Private Music Lessons

King’s Music Department offers a variety of private music lessons throughout the summer. Learn the instrument of your choice or train your voice to sing!

Please contact instructors to register today!


Instructor: Bill Park, 206-799-4374

Bill Park received his musical training at San Diego State University. Besides teaching many successful private students at all levels, Mr. Park teaches beginning, advanced band and the Strings at King’s violin program for King’s Schools. He is a professional trombonist and clinician. He has performed with artists such as Hal Crook, Greg Adams, Bobby Shew, Mel Torme, Denny Goodhew and Ashley Alexander and in the Plano Texas Chamber Orchestra, Federal Way Symphony, Orchestra Seattle, The Hal Crook Big Band and the Windjammer Jazz Orchestra. Bill is the former director of the Seattle Pacific University Jazz Ensemble and the Seattle Youth Jazz Ensemble, and has served as artist-inresidence for the Seattle Public School District.


Instructor: Lee Anne Ruhlman, 206-546-2471 or

Lee Anne Ruhlman has taught voice and beginning piano lessons for over 20 years. She earned a B.S. in Music Education from San Diego Christian College.  Mrs. Ruhlman served on the staff at Community Christian Fellowship for five years as choir director and continues to volunteer in support of the worship ministry, occasionally leading the worship band. Each year, Mrs. Ruhlman teaches approximately 40 students out of studios in her home and at King’s Schools in Shoreline, Washington. Using encouragement and relational motivation, her teaching philosophy encourages a balanced approach between music performance, theory and appreciation. Using a wide range of musical styles, Mrs. Ruhlman’s students present an annual recital in the spring each year.


Insructor: Judi Zickefoose, 206-683-1648,

Mrs. Zickefoose has played piano for more than 50 years, having also studied in voice and violin.  She studied music at Northwest Nazarene College where she received her degrees in Office Administration and Music Education and Theory.  She has taught private piano since 1992;  both in her home and the homes of others in the Edmonds, Northshore, and Shoreline School Districts.  She has taught on the Kings campus since 1994, where she has taught beginning to moderately advanced levels, from age 3 – adult.

Since 1994, Mrs. Zickefoose has been the rehearsal and concert accompanist for Kings Schools, Grades K-12.  A majority of that time has been spent in the Kings music room of the international award-winning junior high and high school choirs, where she can be found collaborating with music students, running  voice sectionals, or leading student rhythm rehearsals.  In addition, she is requested to accompany for other school choirs (in the Edmonds, Everett, Shoreline, and Northshore School Districts); students going to District Ensemble, State competition or solo competitions (vocals and instrumental); church choirs; community choirs; area opera companies; area school plays; and various voice teachers (Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Issaquah).  Many of the students she has come in contact with have gone on to further their musical endeavors, whether accompanying locally for other programs, or furthering their musical career at such schools as  Juilliard or the Manhattan School of Music.

Mrs. Zickefoose teaches to the particular age and learning style of each student.  The piano focus is on sightreading, reading rhythm, exploring the different skills of a pianist, playing expressively, and appreciating the absolute enjoyment of making music!  Students prepare for two recitals, which occur in December and in June.


Instructor: Gordon Tibbits, 425-760-9923,

Mr. Tibbits, received his music education at the University of Washington. He started teaching private students in 1986. He worked as a guitarist with the Karen Lawrence Band in New York, and currently performs with several groups. He has taught music at the Experience Music Project, Trinity Lutheran College, Edmonds and Seattle school districts. Many of his students have gone on to perform with many excellent school groups, worship teams and local bands.


Instructor: Haeysoon Shin, 253-709-0367,

Haeyoon Shin is an active performer and teacher in Seattle who also works with King’s High School Orchestra.  She received her Artist Diploma at Yale University School of Music as a part of the prestigious studio of Aldo Parisot.  She was an avid chamber musician at Yale as an active member of several chamber groups. Her piano trio had been selected to perform at the prestigious Vista Chamber Concert, after having been selected from several nominated groups throughout Yale. She has been invited to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Great Mountains Chamber Music Festival, and was an inaugural member of the BirdfootChamber Music Festival. She’s had master classes with members of the most prominent chamber groups such as the Tokyo String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Having begun her piano studies at age two, she was given the cello at age 9. Soon after beginning her cello studies, she formed her first chamber group with her siblings – a string trio. She won the Regional Solo & Ensemble Competition at the high school level 5 years later, followed by a series of first prizes at the Renton Young Artists Competition, the Marjorie Easley National Strings Competition, and the Individuals International Competition. She earned her Performers Diploma at Indiana University, Bloomington receiving the Eva Heinitz Scholarship under the tutelage of Janos Starker, and attained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington under Toby Saks. She received her Master’s Degree from the Hartt School of Music with a full scholarship.


Instructor: Eun Cho, 206-697-4537,

Ms. Cho is a King’s Music department Alumi. She went on and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from DePaul University in Chicago. She has performed with the Thalia Symphony and done extensive freelance work. She has performed in master classes with Susan Milan, Walfrid Kujala, Eric Hoover, Donald Peck and Anne Diener Zentner.  Her various students have performed in the Cascade Youth Symphony, Cascade Premier, Seattle Youth Symphony and Seattle Junior Symphony. They have also placed and won in Horsfall, SYAMF Concerto Competition, Cascade Youth Symphony Concerto Competition and WAKMF.