Spokane Folklore Society Index

Calendar of Dances
Current Newsletter
Fall Folk Festival
  Lady of the Lake
Membership information
SFS welcome page
About SFS
Code of Conduct
Discipline Policy
History, old Newsletters
and Photo Archives

Performers' Referral List:
Contra  Dance Bands
Contra Dance Callers
Children's Entertainment
Dance Instruction
Dance Performance
Music Teachers
Singers, Duos, Choirs
Spoken Word
Festivals & Camps
Local related organizations etc.
Instrument builders and repair
Local Folk Venues
Local related organizations
 Web resources

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Booking Private Parties, Special Events and Festivals. Visit MardiGrasGrowlers.Com.

Geoff Seitz in St. Louis.
He makes violins and sells other violins and instruments. 

Interested? email Geoff  at Seitzviolins@sbcglobal.net.

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with a business membership--$100/year

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Spokane Folklore Society
Performers' Referral List

Music Teachers

As a public service to those seeking music instruction in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.
Corrina Barrett, violin and fiddle lessons on the North side of Spokane.  Ages 5 to adult.  (509) 466-7631
Website: haveviolinwilltravel.com/violin_lessons.htm

Kelly Bogan School of Music

1301 W 14th Ave. Spokane
Piano, guitar,  other fretted instruments, most styles. http://www.kellybogan.com

Carla Carnegie
Carla Carnegie/Willow Song Music Therapy/Music Studio
509 592 7875. Serving the Spokane, Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene areas as a
board-certified music therapist, and offering adaptive lessons. Music
studio in my home located in Otis Orchards, teaching beginning/intermediate
piano and violin/fiddle, voice.

Joe Caruso  joecarusoguitarstudio.com
326-3646, Spokane
Blues, Rock, Classical, Spanish, Flamenco, fingerstyle

Cealaigh-Erynn Music Studio
Lessons: Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Violin, Viola and Beginning/Intermediate Piano.  Many referrals also available.
Specialized instruction in Music Arranging, Composition and Theory.
Also available for hire to compose and arrange all genres for any ensemble.  Published ASCAP member and musician with the 133rd Army Band.
Studio: (509) 455-3573  Cell: (509) 475-3115
email:  major3rd66@hotmail.com 

Dayan Kai www.dayankai.com www.waimele.com
831-345-3312 North Spokane, Chattaroy & Deer Park
Piano, Voice, Guitars, Electric Bass, Dobro, Woodwinds, 4 & 5 String Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion, Trumpet,  Drum-set, Percussion, Songwriting, Musical Instruments of the Andes and various other unusual instruments from around the world.
Private, Semi-Private & Group Lessons available.
Lessons held at Waimele(Chattaroy) or Clear Water Music(North Spokane)

JJ Dion- 25 years experience teaching guitar, electric bass, ukelele & 
piano/keyboard. Solo or Group lessons available. All styles, beginner through intermediate, ages 7 & up. Reasonable rates. 
Location- Post Falls.
208-262-1980     jjdion@juno.com 

The Drum House

    Communitygroup open to everyone that hosts drum circles, classes, workshops and
performances –  Contact: Michael Taylor earthtribeperscussion@gmail.com

Patt Duff - Fiddle Celtic, old time, bluegrass, back-up.
Lessons. 509 276-0318

Janna Engell, harp ~ www.engellharp.com
Loves to teach harp to all ages from studio in Chewelah, WA. Emphasis and
good technique and skills that will help you play for your own pleasure or
with friends. Also offers workshops.

Michael Gifford – Washtub Bass
giffmus@telus.net      250-362-7170          (Rossland, BC)

Andrea Goddard
Piano, Voice, and Ear Training
phone:  509-483-5227

Steven King is available for private guitar instruction Mondays and
Wednesdays at Learn to Burn, 11 E. Rockwell; Tuesdays and Fridays at Holy
Names Music Center, 3910 West Custer Drive; and Thurdays at Guitar Acres,
28517 N. Perry Rd, Chattaroy phone 238-6504. Steven's websites:
www.kingofguitar.com and www.stevenkingmusic.com

Holy Names Music Center
3910 West Custer Drive at Ft. Wright
326-9516   http://www.hnmc.org

Jeff McMurtery
Bodhran (Irish drum). Instruction in all levels of playing also workshop including history of the instrument.
jmcmurtery@earthlink.net(509) 893-1386

Truck Mills
208-946-6956 Sandpoint, ID
Guitar Instruction

Michael Moon Bear
Hand Drumming
(509) 624-7573 MoonBear@Malidoma.biz
Michael is the drumming instructor at the MALIDOMA! World Drum & Dance Studio:
As a professional percussionist and educator, Michael offers instruction on a variety of traditional hand percussion: West African djembe and dunun, Egyptian doumbec, tar and deff, Afro-Cuban conga and clave. Michael is the author of “DRUM! Traditional Drum Rhythms That You Can Play Today”. He offers private and group lessons as well as facilitating public and private workshops.

Heidi Muller
Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, Guitar and Songwriting Instruction
Group Workshops at festivals, schools, and community settings across the
Northwest; Private lessons and Skype lessons
Located in Joseph, Oregon
Contact: Heidi.muller.music@gmail.com (304) 382-9422

James Noriega
Teaching the Great Highland Bagpipes for all ages in the Spokane/North Idaho area.
Personal lessons are given and no band commitments are required.
Parent/Child Music Together classes.
Experience the joy of music with your child ages birth - five.
www.upbeatmusictogether.com or call Melinda Sauder at 926-2386

Linda Parman
(509) 456-8205

Pipe Mahor Roger W. Ross
Great Highland Bagpipes - all ages  - teaching adults is a specialty
509-701-5584 SelkirkPipey@msn.com

Dario Ré
 (Sandpoint, ID and Spokane, WA)
offers personalized music lessons to people of all levels and all-ages. For
those with very little experience or perhaps haven't decided what
instrument they'd like to pursue, his methodology provides a safe space to
explore and discover how you can enter into the world of music. This
approach consists of a rounded introduction to music with focus on rhythm,
ear training and fun! For those who are already proficient at an instrument
he will help hone your skills and challenge your creative limits. He
is prepared
to cover material such as but not limited to: guitar, ukulele, piano,
percussion, songwriting, applied music theory, jamming, ear training,
melody writing, lyrical workshopping, creativity with tunings, etc.
www.dariore.comdariore555@gmail.com • 509.655.2044

Scottish Gaelic Waulking Songs 
Contact   Rachel Noriega  208-964-5090 (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
                james@bagpiper.com       www.hotpunchpipers.com

Jeanette Sheeran
Autoharp and Mountain Dulcimer Instruction

Spokane Dulcimer Guild
Mountain Dulcimer players meet twice monthly at one of the Spokane
Libraries to play mostly folk & traditional music. The 1st hour of the jams
are geared for novice dulcimer players. Dulcimers available to try out!
Info: www.spokanedulcimerguild.net/calender-and-events
Or Ed Day spokanedulcimerguild@msn.com


SFCC World Drumming Ensemble is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced students with no prior expectation of drumming skills or music reading skills (although some background in both areas is helpful). This ensemble exposes participants to the music cultures outside of the North-American continent, including African, Brazilian, Cuban, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban through drumming, singing and/or dancing heritages. Professional dancers often collaborate with this ensemble to augment the authentic experience of traditional and contemporary world musics. The college provides instruments for student use and a limited number of instruments may be checked out by enrolled students for practice at home.  Please enroll in MUSC 134 (currently under Jazz Combo heading) with Zyskowski as Instructor.  Call the SFCC Music Department at 509.533.3720 or e-mail Professor Zyskowski at MartyZ@spokanefalls.edu

John Sylte
208-687-6699, Rathdrum, ID
Beginning to advanced violin and fiddle. Also specializing in clawhammer banjo, diatonic harmonica, and anglo concertina

Dusty Thomas
Instruction in bodhran, penny whistle, flute, and saxophone. I'm a professional in the area on all these instruments playing in everything from the Air Force band to jamming at O'Doherty's. (509) 863-5574

Don Thomsen
Teaching most string folk instruments, celtic, blues, folk. swing style.
509 534-3150

West African Drumming  with David Casteal

    Learn the drum rhythms of Mali. Drummers of all levels are welcome

                 Contact: David Casteal   509 327-5153 davidca@spokaneschools.org

Sam Wollenhaupt
Percussion lessons!
11511 E. Trent