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I graduated from Western Washington University as a music major in piano. As an undergraduate, I was privileged to teach the Aural and Keyboard Skills class for a year and received the Marjory Riverrun Music Award and two Western Music Department scholarships. I studied with Jeffrey Gilliam and Ford Hill.

Professional Background
While attending middle school, I competed in piano competitions. This prompted people to ask me to teach their children, so my teaching career started at age 14 and I have taught ever since! I am a member of the Washington State Music Teachers Association in which I have served as webmaster, newsletter editor and vice president. I am state and nationally certified as a teacher of music (SCTM, NCTM). I have performed professionally as a singer and pianist since I was 20, both as a soloist and band member, at numerous private and public functions. I was pianist and singer for a 20 piece big band, Swing Connection and sang with the Paul Sorsenson jazz trio and currently singing and playing piano in the Alex Ashley and the Resolve band.

In my studio, students are encouraged to improvise and learn to harmonize a melody. I think it is important for my students to be well-rounded musicians, able to function in many situations. I stress good technique, sight reading skills, ear training, music theory, harmonic analysis and music history. The foundation for my teaching is classical repertoire, but I do allow students to add other music to their lessons such as jazz or blues. Being a member of the WSMTA affords students opportunities to perform more and compete if they wish and participate in annual adjudications.

$45 per hour
$89 per month - 30 minute lesson
$116 per month - 45 minute lesson
$149 per month - 60 minute lesso

For more information, please visit my website at: http://www.kimbowmanpiano.com

Studio Location
Bellingham, WA