Private Lessons

Take private instrumental or vocal lessons for college credit! Private instrumental or vocal lessons at Bellevue College is open to all students regardless of level – beginners to advanced students are welcome. If you’re a music concentration student, a future transfer student, or a Running Start student moving onto a four-year music program, do not wait to document your private instruction experience – get college credit by enrolling into MUSC 140 or 240.

Note: Students pay the cost of lessons arranged with individual instructors. Tuition cost DOES NOT cover the cost of lessons.

Private Instruction Course Descriptions

MUSC 140 1st Year – Private Instruction • 1 Cr

MUSC 240 2nd Year – Private Instruction • 1 Cr

Private Lessons Sign-up Form

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For Permission and Registration please contact Dr. Brian Cobb, the Private Instruction Coordinator, at brian.cobb@bellevuecollege.edu.

Please Note: An additional private instruction fee will be due to the assigned instruction at the beginning of private lessons.

Bellevue College Private Lessons are taught by an acclaimed, all-star faculty in the following areas:

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion, Bass, Composition, and Conducting.

Meet the Private Instruction Faculty

Tom Almli-PrivateLesson

Thomas Almli

Music Chair, Senior Associate

Office: E 100 B
Phone: 425.564.2089
thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
Aimee Hong

Aimee Hong

Lecturer

Class Voice, Class Piano, Voice

Office: TBA
Phone: 425.564.2341
aimee.hong@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
TESSA

Tessa Ravagni

Private Instructor

Voice- Classical

Office: Eastgate (approx 5 minutes from the main campus)
Phone: 425.736.2097
tessasvoicestudio@gmail.com

Biography
Tom Almli-PrivateLesson

Thomas Almli

Music Chair, Senior Associate

Office: E 100 B
Phone: 425.564.2089
thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
PeiHsinKao

Pei-Hsin Kao

Private Instructor

Classical Piano

Office: BC Campus
kaopianostudio@gmail.com

Biography
Dan Kramlich

Dan Kramlich

Lecturer

World Music, History of Jazz,
Class Piano, Jazz Piano, Piano

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206-850-0088
dankramlich@gmail.com

Biography
Shawn Schlogel

Shawn Schlogel

Private Instructor

Jazz Piano

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 425.564.2538
shawn@shawnschlogel.com

Biography
mark deiter

Mark Deiter

Private Instructor

Piano

Office: BC Campus
mark.deiter@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
NaeimRahmani

Naeim Rahmani

Lecturer

Class Guitar, Music Appreciation
Classical Guitar/Acoustic Guitar

Office: R 230
Phone: 425.564.3114
naeim.rahmani@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
Milo Petersen

Milo Peterson

Private Instructor

Jazz Guitar/Electric Guitar

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206.548.8140
chrissenmusic@gmail.com

Biography
Tim Carey

Tim Carey

Private Instructor

Electric Bass

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 360.271.0576
timscarey@gmail.com

Biography
KELSEY

Kelsey Mines

Private Instructor

Double Bass

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206.427.1310
kelseymines@gmail.com

Biography
THERESA

Theresa Sauvage

Private Instructor

Violin

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206.579.2317
theresa.m.sauvage@gmail.com

Biography
jimsisko

Jim Sisko

Associate Professor

Jazz Band Director
Instrumental Music Coordinator

Office: A 160 G
Phone: 425.564.4059
jim.sisko@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
DannyHelseth

Danny Helseth

Private Instructor

Euphonium, Low Brass

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206-999-1900
dannyhelseth@gmail.com

Biography
Alexey Nikolaev

Alexey Nikolaev

Private Instructor

Saxophone

Office: BC Campus
alexey_n@msn.com

Biography
Matt-Jorgensen

Matt Jorgensen

Private Instructor

Percussion

Office: BC Campus
Phone: 206.579.7471
matt@originarts.net

Biography
BRIAN

Brian Cobb

Lecturer, DMA

Music Theory, Composition

Office: A 156
Phone: 425.564.2403
brian.cobb@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
Tom Almli

Thomas Almli

Music Chair, Senior Associate

Office: E 100 B
Phone: 425.564.2089
thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

Biography
THERESA

Theresa Sauvage

Private Instructor

Phone: 206.579.2317
Office: BC Campus
theresa.m.sauvage@gmail.com

Biography

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about private lessons. If, after reading, you still have questions, please contact Dr. Brian Cobb, Private Instruction Coordinator at brian.cobb@bellevuecollege.edu.

1) Why should I study with a private instructor?

Musical one-on-one apprenticeship has existed for centuries, in the current age private instruction is the equivalent. For the majority, private instruction is the best and most focused way for a serious student to learn the technique of vocal or instrumental mechanics, performance, and musical styles. Every private instructor is different and brings a unique array of expertise and experience to the learning environment, so finding the right one is essential for the student’s sustained musical growth.

2) How do I find a private instructor?

The Bellevue College Music Department keeps an active list of instructors that can provide Bellevue College students with private vocal or instrumental lessons on campus. See Top Menu for instructors.

3) What is the process for signing up for MUSC 140 or 240?

  • Complete the on-line “Private Lessons Sign-Up Form” provided by the Private Instruction Coordinator, Dr. Brian Cobb.
  • Once receiving the “Private Lessons Sign-Up Form” the Private Instruction Coordinator will provide the student with an entry code.
  • Complete enrollment online or in-person at the Registration Office.

4) Besides taking the private lessons, what else is required of the student?

Aside from attending private lessons consistently, the student is required to perform at a jury at end of the academic quarter. The jury is administered by Bellevue College music faculty and confirms the student’s progress in vocal or instrumental performance.

Last Updated September 15, 2022