Nelda enjoys working with students of all ages, helping them explore the beauty of music and find their own creative voice. Most of her students at this time are working on jazz improvisation, composition, rock ‘n roll, and Latin piano styles.

“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.”  

Nelda teaches both in-person lessons (if vaccinated and boosted) and Zoom lessons. In-person lessons are scheduled at her home studio in Seward Park and, if space available, at a satellite studio in Leschi. She also teaches group classes at the Jazz Night School.

For more information, contact Nelda


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