(All lessons are held in private studios at Enumclaw Music.)
Contact: 360-825-1191 (store), 805-738-2092 (cell)
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (3-6 pm)
Levels taught: Piano/Voice/Guitar/Clarinet (All)
Violin/Cello/Ukulele (Beginning - Children)
Ages taught: 7+
Rates: $25 for ½ hour, $35 for 45 min, $45 for 1 hour
Amanda Becker has 20+ years musical training and performance experience, originally gaining a foundation in music from former piano teacher, Jan Sundberg. She then went on to study under the professional musician former Seattle Conservatory of Music faculty member, and current teacher at Pacific Northwest School of Music, Sydney Han-Lee. While in college, Amanda also studied under two Drs. of Music at Judson College in Alabama, while majoring in piano and voice. She has also undertaken studies on the cello, viola, guitar, and studied voice under Professor Mary Eggleston of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and with recording artist, Kathy Peretti.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with extensive focus on Music, Psychology, History, and English. She also holds Masters in Business Administration and is currently a doctoral student. She teaches private and group voice, piano, guitar, cello, violin, clarinet, and ukulele lessons; is a music business consultant to other private music teachers; and also works with recording and performance artists to develop their musical careers. Her experience includes 15+ years experience as a teacher and education entrepreneur, and 8 years of music teaching experience.
Education: BA, MBA, ThD
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: 6+
Kathye has taught hundreds of people private guitar lessons over the past 25 years. She believes music can become a life-long passion for anyone, and that studying guitar is a perfect way to begin that appreciation.
Kathye introduces the beginning student to chords and teaches the art of back-up rhythm. Simultaneously, note reading is studied so that lead and melody playing is begun. Next, theory is thrown in to provide the context for each thing that is learned.
For veteran players whose progress has stalled, she troubleshoots their understanding and skills to get two instruction books: Guitar Lessons 1 and 2.
Kathye has recorded five CDs: Stone Soup, Check Please, and Northwestern Girl containing original songs; Elegant Guitar contains a compilation of classical instrumental solos; and Nana Town for children.
Voice, Beginning Piano and Guitar
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: 7+
Lynn has been teaching voice and guitar for 30 years. Her experience includes lead roles in light opera, musical theatre, classical performances and many years as a worship leader in her church She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music/Vocal performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Her vocal technique lessons will move you into experiences with your voice that you have never known.
- You will develop strength and clarity
- Expand your range
- You will sing notes you never thought possible
- Fix pitch problems
Her guitar lessons give you the choice to learn chords, read guitar music, grasp rhythmic strumming, learn flat-picking, finger picking, and music theory. If you are a beginner, the first lessons will have you playing simple chords to accompany yourself in song. A determined and patient teacher, she looks for musical abilities both latent and visible that she can encourage. A high priority for her is establishing a good relationship with her students. She believes this always enhances learning.