206 Music Lessons
We teach you what you want to play, how you want to play it
We teach because we want to offer lessons on all instruments to all interest levels, all ability levels, and all ages, anywhere in the Seattle area.
We teach because we believe experienced music professionals deserve to be matched with bright and interested students.
We teach because we see the typical music lesson, in a cramped studio with an overworked teacher using decades-old materials to teach a single style of a single instrument, and we think we can offer more—and do better.
We teach music to make learning more worthwhile and more fun for our students.
We promote a relaxing and comfortable environment. We encourage our students to ask questions. We cultivate a disposition for curiosity.
When they work with 206 Music Lessons, students feel like the best version of themselves.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The process begins with matching, where we evaluate a lead based on everything you provide us to find the best possible teacher for you or your child. After bringing that team together, we step out of the way and let everyone learn. If something isn't ideal, we solicit feedback and try again with a different music teacher. We consider the quality of our teaching to be the most important part of our brand, and in that vein, criticism is more valuable than just money.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We're dedicated musicians, teachers, and performers who are mostly members of the Seattle Music Teachers Association.
How did you get started teaching?
We grew up in Seattle and our lives were much, much better for the rich cultural services, especially in music education, the city offers its children. We wanted to build on that, participate in it, and expand the types of lessons so they could benefit anyone who wanted to play music in the Seattle area.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages, all ability levels, all interest levels. This includes 5-year-old kids in Redmond, dedicated software engineers in South Lake Union, and elderly women in View Ridge.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Pick someone you trust and enjoy. It's what we offer.