Meet Jeffrey - Associate Piano and Music Theory Teacher
Jeffrey Cooper is a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, with graduate degrees in organ from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Houston, where he has also been an adjunct professor in music theory. He began his career in Northern California with undergraduate studies at California State University, Chico, studying with David Rothe. He has since studied with Craig Cramer, Matthew Dirst, and Robert Bates. His doctoral research involved Buxtehude's lost suites on the seven planets and their influence on Bach's early works. He has performed as an organist and harpsichordist with the Grammy-nominated Baroque ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston. He is currently a music instructor and performer in Seattle and organist at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church.
He spends his spare time enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest in the company of his wife, also a music teacher, and two children.