Lesson Info

In-person lesson available in Marysville starting Nov. 1

Zoom lessons now have significant scholarship rates for current students taking Tuesday-Thursday. Reduced fees generally fall between $125 and $145/month.

Drop in lessons are $70/hour.

Mondays I teach online lessons through Music and Arts (Bothell). Contact the store for details. I'm sorry, there are no scholarship opportunities for students taking through Music and Arts.

Chamber Music Marysville

Applications open for virtual recitals in November and New Year's Eve.

Submit proposed repertoire and dates.

Competitions to watch for next year

Music Fest Northwest (Spokane)

Festival in May. Registration deadline in March

Ages up to 29.

Bushell Competition (Seattle)

Competition in April. Applications due in March

Winner performs with the Seattle Philharmonic.

Ages 16 and up.

Young Artist Awards (Se​attle)

Video Submission due in March each year.

More info and application at​/

Northern Corner Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition

Entrants submit video of a single concerto movement.

High School students, grades 9-12 in the upcoming school year .

Repertoire: Classical concerto movement, unaccompanied.

July/August due date each year.

Watch for updated info at


Audition Cafe lists national and international postings

Seattle-area Non-paid Orchestras

Ensign Orchestra. Substitute horn

Rehearsals in Bellevue, Performances at Benaroya, Seattle

Auditions every fall for open positions.

Thalia Symphony.

Rehearsals: Tuesday eves. Roosevelt HS, performances, St. Stephen's Church, Seattle

Youth Symphonies

Seattle Youth Symphony

Auditions in August

Register at

Cascade Youth Symphony

Auditions in September

Register at

Summer Festivals/Camps

Summer experiences are part of a college music student's training. This is the time you connect with students and professionals from other schools and regions. Factor the cost and time into your yearly plan.

Kendall Betts Horn Camp (KBHC)

New Hampshire

June each year, options of 1, 2 or 3 weeks.

High School/College/ Adult divisions

WSU Horn Camp

Pullman, WA.

For high school students. June each year

Summer Sounds

(sponsored by Cascade Youth Symphony)

Lynnwood, WA

Last week of July/first week of August each year.

Marrowstone Music Festival

(sponsored by Seattle Youth Symphony)

Bellingham, WA, July-August

More info here

Aspen Music Festival and School

Aspen, Colorado July-August