MODE Music Studios, West Seattle

We provide music lessons for all ages!
Private piano, vocal, guitar, bass, drum, ukulele, accordion, string, brass, and woodwind
lessons for adults and children
as well as Kindermusik for 0-5 years of age.

(206) 659-4018 Info Scheduling Billing

About Our Studio

Mode Music Studios began life as Erin Rubin Piano Studios. After four years, and with an ever-growing clientele and continuing community interest, we decided to move into a new, bigger space: creating more opportunity for young musicians to find their musical voice through piano, guitar, percussion, and vocal instruction.

“When I was six years old my piano teacher looked like Cher, made me laugh and brought me on stage to play with her. She was young and fun and this inspired me to practice and keep going. I want to give children the opportunity to love music and learning in the ways I was given.” -Erin Rubin



Our Philosophy

Our teaching style incorporates all types of learning. All of our students are exposed to technique, ear training, sight reading, chart reading, composition, arranging and some even singing and songwriting. We have a background of playing live in bands and continue to put ourselves through private lessons. We can’t get enough from learning and growing personally to keep up with our students and put ourselves in the students' seat.

Private lessons give us the freedom to apply different approaches for each individual child’s learning style. We are sensitive to the student and their needs. There is a general lesson plan with a lot of room for amendment and we enjoy each lesson as a chance to give the student exactly what they need based on their interests and ability.

Although we provide two recital performance opportunities a year, we don’t view our style as performance based. Building a repertoire and having songs available at all times is a priority and we love being able to show it off at our winter and spring recitals at The Sanctuary at Admiral. We also offer rock band camps in the summertime to encourage playing music with others and the chance to experience a different type of performance. The Skylark Cafe has provided us with their stage to do so and gives the kids a day to show off their talents on a rock stage. It’s one of our favorite times of year for the children!

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our philosophy. This has worked for 99% of the kids that we have had the pleasure of teaching and we find that, from our own personal childhood piano lessons, when music is fun they will stick with it, and learn in the process!

Private Lesson Rates and Policy


  • Studio Lessons are $30 a week ($28 cash/check) for 30 minutes and $55 a week ($52 cash/check) for an hour.
  • In-home lessons are $70 a week for 45 minutes ($67 cash/check) and $135 for 90 minutes ($128 cash/check)
  • Lessons are paid for in advance. Invoices are issued mid-month, and payments are due in advance for the upcoming month on the last lesson of the preceding month.
  • If payment is made after the last day of the month, the unpaid amount will incur a 5% late fee. If more than one invoice is unpaid, we will be unable to continue lessons until the total amount is paid in full.
  • If a student starts mid-month, the fee will be prorated. Payments may not be broken into smaller amounts unless prior arrangements have been made. We do accept cash, but we do not keep cash on hand, so we are unable to make change. Any overpayment will be credited toward next month’s tuition.
  • Some months have more than 4 lessons depending on the calendar. For instance, January 2017 has 5 Mondays-Tuesdays and 4 Wednesdays-Sundays, so the total tuition on a monthly invoice will vary, depending on what day of the week the student’s lessons occur.
  • The first lesson is offered with a “satisfaction guarantee.” We include this lesson in continuing students’ tuition but waive our lesson fee if you walk away unsatisfied. We are confident in our approach and connection with the student, understanding the importance of an initial vibe between student and teacher.


  • If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason it must be done as soon as there is a known conflict by emailing or calling the studio during open hours at (206) 659-4018. A group make-up class will be scheduled as soon as you choose a class and date and notify or the front desk. Refunds / credits are not given for lessons cancelled by a student. If a student/parent doesn’t notify us of an absence, we are unable to offer a make-up class.
  • We will accept a cancellation and schedule a make-up lesson as long as you are able to notify us about the absence within 24 hours. If the student simply does not show up / does not call, we are unable to offer any make-up option.
  • If a teacher is unable to teach a lesson due to illness or travel, another qualified teacher will substitute for them. If a teacher/substitute teacher has to cancel a lesson for any reason they will do so as soon as the conflict is known. A make-up lesson will be scheduled or a credit will be applied to your account.
  • If there is an uncontrollable or unforeseen event that prevents any lesson from taking place, the studio will reach out immediately to inform you of any lesson that will not be held. A make-up lesson will be scheduled if possible or you will receive a half-credit to your account. Examples of such events would be inclement weather, power outages, or local/national emergencies.
  • All of our group classes are available to make up for a missed private lesson. Each lesson missed (30 minute or 60 minute) will cash in for one full hour long group class. These are hour-long classes offered to all students to give a different perspective in addition to their private lessons, whether it be a band practice or a vocal workshop. You have 1 month from your cancelled lesson to use your make-up lesson. These classes are also available to students without a make-up for $20 per class. All ages are welcome. Sign-ups are available Monday-Friday through phone, email or the front desk before the scheduled class. Drop-in is available at the time of class and will depend on capacity. Classes are available to students for $20 and non-students for $25 for the hour. Class details at Reschedules may be possible as a courtesy. If a student cancels or misses a make-up lesson that has been scheduled by the office and confirmed by the teacher and student, the lesson will not be rescheduled or credited.


  • We ask for at least a month’s notice of plans to withdraw from lessons. Terminations with less than two weeks given will be charged two weeks of lessons from notification date.
  • Withdrawal notification must be submitted to the office at Failure to attend lessons does not qualify as notification. Failure to notify the office does not release a student from his/her financial obligation and is not an acceptable form of notification of intent to withdraw.
  • If a student has 4 consecutive no call / no shows, we will terminate the student’s lessons, we will release the student’s spot in the schedule, and the student will be charged for all 4 of the missed lessons.
  • Students who withdraw at any time will forfeit any unused reschedules or make-up lessons.


  • We are closed April 16 for Easter, October 31 for Halloween, Thanksgiving weekend and Winter Break. We do have lessons on “bank holidays.”

Drop Off/Reception

  • Students should arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled lesson to be given time to use the restroom or grab some water and gather their things for the lesson. If a student is 15 or more minutes late they’re considered a “no show” and are unable to receive any credit or make-up.
  • Mode is a family-friendly environment; however, noise levels in the waiting area should be kept to a minimum as to not disturb lessons and other families.

Summer Lessons

  • We do continue lessons throughout the summer!
  • One optional lesson credit will be offered in July as well as one optional lesson credit in August for vacation time. You can choose to use this credit or continue with lessons as usual.
  • Summer is a great time for families to get their preferred time slot. If you continue through summer your lesson time will continue into fall. Your schedule will take priority to those who have left. We encourage students to continue throughout the summer to minimize loss in a music education momentum. Coming back in the fall and signing up as a “new student” could be difficult. Special arrangements can be made for families who leave for the entire summer.
  • We do understand not all families’ schedules are able to accommodate private lessons in the summer and we will do our best to fit you back in with your preferred teacher in the fall. For those who DO take the summer off, please contact us in mid-August to get back in the September fold.

Email us with any questions regarding summer policies.

Our Teachers

All of the teachers at Mode Music Studios are working musicians getting paid to write, perform and record. Our teachers also have a passion for what they do. We feel fortunate to be able to pass that down to the younger generation and get them excited to play music in the same way we have been throughout our careers.

Erin Rubin

Erin has been playing music since the age of four. At twelve, she was on stage with the local working musicians at The Scarlet Tree every Tuesday night. She has written music for and performed with many Seattle bands including: Wesafari, The Exploding High-Fives, People Eating People, and “Nouela.” Erin has worked as a hired studio musician since the age of 17 in Bellingham, Seattle and Los Angeles. Erin found her calling as a teacher in her early twenties and dedicated over three years at Westside Music Academy. She believes a healthy balance of technique, theory and arranging songs the child loves is the fast track to any student’s success in music lessons. Ready to go out on her own, she started Erin Rubin Piano Studios in the basement of her West Seattle home in 2010. Erin teaches piano and voice.

Dick Cady

In 1978 Dick Cady attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, in the 2-year diploma program for writing and arranging. On returning to Seattle in the mid 80's he studied with the storied jazz piano teacher Jerome Grey for 3 years. Since the late 90's he has attended many of the Golandsky Institute summer seminars, first at Williams College and later at Princeton and studied with many of the staff including John Bloomfield and Kendall Feeney. In 2004 he began studying with Charlie Banacos for several years until Charlie's death.

He was a regular on the Seattle music scene for many years doing club dates with his own group and many other instrumentalists and singers including Ernestine Anderson and Pete Seeger. He was the music director for the Orion Street Youth Theater. Providing instruction steadily for 25 years to all ages and levels, Dick teaches piano.

Ceci Gomez

Ceci Gomez received her BFA from New York University in Recorded Music where she studied music business, audio engineering, production, & songwriting. Ceci comes from a classical & musical theater background having studied piano and voice from an early age and continuing throughout high school. In her teens she began writing songs on the acoustic guitar and piano. While in college, Ceci sang and played guitar in an indie rock band that toured the US and played multiple festivals including SXSW & CMJ. She is currently in an electronic pop group based in Seattle that has also had the opportunity to tour nationally in recent months. Ceci teaches voice, piano and ukulele.

Brandon Bermudez

Brandon is a working musician, producer, and engineer in the Seattle/Tacoma area for the past decade. He regularly plays in and around town, sometimes tours countries, and frequently collaborates with many professional musicians in the area. Recently, he's played bass with prog-rock band Bone Cave Ballet and alt-rock band Starry-Eyed Samurai, and drums with both new-wavers Trick Candles and pop-fusion band Nitrogen Lion Society.

Brandon believes that consistency, versatility, and attitude are the traits that make great musicians. With his interactive-guidance teaching approach, the student controls the pacing of each lesson, which alleviates classroom anxiety and helps the lesson material become more comprehensible. With a heavy emphasis on creativity and technique, Brandon will improve the understanding of rhythm and ability to perform in many styles of music by sharing from his 20+ years of composition and performance experience. Brandon teaches drums, bass, and guitar.

Jen Wood

Jen Wood was born and raised in Seattle – she played her first show at the age of 15 and began recording in studios and touring at the age of 16. She has over 20 years of working experience as a singer-songwriter - on her main instrument which is the guitar, though her next favorite instrument is the piano. Wood comes from a musical family and naturally gravitated towards it. She started out as self-taught guitarist, learning how to sing and play by ear, which developed her musical intuition and creative approach to songwriting; she discovered alternate tunings at the age of 17 and was hooked. Jen has recorded several albums and toured the U.S and Japan. She is perhaps most known for her work as a guest vocalist for bands such as: Juno, Jeremy Enigk, The Black Heart Procession, Joan of Arc and most notably the Postal Service. Jen has studied voice with Sue Carr over the last 10 years and returned to college last year to study the fundamentals of music that pertain to her teaching career. Jen is very passionate about working with kids and young people; she loves helping to empower them to find their own voice through music. She also believes that having fun, being collaborative and spontaneous are the magical keys to learning new skills. Jen teaches voice, piano and guitar.

Nate Rogers

Nate Rogers has a diverse background in the arts, having worked on professional film sets and for literary journals, but music has been the constant throughout his life; his musical endeavors (and teaching) are informed by that multivalent background. His first and primary instrument is the piano, which he studied classically starting in the first grade and continued to do so actively through college. He also began playing in jazz combos and rock bands starting in middle school, the age at which he also picked up guitar and saxophone. An occasional DJ, Nate listens widely and loves drawing connections between diverse styles of music across the world, in his own playing and his teaching. He has played in numerous bands in Seattle, including Friends and Family, Pampa, ANDY, and The Quiet Ones, and they have played alongside such notable groups as The Polyphonic Spree, The Moondoggies, and Blitzen Trapper, both in the Northwest and on tour. He loves to instill the same diversity of interest in students that his teachers gave to him. Nate teaches piano and guitar.

Nils Petersen

Nils Petersen is a life long student of music in the form of classical, jazz, choral and rock. He studied violin at an early age before settling into piano, guitar and trombone from youth on through his teenage years, along with vocal studies in all different formats. He tours internationally with Sub Pop band Rose Windows and plays around town with Ole Tinder and his solo project Hotel Vignette. He has been teaching private lessons since he was 17 and offers an approach that helps the student grow musically in the interests that excite him or her while solidifying a base in core musical concepts. Nils teaches guitar, bass, voice, and piano.

Pat Schowe

Pat Schowe has been devotedly studying percussion since the age of 13. With almost two decades and counting of experience in making music, Pat believes anyone can learn how to play an instrument. A strict advocate of practice makes perfect, he gives the reigns to the student. Pat's background is in rock, blues, and hip-hop drumming. He learned how to play his instrument with the help of 2 teachers, gospel drummer Guy Davis and rock drummer Jeff Ryder. He cut his teeth in San Antonio and the self proclaimed "live music capital of the world" Austin,Texas sitting in for bands at around 17 years of age. Pat moved to Seattle with the aim of playing music professionally and soon after signed to Sub Pop Records with his former band Rose Windows whom which he toured internationally with. He currently plays drums in Dreamhouse, Ole Tinder and occasionally picks up studio work. Pat teaches drums, beginning piano and beginning guitar.

Ricky Claudon

Ricky has been studying, writing and performing music since his childhood, and has played guitar and piano for about 23 years. He works as a para-educator at the Academy for Precision Learning, and as a recording/touring musician. As a musician, he has put out three albums, toured the United States, and he looks forward to touring in Europe in the near future for the first time this spring. He is knowledgable in a variety of styles on the guitar, but is most proficient in Blues, Rock n Roll, and Post-punk.

Growing up, he was instructed by a professor of music theory and history, on the piano; this education has formed the foundation of his knowledge of these subjects and informs his instruction in both instruments. Ricky also has quite a lot of experience working with students from a diverse range of developmental levels and is trained in methods intended to address the individual needs of neurologically diverse populations.

Ricky teaches piano and guitar.

Jenn Champion

Jenn Champion is a guitar player from Seattle with 25 plus years of music experience. She started in elementary school with band instruments, mainly trumpet. Then, at the age of 14, she made the switch to guitar. She spent the better part of her late teens and young adult years in the band Carissa's Wierd. Later, Jenn began performing under S, touring all over the US and Europe. After picking up the piano in 2010, there have been more projects, albums, and tours. Jenn has a super fun and casual approach to teaching guitar. She guarantees an awesome time while learning a lot. Jenn teaches guitar.

Chris Totten

Chris is a jazz and rock-oriented multi-instrumentalist Chris began playing music at the age of 6, when he started taking piano lessons. At the age of 11, he began playing drums and taking drum lessons. While studying jazz in college, he picked up vibraphone and, through the years playing in touring bands and recording projects, picked up guitar and bass. His past local bands include The Quiet Ones and The Exploding High Fives. Chris believes in teaching kids the tools they need to express themselves as individuals with music, and most importantly, to have fun doing it. Chris teaches piano, drums, bass and guitar.

David Totten

David has been playing music just as long as Chris, if not longer. Instead of picking up drums later in his youth, he started picking on the guitar and never set it down. He is trained in rock, folk, and jazz. David's curriculum focuses on finding a musical style or idea that resonates with his student and using it as a springboard into theory, sight reading, and ear training. He loves teaching all different kinds of styles, but his personal favorites include metal, progressive rock, and American Primitive--an acoustic folk movement from the 60's and 70's, that blends ragtime, blues, folk, and world music into a unique blend of Americana. He believes that learning an instrument should be fun, therapeutic and a valuable creative outlet. He has toured the country and played in many bands and stuff. He also teaches songwriting, ukulele, and vocals.

Rachel Ewen

Rachel was raised in a family of musicians and has been pursuing a life in music from an early age. Her experience in music began with taking private voice, and piano lessons throughout her childhood and participating in musical theater productions. She was trained as a classical vocalist and moved on to focus on jazz vocals and composition while studying at Cornish College of the Arts. She has been involved in the Seattle music community since 2010, writing music and performing with various local and touring artists from the Pacific Northwest. Her lessons are tailored to fit each student's musical interests and strengths. Rachel teaches piano and voice.

​Kenneth Aramaki

Kenneth Aramaki, a Seattle native, has experience playing classical piano for over 25 years and Jazz Piano for over 15 years. He has over 14 years of professional music experience as a music educator, performer, recording musician and composer. During this time he has taught a range of experience levels and ages. He is connected and engaged with the local community working on projects, performing, and touring with Seattle bands of varying musical genres. He is musically ambitious and teaches new students by establishing the fundamentals of piano but also loves building a students’ knowledge using improvisation, theory, and song writing. He has established a passion of his career, making his number one priority to share this passion with others. Kenneth teaches piano.

Kevin Slota

Kevin first picked up the trumpet at age 10, as many children do in their 4th grade band class. But this was only the beginning as he would soon pick up guitar and start learning his favorite songs and writing his own. Soon he would perform and promote house shows with neighborhood friends. Trumpet is one of the most versatile instruments and can be found in almost any genre of music making it a great tool to cultivate lifelong relationships. It can be a challenging and frustrating instrument but its versatility is welcoming in that there truly is a style for everyone. Trumpet has provided Kevin with a great number of unique performance opportunities over the years including musical theatre, variety shows, blues/jazz/soul/r&b/indie/country/rock bands, festivals, street fairs, orchestras, brass ensembles, private/corporate events, and recording. He has had the pleasure of performing with great local bands such as Cooper Smith and the Vouyers, EXOHXO, KITHKIN, Ravenna Woods, Twilight Motel, and Vicious Petals. He also plays in the Seattle Rock Orchestra/Street Band/Social Club, West Seattle Community Orchestra/Brass Sextet, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and recently sat in on a performance with Thalia Symphony Orchestra. Kevin is also involved in brass coaching with WSCO Debut and Intermediate Orchestras as well as the Michael J Owen Music Education Fund supporting local, under-served elementary school music programs. While trumpet is his main instrument, Kevin teaches beginning french horn, trombone, and baritone; focusing on breath support and fundamental tone production while connecting with a student's musical needs and aspirations.

Chris Foerstel

Chris Foerstel learned the violin at age 9, and found his love for viola while attending Central Washington University. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, Chris has enjoyed a variety of musical experiences. He is currently Principal Violist of the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island as well as the Federal Way Symphony. He performs regularly with the Village Theatre and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Not strictly a classical musician, Chris has recorded with such local artists as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kris Orlowski, and performed with Il Divo, Ivan & Alyosha, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. As a faculty member of the Evergreen Music Festival and Orchestral Coach for Tacoma Youth Symphony, Chris gets to share his experience and love of music with the next generation of performers. Specializing in chamber music coachings and private lessons, Chris teaches violin, viola and beginning cello.

Kirsten Thom

Kirsten Thom is an electronic musician originally from Portland, OR. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music at University of Puget Sound, with emphases in piano and composition. Specializing in piano, voice, and sound design for electronic music, her teaching approach is individually designed for each student based on their area of interest. She teaches students how to integrate injury prevention techniques, as well as personal expression, into practice and performance. Kirsten teaches Piano and voice.

Chris Herrera

With over 15 years of teaching experience Chris Herrera is a seasoned music instructor. His upbeat and engaging style motivates students to progress in a steady and tangible manner. "The key is to find what makes a student tick musically. You find a song or style the student truly loves then the rest is simple," Herrera observes. Chris is patient, warm, and encouraging with his students, at the same time, he is firm with goals and expectations. In his own words, "The instrument is really just a part of the lesson, instilling a lifetime love of music is the ultimate goal." Chris teaches guitar, piano, voice and bass guitar.

James Squires

James teaches drums and beginning piano.

Stacy Peck

Stacy Peck is a self taught musician who has been playing in various punk and DIY bands for the last 20 years; Pony Time & Childbirth being the most recent. Relying heavily on creativity, intuition, and a good sense of humor, Stacy has managed to tour the US multiple times and play at festivals like Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, CMJ & Capitol Hill Block Party. Having gone a less traditional route, she would love to teach students what she has learned through trial and error and help them find their best learning style and approach to the instrument. Stacy teaches bass and drums. 

Rock Bands, Summer Camps & Group Classes 2017

We are finally offering our rock bands year round. This is a perfect outlet for drummers, bassists, guitarists, keyboardists and singers that are ready for that next step. Please feel free to email or speak to a teacher about which camp is best for your child.


We are excited to offer our successful music camps throughout the summer! Below are descriptions and schedules for June, July and August. Age groups are suggested, but we encourage students to speak to their teacher and have them recommend the camp for your child.

All camps are $315 ($300 cash/check) for 15 hours of instruction including a rehearsal and performance unless priced otherwise. A non-refundable deposit of $104 ($100 cash/check) will need to be made upon time of signup to guarantee your spot in the camps. Discounts are available to families with more than one child attending or students in multiple camps. Please email with any questions regarding tuition.

We're donating 5% of all Summer Rock Band Camp tuitions to six organizations that we've chosen, all of which are doing vital work for our country. When you sign up for a camp, you choose which organization listed below means the most to your family and we'll make the donation for you! Email us at to sign up, and be sure to tell us which of the six organizations you'd like to support.

Got Green

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Planned Parenthood

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)

Mary's Place

Classes taught by the Mode Music staff.


June 26-30 (Performance on July 1st at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND - ages 6-11 yrs
  • M-F 9:00-11:30
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M-F 12:00-2:30

July 10-14 (Performance on July 15th at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs
  • M-F 9:00-11:30
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M-F 12:00-2:30

July 17-28 (Performance on July 29th at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs
  • M/W/F 10:00-12:00
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M/W/F 12:30-2:30

ALL AGES ROCK BAND – ages 6 yrs and up


July 31-August 4 (Performance on August 5th at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs
  • M-F 9:00-11:30
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M-F 12:00-2:30

August 7-18 (Performance on August 19th at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs
  • M/W/F 10:00-12:00
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M/W/F 12:30-2:30

August 21-25 (Performance on August 26th at Skylark 6:00)

  • BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs
  • M-F 9:00-11:30
  • ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up
  • M-F 12:00-2:30

ALL AGES ROCK BAND – ages 6 yrs and up


We look forward to having you all be a part of our summer extravaganza!

*Please plan on setting aside 2:30pm-7:30pm on the performance day. Performances will take place at 6:00pm on their given day with a rehearsal at the studio beforehand.


Little Hands Rainy Day Studios offers week-long day camps where the students rotate daily between 80-minute Music, Cooking, and Sewing classes. Classes are available to students ages 7 and up. Students must have completed kindergarten before their first week of camp.

Registration Open Now

For further questions, please contact Samantha at

  • WEST SEATTLE SUMMER CAMP 2017 at MUSE Gallery: 3801 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

    • Aug 14th - 18th Registration Open Now

      • 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Day Camp $300 ($315 credit card/PayPal)
      • 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Day Camp with 8:00am-9:00am Before-care (Arts & Crafts) $350 ($367.50 credit card/PayPal)
      • 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Day Camp with 3:00pm-4:30pm After-care (Arts & Crafts) $350 ($367.50 credit card/PayPal)
      • 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Day Camp with both 8:00am and 3:00pm-4:30pm Before- and After-care $375 ($387.75 credit card/PayPal)
      • *receive a $25 discount when registering both before and after care.
  • Rainy Day Dinner Club, Cooking Classes: As a class we will make things like pretzels, popsicles, muffins, tarts and more! We will discuss the importance of: local ingredients, scratch cooking and natural preservatives. Like Dinner Club, on the last day of class students will take home a dish that serves 4-6 with baking instructions, providing their family with dinner! **We can’t provide gluten free or dairy free classes, but we can provide nut free classes if needed. **

  • Little Hands Creations, Sewing Classes: No experience necessary! Each week, boys and girls will learn and review machine safety and sewing basics. Beginners will learn how to operate a sewing machine by sewing two simple projects: grocery tote and velcro pouch. After that, they can choose from a variety of projects that range in levels of difficulty. Each week, we will introduce up to 5 brand-new themed creations. In addition, we will offer our large variety of projects that include quilts, games, doll clothing, stuffed animals, beanie creations, and more! We also have projects for the holidays!

  • MODE Music Studios, Music Classes: Learn how to arrange songs on acoustic instruments including guitar, ukulele, keyboards, percussion and/or voice. Pick up an instrument you’ve never played before or bring your skill set to the group! Learn to play, collaborate and interpret songs with others. Weeks will alternate in pop songs and rock songs. Instrumentation will vary depending on signup. Room recordings will be handed out at the end of the session with our final product.

  • PHINNEY RIDGE SUMMER CAMP 2017 at Kapka Cooperative School: 510 N 49th St, Seattle, WA. 98103

    • June 26th - 30th, (9am - 4pm) $350 Registration Opens Soon
    • Aug 21st - 25th, (9am - 4pm) $350 Registration Opens Soon


ALL-AGES ROCK BAND: taught by Brandon Bermudez boys and girls ages 6 to 10 yrs | $200 ($150 Mode student cost)


All of our Rock Bands offer opportunities for kids to play music with their peers and experiment with different instruments in the process. Some participants will sign up for different instruments on different songs, where some may find their spot on one instrument and thrive. Singing and group vocals are encouraged, but not all have to take the mic.

We pick songs as a group and make our way through as much material as the group allows. We range from current songs on the radio to the classics. The performances are free at The Skylark Cafe on Delridge under the West Seattle bridge and are always so much fun. If you can’t make it in the camps, please bring your families out to support the shows. Having fellow students and their families in the crowd makes for the best audience!

Feel free to email me or your teacher if you have any questions on which camp is right for your child.


All ages are welcome. Sign ups are available Monday-Friday through phone, email or the front desk before the scheduled class. Drop-in is available at the time of class and will depend on capacity. Classes are available to students for $20 and non-students for $25 for the hour.

All of our group classes are available to make up for a missed private lesson. Each lesson missed (30 minute or 60 minute) will cash in for one full hour long group class. All sign-up procedures above apply.


Rachel Ewen
Saturdays 3:00-4:00

Our Vocal Basics class introduces vocal techniques for the beginner and fine-tunes those techniques for the more advanced. Rachel will work on breathing while improving your range, pitch while improving your tone and, depending on the size of the class, several part harmonies to encourage group vocals and ensemble participation. This is a great class to add to your current instrument or to see just how far your vocal abilities can take you in a group setting. 10 students max.


Stacy Peck
Sundays 4:00-5:00

Our open band practice is a chance for kids of all ages to get together and play. No pressure of a performance, just finding ways to communicate through instruments they're either familiar with or try instruments they've never had the opportunity to try. Drummers and bass players may find this especially beneficial when paired with private lessons, but all instruments are encouraged for a better overall experience. 6 students max.


Sundays TBA

Students participating in the Ear Training class will learn lifelong aural skills that lay the foundation to good musicianship. Classes will incorporate both fixed and movable ‘Do’ Solfège training. The primary focus for each class will be learning and improving interval, chordal, and sight singing & reading abilities for each student. While the course will primarily deal with the developing the technical skills of the ear and voice, students are encouraged to bring their instruments to class to further strengthen the aural skills of their instrument. No prior singing experience is necessary for the class, as this course with help to build the confidence of each young musician in both singing and their instrument playing. 10 students max.


Our music studio also offers group classes for the ages 0-5 years in the way of Kindermusik. We have certified teachers excited to give children a jumpstart on their musical education. This program encourages children at a very young age in movement, song, dance, play and story time all in one 45 min class. More can be found about Kindermusik’s program and material at

We offer two types of classes. Age specific classes require sign-ups beforehand and are on a 4 week class cycle. The price of these “private” group classes include digital home materials. The schedule below shows our offered classes, but we do add classes for groups on a sign up basis with a 4 family minimum per class cycle.

Weekly Kindermusik Class Schedule

Classes Enrolling Now

SATURDAYS 11:00-11:45
Wiggle And Grow All Ages Class
4-class sessions / $73 ($70 cash/check) per session per student*
*Price includes digital home material download (Kindermusik CD, visuals, e-book.)

  • March 11-April 1 Go, Go, Go!
  • April 8-April 29 Silly All Over
  • May 6- May 27 Family & Friends
  • June 3-June 24 Beach Days
  • July 1-July 22 Rhyme Around Town
  • July 29-August 19 Up in the Sky
  • August 26-September 16 Down on the Ground
  • September 23-October 14 How Do You Feel?
  • October 21-November 14 Marvelous Me
  • November 18-December 16 (closed 11/24) Time for Lunch

*sibling discount available upon request

Please contact us if you would like to set up any of the session classes offered above.

Kindermusik Licensed Educator


Mode Music Studios is located in West Seattle at the northern end of Delridge Way SW, right next to the Skylark Cafe.

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MODE Music Studios
3805 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 US
Phone: (206) 659-4018

MODE Music Studios, West Seattle

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MODE Music Studios, West Seattle
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