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Mary Jo Beck

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice Taught Since (Year): 2010Ages/Levels Taught: preteens to adults Home 6715 S. Mt. Vernon St. Spokane WA 99223 USA Home Phone: (509) 822-7968

Educated at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, I have more than 20 years experience in vocal pedagogy, using “natural” vocal technique and singing many vocal styles from classical to modern. As a church musician for over 30 years, I’m an experienced accompanist and soloist for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and other worship services. I use an integrated method of piano teaching which incorporates technical studies, music theory, and repertoire in accordance with the student’s tastes and aspirations. Recently moved to Spokane, I am building my studio and welcome new students. I will travel to the student’s home, if preferred.

Chie Nakagawa Fusco

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Instruments Taught: Piano Taught Since (Year): 2007Ages/Levels Taught: 5 and up, all levels Home 3914 E 35th Ave. Spokane WA 99223 USA Cell Phone: 5412707777 Website: http://www.southhillpiano.com

Chie Fusco enjoys her busy life as a pianist, accompanist, and piano teacher.

Chie holds a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Music with a piano performance focus and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Western Oregon University, where she met her mentor Diane Baxter. During her graduate studies, she worked as a graduate assistant, performing extensively with soloists, singers, choirs, musicals and opera productions. Her devotion to collaborative piano resulted in receiving the Excellence and Outstanding Accompanying Award. She won the 2008 and 2010 WOU Concerto competitions and performed with Western Oregon Symphony. Chie has participated in piano festivals and workshops in Europe and the US. She received the scholarship to attend a piano summer school in France in 2010 and studied with Paul Roberts and Martin Sturfält.

A native of Japan, Chie also plays taiko, Japanese drumming, and performed with Monmouth Taiko throughout Oregon, including Shakespeare Festival and World Beat Festival. With Monmouth taiko, she has given numerous performances and workshops at schools. The taiko group hosted the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Relief Concert to donate to Minami-soma city in Fukushima. In 2014, she worked with Ryo Hitomi and performed with Taiko Lab Nishinomiya in Japan.

Chie began teaching piano lessons in 2007 and enjoys working with students of all ages. She previously taught piano at Hoffman Academy of Music in Portland, Oregon. She moved to Spokane, Washington in 2015 and is excited to meet new students and share the joy of music with them.

Piano teachers are a valuable part of our business and our community. This is a list of piano teachers that have attended one or more of our “Recipe Of A Good Piano” workshops as a part of their dedication to continuing education. This workshop is on the differences in piano construction and how it affects the player.