Although I teach toward a classical education, my students are welcome to play many different styles of music. Presently, we are exclusively online and while there are a few different skill sets that are required (mostly technology related), my current students are doing exceptionally well. I offer a comprehensive course which includes music theory.
We are experiencing interesting and yet somewhat stressful times. I believe that learning an instrument helps to lead the mind to positive and thoughtful problem solving and that the result of that kind of focus is a sense of accomplishment and healthy self esteem.
I would love to teach you, or your child, how to play the piano!
My studio was established in 1988, and it is still going strong. I am a member of the "American College of Musicians" which conducts the annual "Guild Auditions." Many of my students have participated in these assessments and scored very well. My early years were spent playing for community theater, weddings and school concerts, and later serving in the role of Music Director, Worship Leader and pianist/keyboardist for various churches. During all those years I've maintained an active piano studio and am currently teaching in Olympia, Washington.
$115 per month for $30 minute lessons
$172 per month for $45 minute lessons
Linda Bates was formally trained for seven years under the tutelage of Joanne Skidmore in Portland, Oregon. She has taught piano successfully for the past 28 years.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Bates acted as Music Director for several community theater productions in Crested Butte, Colorado which included vocal direction and accompaniment for the musicals “Annie” and “Oliver” and performed the role of the cabaret band piano player in “Cabaret.” She was employed as the accompanist for the Portland Waldorf School's Eurhythmy class in 1989 and 1990. Linda has served as Director of Music Ministries, Worship Leader, pianist/keyboardist and Music Coordinator in various churches for the past 17 years and has accompanied school concerts, numerous weddings and social events. She considers music to be a lifelong pursuit.
Member Washington Music Teachers Association
Member Olympia Music Teachers Association
Member National Music Teachers Association
Member AmericanCollege of Musicians
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