(Piano Teacher, Coach & Adjudicator)
Judy Baker, one of Everett’s truly inspirational piano teachers, received early training from a Seattle native, Paul Pierre McNeely. Later, she graduated from Western Washington University, where she studied with both Dale Reubart and Betty Tomforde.
She has developed a wide range of teaching experiences through her interaction with students spanning the levels of kindergarten through college. In particular, a major focus of Judy’s piano pedagogy has been focused upon high school students – as well as year long courses for adults as well.
Judy is a lecturer, master class teacher and adjudicator. At various times her talents have been in demand in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Alaska. For many years she was a member of the state board of Washington State Music Teachers Association.
Her students serve to symbolize the many, many, many arts as well as non-arts oriented individuals, groups and events that have taken place in the Historic Hartley Mansion over the last 25 years. Judy as well as all those referenced on the “Historic Hartley Mansion” banner have helped transform what would otherwise be a passive historical landmark into an irreplaceable part of everyday community life.