At five years of age, John’s mother suspected that he might be gifted in music, so she enrolled him in piano lessons. She was right. After studying classical piano as a young boy, John taught himself the art of improvisation. In his teen years he began writing and performing music, then after he graduated from high school, he enrolled at Seattle Pacific University and continued studying piano. In 1981 he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in music education and music theory & literature.
After earning his teacher’s certificate, John soon discovered that he enjoyed teaching children. For many years he would teach piano after school, as well as on Saturday mornings. John has taught music in school classrooms for over 30 years. He has a broad range of experience with all types of musical instruments and styles—but his favorite is the piano!
John loves to individualize his teaching so that each student can excel in the type of music they would most like to play or write. Children or adults of any age will enjoy John’s lively instructional style.
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