Winter Trimester is Underway!

New Student Enrollment for the winter trimester is now closed. Enrollment for the Spring/Summer trimester will open in April. The trimester will begin on May 1st.

New Student Application

Scholarship Application

About Our Studio

Key to Change serves racially and economically diverse students in South King County through music education and mentorship. Enrollment in Key to Change provides access to a range of programs, including group and private lessons, performance opportunities and scholarships. At Key to Change, we hold ourselves to the following values in order to deliver and drive our mission: Artistry, Excellence, Equity, Diversity, Foundation, Inclusion and Opportunity.

Key to Change Students Will

  • Take lessons twice a week in a supportive and healthy student environment
  • Learn from a renowned university professor with a successful track record of teaching engaging material
  • Join our diverse community of passionate and talented string students
  • Participate in masterclasses taught by guest artists
  • Learn various styles of music
  • Perform in quarterly recitals
  • Make fast, incredible progress on your instrument in weeks!
  • Become a more confident and successful student


Private lessons:

  • 60-minute lesson = $1200 per trimester (approximately $67 per lesson)

60-Minute Private lessons

Group Lessons:

  • 30-minute lesson = $400 per trimester (approximately $17 per lesson)
  • 60-minute lesson = $800 per trimester (approximately $33 per lesson)

30-Minute Group lessons

60-Minute Group Lessons

Families are required to make an initial payment toward tuition before the first lesson. Failure to pay by the third lesson will result in termination of lessons.

To pay by card please use the buttons above. Checks should be made payable to The Key to Change and can be mailed to PO Box 16787, Seattle WA 98116.

Group lessons are held twice a week – Mondays over zoom with Mr. Liu and Thursdays in person at Renton High School with Dr. Morris. Classes are conducted between 4pm-7pm. Group classes have between 4-8 students. Private lessons are one hour a week at Renton High School where the student will receive one-on-one instruction from Dr. Morris. Private lesson students also attend 6 studio classes throughout the trimester where they gather with other private lesson students to play and receive feedback, furthering their growth as musicians.

Important Dates for the Winter Trimester

  • December 1 – Enrollment Opens
  • December 31 – Last Day to Enroll
  • January 3 – First Day of the Winter Trimester
  • January 17 – No Class (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 21 – No Class (Presidents Day)
  • February 25 – UNCF String Clinic (4-8pm)
  • March 7-11 – Studio Break – No Class
  • April 8 & 9 – Solo String Festival
Key to Change instructors Dr. Quinton Morris and Geoffrey Liu.

Key to Change Instructors Dr. Quinton Morris and Geoffrey Liu

Studio Class for Private Students

Studio classes are mandatory for all private lesson students. They are open for observation only to all other students. They are held on the following Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm at Renton High School. Some of these classes feature guest artists as a part of our Masterclass series.

Studio Class Dates

For more information about our studio policies, expectations of students and parents, cancelled or missed lessons and our scholarship policy please click the buttons below.

Studio Policy

"I can now stand in front of people and play without stuttering or stopping."
Derek N., Violin Student
“I learned the importance of time management, which applies to other parts of my life.”
Luxury S., Violin Student
“The studio is diverse and you’re offered many opportunities to grow.”
Analisa R., Violin Student
“I can hear myself improving with every lesson.”
Lynn T., Violin Student
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