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.
Riley recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, with an emphasis in piano at Henderson State University. While working on her degree, she was both a soloist and collaborative pianist working with a variety of soloists and ensembles.
During these years, Riley also worked as a library assistant where she spearheaded their children’s musical story-time program. She found her way to Seattle earlier this year to pursue a Master's in Film Scoring.
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 and has been teaching pre-k in various environments over the last four years. 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. Currently she lives in Lake Forest Park with her five Siamese cats. Her favorite pastimes include bell choir, choir, reading, and photography. Gillian currently teaches Pre-K music at a private school and is a substitute teacher in the shoreline public school district.