Featured teacher of the month- Richard 
Rodseth

 

Our dear friend and talented musician, Richard Rodseth is now teaching beginning, intermediate

and Jazz Piano.  He has availability on Mondays and Tuesdays 

Richard Rodseth

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  Connie Wible 

Piano, Keyboards, Music Technology, Beginner through Advanced, College Prep, Theory, Composing, Public Speaking

Owner of Musical Mind Music Studios, Mercer Island, Washington, is a performing artist, composer and experienced Neurodiverse Adaptive Piano consultant.She is a classically trained pianist who always loved the development of an inspired idea that seems to take form in a life of its own.  From an early age, she would compose the music that would take the stress from the rest of the day.  She has composed and performed her music in several documentaries as well as CD’s published, and performs solo, Piano Duo, and 8 Hand Piano Ensemble as well as accompanying various groups

 

She has 25 years working with children and adults with neurological issues, and developed an effective Keyboard Adaptive Program called “Piano Keys for Autism”. She teaches according to the student's learning style and has developed adapted piano and keyboard instruction for children with Autism Spectrum and Aspergers Syndrome along with ADD, dyslexia and behavior disorders.  

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 Katrina Kope

Piano, Voice, Singer/Songwriting

Katrina Kope is a Seattle based performing artist, composer and innovator in the Seattle music scene.With her different projects spanning many genres, from electronica, to funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation; She found her mentors while studying at Cornish and gigging around the Pacific Northwest. After performing live and recording for well over a decade, Katrina’s resume could read as a long list of name dropping. But, she hardly needs it. She’s graced some of the largest stages in the Northwest, has eight albums under her belt, and has garnered massive respect among peers for her voice and approach to songwriting. She certainly has no fear exploring new genres and material, but seems to always find a home back with her piano and voice. Even if it’s just for a moment to breathe between her other projects.

Some of Katrina’s performances and compositions can be heard with: Purr Gato, BowieVision, Good Co, Universal Peoples, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Levels of Movement, Klozd Sirkut, ELYXR, Jazz Underground, Soul Kata, The Blood Moon Orchestra, Solo using Ableton and of course, any of her jazz ensembles.

 

She has over 15 years teaching piano, voice, songwriting, and coaching bands.  She is proficient in Ableton software, various voice and looping devices and recording production.

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 Richard Rodseth
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 Kimo Muraki
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Jazz Piano, Beginning Piano

Music Technology

After a long career in software development, Richard resumed music studies through Berklee College of Music Online, completing a Professional Certificate in Music Theory and Composition in 2019. He followed that up with additional courses in Orchestration and Counterpoint.

The son of a piano and voice teacher in Pretoria (still active in her 90s!), Richard had Classical piano lessons as a child, then studied Jazz privately as an adult. In addition to basic keyboard skills and music literacy, he loves introducing students of all backgrounds to the joys of composition and improvisation.

 

Richard also enjoys music technology in many forms, including modular synthesis, MIDI and digital audio production. 

Ukulele, Banjo, Guitar, Voice, Songwriting

Kimo is a Seattle based performer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, live and studio musician actively recording for major labels, independent artists and collaborating with numerous live ensembles in the Seattle area.  He began performing in music and theater ensembles as a teenager and has over 15 years of one-on-one teaching experience with students of all ages. 

 

As a session musician, Kimo has recorded various instruments and vocals for well known artists such as Vance Joy, Phillip Phillips, Zach Bryan, Prateek Kuhad, The Strumbellas, and many more.  As a solo artist Muraki's musical palette ventures into many different genres from folk and Americana to funk, soul, and electronic dance music. 

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