Key to Change Wins Grant to Expand Teaching Staff

Key to Change is the recipient of a capacity-building grant, which will be used to fund a national search and hire a music instructor Last Saturday at our Student Holiday Concert, Key to Change announced that Pitch Your Peers (PYP), Seattle awarded the organization with a grant of $119,175, which will be used to conduct […]

Two Transformative Events Key To Change + Seattle Symphony & Unmute The Voices:


Seattle Symphony & Unmute The Voices: Students debut on stage and on the radio. They’re doing BETTER. THAN. EVER   This October, three of our exceptional Key to Change students will participate in two major transformative musical events as violin soloists. We invite you to experience their performances and to invest in the excellence living […]

Students Win Big Prizes at Solo String Festival

From Left to Right: Mr. Geoffrey Liu, music instructor/coach, Carl Magno (second place of the Debut Competitive Division), Eden Pawlos (second place and Jury Prize of the Jessie Montgomery Competitive Division), Madison Wooley (first place winner of the Jessie Montgomery Competitive Division), Avi Spillers (first place winner of the Debut Competitive Division) and Dr. Quinton […]

Renowned Trio Luthiers Donate Instrument for Student Use

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Pictured from Left to Right: Geoffrey Liu (music instructor), Jason Starkie (violin maker), Amariah Strand, Madison Wooley and Dr. Quinton Morris with new violins at the Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 12th. A trio of renowned luthiers (a creator of stringed instruments) donated a handmade violin, worth $17,000 to Key to Change. The violin was […]

Students featured on Unmute The Voices on KING FM

Dr. Xin Chang (piano), Dr. Quinton Morris with Eden Pawlos, Richie Doan and Amariah Strand

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Xin Chang (piano), Dr. Quinton Morris with Eden Pawlos, Richie Doan and Amariah Strand Three violin students, Eden Pawlos, Richie Doan and Amariah Strand are featured young artists on the video series, Unmute The Voices, on Classical King FM 98.1. The event took place at the recital hall at […]

Award-Winning Artist is named new Composer-in-Residence

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Patrice Rushen, an award winning musician will serve as the second Composer-in-Residence at Key to Change for the 2021-2022 academic year. Patrice will compose and teach original solo and chamber music works for both violin and viola string students of all musical levels that they will perform in a virtual concert in the spring 2022. […]

Violist Beth Chu Joins Key to Change as Faculty Member

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“Joining the Key to Change family is the thing I am most looking forward to in this new academic year. I have been inspired and motivated by what I see happening between the students and their mentors and I am so excited and grateful to get to be a part of this incredible and important […]

Congratulations!Festival Winners Announced

The second annual Solo String Festival took place April 9-11, 2021 where 40+ middle and high school violinists and violists from South King County performed and competed for prizes at Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall. Thea Weinbeck (senior competitive division) and Henry Williams (junior competitive division) took home first place, which included college scholarships and an […]