photo   Mark Holt - Private Guitar & Piano Instructor

Mark Holt has been teaching, performing and recording guitar and piano in the Northwest and beyond for many years. He holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. His recent focus on solo guitar has led to a variety performances, videos and competitions. In 2017 he was one of 16 chosen nationally for the Guitarslinger event at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. He has performed at Master Classes with Duo Melis from France and Brazilian virtuoso Carlos Barbosa Lima, and has also performed on piano/keyboard in groups as far away as Germany, live on KEXP and solo at 2 laptop battles. He currently teaches guitar and piano privately for Applause Studio and in Seattle Public Schools. A full range of original music and more can be found at

  Laura Garber - Private Voice Instructor

Laura Garber has been involved with the studio since the doors opened teaching Jazz, Tap, Voice, Piano and Acting. In addition, she founded our Musical Theatre Company, Applause Players.

After a sabbatical, she returns to us for one semester of voice through December 2020! Vocal Instruction is geared towards enhancing the singer to a performer; focusing on the voice plus stage presence and logistics. 

Laura has been performing since 1997 and travelled for various performance contracts with regional theatres throughout the U.S. Locally, she's performed with The Museum of Flight, Driftwood Players, and a few cover bands. You can also see her musical choreography/stage combat with Lynnwood High School and Lakewood High School.