Welcome to our Studio Website!

After 24 years of beginner to advanced private music instruction, Chris retired from piano teaching in April 2018. He will continue the Teacher Mentoring program online for any teachers interested.

A very special thanks to my students as 2014 marked our studio's 20th anniversary!


(See "Events" page for complete details)


  • Click here to see what your eyes do when you play!

  • Enjoy this video from TED on practicing efficiently.


One of the groups in our June 2017 Piano Extravaganza!


2018 Gig Harbor State Recitalist Competition: Josiah Mellott (honorable mention)

2018 Gig Harbor Honors Recitalist - Grace Asa; Cathy Zhang (alternate winner); Maria Booy (honorable mention)

2017 Music Olympics: Intermediate A: Claire Mellott (1st); Cathy Zhang (2nd); Int. B: Honor Tamminga (3rd); Upper Int.: Hannah King (3rd); Lower Advanced: Malachi Tamminga (3rd)

Excellent Achievers Challenge (Music Olympics prep): Claire Mellott, Josiah Mellott, Cathy Zhang, James Le

2017 A+ Honors List (straight A's on studio report card, quality practice, exemplary attitude, complete year of study): James Le, John Barrueto, Brooklynn Jones, Margaret Eddy, Maxwell Eddy, Josiah Mellott, Honor Tamminga, Grace Asa, Edwin Balduchi Nino, Maria Booy, Christopher Hastings

2017 Young Artist Competition: Junior Division: Josiah Mellott (2nd, $100); James Le (honorable mention)