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I offer lessons in:

  • Classical Clarinet
  • Jazz Clarinet
  • Classical Flute
  • Jazz Flute
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Pop / Rock Keyboard
  • Jazz Piano
  • Classical Piano
  • Classical Saxophone
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Classical Trumpet
  • Jazz Trumpet
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    Keith BeesleyOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Hi, I love teaching, playing, and studying music. I've been playing instruments for over 30 years now, and teaching for about 15. I play and teach saxophone, clarinet, and flute; beginning-intermediate piano, guitar and violin; classical, jazz, rock, and pop. A few other things, too; ask me!

    My Teaching Background
    I studied music education formally at an Eastern university; many years of private lessons with noted teachers in and around New York City. I've learned the most about teaching by just doing it.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    1. I use a "student-centered" approach-I won't force you to do anything, but I will "strongly encourage" you to learn your scales, arpeggios, tone exercises and songs! 2. Not everyone is equally gifted in music, but even if you think you are "tone deaf," or are an adult who never sang or played an instrument before, I can help you if you have the desire to learn and time to practice; 3. Learning music, as anything else, is a lifelong process; we never reach the point where we "know it all;" 4. Studying music can help improve your abilities in other subjects; 4. Music can uplift the spirit; as performers, we have the opportunity to share positive energy with others.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach in the morning, afternoon, and early evening on weekdays; occasionally weekends during the school year (September-June). Currently I have the most openings in the morning and early afternoon. I come to your home. The basic rate is $180. for four 45-minute lessons, due at the beginning of each month. Other lesson lengths are possible. I offer discounts for more than one student in a household.