The Beacock Music Education Center is the place to learn the instrument of your choice. We have great instructors for students of all ages. Click on a category for a list and biography of available instructors.
Monthly tuition is $99.00 per month for half-hour lessons and $198.00 per month for one-hour lessons. There is also a one-time registration fee of $25. The monthly rate is the same, regardless of the number of weeks in the month.
New classes are always starting for guitar and other instruments. For a complete schedule of upcoming classes call Michelle at 360-694-7134. Visit our events and calendar page for additional information.
Please click on the name of any instructor to read their full bio.
Percussion - Ron was raised in Corvallis, Oregon, where his musical upbringing was the public school system. In 1992, he began serious music studies with Mel Brown. At the time, Mel was with the Temptations and later Diana Ross. Ron began teaching at various music stores in…
Piano and Voice - “I am extremely passionate about teaching voice since it is a personal instrument from within, unlike other instruments. I believe in using a holistic method that accommodates individually, in order for every student to develop an enjoyment and understanding of their singing.” …
Piano, Voice, Violin, and Cello - Tamara comes from a very musical family. Her college years were spent learning music and choral conducting. Tamara learned choral conducting at the University of Southern California in Irvine. She studied at Clark College where she earned honors and was…
Nick O’ Donnell
Guitar - Nick has studied guitar with prominent musicians in Los Angeles and Portland, and graduated from Portland State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Jazz Guitar. He brings years of playing and teaching experience to the table, and he…
Electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and dulcimer - Tyson attended Portland State University and University of Arizona majoring in guitar performance. During that time, he participated in Master Classes with John Williams, David Russell, Carlos Barbosa-Lima as well as performing in a…
Caitlin Turner - Piano, Voice Caitlin Gallacher-Turner is a soubrette-coloratura soprano with a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Portland State University. She graduated cum laude, is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key honors societies, and was a recipient of the…
Trumpet - Brad attended Wichita State University and University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance. He has been a member of military bands, and studied at the Military School of Music in Virginia. He has played with numerous…
Piano, Voice - Bettina Ferraro earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Montana State University, and her Master of Arts in teaching at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She also studied under the Royal Conservatory of Music system in Canada, until her move back…
Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass, and Cello - Will Amend discovered his love for playing at the age of nine and never looked back. He has studied classical and jazz performance at Willamette University, Mt. Hood Community College, and Portland State University. Since graduating, he has…