ABOUT PIED PIPER MUSIC SCHOOL
"Music Makes a Difference"
The Pied Piper Music School was established in 1988, and currently enrolls over 150 students of all ages. We offer group music classes for beginners from age 4 to 8, and private lessons on piano, keyboard, music theory and composition for all ages and levels, beginning through advanced.
We are proud to offer the HARMONY ROAD MUSIC COURSE, a nationally recognized music instruction program, with participating schools located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Numerous studies indicate that parental attitude, support and involvement are important factors in a child's ability to successfully learn to play and enjoy music. Our classes are designed to assist you in giving your child the best support possible for his or her musical endeavors. Like any skill, interest counts far more than talent. With the right support from you, playing music will become a natural part of your child's life.
Pianist Nobuko Hasegawa, born in Japan, began to play piano at age 4 and was soon in demand as an accompanist performing at weddings and festivals. More than three decades of her teaching experience started when she was in 4th grade assisting her mother's piano studio. Performances include the piano duo group at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, and with the Telemann Chamber Music Group in Osaka, Japan. Nobuko has studied with Ms. Kazuko Yokoi, professor emeritus of Osaka University of Education; Dr. Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy Mauzy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Music, and holds a BA degree from Mukowaga Women's University Kobe, Japan, and an MM in Piano Performance and Accompanying/Chamber Music from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Dr. Robert Swan (online lessons only) is a successful concert pianist, whose artistry has created an internationally renowned career. Even before his solo recital debut in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and London's Wigmore Hall, he was performing throughout the United States as recitalist and soloist with major orchestras. In all, he has performed 22 different concertos. He has performed across America, at the White House, and in England, Taiwan, and Korea. He was the first American pianist to perform the Gershwin Piano Concerto over China Television Service (CTS) in Taipei, Taiwan. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. He was Adjunct Professor of Piano at Seattle Pacific University, and has taught at Music Works Northwest and Bellevue School of Music. Dr. Swan is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Washington State Music Teachers Association. Visit www.robertswanpianist.com
Luke Doubravsky studied piano in the cities of Prague and Brno in the Czech Republic. He graduated from the Brno Conservatory with a Performance Diploma at the age of 15 and started his teaching career. After moving to Seattle in 1987, he continued to study at the University of Washington, while teaching private lessons to students of all ages, nationalities, and diverse cultures. In 2001, he served as a piano teacher at The Bellevue College.
In addition to teaching, Luke has concertized extensively in venues in Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, and stages throughout Europe. From 1996 to 2003, he was the performing pianist at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. He is currently registered with Seattle and Las Vegas entertainment agencies, and possesses a wide diversity of musical styles.
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