10709 NE 144th Ct.
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (206) 919-4806

Stan Watkins Piano

Meet Stan Watkins, Piano Instructor

Stan Watkins, piano instructor of Kirkland, WAMusic was my first love. With a mother and an older brother who played piano, this came naturally. Early on I was picking out tunes I had heard on the piano. Once, I remember, I was working hard to find all the notes to “Jesus Loves Me,” when my Dad interrupted to say that we had to leave. I was so upset; I had to finish that song! Soon after that my mother enrolled me in piano lessons.

I took piano lessons from age 9 to 18. During my high school years, my eyes were opened to my second great musical love - the choir. I continued my involvement in choir and piano through college, completing four additional years of piano lessons and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting. Over the next 9 years, I was a church musician in the Seattle area, as pianist, choir director, and minister of music, as well as teaching private piano. My wife, Mary, and I then moved into ministry in Europe for 6 years, first in Estonia, and then England. Music was a major component of my work in both locations.

After spending 6 years in the Seattle area as a small business owner, I returned to teaching piano in 2010. I hope to launch many into a life-long love of music.

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