Meet our keyboard teachers! These people will be happy to give you lessons in playing piano or accordion, accompanying, playing in a band, and music theory. We offer classical, jazz, and pop styles. We teach note reading, playing by ear, and improvisation.
|Chia-Ying Chan: piano, accompanying
Chia-Ying teaches beginners through advanced players. Her areas of expertise are classical music, accompanying, and music theory.
|Sam Gingher: accordion, piano
Sam teaches beginning through advanced skill levels. An accomplished pianist who took up accordion, Sam is particularly suited to helping someone who already has piano skills transfer them to the “squeezebox,” although he is also happy to teach people who do not have experience with piano.
|Matthew Gladden: piano, accompanying, vocal coaching
Matthew teaches beginning through advanced skills. He specializes in vocal accompanying and coaching and is comfortable teaching classical music and many pop styles.
|Josh Houchin: bass, kids piano ensemble
Josh has made a career out of playing with many different bands, playing many kinds of music. He combines his ensemble skills with his keyboard skills to help young pianists learn to play with others.
|Kristin Sponcia: piano, jazz vocals
Kristin teaches beginning through advanced players using written or by-ear playing. Her areas of expertise are jazz piano and vocals and improvisation.
|Rob Sweedler: piano
Rob teaches piano for beginners through intermediate players of all ages. He is comfortable teaching classical, rock, and jazz styles with written or by-ear playing. He also specializes in synthesizer.