Kathryn Arnold – Piano
Kathryn Arnold is a beginning and intermediate piano and keyboard instructor looking for students of any age who want to further their musical education. She loves music and desires to foster a lifelong love of playing in her students. Whether that means playing classical piano, or the newest song on the radio, she helps people hone the skills to match their passion.
Kathryn currently performs with Lost and Found Ministries as well as the Tracie Marsh Band.
Chuck Easton – Jazz Piano
Chuck Easton teaches jazz improvisation, music theory, blues, pop as well as beginning to intermediate “regular “ piano. He is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he studied electric guitar and arranging. He is a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Composition award. He has taught theory classes and coached combos at Centrum’s Jazz Pt. Townsend for many years. He is also the conductor of the Northwest Big Band which meets for a week every spring in Pt. Townsend. “I like to take whatever style of music students are interested in and use that interest to foster a deeper understanding of music in general. “ Chuck is also willing to teach arranging, jazz flute and if anyone is crazy enough, jazz tuba.
Megan Hennings – Piano
*Megan’s studio is at capacity – Enrollment closed until June*
Megan teaches piano lessons to beginning and intermediate students of all ages. She graduated from Central Washington University (Magna Cum Laude, President’s List) with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a Business Administration minor. She also holds an Associate of Arts & Sciences (President’s List) from Olympic College, Bremerton. Music is a life-long obsession of Megan’s, and she wishes to continue that tradition by inspiring individual creativity while covering all the essentials of musicianship such as ear-training, rhythm, sight-reading, theory, etc. Megan is very interested in technique that employs economy of motion, relaxation, suppleness and power. She wishes all her students to have a happy, healthy, successful playing experience and so her students can expect a curriculum tailored to their particular interests and talents. In addition to private tutelage, Megan participates in chamber music and accompanies a wide variety of solo instruments and voices. She also enjoys singing classically, ChoirChimes, and community-theater.
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Jane Landstra – Piano (beg/int), Violin (beg/int) Fiddle (all levels)
- 40 years professional youth & adult teacher.
- UCBerkeley Graduate School of Education Teaching Credentials CA & WA
- Exceptional public school experience with the very young child through adult as well as private and group lessons.
- Recently Jane taught a “Celtic Strings” workshop week to 22 students–8 to 17 year olds in the “KYSS 2013!” Kitsap Youth Symphony summer program.
Jane tailers the lesson to the student. Engages each student in theory, notation, learning by ear and composition. Pianists use classical performance, exercise, lesson,and theory booksets. Violinists use Jane’s own popular, begining to advanced folk violin structured lesson audio materials, slow to uptempo CD’s with guitar back up, technique commentary, chords, & exercise activities. Also available Beg/Int classical theory/lessonbooks. Suzuki violin is offered beginners.
Jane has 6 recordings. Scottish CDs (Berkeley Scottish Players); New England contradance, and Norwegian music, ’70’s-2007.
She has taught violin, song, folkdance and is a dance musician for west coast music-dance camps in CA, Lark in the Morning, Mendocino Woodlands Camp, and Centrum’s International Camp, Port Townsend.
Jane teaches local quarterly beginner/intermediate, and advanced student group workshops in all Celtic traditional violin styles, and Nordic & Quebecois tunes. She leads Poulsbo’s monthly ‘Third Sunday Celtic Jam session’ and organizes the Bainbridge Island community contradances (West Sound Contradance Coalition). She
leads & teaches musicians for popular ‘Midsommer Fest’, Poulsbo. Students play all events & all are open to public participation.
Mentors: Spanish concert pianist Mrs. Isabella Magana of Berkeley CA–piano/ ear training. UCBerkeley Music Minor. Violin mentors are Quartet violinist Jack O’Brien of Berkeley; Suzuki and Starr proponents of Suzuki style teaching & materials. A few of her folk traditional teachers are Scotland’s Alistair Hardy; Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster (Cape Breton); Kalle Almlof, Jonny Soling (Sweden) and in Shetland, Tom Anderson.
Paul Cranford, music editor, composer published several of Jane’s compositions in his “Victoria Standard” ‘tune collection’, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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