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Michael Clark

Director, Pianist

Since graduating from PLU with a music degree in 2013, Mr. Clark has been an active performer, composer, and teacher in the Puget Sound region. Past teachers include Dr. Gregory Youtz, Dr. Oksana Ezhokina, Dr. Jeffery-Bell Hanson, and Dr. Jane Harty -- herself a student of Nadia Boulanger, who taught Aaron Copland, Daniel Barenboim, and Philip Glass, among others. 

Mr. Clark currently works with a thriving studio of over 40 students, young and old. His students participate in a broad range of activities --- from performing concert pieces at regional art shows to working with local theater companies -- and furthermore have accepted positions at music schools around the country, most notably APU and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Mr. Clark worked with Emmy-award winning producers to score the documentary "Namibia Nine" in 2015, and currently scores the weekly podcast "This is Design School", now in it's fourth season and available on iTunes. He also serves as acting director for the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle's annual competition, and is a board member at Music Northwest, in Seattle. 

Mr. Clark believes in a collaborative approach to learning, and challenges his students in unique and innovative ways, with and without technology, to foster an effective, therapeutic --- and importantly -- fun, learning process.

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