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It’s never too late or early to sign up for music lessons!

Any one of these amazing instructors can get you on your way to playing and enjoying an instrument today.

 

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Darlene Muzatko
Dennis Craig

 

 

 

Ed Gavras

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Pittman, Jim Marshal

When you or your child learns to play a musical instrument it can change your life for the better

Improve your skills with a dedicated and skilled instructor who has your best interest at heart. Reach that next level of performance with confidence when you sign up for affordable music lessons.

  • Learn to listen, music comes from the heart
  • Challenge your mind and body
  • Gain performance skills and confidence
  • Logic, agility, math, discipline, and memorization are all skills learned!

Feel good knowing you are a top priority!

You love music and so does Clearwater Music! First habits are important to the success that a child has in playing an instrument. Lessons are one of the most influential gifts you can give your child.

Habits that last a lifetime will be built from playing an instrument, and lessons will only increase the love your child has for playing and performing.

Our dedicated instructors

Guitars:

Darlene Muzatko - 326-1030 or cell - 868-9199 - Guitar
Darlene has been teaching for more years than she wants to admit. She teaches the young to the young at heart with patience and kindness.

Darlene uses a variety of methods, teaching her students to read music, chords and theory. Her fun and lively technique keeps her quite busy with a perennial waiting list. She is definitely worth the wait! Darlene truly cares about each and every student. The time invested prior to the lessons, focusing on what the student wants to achieve and personality is unequaled. Her rates do not reflect her talent. She is very reasonable!
You can contact Darlene either by phone; 326-1031 or fill out the contact form and we will see that she gets it.

Ryan McClelland – 509-570-1407 – Bass Guitar
Ryan is an excellent player and teacher. You can check out his information on facebook.com/spokanebasslessons. Ryan is one of the most professional teachers I have ever met in the guitar world. He has developed a published teaching method which teaches music theory, technique and everything a bass player should know to be a musician.

 

Voice and Piano:

Dennis Craig - 218-0588 – Voice and Piano
Dennis Craig has been teaching music most of his life. In his earlier years, public school was the primary venue. Now he enjoys shares his talents teaching students privately and performing in theater productions such as, "Annie," "The King and I," and many more. He can take a novice voice to be a veracious theater power. Dennis also teaches piano with the same exuberance and skill!

Robynn Ross - 464-3703 – Piano, Voice and Trumpet
Robynn Ross has been teaching piano and voice for over 30 years. She has a BA in music with an emphasis in music theory, piano and choral conducting. Robynn has accompanied countless students at solo and ensemble competitions, been the pianist for several churches, and has an incredible knack with children. She also teaches trumpet and voice. Robynn's approach to teaching technique, theory and a variety of music styles is uniquely fun and tailored to each student's personality.

 

Woodwinds:

Ed Gavras - 484-8348 Sax, clarinet and beginning flute
Ed Gavras began his musical career at Shadle Park High School, continuing to Spokane Falls Community College, Prairie Bible College and Centrum’s Bud Shank Jazz Workshop. He studied composition and arranging with renowned band leader and composer, Bob Curnow. Ed’s acclimations include Winner of Outstanding Musicianship Award from International Association of Jazz Educators at Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival in 1992, Performances on Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and performing professionally at venues varying from the Wine Cellar in Coeur d’ Alene to Life Center Church. Other teaching experience; Prairie Bible College, Northwest Christian Middle School, and privately for more than 10 years. Part time music director at Life Center North Church. Substitute Woodwinds Coach for New Horizons Orchestra, and currently teaching privately at Holy Names, Clearwater Music, and leadership at Garland Alliance Church.

Rachel Bade-McMurphy - 487-1512 or 509 936 0819 Sax, Clarinet, Vocals 
Rachel Bade-McMurphy is an accomplished musician, composer, and teacher. She has had wide spread popularity for her soulful vocals, nostalgic sax, and lyrical expression crossing genre boundaries from folk, rock, R&B and blues.
She is adept at teaching sax, clarinet, voice and theory!

 

Brass Teachers:

Larry Pittman - 509-230-8690 Trombone, Low brass, Trumpet
Larry Pittman has been performing professionally with such acclaimed groups as the "Tommy Dorsey Band," "Spokane Jazz Orchestra," "Spokane British Brass Band," and others. His students have been featured soloists, consistently gone to State competition, been leaders in their sections, and received scholarships. Larry teaches his students not only playing techniques but routinely exposes them to the world's great players! Larry currently plays with the "Spokane British Brass Band," and works with the Mead bands currently teaching at Prarie view Elementary. Larry arranges our “Trombone Gatherings,” usually three times a year for all ages and levels of trombone players. It’s fun and free!

Jim Marshal - 448-4423 Trombone, Tuba, Low brass, Trumpet, Youth Brass Band
Jim Marshall has a wonderful way of combining great brass instruction, music history, and challenging a student's abilities with exposure to great brass literature. Jim has been teaching and performing since valves were invented. He cares deeply about bringing out the best in brass players tone and technique through exercises and sight reading. Jim's love of music has been devoted over 48 years of musicianship. He has played in such notable bands as Spokane Jazz Orchestra, for 17 years on both bass trombone and tuba, Oct Tuba, Bottom line, the Wanatche Symphony, Wanatche British Brass Band, Civic Theater, Spokane River Band , Spokane Park Band, and substitute for the Spokane Symphony. He also conducts church choir and, periodically, the Spokane British Brass Band as well as having played for the band for many years.

Adam Hancock - Trumpet
Adam Hancock was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Trumpet Performance at Whitworth University in Spokane. While at Whitworth, Adam played lead trumpet in the Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony; performed with Grammy-winning jazz artists Kenny Garrett and Terrance Blanchard; and was a member of the 2007 Spokane Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble. He is a student of Brian Ploeger, Chris Cook, and Dan Keberle. Adam has been a performing member of the Spokane Thunder, the Seattle Cascades, and the Concord Blue Devils (15-time world champions), and is an active marching band instructor, designer, and adjudicator. Around Spokane, he has performed with many groups, including the Masterclass Jazz Orchestra and the Spokane British Brass Band. He is currently the director of band and orchestra programs at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane and is the brass caption-head of the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps in Pasco.

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