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Tomilee Deatherage, the director of Bidwell School of Music in Chico, Ca and Elk Grove School of Music, has been teaching music for more than 20 years. She enjoys utilizing a variety of instructional methods in both private and group settings.

Tomilee designed a unique studio in 1999, which incorporates technology to further enhance her student’s theory and ear training. Her style of piano instruction includes not only teaching by note but the use of a personally developed method by which she works with students on playing songs by ear. Tomilee continues to regularly attend conventions, workshops, concerts, and training seminars to keep her school current with technology and materials.

She was certified as an instructor through the Music Teachers' Association of California. She is an accompanist for soloist, choir and vocal groups while also performing for weddings and various ceremonies. Tomilee has participated in choirs as both soloist and choir director. She has been a licensed Kindermusik educator working with children as young as 6 months of age.

Tomilee has worked with children and adults in both private and public school settings. She has a passion for music and seeing her students succeed.

Studio Location
Chico, California