Our String Studio

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

Enrollment for the Fall Trimester is Now Closed

Winter trimester enrollment will open December 6th. The first day of class will be Monday, January 3rd. All new and returning students must complete an application at the beginning of the fall trimester.

Please note: All students who would like to qualify to receive a scholarship must fill out both the student application and the scholarship application.

New Student Application

Scholarship Application

Returning Student 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



  • 60-minute lesson = $1200 per trimester (approx. $48 per lesson)


60-Minute Private Lessons


  • 30-minute lesson = $400 per trimester (approx. $12.50 per lesson)
  • 60-minute lesson = $800 per trimester (approx. $25 per lesson)

30-Minute Group Lessons

60-Minute Group Lessons

Payment for student tuition is due by the date of the first lesson. Payment plans may be arranged as long as a payment is made by 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.

Students may register for private lessons or group classes. Private lessons are one-on-one lessons with the instructor, while group classes may have between four to six students working with the instructor at the same time. All violin and viola lessons are being conducted in person at Mill Creek Middle School and Renton High School as long as it remains safe to do so.

Important Dates for the Fall Trimester

Teachers key to change studio solo string festival

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