Meet our Music Teachers


Seattle Music Teachers

Our Music Teachers are Here to Inspire You

Off the Wall's music teachers are some of the most professional instructors in Seattle, and they work hard to keep you passionate about music!

In addition to their strong musical backgrounds -- they often have a degree in music and/or several years of teaching experience -- they bring positive energy to each of their lessons, making the experience both fun and inspirational.

Each lesson is customized to meet our students' particular interests, learning styles and skill levels.

We encourage our students to choose the songs that they'll play, which means our music teachers are continuously learning new material and creating new educational handouts that guide students in new skills.

Our teachers work collectively to brainstorm new teaching methods and manage a comprehensive library of unique song arrangements and exercises.

Want to learn more about how we teach? Check out this review in Wallyhood.

We offer lessons to adults and kids in the following instruments:

Many of our talented instructors have experience teaching and playing other instruments.

We've organized them by the instrument in which they have the most background and teaching experience.

Bass, Guitar & Ukulele Teachers

Neal Adams - Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Teacher in Seattle, WANeal Adams

  • Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Seven String Guitar
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Soul & Blues

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Matt Williams - Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Teacher in Seattle, WA

Matt Williams

  • Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Rock, Blues, Jazz & Funk

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Drum Teachers

Avi Kerson

  • Drums, Piano, Bass
  • Teaches age 8+ Beginner-Intermediate Piano & Drums all levels

  • Styles: Rock, Jazz, Pop, Country, Funk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin, Folk, Eastern, Orchestral Percussion

Learn more about Avi >>

Alyssa Martini - Drums, Guitar, Sax, Piano, Bass and Harp Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Alyssa Martini

  • Drums, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Bass and Sax
  • Teaches all ages & beginner to intermediate skill levels
  • Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classical Jazz

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Vance Nurkala - Drum Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Vance Nurkala

  • Drums
  • Teaches ages 6+ and all skill levels
  • Styles: Rock and Jazz

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Matthew Moore

  • Drums, Sax, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Flute, and Ukulele.
  • Teaches Beginner-Advanced Levels. All ages. 

  • Styles: Any style of music - Prefers rock, jazz, and funk.

 

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Other Drum Teachers

  • Joshua Stewart
  • Chris Marx

Beginning Piano + Voice Teachers

Clarkia Cobb - Piano and Voice Teacher in Seattle WAClarkia Cobb

  • Voice, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels; Beginning piano
  • Styles: Classical, Rock, Pop & Country
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

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Heidi Altenhofen - Voice and Piano teacher in Seattle WAHeidi Altenhofen

  • Teaches voice and piano, both separately and together
  • Works well with all ages and experience levels on piano and voice
  • Specializes in contemporary styles, musical theatre, classical, jazz
  • Teaching for 6 years

Learn more about Heidi

Other Voice Teachers

  • Hannah
  • Rob
  • Josh
  • Darrius

Piano Teachers

Leah Tousignant - Piano Teacher in Seattle WA

Leah Tousignant

  • Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Rock, Classical
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

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Hannah Abrams - Voice and Piano Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Hannah Abrams

  • Voice, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical, Pop/Rock & Musical Theater
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

Learn more about Hannah >>

Caleb Corey - Piano & Bass Teacher in Seattle WACaleb Corey

  • Piano, Bass
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical, Musical Theater, Rock & Pop

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Other Piano Teachers:

These teachers also teach piano, but are listed under a different instrument:

  • Emily
  • Avi
  • Heidi
  • Tatyana

Piano Teacher
Darrius Willrich

  • Teaches voice and piano, both separately and together
  • Works well with ages 12 and up and all experience levels on piano and voice
  • Specializes in Jazz,Blues,R&b and Pop
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano
  • Playing piano for 33 years and singing for 42 years.

Learn More about Darrius>>

Robert Baird - Piano and Voice Teacher in Seattle WA

Robert Baird

  • Piano, Voice
  • Teaches ages 10+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock & Classical
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

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Joshua Stewart

  • Piano, Voice, Drums, Woodwinds, Harmonica
  • Teaches ages 7+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues, Rock & Musical Theater
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

Learn more about Joshua >>

Chris Marx - Piano & Drum Teacher in Seattle WAChris Marx

  • Piano, Drums, Band
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock & Pop
  • Offers lessons in how to play an instrument while singing

Learn more about Chris >>

Violin, Viola & Cello Teachers

Emily Bouvier - Violin and Viola Teacher | Off the Wall School of MusicEmily Bouvier

  • Violin & Viola
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical, Rock, Celtic & World Music

Learn more about Emily >>

Luke Fitzpatrick

  • Violin, Viola, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical

Learn more about Luke >>