Instructors

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  • Dee Sales, Piano, Voice, and Musikgarten
  • Dan Sales, Guitar
  • Barbara Spadavecchia, Violin
  • Jacinda Hansen, Flute
  • Kaitlin Wick
  • Brandi Basset

Picture of Dee Sales Dee Sales

She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in voice and piano, with over 40 years combined performing and teaching experience in piano, voice and organ. The University of North Texas is a leading university for training musicians and teachers. Her training included emphasis in theory, instrumental (piano and organ) and vocal technique and performance.

Dee has taught music for over 30 years as a private piano and voice teacher, as a classroom music teacher and as a private music class instructor. She has designed music programs for private pre-schools, elementary schools, and middle schools.

Certified and licensed in Musikgarten, Dee is also a member of Edmonds Music Teachers Association (which is the local chapter for Music Teachers National Association), a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and also a Guild Member of the National Piano-Playing Auditions.

Dee's Music Room was established to provide a community of teachers and families dedicated to learning music through the fun of self-expression and discovery.

Picture of Dan SalesDan Sales

Performing jazz and classical guitarist, Dan Sales is active with teaching private and class guitar, studio recording, composing, arranging, and performing, including past performances with the world-famous 1:00 O'Clock Lab Band at the University of North Texas. He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Donald Byrd, Nelson Riddle, Nancy Wilson, and Bob Hope, among others. His compositions have been purchased by several companies, including "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Days of Our Lives." He and his wife, Dee, own and operate "Music Experience", a music teaching studio oriented toward preschool - high school students.

Barbara Spadavecchia

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Barbara studied violin with Zsigmondy at the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor in Music. She has also studied Suzuki violin teaching.










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Jacinda Hansen

Performing flute for 24 years, Jacinda, a Montessori teacher, has experience playing piccolo as well as flute, and shares her love of playing the flute with her students. Interested students need to make an appointment with Jacinda to test for physical readiness to begin flute study.



Kaitlin Wick


Brandi Basset

Brandi is a caring and enthusiastic educator dedicated to helping others find joy in music.  In addition to teaching at Dee's Music Room, Brandi teaches piano in her home studio in Bothell and serves as secretary in the Edmonds Music Teachers Association. Other community involvement includes playing piano for her church and teaching at the Attic Learning Community in Woodinville.

Brandi earned her BA in music, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi. There she studied piano with Dr. Elizabeth Moak and voice with Patricia Ramirez. She has experience singing, accompanying, conducting, and teaching music to all ages. When she isn't teaching she likes to spend time with her family, reading, playing, singing, baking, hiking and exploring the beautiful Northwest.

If you are a parent looking for a solid foundation of musicianship for your child, or an adult who desires a knowledgeable, patient teacher to help you play the music you love, schedule a free trial lesson and interview with Brandi today!"
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