Instructors

Jay Roberts

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Jay Roberts was born in California and is the son of legendary jazz guitarist and world renowned educator Howard Roberts (founder of the Guitar Institute of Technology). Although stylistically versatile with a Rock, Blues and Jazz background, his heart is found in improvising and teaching. Growing up with a very musical family, Jay found … Read more

Don Mock

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Don Mock began playing guitar in the sixties initially drawn to the instrument, as were many of his peers, by the music of the Beatles. His early influences were rock heroes of that era including Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Mike Bloomfield. Don’s growth as a musician included immersing himself in various music … Read more

Lucien LaMotte

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Lucien La Motte is active as a composer, guitarist and educator, having received several awards in composition and commissions for new works. In 2000, Lucien received the Thomas O. Stevens Award in composition for his string orchestra work Surface Tension and in 2001 was awarded the Eva Thompson Prize for excellence in composition. … Read more

Mike McGee

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Guitar/Bass

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Michael McGee is a professional musician of 30 plus years. He has studied at the University of North Texas and the University of Washington. Mike has a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Washington with an emphasis in jazz studies and guitar. … Read more

Scott Elsberry

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Scott Elsberry has been playing guitar for over 40 years. Starting at 7 years old he was quickly performing at his school as well as for family and friends. Scott’s teenage years were spent playing at high school dances which eventually got him a gig with a successful band playing all over the San Francisco Bay Area. In more … Read more

Brandon Beligni

Guitar/Vocal/Drums

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Brandon is proficient in a wide range of musical styles which include, but not limited to, jazz, classical, and metal. Upon discovering a love for teaching and particularly a knack for teaching young children, he began apprenticing under veteran teacher Jay Roberts to … Read more

Andy Coe

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Guitar

Andy Coe has extensive experience performing in venues all over the country. Not being limited by one style, Coe prefers musical diversity and plays everything from rock, funk, hip hop and blues to jazz, classical and world music. Hailing from Seattle, Coe was first chair in the Roosevelt Jazz Band winning the 1997 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Guitar Solo … Read more

Jakob Singer

Guitar/Piano/Vocal/Bass/Harmonica/Drums

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Jakob has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. He strives to motivate and inspire his students to become great musicians. Jakob’s teaching method is fun and easy to understand. His students learn proper technique, music theory, how to read music, play in a band, play their favorite songs, and how … Read more

Chris Lenk

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Chris Lenk has been teaching and performing in Seattle for fifteen years. Styles include funk, jazz, blues, rock and metal with a focus on technique and theory. Chris has been honing his guitar skills since the age of twelve, developing chops for the challenges of each style of music. Chris currently performs with three bands, playing funk with Mutha … Read more

Masa Kobayashi

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Hailing from Tokyo Japan, Masa has performed and recorded with local and international artists throughout Europe and the US.  As a multi-instrumentalist and a song writer, he has experiences with many musical styles from punk, rock, metal, funk and jazz to Balkan and African music. While he focuses on many recording and performance projects,  he is also an inspirational … Read more

Jacques Willis

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Jacques Willis is an award winning Rock, jazz and fusion artist from Anchorage, Alaska currently making his home in Seattle Washington. He has been described as “exciting, endlessly creative, and looking like a Muppet when he plays” by Earshot Jazz, Keyboard Magazine, and The Stranger respectively.

After graduating with a music degree from Cornish College of The Arts in … Read more

Brian Kent

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Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet

Brian started playing saxophone at age eight, growing up in a musical family heavily influenced by his father, an accomplished jazz drummer.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance.

Since moving to Seattle in 1988, he is known as a preeminent Northwest saxophone player, instantly … Read more

Skyler Mehal

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Skyler Mehal has been teaching students of all ages since 2010. His positive and open-minded approach to learning provides a positive atmosphere for student growth. Through his experience and pedagogical studies, he has developed an individualized approach to teaching that allows students to express and develop confidence in their playing and their level of musicianship. He received his B.M. … Read more

Roger Ferguson

Roger Ferguson

Guitar

Roger’s father was a fiddler and both his grandfathers played fiddle. At age 12, Roger learned to play traditional fiddle tunes by ear on the mandolin from his father and soon after, was adapting those tunes to the guitar believing he’d invented flatpicking. A strong desire to fully understand the depth of music eventually lead to formal music study. … Read more

Brian Hutchison

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Brian Hutchison was given a tape recorder by his father at the age of 5 and has been enjoying making recordings ever since. Recording and engineering for local bands at Kaye Smith Studios in the early 70’s gave him his real introduction to professional methods of audio recording and equipment. He has since done recording at many studios over … Read more

David George

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David began the study of trumpet in 1965 under the instruction of Les Biegle, a noted Seattle trumpeter.
In 1969, he graduated from Snohomish (WA) High School, where he played solo trumpet in the high school band under the direction of Edward Peterson.

David received his Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Cornish College of the Arts in … Read more

Mike Eytcheson

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Mike Eytcheson teaches primarily the electric and acoustic bass, voice, trumpet and ukulele. He also teaches beginning piano and guitar, and uses them as tools to teach music theory, composing, and arranging.

Mike has taught electric and acoustic bass since the late 1980s after graduating from Cornish College of the Arts. He has

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