Instructors at the Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance come from multiple backgrounds ranging from professional music teachers to highly accomplished musicians and private instructors over many years.
Sue has created a very diverse staff to meet the needs of our many students. We are extremely proud of our teacher training program that Sue has directed for a number of years.
Sue, Cris and Josh are also excellent teachers for special needs children and have a huge amount of success working with children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia and other challenges.
2016-2017 Staff Members
Ms. Sue , Volunteer Executive Director-- sees about 50 students, Sue has a Master's degree in the counseling field, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with children--- so parents........you're welcome to access this amazing part of Sue's ability! Kids.......watch out, Sue has your number!
She also has 24 years of experience working with Special Needs children and is one of the best teachers for beginners on the Eastside.
Mr. Josh, Volunteer Artistic Director-- see about 30 students, write and directs our musicals with Sue. Specialties include voice and working with special needs children.
Ms. Cris, Lead Teacher-- in her 6th year at KAMP, teacher Cris sees about 30 students and is our specialist with young children. A former school administrator, Cris has 45 years of teaching experience.
Mr. Matt-- in his 4th year at KAMP, teacher Matt sees about 30 students and is amazing at guitar. He often stars in or directs our musicals.
Ms. Nikki-- who sees about 20 students, is a nationally known choir director and voice coach, not to mention she's a pretty rad soprano!
Miss Olivia--who has 9 students, is our amazing high school intern! Saxophone, voice--- hear that soprano voice!, and piano!
Ms. Elena-- who sees about 20 students is a violin teacher of amazing proportions! She also teaches viola and performs professionally-- often.
Mr. Gavin-- guitarist of the year--- at KAMP, anyway! Our newest staff member with just a few students right now, Mr. Gavin ROCKS---bands!
Ms. Noni-- runs the costume shop--- she can teach children or adults how to sew, and how to make jewelry, dolls and other crafts.