Private Lessons

While group classes expand listening capabilities and social skills, private lessons nurture self-discipline and personal achievement.  We offer private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, and percussion.

 Three parties/recitals per year, plus preparation for auditions give students real goals.

  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Violin Lessons
  • Woodwind Lessons
  • Voice Lessons
  • Bass Lessons
  • Drum Set Lessons
Private piano lessons - available with instructor Dee Sales for all ages.

Dee Sales specializes in lessons for ages 4 and up, as well as lessons and classes for beginning and continuing adults.

Key Benefits:
  • Self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment
  • Development of artistic skills and pursuing personal goals
  • Improved dexterity and coordination of physical and mental processes.

Private guitar lessons are available with instructor Dan Sales for ages 6 and up for all levels and styles.

Students ages 6 and older may take private lessons and work on guitar music they are interested in.  All work usually begins on classical guitar and may progress to lead or bass guitar, 7 or 12-string. 

Dan Sales is a performing jazz and classical guitarist. He 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 is also the owner of Country Village Instruments.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn to play the guitar.
  • Develop hand-eye coordination.
  • Learn to read music, understand chord structure and solid understanding of music theory and composers of guitar music.

Violin lessons are taught by Barbara Spadavecchia.

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


Jacinda Hansen, Flute Instructor -  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. 


Brian Kent, Saxophone/Woodwinds Instructor, is accepting students at Dee's Music Room in Saxophone and other woodwinds. He has an extensive performing career, including jazz, salsa, Brazilian rock, funk rhythm and blues, Motown, soul music and as a professional session musician in recording studios in Seattle and Boston.

Dee Sales offers private voice lessons for students preparing for choirs, singing auditions, and solo performances. 

Lesley Rippee offers a private lessons with a broad range of styles from classical to musical theatre, jazz to contemporary. Students vary in age and ability. Leah focuses on developing a suitable vocal technique. This means breathing, releasing the sound, getting an efficient, effective tone and extending the range where necessary. Students explore improvisation, various vocal styles, and musical theory too!

Key Benefits:

  • Use proper singing and breathing techniques
  • Learn to read music
  • Gain confidence and enjoy performing

Bass lessons are taught by Dean Schmidt

Dean Schmidt, Bassist.- Dean currently performs with Seattle-based latin bands Tumbao, Mango Son, Bochinche, Yerbabuena, Expression Latina, with a steady gig at the Columbia Tower Club.

Please contact us for more details: or call 425-368-2470.

Thank you!