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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!

INSTRUMENTS

Instructor: Bill Park, 206-799-4374 bpmusic@outlook.com

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.

BEGINNING PIANO & VOICE: ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Lee Anne Ruhlman, 206-546-2471 or laruhlman@hotmail.com

Lee Anne Ruhlman has taught voice and beginning piano lessons for over 25 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 45-50 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.

PIANO: ALL LEVELS

Insructor: Judi Zickefoose, 206-683-1648, judizickefoose@gmail.com

Mrs. Zickefoose has played piano for more than 50 years, having also studied in voice and violin.  Office Administration (B.A.) and  Music Education and Theory (A.A.) degrees were earned at Northwest College.

Since 1991, Mrs. Zickefoose has taught the beginning to moderately advanced levels (age 3 – adult) of private piano in various places in the Edmonds, Northshore, Shoreline, Everett, Snohomish, and Marysville-Pilchuck school districts.   The piano studio ranges between 40 – 50 students at any given time.

Since 1994, Mrs. Zickefoose has been the rehearsal and concert accompanist for Kings Schools, Grades K-12 (which in one year, can include, but is not limited to, 9 different middle schools and 5 high schools.)  Work in the classroom has included:  collaborating with music students, running voice sectionals, or student rhythm sectionals.  This has even resulted in international award-winning recognition at the junior high and high school level

In addition, Mrs. Zickefoose is highly requested to accompany for other school choirs (in the Edmonds, Everett, Shoreline, Northshore, Snohomish and Marysville-Pilchuck 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 Mrs. Zickefoose 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 May.

GUITAR/BASS

Instructor: Gordon Tibbits, 425-760-9923, http://kenmoreguitarlessons.com

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. Mr. Tibbits currently offers lessons out of his Everett home studio.

CELLO/CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Instructor: Haeysoon Shin, 253-709-0367, haeyoonsk12@gmail.com

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.

FLUTE/CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Instructor: Eun Cho, 206-697-4537, echo@kingsschools.org

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.

VIOLIN

Instructor: Kuo Yi-Ting, 206-486-0118, vikyt21@gmail.com

Yi-Ting Kuo was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She received her Doctoral and Master’s Degrees in violin performance from University of Michigan, studying with Yehonatan Berick, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from National Taiwan Normal University, studying with Su Xian-Da. At age 14, she made her solo debut with orchestra, performing Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Kaohsiung City Youth Orchestra. She has also performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bach’s violin concerto with orchestras, and debuted new music with numerous chamber ensembles. She was invited to attend the Pacific Music Festival in 2007. Ms. Kuo has been awarded several laureates in competition, including first prize in the National Cantai Chamber Music Competition, and the grand prize in the Shin-Tien Gong Music Competition. She had performed with several orchestra including, the Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, and the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and also served as Assistant Concertmaster with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  Most recently, she has been performing with Philharmonic Northwest, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Puget Sound Concert Opera, and Pacifica Chamber Orchestra.

CLARINET/BASS CLARINET/CHAMBER MUSIC

Instructor: Sean Osborn, 206-368-7091, feanor33@comcast.net

Sean Osborn has traveled the world as soloist and chamber musician, and during his eleven years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.  He has also appeared as guest principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Seattle Symphony among others, and served on the faculty of the University of Washington and the Cornish College of the Arts.  He has over 40 recordings and 100 soundtracks to his credits, and is a grant recipient, essayist, lecturer, YouTube presence, and award-winning composer. “…an excellent clarinetist,” The New York Times. Mr. Osborn has over 35 years of experience teaching students ages 8 to 80, and levels from beginner to professional.  Every year he has students that participate in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, the WMEA All-State Band and Orchestra, and the State Solo and Ensemble contest.  Some of his students attained positions in major orchestras, as conservatory professors, performed with the New York Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony and others, as well as continuing studies at the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and other great music schools.