Chris VanBuskirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Accepting Students  
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ontact: 253-820-4505 cell
Email:  classickeys@comcast.net
Website:  N/A
Studio Address:  2502 No. Cedar St, Tacoma, WA. 98406

Teaching Area:

  • Piano
  • Music Theory

Teaching Ages:

  • Elementary Children through College
  • Home Schooled, Public and Private School Students and Adults
  • Special Needs Students
  • Adults – No one is too old to learn and enjoy music.

Teaching Style

  • Classical
  • Traditional
  • Improvisation
  • Church Worship Music
  • Chord Charts
  • Recreational

Teaching Days/Hours:  

  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • All lesson dates/times are scheduled with teacher

Student Event Opportunities:  

  • ORS – Piano Trios Festival – Oct/Nov
  • PVC –  Winter Festival – February
  • WSMTA – Music Artistry Program – March
  • PFMC – Helen Crowe Snelling Competition – March
  • PFMC – NFMC Cup Festival – March
  • ORS – Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma – May/June 
  • PVC – Anything Goes Recitals 
  • Christmas and/or Spring Recitals

Affiliations

  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
  • Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA)
  • Puyallup Valley Chapter of WSMTA (PVC)
  • Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma (ORS)
  • National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC)
  • Washington State Federation of Music Clubs (WSFMC)
  • Puyallup Federated Music Club (PFMC)

 Credentials:  

  • Bachelor of Science – Music Education Degree; K-12,                                 University of Montana ~ Billings, MT
  • Montana, Alaska, and Washington Teaching Certificates

BIO:  (my students call me Mrs.Van)
I have played the piano, sang, and studied music since I was four years old.  Loving music as I do, I decided to teach, both publicly and privately, sharing this wonderful gift with anyone who wants to learn.  Besides teaching piano, I also teach choral music to children and adults, having had choirs and ensembles from 6 to 100+ voices.  I have taught public school in Alaska, having had award winning A Capella Choirs over the years.  I love playing the piano, in worship, accompanying soloists, choirs, and piano performance in the community.  

I also have a very successful private music studio, having taught for the past 46+ years.  Besides the various Music Festivals and Recitals available my students, they also have the opportunity to perform in a Piano Trio, with a professional Cellist and Violinist in the fall.  In the spring, students can perform in a formal setting, on stage with a Chamber String or Full Orchestra.  They have really done well and look forward to these events every year.  

Students drive to my North Tacoma Studio from all over the area: Yelm, Eatonville, Graham, Lakewood, University Place, Puyallup, and Fife..  I really enjoy students of all ages, so with my love and strong passion for music, these are a perfect combination and a great fit for me.  Come join the adventure with me, at Classic Keys Music Stud

he various Music Festivals and Recitals available my students, they also have the opportunity to perform in a Piano Trio, with a professional Cellist and Violinist in the fall.  In the spring, students can perform in a formal setting, on stage with a Chamber String or Full Orchestra.  They have really done well and look forward to these events every year.  

Students drive to my North Tacoma Studio from all over the area: Yelm, Eatonville, Graham, Lakewood, University Place, Puyallup, and Fife..  I really enjoy students of all ages, so with my love and strong passion for music, these are a perfect combination and a great fit for me.  Come join the adventure with me, at Classic Keys Music Studio.

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