Here at the Bothell store, we have a lot of new teachers to introduce you to over the next few weeks! We'd like to start our first of many Teacher Features by telling you about our piano teacher, Renee Morton!
Renee has a degree in music from Northwest University, and has composed pieces for solo piano, a full orchestra, and even video games! She has been involved in a plethora of musical settings such as Jazz ensembles, Gospel choirs, all varieties of Sunday church gatherings, weddings, birthdays, and piano recitals.
Renee was born and raised in Portland Oregon, and was surrounded by music while growing up. She started playing piano casually at the age of seven but really fell in love with piano during her college years. Her inspiration to teach comes from her own personal instructor who didn't just make herself a teacher but a friend and pushed her to feel deeply the pieces she was playing as opposed to just merely fine tuning a skill.
Renee teaches classical piano, contemporary pieces, music theory, how to read and play chord/lead sheets, ear training, rhythm, how to compose and notate your own songs, but is most specialized in teaching the joy of piano. It brings her satisfaction to be as dedicated to making her students fall in love with piano as her own teacher was to her.
If you're interested in lessons with Renee, give us a call at 425-486-5000 to get started!