The Fleming School of Music is a family-owned business, serving the greater community in music education for over 40 years and across three generations. All with different musical training, interests, and specialties, this family has music at its heart. They are devoted to promoting quality music education for students of all ages, extending their joy of playing through many generations and into many homes.
Talent on the Fleming School of Music teaching team today offers a mix of classically trained music scholars and professional musicians. Functioning as educators, this team creates unique learning opportunities for all levels of music students. Our teachers are focused music instructors, developing each student’s unique musical abilities and ensuring their progression through our core program.
Director of Piano Studies, Diana Fleming, CAGS, NCTM
A lifelong learner who completed Doctoral Studies at Boston University, holds a Master of Music Degree from Pacific Lutheran University and two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Washington. Diana is an accomplished pianist, an adjunct professor of music at Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington, and a well-known supporter of community arts and education.
Director of Guitar Studies, Lynette Sloan
Studied at the University of Washington Music School and Pacific Lutheran University. Lynette is an inspiring performer, a composer, and an arranger. Her resume includes memberships/directorships in multiple bands and community music groups.
We serve a diverse student body. Some students travel for more than an hour to lessons each week while others walk or bike from homes nearby. We welcome all ages and levels of students. Some students earn college credit for study at our school. The average length of study at The Fleming School of Music is 8-10 years.
After working with piano instructors who didn’t understand how to teach well, I was being very meticulous in finding my next instructor. When I came across the Fleming School of Music, I knew that I had found something special. Speaking with Diana made it clear to me that she was an exceptional instructor, who could do wonders for my playing. I have been studying with her for a while now and I couldn’t be happier.
So many other instructors start with the first song in a book and just move sequentially through it. Diana carefully selects repertoire or studies to target specific skills and techniques. As we move through the lesson, we have conversations about theory, technique, and musicality. I always come away with new bits of knowledge and understanding of the pieces I’m working on. Lessons are always relaxed and fun.
I intend to continue studying with her for years to come. There is so much I want to learn to play on the piano and she has the knowledge and skill to get me there. If you’re serious about learning piano, I highly recommend Diana. In my opinion, you would be hard pressed to find better in the Seattle area.
A nice bonus is that, every lesson, I’m playing on a beautiful grand piano.
Diana Fleming has been a terrific instructor for my daughter! My daughter started taking lessons 3 years ago (when she was 10) and has progressed at a steady rate. Diana has kept her interested by incorporating the type of music that my daughter enjoys with the standard lesson material to learn the important skills to become a great pianist. This past year Diana encouraged my daughter to participate in the Carnegie Hall Achievement Program. Diana had her very prepared, which created a great and exciting experience. I would without hesitation recommend Diana to any family with a child that is interested in studying piano.
My girls have started their private piano lessons since they were 6 years old. We have tried numerous teachers and various methods of teaching. But I start noticing the difference when we switched them to Fleming School of Music. Diana has a great way of communicating to students where kids not only understand the concept of the music but also grasp the soul of the music. This school incorporates rigorous and comprehensive music program so kids get to learn not just technique but also different aspects of the music structure. I highly recommend this school to everyone.
Diana is a wonderful teacher, mentor, and business owner of The Fleming School of Music. She has the skills & understanding to really be in tune with her piano students. Diana’s staff is also great; we now have all 3 of our children enrolled in the school. For the last 4 years, we have been happily bringing our kids to their piano lessons, and we always look forward to the Winter and Spring recitals during the school year! My family has full confidence in the Fleming School of Music to give our kids the tools to be successful students of music!
A first class music school with great location, teachers and state of the art learning environment.
Our Role in the Community…
Our community involvement allows us to
Bring a national standard of music study into our community
Provide a Teacher Training Program
Mentor professionally in the arts community
Collaborate with local schools
Interface with other groups
In serving as a Founding School and local Center for the Royal Conservatory Of Music Program we bring a recognized national standard of music study into our community. The Royal Conservatory Program provides a solid, meaningful path to reward excellence. Three times each year, a certified professional adjudicator travels to our Center to assess student progress and recognize achievement. Students and teachers work together to prepare for assessments. Following an assessment, students receive a written evaluation complete with recommendations for continued growth and study. These landmark events for students also provide valuable teaching/learning opportunities for teachers.
We offer a Teacher Training Program with one portion designated to help prepare teachers to utilize the Royal Conservatory Program. Many independent studio music teachers have studied at our school.
We mentor others informally and adjudicate at festivals/competitions as part of our involvement in Professional Arts and Teacher/Music Teacher Association/Groups.
We collaborate with Bellevue College to offer applied music study for college credit. We work with public/private K-12 schools to provide accompanists for Solo Ensemble competitions and other music events.
We interface with the Issaquah Senior center to provide a performance venue for amateur musicians.
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