Sight and Sound Piano Studio, Bothell, WA
JEFFREY PETTIJOHN, founder of Sight and Sound Piano Studio, uses a revolutionary new program to help students learn to play the piano more quickly and easily. This new creativity-based program allows students to achieve more in their first year of piano lessons than many of the traditional methods being used today. At Sight and Sound Piano Studio, students enjoy developing all aspects of musicianship in a creative and experiential environment.
This new style of teaching was the natural development of Sight and Sound’s traditional value of using imagery to create sound. Now, students have more opportunity to engage their creative minds and bring their piano music to life. So, whether one is learning to play a simple passage that sounds like a flowing brook, or the trying to master a complex texture indicative of a busy city street, students of all ages and levels can create a more imaginative experience for themselves and a more dynamic experience for the listener.
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Jeffrey Pettijohn, DipABRSM
Pianist, Composer, Teacher
It is no wonder that that Jeffrey has been the teacher of choice for over 200 students in the Seattle area. Jeffrey’s passion for teaching can be seen through the testimonials of his students and in the smiles on their faces. His students’ consistent recognition as winners of competitions and award recipients in festivals shows that Jeffrey is not just an enjoyable teacher, but is able to motivate and inspire his students to become their best musical selves.
A professional pianist and commissioned composer, Jeffrey began his musical studies at the age of 10. Seeking the highest caliber of teachers, his teachers’ lineage can be traced back to J.S. Bach. When Jeffrey began teaching piano in Seattle, his desire for continual learning led him to join the Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA) where he has been an active member for over 10 years. During his time with SMTA, he has chaired committees, served on the board and had the honor of leading the organization as president.
Jeffrey holds a diploma from the prestigious Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and an Associate of Arts degree from Bellevue Community College, where he was attending when he took first place in the Eastside Young Artist Music Festival piano competition. Choosing to continue his musical education through private lessons, Jeffrey studied jazz with Marc Seales, head of the Jazz studies program at the University of Washington; and piano and composition with David Mesler, Emmy nominated composer and teacher at Seattle Central Community College.
Jeffrey’s varied interest has allowed him opportunities to perform in living rooms and concert halls, with soloist and choirs, and for children’s theaters and improvisation groups. Also a prolific composer, Jeffrey was commissioned by the Swedish Women’s chorus, has composed three major choral works, and creates new material consistently. His compositions have been performed at venues including the Center for Spiritual Living, Columbia Tower Club, Sherman Clay, Starbucks Coffee Company and the Swedish Cultural Center.