking. It is unlimited what we can accomplish".
Elaine Ford
Elaine Ford
Piano - Voice
Lake City - Lynnwood
Elaine is a singer/songwriter from Southern California and has been teaching for 26 years. She studied music at Pasadena City College and The Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, California. She has extensive experience in club work performing in bands (Classic Rock, Folk and Big Band) and is a vastly experienced session singer. She has been a church pianist, performed in musical theater, been heard on the radio and seen on TV. Her talent has been praised in Home Recording Magazine and Folk Music Magazine. Many of her students perform at school and local talent shows and some have achieved professional gigs. She teaches budding musicians of all ages.
Patrick Fouhy
Patrick Fouhy
Guitar
Lake City
A private teacher with Kennelly Keys since 2008, Patrick’s primary goal is to assist his students in achieving their musical goals. If it’s becoming a better song writer, developing into a virtuoso, understanding musical concepts, or simply getting over the hump of playing a bar chord Patrick will customize the educational experience to fit the student’s need. With private lessons, personal study, and a collegiate education Patrick has amassed almost 30 years of music education in his life. Studying everything from modern day rock and pop music to classical composition/theory, jazz theory and harmony, to Japanese folk music and even Tibetan percussion practices. Patrick combines this education with over 20 years of performance experience and more than 15 years as a private music instructor.
Susan Galbraith
Susan Galbraith
Voice
Bellevue
Susan Galbraith is a singer/songwriter, vocal instructor, and arts writer living in Seattle, Wa. After releasing her debut album "The Way to Here" (iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody) in 2009, her music is described as "hitting every listener’s tastes" and led to multiple major performances around the Seattle area such as Paragon, Seattle Center's outdoor concerts, Nuemo's, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door, and many other iconic Seattle venues.
Carlos Garcia
Carlos Garcia
Violin
Everett
Carlos is a recent graduate from Western Washington University where he earned his BM in music composition and violin performance. He has served as a director and coach of Sinfonette (the youngest group of the Mt. Baker Youth Orchestra) and also as a private teacher to beginning violinists in the Bellingham area. Carlos aims to make music as fun as possible while learning to mature in the life long craft of playing the violin. His experience as a tennis instructor for elementary school kids as well as instructing violin has deepened his passion for teaching and enriching lives with music. Though mostly used to teaching young beginners, Carlos has also taught adults. His methods and approach are unique to each student and are geared to those who are serious about learning and making beautiful music.
David George
David George
Flugelhorn - Trumpet
Lynnwood
Received a BM in music performance from Cornish College of the Arts. He has been teaching privately for over 20 years and is currently an active, professional musician performing in big bands, jazz combos and salsa groups throughout Europe, Asia and the US. David is currently on the teaching staff at Roberts Music Institute in Bellevue and an adjunct faculty member at North Seattle C. College.
Jason Gero
Jason Gero
Bass Guitar - Guitar
Everett - Lake City
Jason completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Akron, where he studied the guitar and electric bass. Jason has been teaching private lessons for 19 years, with the last 5 years at Kennelly Keys locations. Jason has played both guitar and bass professionally in a wide variety of groups, from big bands and small jazz combos playing at restaurants and festivals, to rock and heavy metal bands playing at night clubs in places like Pioneer Square. Jason accepts beginning students for all styles and offers advanced study of jazz, blues, rock, metal, and various sub-genres thereof. Jason accepts students of all ages.
Ben Gessel
Ben Gessel
French Horn
Lynnwood
Ben Gessel was born in Lafayette Indiana and grew up in University Place, WA. He graduated from George R. Curtis Senior High School in 1996. Following graduation, he has attended Brigham Young University, Central Washington University (where he received his BA in music), and Tacoma Community College, as well as completing a 2 year, part time film composition program with the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. Mr. Gessel has over 10 years of experience writing for French Horn, piano and larger works for symphony orchestra, concert band, and other ensembles.
Mary Gossard
Mary Gossard
Piano
Everett
Mary Gossard offers piano lessons with a variety of music genres from classical to jazz, as well as music theory and composition. She believes in nurturing each child in allowing them to create music from his or her own "voice". Mary started playing piano by ear at the age of 4 and she had 7 years of formal training throughout her childhood. She has been writing original compositions for 18 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the Evergreen State College, she has studied music, music recording, ethnomusicology and gamelan music in South East Asia. After attending Dalcroze Eurthymics from the Julliard School of Arts NW Division, she came to understand the importance of expression and emotion in music and how to translate that knowledge to her students.
Mark Hager
Mark Hager
Piano
Lynnwood
7 years teaching private lessons and 10 years professional performance experience. A self-taught pianist until college, Mark eventually majored in Jazz Studies and Jazz Piano Performance at the University of Washington, where he studied under Professor Mark Seales. He specializes in jazz and improvisation as well as theory and technique. He performs regularly with a variety of jazz, funk, reggae, and rock groups and has appeared at such venues as The Fenix, The Ballard Firehouse, The Tractor Tavern, the EMP and Jazz Alley. Recently, he has recorded with Little Big Man and James Whiton. He currently plays with the Marc Hager Jazz Trio Quartet and Groovemob.
Greg Hagstrom
Greg Hagstrom
Guitar
Lynnwood
Greg has been teaching guitar lessons for 10 years. After 20 years of private lessons on guitar and piano, he has become well versed in many genres. Depending on what you want to learn, Greg will cater lessons accordingly. Whether interested in music theory, song writing, or just mastering some three chord songs, Greg believes in allowing the student to be an instrumental part in guiding their own musical path.
Josh Halbert
Josh Halbert
Bass Guitar - Guitar - Piano - Upright Bass
Everett
Josh received a Bachelors degree in music from Cornish College. He loves teaching to players of all levels and ages. He has studied under Ron Simon of the Seattle Symphony and Chuck Deardorf. He has also taken private lessons with Randy Halberstadt, Benny Green, and Gerald Cannon. Josh enjoys teaching with a structured environment, while trying to keep things fun. He was mentored in guitar theory and composition by MI professor and War guitarist Stuart Ziff. He has attended lectures and classes taught by John Pattitucci. He has recorded in the studio with members of Nickleback and Candlebox and has played live with members of AC/DC, Steve Miller Band, Badfinger, War, Muddy Waters Band, and the Jimi Hendrix drummer, Jimmy Mayes. Josh enjoys performing music and continues to do so in the Jazz, Classical, Blues, and Rock genres.
Justin Henderlight
Justin Henderlight
Oboe
Bellevue
Justin Henderlight is a composer, teacher, oboist, and music historian. He is currently completing a PhD in Historical Musicology at the University of British Columbia. From a young age, he has participated in Seattle's rich music culture. His compositions have been performed by Seattle-area ensembles including Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and he has played with local groups such as the Federal Way Symphony. He currently performs with the Saltwater Chamber Music Series. An enthusiastic educator, he has committed his life to helping people of all ages play, study, and appreciate music. Justin completed his BA in Music Education at the University of Washington and holds an MA from the University of British Columbia.
Stephen Holmes
Stephen Holmes
Trumpet
Bellevue
17 years in private instruction. He received a BM in Music Education and an MA in trumpet research and performance at UOP Conservatory of Music. As part of his freelance work, Stephen performs with the Philharmonic Northwest Chamber Orchestra. He also works as a public school teacher.
Chris Icasiano
Chris Icasiano
Drums
Bellevue
Chris Icasiano has quickly established himself as a force in Seattle's new music and avant-garde jazz scene. He performs regularly in the co-led duo Bad Luck with long-time friend and collaborator, saxophonist Neil Welch, which was recently awarded the 2009 Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by Earshot Jazz. Bad Luck's self-titled debut album was received with much critical acclaim and has been described as, "...one of the finest Seattle Jazz recordings in years - fresh, assured, mature way beyond it's players' ages." (Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz). Chris is a co-founder of the local record label Table & Chairs, an organization which has, for two consecutive years, won the Earshot Jazz award for Concert of the Year in 2012 and 1013. Chris is also a co-founder of the New York Times acclaimed music series The Racer Sessions, a weekly composition and improvisation workshop that provides an alternative space for musicians of all backgrounds to come together and participate in collective improvisation. He is a very active contributor the Seattle music scene and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Roger Jensen
Roger Jensen
Banjo - Bass Guitar - Dobro - Guitar - Mandolin - Ukulele
Everett - Lake City - Lynnwood
Seven years of formal music education. Roger has 40 years of experience as both a professional musician and a private instructor. He's played with the Lyle Schafer Dance Band since March 1995 and Cross-town Classic Rock Band since March 2003. Roger is a long-time Kennelly Keys Music instructor and enjoys teaching and playing all styles of music.
Teresa Jorgenson
Teresa Jorgenson
Viola - Violin
Everett
Teresa began teaching violin as a high school student and has taught ages 4 to 50. As a home schooling mother of 7 children, she believes in teaching to individual learning styles. Teresa has a deep passion for music, which she longs to foster in others. She began studying music at the age of 8 and went on to play with Seattle Junior Symphony and Portland Youth Philharmonic. As a young adult, Teresa spent time in Germany, performing with a local group in a medieval church and studying at the University of Hamburg. Upon returning to the US, she earned a BA in Music Performance from Linfield College. Along with teaching, she is currently a freelance musician performing with groups such as Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Everett Philharmonic Orchestra, Skagit Opera, her quartet and at local churches. Teresa believes that whether you go on to play professionally or just for the pure enjoyment of it, playing a stringed instrument will enrich your life and grow you brain!
Brian Kent
Brian Kent
Saxophone
Lynnwood
Brian Kent has studied saxophone since he was eight. He grew up in a musical family and was heavily influenced by his father, an exceptional jazz drummer in his own right, who exposed him to such musical greats as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Bill Evans. These early influences instilled a deep and permanent love for jazz that shaped Mr. Kent's musical career and personality. Mr. Kent attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating Magnum cum Laude with a degree in Jazz Performance. He gigged locally in Boston and led his own quartet before moving to Seattle in 1988, where he began performing and recording with local talent. Since then he has gained a reputation as one of Seattle's premiere saxophone players and instructors.

Brian Kent has played with Jay Clayton, Stuart Depster, Buddy Catlett, Denny Goodhew, Joe McPhee and Floyd Sandifer and has recorded with Wayne Horvitz, Chuck Metcalf, Little Bill and the Blue Notes, Barney McClure, Larry Jones and Hans Teuber to name a few.
Ellen Kilcup
Ellen Kilcup
Cello
Lake City - Lynnwood
Ellen Kilcup was raised by music teachers who had her coaching and teaching cello at 11 years of age. She has studied cello performance under Stuart Hake, Meg Brennand, and Erika Pierson. She eventually found her greatest excitement for performance in chamber music while studying under Ilkkka Talvi and Kim Zabelle. Ellen graduated from Seattle Pacific University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in Cello Performance.  Her journey with music has led her through Italy, France, England, and New York, and has settled her contentedly in her favorite area, Seattle. She performs annually as a soloist with three-time Grammy Award winner, Michael W. Smith and has served as Principal Cellist for other artists while they are traveling through Seattle. She served as Principal Cellist for Thalia Symphony Orchestra for several years. With her deep passion for the cello and her love for bringing others into the art, she has been teaching out of her private studio for over fifteen years.  Currently, she is a Paraprofessional for the Edmonds School District's Music program and the cellist in the Sprezzatura Piano Trio, recently featured as a guest artists performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano at Seattle Pacific University. 
Henry Lamkin
Henry Lamkin
Guitar
Bellevue
Received BA from Florida State University. Teaching for over 15 years and a professional player for 12. He specializes in classical, blues, rock, and jazz guitar. Henry has been playing with his jazz band, The Tempos, for 10 years. He accepts all ages and levels of capability.
Craig Lawrence
Craig Lawrence
Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone
Lynnwood
Teaching publicly and privately for 26 years, Craig received his Music degree from Western Washington University. He has worked as a clinician at several music workshops around the Pacific Northwest, including the Mountlake Terrace Jazz Symposium for the last 11 years. He has also served as an adjudicator at many local and state solo contests over the years. In his 28 years of professional performing experience he has played and recorded with jazz, rock, and classical groups. Craig accepts all ages and skill levels.
Janice Lee
Janice Lee
Cello - Piano
Lynnwood
Ching-Jung Lee (Janice) has been the associate principle cellist of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006. She is an active cellist playing with local opera companies and orchestras in the greater Seattle area. She holds a Master's Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Washington, having studied with Toby Saks. Janice enjoys teaching and helping students discover the joys of music!
Hangnyo Lee
Dr. Hangnyo Lee
Piano
Lynnwood
20 years teaching experience. Master's degree from the University of Washington and Doctorate of Musical Arts awarded from The Juilliard School. Hangnyo has been active in music education throughout Korea and the US. In Seoul Korea she held many prestigious positions; working as the Professor of Music at the Seoul City University, President of The Milburn Christian High School, and serving as Dean at the Young-San Music Conservatory.
Gwendolyn Lewis
Gwendolyn Lewis
Cello
Everett
Gwendolyn Lewis has been active as a performer and teacher for over 40 years. After receiving her degree in cello performance in 1975, she continued her cello studies with Gabor Rejto of the University of Southern California and Eva Heinitz of the University of Washington. She served on the music faculty of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and has been teaching private lessons since 1970. She was the principal cellist for six community and university orchestras, been the member of the Lumiere String Quartet, and performed numerous concertos, solo, orchestral and chamber recitals. Gwendolyn believes the cello is for anyone, not just those interested in professional careers. Using no set curriculum, she individualizes her lessons to help each student achieve their personal goals and discover their full potential. With all students, she emphasizes finding one's personal voice and style, having a solid foundation in technique and musical theory, playing alone or with others, and exploring all types of music, not just classical. She accepts beginners through advanced students of all ages.
Klaus Liebetanz
Klaus Liebetanz
Flute
Bellevue
Teaching students privately for 25 years with a MM Doctoral work in flute. Klaus works as the instructor of flute at Music Works Northwest and Shoreline Community College. He has taught at community MWNW schools throughout Europe and the US and such colleges as the University of British Columbia and the University of Honolulu. He has toured the Pacific Northwest and US with Duo Cantico and has performed and recorded as the principal flutist for the Seattle Creative Orchestra. Klaus has also done recording with Erocia Classical Recordings and Albany Records.
Brian Madsen
Brian Madsen
Clarinet - Oboe
Everett - Lake City - Lynnwood
A well-accomplished musician, Brian has a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Washington University, and he has been teaching privately at Kennelly Keys Music since 2007. Prior to teaching at Kennelly Keys Music, he worked for five years as Assistant Director of Woodwinds with Mt. Baker Youth Symphony in Bellingham, and has been a faculty member of their Sounds of Summer program on a regular basis. Brian performs actively with a number of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and theater groups throughout the Northwest, having appeared with the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Metropoloitan Chamber Orchestra, and several other prominent organizations. Brian works well with students of all skill levels, and lessons include reed-making for advanced oboe students.
Tom Manley
Tom Manley
Piano
Lake City - Lynnwood
Teaching since 1980. Tom pursued a piano performance degree at Brigham Young University. He holds a piano recital each year to showcase his students' talents and regularly performs professionally at weddings, parties, and the like. Aside from private instruction, Tom played piano at the Bellevue Square Nordstrom for 13 years between 1986 and 1999.
William Maxwell
William Maxwell
Bass Guitar - Composition/Arranging - Upright Bass
Bellevue - Everett - Lynnwood
BA in music from Humbolt State University with over 25 years private teaching. William began his musical studies at the age of six and began teaching and playing gigs at the age of 15. Since then he's had extensive experience with live performance, touring, studio work, and instruction. He has performed with orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock, blues, funk, metal, pop, and country outfits. Several of his symphonic pieces have been featured in films and he has been praised by several publications including The Northcoast Journal, which called William, "A bass wizard." He also works as a sound engineer with over 150 album credits to his name. His teaching experience has included a wide range of students, from complete beginners to college level players.
Rose McIntosh
Rose McIntosh
Violin
Lake City
Rose grew up in the Seattle area, and began studying the violin at the age of 11. She is currently a member of the Bellevue Philharmonic and Bellevue Opera Orchestras and has also played with such local orchestras as Rainier Symphony and the Seattle Choral Company. In addition to performing, Rose is on the music faculty at Holy Names Academy and maintains a private studio as well. When she is not performing or teaching, Rose enjoys spending time outdoors, doing anything from hiking to rock climbing.
Michael Muelling
Michael Muelling
Viola - Violin
Lynnwood
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education, Mike moved to the Seattle area and has been teaching since 2009. He is currently the Director of Strings at the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, as well a coach for the Chamber Orchestra at Alderwood Middle School. You also may have seen him performing in a worship team at Northshore Baptist Church in Kirkland or Imprint Church in Woodinville. Mike hopes to cultivate well-rounded musicians with a life-long passion for music. He accepts aspiring violinists and violists of all ages and abilities.
James Myles
James Myles
Saxophone
Everett - Lynnwood
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, James is a versatile saxophone performer and educator, whose musical talents have secured performances across the country, including Benaroya and Carnegie Halls. He has performed as a soloist, as well as with such ensembles as the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet, TACTUS Ensemble, Seattle Saxophone Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, and Cascade Symphony. James is currently head of woodwind instruction for the Kamiak Show Band. James teaches all levels and ages of players, from beginning to very advanced.
Jonathan Pugh
Jonathan Pugh
Trombone
Lynnwood
Jonathan Pugh grew up in Wenatchee and his first musical memories include standing by his Dad as he led the band at his Summer youth circus. Later, he connected with Don Lanphere in Wenatchee and studied with him during his teen years. Jonathan Pugh started on trumpet, but today focuses on the mellower cornet. He presently teaches in the Edmonds Schools.
Anna Rapagnani
Anna Rapagnani
Piano
Bellevue
Anna Rapagnani, pianist and teacher, earned her BA degree from the University of Montana in piano and music history. She holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas where she also obtained the prestigious SFASU Piano Pedagogy Certificate. 
Sarah Richard
Sarah Richard
Children's Instruments - Voice
Lake City - Lynnwood
Sarah earned her B.M. in K-12 Music Education from Western Washington University, an M.M. In Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Christian University, and is a certified Music Together teacher. Sarah teaches voice to all ages with an emphasis on classical and musical theater styles, and also has a passion for working in conjunction with speech pathologists to provide care to professional voice users in need of rehabilitative work following injury. Her teaching experience includes 14 years of private teaching, 12 years of K-6 General music teaching in the Edmonds and Shoreline School Districts, and being on the music faculties at Texas Christian University and Shoreline Community College. In addition to managing her private voice studio at the Lynnwood store, Sarah also is the center director for Alley Bell Music, providing Music Together classes for 0-5 year olds at the Lake City store, and in additional locations in Edmonds and Lake Forest Park. For more information on children's music through Alley Bell Music, please visit www.alleybellmusic.com.
Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts
Guitar - Piano
Anacortes - Everett
Jason is classically trained on the guitar and piano, and customizes his lessons to meet the specific needs of each student. On the guitar, he teaches note reading, tabs, theory, improvisation, Classical, Blues, Rock, and Jazz, as well as composition. On the piano, he teaches beginning to advanced lessons in Classical technique. Jason accepts beginning through advanced levels, and specializes in Right Hand technique and Speed Picking. Jason has over 15 years of teaching experience.
Summer  Rognile
Summer Rognile
Children's Instruments - Children's Rhythm Instruments
Lynnwood
Graduate from California Institute of the Arts and trained at the Princeton Center for Music and Young Children. Starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia as well as on the West End of London. She is on numerous cast recordings and co-starred in the Royal National Theater's production of Lady in the Dark, which won the Olivier award for Best Musical. She has worked as a Montessori music teacher and developed and taught a Musical Theater educational program for elementary school children in the greater New York area. Her greatest joy to date is spreading joy of music to children and their families through Music Together. She enjoys musical Theater, Broadway, and current R & B.
Barbara Rollins
Barbara Rollins
Piano
Bellevue
Barbara began playing piano at the age of 2, was an early prodigy and was born with perfect pitch. She studied Piano Performance in Classical and Jazz piano through Master teachers at Cornish Institute, Central Washington University and Seattle Pacific University. She also studied Classical piano privately with Joseph Levine, Lowell Roddenberry and Marcielle Mack and Jazz piano under ECM recording artist Gary Peacock and Jazz Master, author and teacher Jerry Gray. She is presently on the advisory board for the Northwest Chopin Foundation. Throughout her 40 year career she has become well known to the local Seattle scene, backed singers of the Seattle Opera, toured throughout Canada as a solo pianist and accompanist to various Jazz vocalists. She is currently teaching piano to students of all experience levels and ages, playing private events as solo piano and with a Jazz quintet in Kirkland, WA.
Randall Ruback
Randall Ruback
Baritone - French Horn - Trombone - Trumpet - Tuba
Everett
Randall Scott Ruback has performed as principal trombone with the (RAI) Italian Radio and Television Orchestra of Rome; the Opera House "Giuseppe Verdi" in Trieste, Italy; and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel. A soloist on West German Radio, he has recorded for Israel television, the Eurovision Song Contest, film, disc, and is a prize-winning composer and conductor. Other performances include the Hungarian Opera; Pennsylvania Ballet; Orchestra of Ancient Music, Rome; and the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds. In Wisconsin: the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Skylight Opera. In jazz and popular music: the Guy Lombardo, and Bill Porter orchestras; Slide Hampton's World of Trombones; Louie Bellson; Marvin Hamlisch; artists from Motown, national touring groups, and entertainers. He has three degrees in music and has taught at colleges, universities, and educational institutions of every level since 1980. His students have achieved national recognition, teaching at universities, performing in US military bands, and orchestras, including six concerto competition winners, and three who have performed with the National High School Honors Orchestra. Mr. Ruback is also a published writer, clinician, presenter of workshops, and interdisciplinary courses.
Nathaniel P. Schleimer
Nathaniel P. Schleimer
Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone
Lake City
15 years teaching and clinic experience. 25 years performance experience as ensemble leader and sideman in concert club, recording, musical theatre, and public, private and corporate performance situations. Associate of Arts degree in Music at Pasadena City College. CD credits on Long John Oliva's "Cubarico", Bobby Medina and the Red Hot Band "Blazin", Papa Nata Live at Nichelby's. Worked with performers such as Rosemary Clooney, Charo, the Spinners, the Coasters, Buddy Greco, and many others.
Grant Schroff
Grant Schroff
Drums - Percussion
Lake City
Grant Schroff has been earning a reputation as versatile first call drummer/composer and educator in the west coast music scene for the last 10 years. Grant has earned a Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of The Arts and is fluent in the styles of jazz/funk/rock/reggae/R&B/hip-hop while also having extensive knowledge in world music styles, particularly Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. A respected drummer, his dynamic performances have been a part of countless festivals, nightclubs and recording sessions. Grant is a founding member, drummer and composer for Seattle’s powerhouse afro-funk octet, Polyrhythmics and has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with the group. In 2002 he received 2nd place honors for snare drum in the Washington State Solo Contest and was then awarded the Edmonds Rotary Scholarship for music that same year. In college Grant had the privilege of studying with legendary musicians, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock), Joe La Barbera (Bill Evans), and studied composition with Julian Priester (Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Duke Ellington). Grant continues to teach privately and perform regularly.
Michael Selvidge
Michael Selvidge
Drums - Percussion
Everett - Lynnwood
5 years as a private instructor, over 25 years as a professional player. Mike Attended Cox's School of Music in Seattle. He has preformed and toured with national groups such as Merille Rush and Rodney Dangerfeild, as well as many showcase bands of the Northwest such as Jonny Rusk, Johnny Lewis Trio, and The Fleetwoods. In addition to performing with numerous Seattle R&B bands/dance/show groups, Mike has substituted as a premier jazz/blues drummer throughout the Northwest, and has studied under Cathy Ramm of the Seattle Symphony. Mike is currently drumming for local band Groovemob and several blues bands including Roger Rogers, Two Scoop Combo, and New Blues Brothers.
Tim Sherman
Tim Sherman
Guitar
Lake City
Tim Sherman has been teaching guitar successfully to children, teens and adults in the Seattle area for almost 25 years. In addition, he has been performing music in the NW for 30 years and has several awards from the Washington Blues Society for his guitar playing and recordings. He has conducted big band classes for teens and adults through Seattle Performing Arts and has led seminars on blues guitar and songwriting for adults as well as children. His teaching style makes him one of the most recommended guitar instructors in the Seattle area for kids and teens.
Doug Spencer
Doug Spencer
Baritone - Clarinet - Drums - Flute - Percussion - Saxophone - Trombone - Trumpet - Violin
Everett
Teaching instrumental music for 45 years, Doug is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Music Education. He is on the Recommended Teacher List of the Everett Youth Symphony Program. He is a schoolteacher and Washington State Certified Music Educator.
Neil Stafford
Neil Stafford
Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone
Bellevue - Everett - Lynnwood
20 years experience in private instruction. Neil attended the City of Leeds, College of Music in England and graduated with a performance degree in Jazz and Light music on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. In addition he studied with Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jiggs Wiggam, and John Barry. As a professional, Neil has performed on cruise ships out of Miami and toured Europe with pop bands including stints with The Coasters, Platters, Drifters, Fleetwoods, Jack Jones and Vic Damone. He currently performs with local band Groovemob and several other big band groups around the Northwest. A Kennelly Keys Music employee since 1989, Neil is currently Director of Operations.
Luther Stohs
Luther Stohs
Violin
Everett
Luther Stohs, a former member of the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the River City Consort, and The Musical Company in Portland, Oregon, has taught violin for 28 years. He has taught beginning music theory for the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and toured in Japan. Luther studied with the late Raphael Spiro, former Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago-based Mutual Broadcasting Orchestra. His teaching philosophy focuses on developing a good sound, and skill to produce highly accurate pitch.
John Stout
John Stout
Piano
Bellevue
John has been a music educator for the last 16 years. His primary focus is on helping each student achieve their individual goals while leaving them with a strong fundamental understanding and appreciation of music in general. John earned a BA in Music from the University of South Carolina, after which he toured the US with various rock/pop groups performing in or with bands like Edwin McCain, Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracker, etc. Starting in 2006, he ventured out on a solo career in which he composes all the music & lyrics and holds down the role of Keyboardist, Singer, and Percussionist. Since relocating to the Seattle area in 2008, John has been very active performing all over the Northwest in various jazz, rock, and funk groups, including his own band, "Autonomous."
Dean Werner
Dean Werner
Banjo - Bass Guitar - Guitar - Mandolin - Ukulele
Lynnwood
Dean teaches you how to play your favorite songs and other popular songs, how to read music, and how to use musical building blocks to play creatively and improvisationally. Students are encouraged to bring in their favorite songs for study. Dean has been playing guitar since 1960, teaching and performing full time since 1995. He has performed Americana music on festival and concert stages, in clubs, and on the radio across the U.S. and in Canada, and has recorded two CDs with the band "The Reedy Buzzards". He plays lead guitar every week at Edmonds Adventist Church and at Queen Ann United Methodist Church. Dean can teach rock, blues, country, folk, bluegrass, classical, and contemporary or traditional Christian worship music. Dean welcomes both adults and children (about age 7 or 8 and up), beginners or otherwise.
Mike West
Mike West
Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone
Lake City
Mike has taught privately throughout the greater Seattle area for the last 20 years. He attended Central Washington University (1981-1986) where he was featured as a soloist in many of John Mowad's top bands. Mike has studied under the tutelage of John Jessen, Billy Pierce, Bert Wilson, and Raymond Wheeler. Professionally he has performed with Steve Miller, Brian Nova, Jazz Police, Red Fish Blue Fish, and many more. He currently works as a freelance musician in the Seattle area and is in top demand as a saxophonist and arranger.
 
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