Jason Kincy, Assistant Director, is also a saxophone, clarinet, and ukulele instructor. He has been playing saxophone for 12 years, and clarinet for 11. He earned his BA in classical performance at Virginia Commonwealth University, but has ample experience across many genres, from jazz and rock to funk and hip hop. He works as a freelance musician and producer, and plays along the west coast with his band. Jason believes that everyone has intrinsic musical talent, and can be coached to exceed their expectations.
Staff & Music Teachers
Addison K. is a brass, piano, and ukulele instructor. She has been playing French horn for 10 years, and is studying with some of the nation’s premiere classical and jazz horn players at Cornish College. She is currently principal horn with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, assistant principal in the Seattle Philharmonic, and regularly plays with many other qualified ensembles. In addition, she’s also an excellent early childhood educator for our Rock N Roll, Rock City, and Kids N Keys classes.
Andy C. is a guitar, bass and piano instructor, also trained in vocals and French Horn. As an active musician and passionate performer, you'll find him practicing and performing with his rock band in his free time. Andy has a talent for figuring out how to best teach music according to a student's particular learning style. Having studied both music and psychology at college, Andy has been working therapeutically with kids with disabilities for the past few years and is currently an instructor for a private school.
Barney B. is an electric bass, guitar and piano instructor. He’s been playing professionally since the age of 17, when bands with funky horn sections reigned supreme. He later moved to Seattle, where he earned his BA in musical composition and performance from Cornish College. He’s written for a myriad of musical acts, including salsa bands, gospel groups, jazz combos, chamber and full orchestras, and others. He’s also performed with an equally diverse list of groups, including performances with the Cascade Youth Orchestra.
Erica M. is a voice, piano, and trumpet instructor. She is a versatile vocal coach and one of our early education teachers. She has been singing and performing her whole life—from choirs, chorales, and plays in elementary school through to university, to classical, jazz, funk, blues, and rock bands across Baton Rouge to Chicago and now Seattle. She is also a talented trumpet player with 25 years’ experience, including 11 years performing first chair in military-style marching bands and symphonic orchestras and 5 years touring with various bands.
Luis D. is our piano and violin instructor. While his first love was classical music, he was intrigued with the way kids learn and decided to also focus his BA at Cornish College in pedagogy. Luis has a natural ability to connect with our youngest of students, and is also a teacher for our Early Education programs, Rock N Roll, Rock City, and Kids N Keys.
Nick S. is a drum, vocals and piano instructor. An accomplished and versatile musician who graduated from Berklee College of Music, he’s gone on tours of Iceland and been across the US playing drums in various bands. Furthermore, he is an accomplished composer and arranger, having worked briefly in LA at a film scoring studio. Nick’s styles range from pop punk to modern jazz to world fusion.
- Individual instruction with proprietary curriculum
- Students are motivated by playing with others in a band
- A band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self-esteem and leads to lasting friendships.
- Everyone learns faster playing music they like
- Students are motivated to learn when they see early results
- Introducing very young children to music supports cognitive development and motor skills.
- A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
- Students learn faster playing music they like.
- Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
- Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
- Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.