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Guitar - Piano - Ukulele
"I'm doing what I love the most."
Waynetta has given instruction on piano and guitar (accordion for a few years) consistently for over 44 years at Cascade Music with a passion to impart her love for music.
She became the pianist at her local church at age 9, and presently is a member of the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association; which affords her music students opportunities in activities including both "fun" and more "serious" competitions, which includes being adjudicated by those with doctorate level degrees.
Waynetta studied with adjudicator Judy Baker and Dr. Dean Kincaid of Chicago. For 20 years she taught a musical kindergarten class for 4 to 5 year olds with introduction to music theory, singing with microphone for stage presentations, and physical activities with rhythms. They performed with all the other students at least twice a year at spring and winter recitals.
Her experience is extensive and includes being the keyboardist and sang with the "Tulalip Gospel Singers and Band" for 30 years. Vacations have been spent traveling to Alaska and the southern states performing at conventions. She was privileged to accompany world renowned gospel song writer, TBN personality, and performer "Bill Gaither". She was invited to be the piano accompanist for the congregation of the local "Kroeze Brothers" - who were also featured weekly on TBN.
Waynetta has taught both piano and guitar group sessions. Presently she is teaching a guitar class - working with local teenagers, besides being in my studio for my daily teaching schedule.
Guitar and Ukulele
Electric, Classical, and Acoustic Guitar and Ukulele
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Steve was introduced to the guitar at the age of 5 and has been playing ever since.
He and a friend soon convinced their parents to take guitar lessons.
Steve continued instruction on guitar and music theory thru high
school. He studied under several influential musical professionals
including the classical guitar maestro Dr. Richard Stover.
Steve had his first professional gig at the age of 14 with his own band
playing school dances. Soon thereafter he began teaching locally during his senior year.
After several years of teaching,
playing, and college, Steve turned full time professional musician
and traveled the west coast playing six nights a week.
You can find Steve performing on one of the many
Casino stages in Western Washington with, the Dana Osborn Band.
Steve has been teaching at Cascade Music Studios for the past 12 years. Applying techniques learned from years of playing live and in studio to create a method giving students a solid foundation to pursue and perform in any style of music they desire.
Specializing in Electric, Classical, and Acoustic Guitar Lessons, and Ukulele
Piano - Guitar - Voice - Cello - Bass
I recognize the potential in each one of my students.
With my individual curriculum approach, I’ve seen my
students’ self-esteem and skill-set consistently rise.
I love what I do and it makes me happy to be able to
share my passion with others. Since starting as a
private teacher in 2005, my results are a testament
to the fact that my system works. I’m a patient,
adaptable, and professional Music Teacher ready to
help you reach your goals. Get in touch today so we
can start working together. Also check out my website
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
David's 20+ years of music experience includes education, professional performance, and skilled supportive instruction of individuals and groups of all ages:
Elementary through High School Band, Music Technology, Piano, and Guitar Instructor
Guest Artist, Consultant, and Clinician-high schools and colleges
Professional performances in jazz groups, rock, swing bands, chamber groups, and back-up bands for performers like Ray Charles, The Temptations, and others
Music composition and arranging
Studio work and Music Technology
Many of his students have gone on to careers in performance in the U.S. and abroad, computer game soundtrack composition, and music education.
David's current professional activities include:
High School Music Instructor at H.M. Jackson High School ( Mill Creek)-Band, Music Technology, Piano, Guitar
Audio Production, Arranging, and Recording music education curriculum method books and concert series songs at Thumbprint Music (thumbprintmusic.org)
Private Studio Music Instruction in Kenmore (group piano; individual brass and woodwind instrument lessons; combo group performance and improvisation) and Marysville (instrument lessons)
Freelance performance (trumpet) in Seattle area
David holds a bachelor of music education from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in educational technology from City University.
Violin - Viola
Kathryn Kibbe is a very bright musician, always eager to learn new things and also eager to teach. Kathryn started playing the violin when she was 9 years old and eventually switched to the viola at age 13. After a year or so playing the viola in her youth symphony, Kathryn made the official switch to the viola as her primary instrument that she would take through college.
Ms. Kibbe received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Central Washington University in 2015 where she studied with Timothy Betts. She then went on to complete her Master's Degree in Viola Performance at Bowling Green State University in 2018 under the tutelage of Matthew McBride-Daline. During her time at Bowling Green, Ms. Kibbe performed in masterclasses with Yizhak Schotten, Caroline Coade, and Rachel Barton-Pine.
Currently, Ms. Kibbe enjoys taking on both violin and viola students of all ages, beginning level through advanced, as well as performing with her hometown symphony, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, as fourth chair violist. Ms. Kibbe loves to crochet, powerlift, garden, and fish in her spare time.
Drums - Percussion
Keith Backman has lived in the Everett-Lynnwood area
most of his adult life; spending a good part of that
time as a professional drum teacher and musician.
Keith began his musical journey by taking
drum lessons from Dusty Neely at
Carousel Music Everett as a teenager.
During this time he began playing weekend gigs,
which eventually led to a long run of full time playing;
mostly performing six nights a week in night clubs...
a great way to learn and hone your skills!
He has logged over three thousand club gigs in his career!
Also during this time, Keith was asked to take on the drum teaching job at Joos Music in Lynnwood...the "Guitar Center" of it's day. Eventually he took teaching jobs at Ford's Music and Drum Shop in Seattle, Sexton Music in Snohomish, Bandaide Music in Alderwood Village, and Kenelly Keys in Everett. Finally in the late 70's, he was asked to teach at Cascade Music in Marysville, and has been here ever since.
Warren Murray is a consummate musician who plays HARMONICA and guitar in numerous styles including blues, rock n’ roll, new age, acoustic folk and classical guitar. He is also a talented harmonica player who has studied with some of the best. Warren has taught hundreds to play harmonica during over a decade of teaching guitar, harmonica, mandolin, ukulele.
Warren goes beyond being a talented guitarist and has a unique passion for blues and delta blues. He pays tribute in his own unique way to the genius of blues legends such as, Son House, Charlie Patton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Essentially, a lifelong musician, Warren plays with an unmatched passion for guitar.
As a HARMONICA teacher, Warren draws from the classic legendary players, such as James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Charlie Musselwhite; and also some of the Pacific Northwest’s best harmonica players, including Dick Powell, Paul Green and John Marshall.
He is skilled at and teaches mandolin in folk, blues and jazz chord styles, as well as ukulele for popular songs and basic piano. He has an admired reputation for teaching keyboard to youth. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and also post graduate studies.
Warren has released five CD’s and has performed throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Seattle area, as well as traveling to popular music venues in Portland, Oregon, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta for blues.
He has played for 20 years and is the author of The Blues Harmonica Workshop Book available in Seattle music centers and lesson studios.