901 N. 96th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
The Music Center of the Northwest is a non-profit music school in north Seattle. Students range in age from children to adults. The program is community oriented, and offers opportunities for everyone through scholarships or tuition help. Their philosophy is that no child is turned away that wants to take classes. The school works on exposing students to music through lessons and live performances. They offer opportunities for children to experience various instruments, and music in general. Classes range from instruments to voice lessons. Students can participate in The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, where they can measure their progress against national standards. The focus is always on the student, and their improvement.
4509 Midvale Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Off the Wall School of Music is located in the Wallingford area of Seattle near Green Lake. The school focuses on teaching music through having fun with the medium. Curriculum revolves around experiencing different musical styles, like bluegrass, jazz, or pop. They teach reading music, but also take the lessons beyond this point. The instruction includes subjects like writing music, learning to be an entertainer, and how to play in a group. The main forms or instruments taught at the school are voice, violin, drums, piano, bass, and guitar. The goal is to be the best school in Seattle, and offer the best variety of classes. The first 30 minute lesson is always free.
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
The Frances Anderson Center is located in downtown Edmonds, and is run by the City of Edmonds. This community parks and recreation program includes all types of classes. One of the music classes is focused on young children and their parents. It is the Kindermusik class, and it encourages music skills through play and exploration. The class builds good music skills at a young age, that carries through to older years.
2404 N.W. 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
Located in Ballard district of Seattle, the Ballard Academy of Music & Dance offers a wide variety of music lessons for all ages. Children 5 and younger participate in fun group classes, and older children learn through a private lesson format. The school teaches voice, flute, violin, and other instruments. This school focuses on the individual learning, instead of group classes.
Kidstage At Village Theatre
2730 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Kidstage at Village Theatre has two locations in the greater Seattle area, one is in Everett and the other is in Issaquah. The program is geared towards children pre-K through college. The classes focus on building theatre skills for life, and each child receives positive encouragement. The music portion of the program revolves around musical theater and voice lessons. The instructors are in the business, and experts in the classes that they teach. The program works on a quarterly schedule. Advanced programs that include music classes include Pathways to the Institute, Village Theatre Institute, and other advanced programs. Students hone their skills, and participate in a demonstration of skills for parents on the last day of class.
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