Teaches Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele
Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele
BM in Jazz Studies from Capital University, Masters at New England Conservatory in Boston
Hello, My Name is Robin. I am a piano teacher at the Burien location with over 24 years
of experience studying both piano and bass-including receiving a BM in Jazz Studies
from Capital University, Masters level study at New England Conservatory in Boston,
and enjoying a 5 year full time bass performance career. This included 2 years of
working as a bass player on Cruise Ships, playing every kind of music you could
imagine. I also developed a never ending patience and passion for teaching while
providing lessons throughout my performance career and working for Apple Stores full
time for over 6 years, until recently. Currently I am combining these passions with a
renewed focus on teaching piano.
I am excited to work with all ages and skill levels, especially beginners. I feel
accomplished providing a young person or adult with the building blocks to have fun
making music, and to see the look on that students face when the concepts start to
click! I am proud to aid in a child’s cognitive development, as well as provide musical
foundations that empower them to understand and play music on any instrument in the
future. If your an adult and you have always wanted to play your favorite song or jam
with your friends, I’m your guy. As a teacher, I am dedicated to motivating and
inspiring my students, tracking progress, and excelling learning, whilst finding a way to
still have fun! I strive to get to know my students and work with them and/or parents to make it engaging and fun, while still achieving goals.
When I’m not teaching, I’m practicing keyboards, making beats on iPad, writing my
own music, spending time with family and friends, and playing for kids at a weekly Play
and Learn group led by my wife Joy, hosted by RAYS in Renton. I live blocks away
from Music & Arts in Burien, and you may also see me out in Seattle playing bass at
local jam sessions or for local Latin Pop group, Cordaviva. I look forward to sharing my
passion and excitement for music with you.
I teach here at the Burien store on Tuesdays and Fridays!