Mike has over twenty years of teaching experience as an early childhood piano instructor. He was a performing musician for over forty years with a background in pop, rock, rhythm and blues. Mike’s students have gone on to pursue music academically, professionally and for pure personal enjoyment.
Will adds positive energy and enthusiasm to our music program. Based on his training, he uses a classical approach to teaching piano. Will's students excel due to his consistent encouragement and support. Will manages our star-studded music team and creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in and out of the workplace.
Tom Scully graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied Jazz Composition and Guitar. Since then, he’s spent time playing/recording in multiple bands and projects, performing with free improvisers in Belgium, and has established himself as an active member of the jazz, rock, and avant-garde music scenes here in Seattle. Tom is passionate about promoting and exploring self-expression with his students, as well as encouraging a deeper understanding for art and the fundamentals of music.
Kristine comes to Seattle with 4 years of private teaching experience at Hope Academy of Music and the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. There she maintained a full studio of over 30 private flute and beginning piano students. She also conducted and arranged music for the Hope Academy Flute Choir. Kristine continues her active performing schedule as flutist with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and performed in Pittsburgh with the Westmoreland Symphony, Incidental Chamber Players, and OvreArts Ensemble.
She holds a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Music from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Peter is a cellist, musician, music writer, and educator with a passion for making music fun. With extensive experience teaching the musical fundamentals at the piano, Peter’s teaching aims to instill a lifelong musical curiosity while supporting each student’s unique needs. As a performer, Peter focuses on improvised music and music written by living composers, with crossover into jazz and musical experimentation of all kinds. While he received a strong grounding in the classical tradition through his degree at the University of Washington, Peter hopes to inspire each student to get excited about music of all kinds.
Born in Seattle, music has always been an important part of her life. Gillian graduated with her Bachelors in Music at Seattle Pacific University Dec. 2017. Her main instrument is voice and violin. Through college she enjoyed singing in many choirs, participating in a musical, and her senior vocal recital. It is with much excitement she is hoping to continue her education with a Masters in Teaching.
Beckett van Dyck
Beckett is a talented and passionate musician who has recently begun his journey as a private piano teacher. Currently attending Ingraham High School, Beckett has immersed himself in the world of music and has honed his skills through formal training and real-life performance experiences.
Having completed classes at prestigious institutions such as Juilliard and Berklee School of Music, Beckett has a strong foundation in music theory, composition, and performance. He is well-versed in various genres, with a particular love for jazz and classical music.