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Midtown Anchorage

Freya Wardlaw-Bailey

Ages: 4 through adult
Levels: Any levels-beginner to advanced
Degrees/Certification: BM Music Education; BM Performance; MM Music Performance

I started teaching in Anchorage over 20 years ago. I love working with students of all levels and supporting their individual learning styles. I am classically trained and especially enjoy the traditional piano repertoire, but I am also happy to include other genres of music. Lessons focus on theory, ear training, scales, technique, and emphasis on a positive mindset for learning and performing.

Gretchen E Thomas

(907) 301-6805

Ages: Preschool, Elementary, Middle school, adult
Levels: Only beginner to intermediate
Degrees/Certification: BM Music Education; Associate Degree in Music

South Anchorage

Hayatt Chettfour
Apollo Solstice Studio

Ages: Elementary through Adult
Levels:  Primer through Advanced
Degrees:  Bachelors in Piano Performance - UAA

Masters in Piano Pedagogy - University of Oregon

Greetings! I've been teaching piano for two years in my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. While I was trained in classical music, I enjoy teaching a wide variety of genres including classical, musical theater, folk, film music, and blues/written jazz.


My instruction encompasses reading, technique, theory, musicality/interpretive skills, sight-reading, ear-training and performance.

I also offer house visit lessons in the Anchorage area.

Mary DeSpain

Ages: All ages
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Degrees/Certification: BA Music Education

K-12 grade

I've been teaching piano in the Anchorage area for many years. I lean heavily on note reading, theory, teaching technique and working with the individual student on styles they enjoy. I start with children as young as Kindergarten and teach up through adults. Adults and Homeschool students have lessons in the AM and private and public school kids get afternoon time slots. I love seeing individuals learn and find their passion for music.

Ann Keffalos

Ages: 5-17
Levels: All Levels
Degrees/Certification: BA Elementary Education with a Music Minor

I have been teaching piano in Anchorage for the past 25 years. I am the Anchorage chairperson for the National Piano Guild and a member of AKTA. I offer several performance opportunities. I teach all ages and levels. Students will learn to sight-read, understand theory and learn to compose music.


Margaret Turner Suzuki Music

(907) 240-8424

Ages: All ages
Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Degrees/Certification: BA from University of

       California, Davis
Teaching Credential from San Jose State University
Certificates for successful completion of all Suzuki Piano Courses and 4 Suzuki Flute Courses

I hold a BA from University of California, Davis and a teaching credential from San Jose State University. I have taken all the Suzuki courses required for teaching all levels of Suzuki piano and four courses of Suzuki flute teacher training. I have taught junior high school and as a Suzuki Piano Teacher at Alaska Pacific University. I helped start the Southcentral Alaska Suzuki Institute and was director for several years. I have performed with the Anchorage Symphony and Opera. I currently play with the Civic Orchestra and Flutissimo. I have maintained a private studio in Anchorage for over 30 years.


Dean Epperson, NCTM

Location: Hillside Area
Ages: Junior high and older
Levels: Only intermediate to advanced
Degrees/Certification: MTNA Nationally Certified; BM Performance; MM Music Performance

Cynthia Epperson,

Location: Hillside Area
Ages: Elementary, Middle school, High school, adult
Levels: Any levels-beginner to advanced
Degrees/Certification: MTNA Nationally Certified

Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying
Specialize in the rehabilitation and retraining of injured musicians

East Anchorage

Linda S. Green
Nicole Niemann

(907) 952-1343

Ages: All Ages
Levels: Beginner to advanced
Degrees:  Bachelors in Music Education UAA

My mission as music educator is to build a solid foundation in which students of any age can expand their own unique talents, become proficient in the language of music, and be inspired to learn and create.  I teach a variety of instruments, group classes, and ensembles of varying levels beginner-advanced.  Please feel free to check out my studio website for more information.  I look forward to working with you.


Elsie Smith
Elsie’s Piano Studio

(907) 406-6760

Ages: All Ages

Levels: Primer to Intermediate

Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in music education from Rhode Island College

I’ve been teaching private piano lessons all over the world since 2003. I teach my students to read music and play by ear in a fun and encouraging environment. While I am classically trained, I explore all genres with my students. I also love to include off-the-bench learning, especially for the youngest beginners!


Sally Hitchcock

(907) 745-3134

Location: Palmer/Wasilla
Preferred ages: Any age
Preferred levels: Only beginner to intermediate
Degrees/Certification: Other certification

Besides lessons using methods that match the student, coaching sessions, for piano players wishing to prepare material for friends and family.

Kenai Peninsula


Mark Weathers
Last Frontier Piano Studio

Ages: Preschool through Adults
Levels: Primer through Advanced

Last Frontier Piano Studio is a traveling studio located in Nikiski, Alaska which is the Kenai Peninsula. But we do cover the surrounding area's such as Kenai and Soldotna.

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