Instructor
Joined in
2018

Robin

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass

Interested in taking lessons with Robin

Teaches at:
Education

BM in Jazz Studies from Capital University, Masters at New England Conservatory in Boston

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Cordaviva

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass

Levels Taught

All

About Robin

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.

Burien Music & Arts 206-243-4800 Burien WA