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Bellingham, WA 98225
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The MSM staff of qualified instructors includes local and community musicians, school music teachers and former band directors. They are dedicated to promoting music instruction in the community, and will have you playing your instrument in no time!

Vic Smith - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/KeyboardVic Smith is an active professional performer, composer/arranger and teacher with over 40 years’ experience. He studied theory and composition at the University of Houston School of Music under Dr. Robert Nelson. Vic teaches guitar and bass from beginner to advanced levels and piano/keyboard with a focus on theory, harmony and composition. Vic strives to help his students gain musicality and understanding...(click to continue)

Dave LyonDave Lyon - Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Low Brass and Voice
Dave Lyon has a B.A in Music Education from Eastern Washington University and a Masters from ITP. His proficiency includes guitar, bass, voice and low brass. Dave studied guitar with Martin Stuart and John Doan, bass with Chuck Israels, Trombone with Rich Obregon, Tuba with Carla Rutschman and voice with the late Dr. Ralph Manzo. He was the high school band director...(click to continue)

Nathan Matson - Drums, Percussion and Hand Drumming Instructor
Nathan Matson is a life long drummer and percussionist who has been teaching both individuals and groups since 1997. His areas of expertise include rudimental and orchestral technique, drum set and hand drums. He holds an AA in Music and a BA in Social Work.

Nathan's university and college experiences include symphonic and marching bands as well as percussion and jazz ensembles. Nathan has been fortunate to get to utilize skills in drum set and percussion. Recent projects include....(click to continue)