Chinook Music Lessons
Learn to Play
We offer in-store lessons on guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and percussion/drums. You can contact the store for more information, or find each instructor’s contact information below and find out more about each individual.
Mike has over 20 years of teaching and performing experience. He has played with various jazz ensembles in North Central Washington, such as Easy Money and The Jazz Journey. He has played with the Wenatchee and Yakima Symphonies, the Wenatchee British Brass Band and has toured with the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble.
Mike has maintained a percussion studio of between 40 and 60 students for the past 20 years. Several of his students have won state championships or placed in the top 3 in Snare Drum, Marimba, Timpani and Multiple Percussion divisions at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Competition. He has been a coach with the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony, as well as with several area marching band drum lines, and has judged at Washington and Oregon state solo competitions.
Mike has his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Central Washington University.
Vince graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in music with a jazz specialization and guitar emphasis. He has experience playing guitar in a variety of styles including jazz, classical, folk, blues, funk, and rock, and can cater to most people’s musical interests. He plays guitar and harmonica with the Hoyer Brothers, a Leavenworth-based band, who play at various music festivals and venues throughout the state, and is a freelance musician around the Wenatchee Valley.
Tony Morgan has been playing trumpet since 1993 and teaching private trumpet lessons at Chinook Music since 2008. He plays many instruments, but his specialty is the trumpet. Directly out of high school, he joined three local music groups: Wenatchee British Brass Band, Wenatchee Valley Symphony, and Wenatchee Big Band. He performed with the Symphony for 6 years, and is currently still playing with the Big Band. He took two years of college level Music Theory studying under Juel Iwaasa at Wenatchee Valley College. Tony has also performed with several groups and churches including Grace Lutheran Church, Free Methodist Church, Columbia Chorale, Appleaires and Confluence Vocal Octet. He was also Principal Trumpet for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s “The Music Man”, and Principal Trumpet for Wenatchee High School production of “Phantom of the Opera”. One of his favorite sayings: “The Best musicians in the world are LIFE-LONG Students”.