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.

Piano Teachers

Joshua S.

  • Piano, Voice, Drums, Woodwinds, Harmonica
  • Teaches ages 7+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues, Rock & Musical Theater
  • How to play and sing together

Learn more about Joshua >>

Robert Baird - Piano and Voice Teacher in Seattle WA

Robert B.

  • Piano, Voice
  • Teaches ages 10+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock & Classical
  • How to play and sing together

Learn more about Robert >>

Brendan M. - Piano, Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Brendan M.

  • Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
  • Teaches ages 10+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical

Learn more about Brendan M. >>

Chris Marx - Piano & Drum Teacher in Seattle WAChris M.

  • Piano, Drums, Band
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock & Pop
  • How to play and sing together

Learn more about Chris >>

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

Hannah A.

  • Voice, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock & Musical Theater
  • How to play and sing together

Learn more about Hannah >>

Early Piano Teachers:

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

  • Clarkia
  • Michelle
  • Tatyana
  • Alyssa
  • Emily
  • Avi

Michael O - Piano, Early Piano (4-5 year olds), Beginning Piano, Intermediate Piano, Adv. Piano Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Michael O.

  • Beginning Piano, Intermediate Piano, Adv. Piano & Accordion
  • Teaches ages 6+ through adults & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock, Classical, Pop

Learn more about Michael >>

Piano Teacher Darrius W.

  • Piano & Voice
  • Teaches ages 8+ and all skill levels for piano & voice
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop
  • How to play and sing together

Learn More about Darrius >>

Leah Tousignant - Piano Teacher in Seattle WA

Leah T.

  • Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Rock, Classical
  • How to play and sing together

Learn more about Leah >>

Andy P. - Piano Teacher - Off the Wall School of Music

Andy P.

  • Piano - Beginning through Advanced Piano, Mandolin
  • Teaches ages 6 and up and all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues, Classical

Learn more about Andy >>

Brian Reding. - Piano, Voice & Drums Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Brian R.

  • Piano, Guitar, Voice & Drums
  • Teaches ages 6 and up & all skill levels
  • Styles: Favorites are Motown, R&B, and Funk and Soul
  • Teaches playing an instrument while singing

Learn more about Brian >>

Caleb Corey - Piano & Bass Teacher in Seattle WACaleb C.

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

Learn more about Caleb >>

Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Teachers

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

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

Learn more about Neal >>

Kelvin M. - Voice, Guitar, Beginning Piano, Lessons in how to play and sing together, Ukulele, Bass Teacher | Off the Wall School of MusicKelvin M.

  • Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Voice and Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Specializes in contemporary music – everything from singer-songwriter to jazz, r&b, hip-hop, blues, and alternative rock.

Learn more about Kelvin >>

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

Matt W.

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

Learn more about Matt >>

Brian Reding. - Piano, Voice & Drums Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Brian R.

  • Piano, Guitar, Voice & Drums
  • Teaches ages all ages & all skill levels
  • Styles: Favorites are Motown, R&B, and Funk and Soul
  • Teaches playing an instrument while singing

Learn more about Brian R. >>

Caleb Corey - Piano & Bass Teacher in Seattle WACaleb C.

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

Learn more about Caleb >>

Drum Teachers

Avi K.

  • Drums, Piano, Bass
  • Teaches age 8+
  • Drums all levels
  • Beginning Piano

  • 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 M.

  • Drums, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Bass and Sax
  • Teaches all ages
  • All Levels of Drums, Beginning Piano
  • Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classical Jazz

Learn more about Alyssa >>

Brian Reding. - Piano, Voice & Drums Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Brian R.

  • Piano, Guitar, Voice & Drums
  • Teaches ages all ages & all skill levels
  • Styles: Favorites are Motown, R&B, and Funk and Soul
  • Teaches playing an instrument while singing

Learn more about Brian R. >>

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

Vance N.

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

Learn more about Vance >>

Matt Moore - Drum Sax Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Matthew M.

  • Drums, Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & all skill levels for Drums & Sax
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock, Funk

Learn More About Matt >>

Other Drum Teachers

  • Joshua S.
  • Chris M.

Voice Teachers

Michelle S. - Voice and Piano Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Michelle S.

  • Voice - Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Piano - Beginning piano
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Musical Theater

Learn more about Michelle >>

Clarkia Cobb - Piano and Voice Teacher in Seattle WAClarkia C.

  • Voice - Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Piano - Beginning & Early piano
  • Styles: Classical, Rock, Pop & Country

Learn more about Clarkia >>

Joshua S.

  • 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 >>

Brian Reding. - Piano, Voice & Drums Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

Brian R.

  • Piano, Guitar, Voice & Drums
  • Teaches ages all ages & all skill levels
  • Styles: Favorites are Motown, R&B, and Funk and Soul
  • Teaches playing an instrument while singing

Learn more about Brian R. >>

Piano Teacher Darrius W.

  • Teaches voice and piano, separately and together
  • Works well with ages 10 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 >>

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

Hannah A.

  • 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 >>

Kelvin M. - Voice, Guitar, Beginning Piano, Lessons in how to play and sing together, Ukulele, Bass Teacher | Off the Wall School of MusicKelvin M.

  • Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Voice and Piano
  • Teaches all ages & skill levels
  • Styles: Specializes in contemporary music – everything from singer-songwriter to jazz, r&b, hip-hop, blues, and alternative rock.

Learn more about Kelvin >>

Robert Baird - Piano and Voice Teacher in Seattle WA

Robert B.

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

Learn more about Robert >>

Woodwinds - Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute Teachers

Joshua S.

  • 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 >>

Brendan M.

Brendan M. - Piano, Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

  • Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
  • Teaches ages 10+ & all skill levels
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical

Learn more about Brendan >>

Matthew M.

Matt Moore - Drum Sax Teacher | Off the Wall School of Music

  • Drums, Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Piano
  • Teaches all ages & all skill levels for Drums & Sax
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock, Funk

Learn More About Matt >>

Strings - Violin, Viola & Cello Teachers

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

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

Learn more about Emily >>

Luke F.

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

Learn more about Luke >>

Amanda F.

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

Learn more about Amanda >>

Administrative Staff

This crew helps with customer service, office management, operations and marketing. Here's a little bit about the music that they like:

Sunshine S.

  • Glass Animals
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Father John Misty

Julia B.

  • Pink Floyd
  • The Beatles
  • Queen