Ted Brown Music offers an assortment of private lessons in each of our five locations. Each instructor is certified, with years of experience, and pre-screened prior to use of our rental spaces. As each instructor sets his/her own rates and schedules, contact them directly with any questions.
$100 per month
For over 4 years, Eric has taught private and group lessons to students of all ages, levels, and styles in Silverdale. Whether you are a touring professional, hobbyist, or anything in between, a lesson plan can be designed that is both unique and enjoyable. Students can expect to learn more than just songs. Emphasis will be placed on learn-ing the proper techniques and musical theory needed to perform any piece of music. Lessons will always be conducted with the student in mind, at a pace that matches their needs.
Eric has played extensively with groups and artists from Washington to Nashville. He has accompanied solo artists, and full bands as well. He has produced and recorded numerous albums, as well as owning and operating a local recording studio. Currently Eric is playing with the Silverdale-based jam-band, Faith Alive.
Influences include the likes of Pat Metheny, Eric Johnson, Hill-song United, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, and Marcus Miller.
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Adam grew up in the area, attended South Kitsap High School and graduated in 2010. He studied at the University of Washington in Seattle with Seth Krimsky, the principal bassoonist in Seattle Symphony, and graduated in 2014. While studying at the University of Washington, Adam played in the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Chamber Orchestra, and University of Washington’s Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Music Club.
Currently Adam works full time as a Mechanical Engineer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton and part time as a bassoon instructor at Ted Brown. In the evenings, Adam plays principal bassoon in the Bremerton Symphony and the Winds of the Sound Quintet. He also conducts the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Volunteer Orchestra and volunteers as an assistant woodwind coach in the Bremerton Youth Symphony.
Adam really enjoys the opportunity to help students gain confidence and skill with this obscure instrument, especially since he remembers how difficult it was to find an instructor in Kitsap County.
Rate: $130 per month
Growing up on tour with her musical parents, music came naturally to multi-instrumentalist Micaela Kingslight. Originally from Taos New Mexico, Micaela started on Suzuki violin at age 3 and piano shortly after. Her family moved again and she began writing original compositions on piano to perform in Austin Texas while singing in the Austin Girls choir. Micaela’s Dad is a luthier (guitar maker) and after their move to Michigan she found her passion for guitar and bass as well as playing flute in band. She began taking lessons in guitar and after a year her teacher decided that she had moved beyond his abilities. She began teaching herself by ear and through countless books and videos. By high school she was instructing her friends and her friend’s parents and realized her natural ability to teach. She began performing all around the area and with the Chicago based, Crossroads Blues Band then later her own original project FlyPaper. Between touring nationally and teaching students, Micaela has kept busy for the last 15 years. She has recorded 5 original albums and played an average of 150 shows a year. She taught at Crescendo Academy of Music, Kalamazoo College, and the last 8 years at the Kalamazoo Academy of Rock where she mentored kids through the formation of bands and real world experience playing the area’s best venues and recording studios.
Recently moving from Michigan, Micaela is excited to help new students meet their goals in music as well as have a great time playing their style of choice with proper technique. She teaches age 6 to adult and also specializes in songwriting, improvisation, and ear training.
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Colin is one of Kitsap’s newest saxophone teachers. Now in his seventh year of playing saxophone, Colin has been studying under Eric Hedstrom for over two years and also has prior experience on piano and clarinet. One of Colin’s latest accomplishments include being accepted into the Washington State High School Honor Band under the recommendation of his former director and local favorite Susan Peters. Colin has played in numerous community groups including the Poulsbo Community Orchestra as well as select performances with the Liberty Bay Orchestra. Colin continues to play regularly and continues to take lessons, furthering his skills in saxophone performance and music theory.
Currently, Colin is primarily taking on first-time beginners. The focus of the lessons will be basic technique including first sounds, articulation, air management, fingerings and basic music theory. This course of action will be vital for the first 12-16 months as the students really start to understand the saxophone.
In the future, Colin plans on taking his career forward with game design and wants to create independent titles. Teaching saxophone is one of his newest interests and will be under the direct supervision of his mentor teacher, Eric Hedstrom. Colin plans on traveling to Salt Lake City to attend Neumont University for the 2016 school year. In his free time, Colin enjoys reading, writing and basic engineering.
Lauren Cavanaugh has been playing piano for 14 years. She has been teaching for the past 5 years while she was in school.
Cavanaugh graduated high school in California in 2013 and was a frequent accompanist for various choral groups during her years there. When she went to Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California, she also played for the Symphonic Band and took private lessons under Arlene Steffen, M.M.
She has played a wide range of music, spanning from Joplin to Debussy to Haydn. She enjoys exploring all kinds of music and believes that it’s important to play pieces from many different composers. She teaches all different skill levels and ages, starting at age 5.