Studio address: 8822, 122nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033      

Theory Classes - Music Grammar Get international certified for your Music Theory. Junior and advance levels up to Diploma levels, AP music courses, ABRSM syllabus, theory lessons helps in writing music, interpreting music,* equipped with individual iPads and other musical softwares to enhance the learning experience.

Junior Theory Class - for the ABRSM Grade 1 or 2 test on Feb 25, 2012
Beginners of theory (prefer ABRSM practical Grade 1 or 2 passed).
1 hour each session ($145.00 - 8 times)
*Dates: Saturday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Dec 10, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 and Feb 11)

Junior Theory Class (fast track) - for ABRSM Grade 3 test on Feb 25, 2012
Beginners of theory (for students who are in ABRSM practical grades 4 or 5).

1 hour each session ($145.00 - 8 times)
*Dates: Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5 and Feb 12, Feb 19)

Advance Theory Class - for ABRSM Grade 5 test on Feb 25, 2012
Students must have solid started on the materials of Junior Theory Class.
1 hour each session ($160.00 - 8 times)

*Dates: Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5 and Feb 12)

ABRSM Grade 6 Theory - for ABRSM Grade 6 Theory test next year (for preparation to DipABRSM teacher diploma/ grade 8 or above)
1 hour each session ($200.00 - 8 times)
*Dates: tba, please email the studio for request of dates.

New classes time is coming. Please email the studio if you'd like to suggest some theory class time, as always we'd try our best to group you together with others of the same levels' if our suggested time don't fit. *Theory class tuition rate does not include theory exercise books, exam entry fee, text book and extra exam papers.


Advance Auralia Advance Aural training classes - for ABRSM advance grade Aura part III exam preparation.
Step by step aural training materials is provided.

*FALL Advance Auralia* for ABRSM Grade 7-8, Winter Session test 2011 (maximum 6 per class)

Sunday @2 pm - 3 p.m. / Sept 11, Sept 18, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23 (*1:00 p.m. special starting time) (5 times) $20 per class/ $10 Oliveland students


Keyboard Gym - comprehensive introduction to piano with Kodaly method - Kodaly approach to explore note values, rhythmic patterns, keyboard geography and music reading - game format with percussion group ensemble. Complete foundation and one of the best kind of keyboard preparation class. For kids just starting piano or are preparing to start piano (5-7 years of age)

Kodaly Level One: Sept to Dec - 12 sessions (weekly 45 mins) - starting Sept 8th, 2012 Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ($135.00 monthly)

Kodaly Level Two: Jan to April - 12 sessions (weekly 45 mins)

We are using Kodaly method to start piano as it's one of the most adapted system esp. in Europe and Asia. A breakdown of Kodaly elements:

Unaccompanied Singing
Rhythm Work
Relative Sol-fa and Hand-sign Work
Stick-Notation(Musical Shorthand Notation)
Memory Development
Part Work
Singing Games
Musical Dictation
Musical Activities


GarageBand Composition Music Tech Level 1 - musical forms and composition basics (computer and iPad formats) excellent for beginning grades students for exploring this excellent softwares in a step by step format and enjoy the fun in writing your own music. Students will have the chance to upload their music to the internet or burn CD for their final projects. Free computer lab time is included for students who enroll in this class. 5 students max per class.

*1 hour each session ($120 - 6 times) Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 and Feb 11)

Listen to some of the projects students have done:

Burst Irish Trip

Dance of the mooses Fusa


  Sibelius Music Tech Level 1 - music notation and publishing basics - our music technology lab will help all levels of students in music training and prepare piano players for the creative world of music.

'Sibelius' for writing, playing, printing and publishing music notation. We are using the same versions as Universities and Colleges use. Class will be formed for training in this award winning music notational software. This 3 basic training sessions will get you fully prepared with basic elements to start with whatever projects in the future. ($90 for 3 training sessions) 5 students max. per class.

Current session class time -

Sept 10 (Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.) / Oct 16 (Sunday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.) / Oct 30 (Sunday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)


Sunday 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5, 2012)

Topics includes:

  • Setting up the score (instruments, style, time signature, tempo, key signature)
  • Using Keypad to input notes and rests
  • Adding accidental, staccato, slur, accent etc
  • Transposing the bars up and down
  • Change durations of notes for publishing
  • Input midi to Sibelius
  • Add lyrics to existing project
  • To learn how to make the score look “pretty”, completely fix a 'messy' score.
  • To add dynamics for your project

Students will get the chance to construct a simple score, input midi and make a short score including transposition to correct a messy score of midi input into a published ready score.

Sibelius Music Tech Level 2 - Chamber Music/ Orchestra music scoring the techniques/ Composition - Students will learn the basics of composition using various instrumental combinations. Students will learn the tricks of how to make jingles, own ringtones or game music using the composition techniques above. Mix media projects. Students should have solid background of Sibelius Level I and Basic knowledge of GarageBand Music Tech I before this class (6 classes, $30 per session) 4 students max. per class. - classes time to be announced.

Sibelius Music Tech Level 3 - Large scale composition/ Basics of film music and multi media projects - Students will learn more scoring techniques for revising songs in a Visual Media Friendly Format. Multi media projects. Short film, video, or projects of students' interest. Students should have fluent knowledge of Sibelius Level I and II training plus basic knowledge of Garage Band Music Tech I before this class. (6 classes, $30 per session) 4 students max. per class. - classes time to be announced.

Sibelius web site

Review of Sibelius in New York Magazine

Sibelius Music Web Site (find, share and publish music scores)

"An incredible aspect of what it means to be a musician in the 21st century.' Pat Metheny (Grammy award winning composer and guitarist)

' A superb notation and composing tool.' Steve Reich (America's greatest living composer, Village Voice)

Softwares in our lab:

1/ 'Auralia' for aural
2/ 'Musition' for theory and testing
3/ 'Compass' for writing songs
4/ Sibelius 'Instruments'
4/ 'Sibelius' for note notation and music production (plus PhotoScore Professional)
5/ Garage Band with additional 'Symphony Orchestra' and 'World Music' libraries

*The computer lab and all iPads is free for use for all students during the months of July thru December. Come and enjoy the creative experience!

  Concert/ Rehearsal Space please call or email the studio for booking of practice time or / rehearsal on the ABRSM exam piano. ($15.00 half an hour). Recital rate provided upon request.      
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Call : 425.753.7796 for further information to sign up
Class time is subject to change, please call to confirm your time and registration.