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Skye Kooyman
Skye Starhawk (she/her)
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Bellevue, WA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Bachelor of Music, Education
Performance Experience: Principal Percussionist – Desert Winds Freedom Band •• Percussionist – Corona Symphony Orchestra •• Percussionist – University of Redlands Wind Ensemble + Percussion Ensemble •• CANtraption – Trashers (Bucket Band) •• Principal Percussionist – San Bernardino County Honor Band •• Drums – Pop/Rock Cover Band •• Drums, Percussion, Saxophone – multiple praise bands
Teaching Experience: 15+ years teaching + instructing music at elementary through university levels. I've coached drumlines + percussion ensembles, served as a band director + assistant band director, led workshops for music teachers across America + soon-to-be music teachers at universities. I founded a performing arts youth organization at age 18, taught over 900 students by age 25, and by age 32, over 4 million students in 33 countries were using my curriculum. I'd love to be a part of your journey, too!
Teaching Philosophy: I tailor the curriculum to your interests, skill level, personal goals, and my ongoing assessments of what would serve your musical growth. My main goal is to draw the natural genius out of you and show you how capable + creative you are as quickly as possible. We have a blast together AND we work very hard.  Turns out... working hard can actually be FUN! I'd love to meet you + show you how! You can learn more about how I roll here:

Get to know Skye Starhawk (she/her)

I help first-time students have an OUTSTANDING experience! You'll leave our lessons feeling confident + excited to practice! 

My passion + speciality is helping musicians age 9-19:

  • develop their love of music in a safe, non-judgmental environment 
  • tap into their innate creativity + find their voice
  • establish discipline, accountability, and take ownership for their lives
  • build strong habits reading, playing, and taking care of your body + instrument
  • surpass performance expectations for their age (without scaring them into it!)

The top 3 things people say about my lessons are:

  • she's entertaining
  • she'll stretch you beyond what you thought you could do
  • she's like a life coach who teaches music

CLICK HERE to watch + hear from some of my former students and their parents + teachers.

Skye Starhawk (she/her) teaches at:
13500 Bel Red Rd Suite A
Bellevue, WA 98005
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