Private & Group Lessons

Nelda teaches private piano lessons in her Madrona studio just ten minutes east of downtown Seattle. She enjoys working with students of all ages, helping them explore the beauty of music and find their own creative voice. Her students range from beginners working on basic reading skills to intermediate and advanced pianists working on jazz improvisation, composition, rock ‘n roll, Latin piano styles, classical repertoire and more.

“It has been great having you as a teacher for Jimmy. He has learned a lot — but more important — retained  a love of music and playing piano throughout his high school years. For that I am so grateful.”    — student parent

Once a month, Nelda’s jazz piano students have the option to attend a group jazz piano lesson — jam together on multiple keyboards, share their progress, get to know each other. Once a quarter, jazz piano students have the option to rehearse and/or perform with a professional bass player and professional drummer.

For more information, contact Nelda.


Garfield High School jazz band students share how music enriches their lives
(video produced by Nelda Swiggett)