About UsHere's what makes us the best music school in Marysville, Washington...
Since 2003 8th Note Music Studios has provided a comfortable and nurturing place for teachers and students to meet.
Our goal as teachers is to ensure our students are not only receiving musical instruction that will benefit them throughout their lives, we also help our students understand the importance of dedication to a craft, focus on intricate details and experiencing the rewards of their own hard work.
We take seriously the value of commitment, convenience and a comprehensive approach to musical instruction.
Sada James Doup
Director / Owner
Sada set out on her musical journey with violin in hand at age 9 in Spokane. Quickly immersed in playing with local symphony orchestras, several string quartets, and as a soloist, she has a deep passion for music and continually seeks out new opportunities for learning and sharing.
Teaching both in public schools and in the private studio, you will find Mr. Smith easy to learn with. Al’s experience includes Broadway shows such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “West Side Story”. Classical & chamber orchestra works by Beethoven, Mozart & Bach. During the past two years he lived in France performing with several jazz combos.
Robin Hilt had her first solo at five years old (Germs my invisible dog) and hasn't stopped singing since. Up through college her musical study focused on piano and clarinet. Since college, her hobby for singing has turned into full pursuit. She sings with several swing bands and combos in Snohomish County and has served as worship arts director at her church for the past 11 years.
Heather has had piano in her life for over 38 years, with her earliest inspiration coming from her grandfather, who played in dance bands in the 1920s. Heather started lessons at age 6, was classically trained for 11 years and has accompanied many fine choirs on piano. She understands the pleasure of being able to play piano and read music and is dedicated to helping her students realize that same enjoyment.
Josh is a state certified instructor with a Masters degree in teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in performance and has been teaching since 2005. His passion is providing the best quality music education to students of all ages by tailoring lessons to accommodate you, while keeping it fun and exciting. Josh studied classically with members of the Seattle symphony and teaches classical, jazz, blues, rock and pop.
I have loved music all my life and have enjoyed teaching piano for over 25 years.
Besides offering a varied curriculum in classical, jazz, blues, and dixieland genres, he encourages his students to bring in their current school band projects.
Burch Johnson offers private instruction for clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, and accordion.
Ford’s teaching style is about finding the individual’s pace while taking them in the direction they want to go. When not teaching Ford can be found playing solo guitar every Friday night at Dos Reales, Stanwood – a position held since 2010, as well as other venues in the area.