Beginning Accordion Camp

with Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues and Jamie Maschler

2-day workshop

Cost: $480

Day: Saturday+Sunday
Dates: July 20-21, 2024
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Have you always wanted to play accordion or are you looking to brush up on your accordion fundamentals or play music with other people?  Renowned musicians Jamie Maschler and Gabe Hall Rodrigues of Emerald City Accordion host a 2-day immersive camp, embodying a blend of expertise, passion, and a deep commitment to fostering artistic growth.

Camp will include:

  • Instruction from accomplished accordionists with years of teaching experience.
  • Accordion arrangements for the group.
  • Ample hands-on practice time.
  • Collaborative learning environment fostering musical friendships and camaraderie.
  • Workshop materials and resources to continue your learning beyond the camp.

We are working out final details for a final performance but we are hoping to play at the Kirkland Farmers Market on Wednesday July 24th. More Details to come.

This class is open to ages 15+ and is for beginners.


Jamie Maschler holds her Bachelors in Music performance from Cornish College of the Arts where she studied under many amazing professors including Jovino Santos Neto, Chuck Deardorf, Julian Priester, and Murl Allen Sanders.

Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues holds a Bachelors in Music Therapy and a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Arizona State University where he studied under Mike Kocour and Sam Pilafian.

Both have toured the United States extensively with various projects and performed at accordion festivals throughout the country. Jamie and Gabe also perform with Foleada, Seattle’s premier forró ensemble and recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Grant in 2023. They are set to release their debut album in July 16th, 2024.

Summer Rock Band Experience!

with Mike Mattingly

3-day class + showcase

Cost: $600

Day: Friday+Saturday+Sunday
Dates: July 12-14, 2024
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Open to ages 16 and up

Join a KPC Rock Band – a musical journey where passion meets power! Dive into rehearsals, learn from pros, and get one-on-one coaching. Whether on guitar, bass, drums, or keys, immerse in a collaborative experience. All levels welcome!

*Update: Guitar, Bass, Drum and Lead Vocal positions filled. Keyboard Player still available!

Beginner Songwriting

with Emily Persha

6-week class

Cost: $315

Day: Mondays
Dates: May 20 – July 1, 2024 (*Note: no class on May 27)
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn’t know where to start? Or have you started many songs but don’t know how to finish them? We’ve got you! Jump into Beginner Songwriting and you’ll come out with a finished song. In this 6-week class, you’ll also get an opportunity to record your song at KPC Studios, and perform your song in front of others (if you want)! No previous music experience necessary.

(In Process. Stay tuned for future sessions!)

Beginner Recording

with Aaron Sternke

5-week class

Cost: $285

Day: Thursdays
Dates: May 30 – June 27, 2024
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Join us at KPC Studios for our hands-on Beginner Recording course, designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of modern recording. Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll dive into the world of audio recording and production, covering essential techniques and tools to kickstart your journey in music production. Whether you’re an aspiring musician, podcaster, or audio enthusiast, this course will provide you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to create professional-quality recordings.

(In Process. Stay tuned for future sessions!)

Group Voice Lesson & Harmony Singing

with Emily Persha

6-week class

Cost: $210

Day: Mondays
Dates: May 20 – July 1, 2024 (*Note: no class on May 27)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Discover the joy of harmonizing and refining your vocal skills in our Group Voice Lesson and Harmony Singing class! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced singer, this class offers a supportive and collaborative environment to explore the art of harmonizing with others. Learn essential vocal techniques, build confidence in your singing abilities, and experience the magic of creating beautiful harmonies together.

Join us for a fun and enriching musical journey that celebrates the power of collective voices. No prior experience necessary – just bring your passion for singing and a willingness to harmonize!

(In Process. Stay tuned for future sessions!)