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Allstar Music Academy
Piano Lessons

Jan Peterson Ewen

Jan is the founder and Artistic Director of Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard. She has directed over 60 musical theater productions and worked as an Equity actress for 8 years in Los Angeles. Jan has been a professional singer and taught voice lessons for over 35 years for all levels and ages. She has received her vocal training from Bill and Irene Chapman in L.A. as well as numerous vocal coaches such as the legendary Harper MacKay. Jan has extensive training in both classical music and musical theater. Jan's positve approach to vocal instruction features the development of the natural singing voice, wiith emphasis on the health and strength of each individaul's unique instrument.


Bruce Ewen

It was a dark and stormy night… After eight years of classical piano and theory lessons, and inspired by the vocal harmonies of The Four FreshmenI, I began writing vocal charts for my college glee club (Ohio Wesleyan University), and then formed an a cappella quartet after I found a classmate that could sing as high as Bob Flanigan To pay for law school at the University of Toledo, I founded and played piano and wrote all the charts for vocal groups that featured lots of harmony. After passing the Ohio Bar and practicing with a law ?rm for about six months, I eschewed the law for music, did some vocal arranging for Leiber and Stoller in New York, played keyboards and wrote vocal charts at studios in Nashville, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Houston where I was pianist and arranger for Freddy Fender's ?rst four albums. (Several of his songs were in the Billboard Top Ten). In 1975 I moved to Los Angeles where I was music director at various theaters, which involved re-writes of vocal charts, wrote vocal charts for clients of recording studios, did transcription (tape to paper) for orchestrates, and sang bass and wrote a lot of the a cappella vocal charts for a group of professional singers called the Caroling Company. In 1983, my wife and I moved to the northwest to raise our family away from LA. She is currently the artistic director at a community theater which she founded in Port Orchard, WA, I am the music director at a church in Port Orchard and also at the theater. For the past several years I've been working on a volunteer basis with Wayne Lackman playing piano and writing vocal charts for the Gig Harbor HS


Taylor Gonzales

Taylor is a piano teacher who has played piano since the age of 6. He studies Music Education and Piano Performance at the University of Puget Sound with Dr. Tanya Stambuk. Taylor was a winner of the Puget Sound Concerto/Aria Contest in 2016, and will perform Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra in April 2017. Taylor spent several months studying piano in Vienna, Austria, which inspired him to become a music teacher. In lessons, he emphasizes musical growth and making the process an enjoyable experience. In addition to music, Taylor enjoys lively discussions about European history and befriending the neighborhood dogs.


Alan Wyffels

Alan is a professional musician who has spent the the last 6 years performing all over the world as a keyboardist in a band. In the past year Alan has performed at renowned music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and on TV shows like The Tonight Show With David Letter-man. Alan started playing piano at age 4 and started accompanying his school and church choirs at age 12. He went on to study piano at Purchase college where he received a Bache-lors Degree in Piano Performance. Alan’s clas-sical training and vast experience performing solo and with a rock band give him a diverse and unique approach to teaching.


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