Chinook Music Lessons
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We offer in-store private lessons on guitar, bass guitar, voice, trumpet, 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 Guitar, Harmonica
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.
“Dillon is currently the Band Director at Sterling Junior High School in the Eastmont School District. A graduate of Central Washington University, he played trombone in the CWU Wind Ensemble under Larry Gookin and Lewis Norfleet, and the CWU Jazz Band 1 led by Chris Bruya.
Dillon first studied trombone privately with Michael Oft. At CWU, he had the privilege of studying with Dr. John Neurohr. He was a part of the CWU Trombone Choir’s performance at the 2016 American Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C. He also attended the 2018 Cleveland Trombone Seminar, where he had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest professional trombonists in America. He has performed in masterclasses for Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto (Seattle Symphony) and Pete Ellefson (Indiana University).
Dillon has been actively involved in the marching arts for many years. As a performer, he marched with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. As a teacher, he has taught several marching bands in the Central Washington area, most notably A.C. Davis and West Valley High Schools in Yakima. He is currently the Brass Caption Head for the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps based in Tri Cities, WA.
Dillon loves working with low brass players of all ages, from absolute beginners to more advanced young adults.
He graduated from CWU with two Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Performance.”