Chinook Music Lessons
Learn to Play
We offer in-store private lessons on voice, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, trumpet, saxophone, violin, piano, 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 30 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 30 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.
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Beginning Sax & Piano
Vince earned a degree in Jazz Performance at Central Washington University in 2013. After graduating from CWU, he performed on the cruise ship circuit with both Celebrity and Holland America cruise lines. He spent the last 4 years in Los Angeles and now plays music around the Wenatchee area. He teaches ALL styles of music. (Jazz, Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, Folk, etc.)
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 two local music groups: Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, 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”.
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Megan has 10 years of vocal experience from private lessons, solo performances, theatrical performances, college education, and choirs/ensembles, including the College of Southern Idaho Swing Band and the 8-person Madrigal Ensemble. The musical groups she has been a part of introduced her to a wide array of musical genres; including classical, jazz, theatre, swing, and pop. She also has 7 years of piano training and experience from solos, accompanying, and college education. Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude with her degree in Music at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) in 2016. While at CSI, she had the opportunity to perform with the Black and White Praise band, and the Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana, Africa.
Megan comes from a musical family and grew up singing in her church, at family gatherings, and with her siblings for fun. Her love for music and the desire to teach grew when she found her private piano and vocal teacher, who became her mentor. After this experience, she wanted to cultivate a love for music in others through mentoring. Megan emphasizes technique and theory to help students improve their vocal abilities as well as their musical knowledge.
Megan is accepting students with a musical background ranging from beginner to intermediate.
Jaden is a Wenatchee Valley native. He has performed with the Wenatchee Symphony on a number of performances, regularly helps coach the Icicle Creek Youth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Leavenworth Summer Theater Pit Orchestras since he was 14. Additionally, Jaden teaches elementary music in the Wenatchee School District, including beginning Orchestra at John Newbery Elementary School. When he is not working with music, Jaden enjoys painting, playing video games with his wife (she always wins) and reading stories to his son.