Contact: 253-820-4505  cell
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Studio Location:  2502 No. Cedar St,  Tacoma, WA 98406

Teaching Area:  

  • Piano
  • Music Theory

Teaching Ages:  Now Accepting Students  

  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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 Studio.

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