Karin’s Studio Schedule (subject to change based on emergencies in my family):  

The studio will be closed: 

    These dates in March: Monday March 15, Tuesday March 16, Wednesday March 17, 2021.

    This date in April: Thursday April 1 (no foolin'!), 2021.

    This date in May: Memorial Day Monday May 31, 2021.

    These dates in June: Tuesday June 29, Wednesday June 30, 2021.

The new piano term began Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and will continue through Monday, June 28, 2021). 

Special events include:

*In December 2020, Karin helps all students prepare their own private holiday recital for family and friends;

*On a weekend afternoon closest to Twelfth Night in January  2021, at 1:00 p.m., Karin throws a holiday party. Students who have received stars on their holiday pieces are invited to play those pieces for Karin; there will be party favors for various categories such as who learned the most number of holiday pieces, and who plays a holiday piece no one else learned to play.

*Early in March, 2020, Karin prepares all interested students to participate in the Washington State Music Teachers Association Music Artistry Program (formerly known as Adjudications);

*On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree in a private home; 

*On and around March 21, 2021, for the international celebration of JS Bach's birthday (March 21) Karin prepares all interested students to perform in the Greater Seattle Bach in the Subways free performances in public spaces;

*On Saturday April 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115): Karin prepares all interested students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival;

*The first three Saturdays and  Sundays of May  2021: Karin prepares all interested students to take the Washington State Music Teachers Association Musicianship Exams (now called the "Music Literacy Program"); and

*On a Sunday in May  2021, at 6:30 PM: Karin prepares interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree; and

*On a Saturday in the late Spring of  2021, Karin prepares school-aged students to perform in a spring studio-wide recital (usually held at Third Church of Christ on University Avenue NE and NE 50th Street, Seattle, but held online in June 2020).

Summer Lessons:
Please email me to schedule summer (July and August 2021) lessons, as many or as few as you like, on any mutually agreeable day/time!

Performance Calendar

Karin's 2020/2021 Performance Dates

Karin McCullough at the downtown Seattle Public Library Auditorium

Pianist Karin McCullough is performing:

POSTPONED: Sunday, October 11, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the West Seattle Public Library in a free to the public Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert, Karin McCullough and Valentina Rodov, pianists, accompany sopranos Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman in a concert entitled: 

Elemental:  Songs of Earth, Water, Air and Fire"

Earth's Call by John Ireland (1879-1962) sung by Katie Hochman
Let Us Wander  by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Duet 
The Pasture by Charles Naginski (1909-1940) Sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958) sung by Tiina 
Karin McCullough - pianist

Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) sung by Tiina 
Au bord de l’eau by Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926) Duet
Holiday in Heaven by Michael Head (1900-1976) sung by Tiina 
Déclin d’amour by Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) sung by Katie Hochman
Karin McCullough & Valentina Rodov - Pianists

The South Wind by Charles Ives (1874-1954) sung by Katie Hochman
Spring Wind by Eric Thiman (1900-1975) Duet
On the Wings of the Wind by Michael Head (1900-1976) sung by Tiina 
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft by Gustav Mahler (1869-1911) sung by Katie Hochman
Besa el aura by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) sung by Tiina Ritalahti
Karin McCullough - Pianist

Als Luise die Briefe by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) sung by Katie Hochman
Die verbrannte Maid, a folksong, sung by Katie Hochman
Tuijotin tulehen kauan by Toivo Kuula (1883-1918) sung by Tiina 
Valentina Rodov - Pianist
Flames by Tom Cipullo (b.1956) sung by Tiina 
Ritalahti, accompanied by Karin McCullough, pianist
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich  by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Duet accompanied by Piano 4 hands Karin McCullough & Valentina Rodov

POSTPONED: new date and time T.B.D. in March 2021 in a free to the public Ladies Musical Club of Seattle at Music Center of the Northwest (located at 901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA 98103) in an all-Bach concert, Karin McCullough, solo pianist and piano accompanist, will join forces with other musicians in Ladies Musical Club celebrating the birth month of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

POSTPONED: new date T.B.D. on a Sunday in May 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in a freewill donation concert ($20 suggested; $5 for school-aged students) under the auspices of Haller Lake Music Series, Karin McCullough, pianist, and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra's violinist Adrianna Hulscher present a concert of American music, including the Violin/Piano Sonata by Amy Beach, and The Graceful Ghost by William Bolcolm. This 90-minute concert will be held in the chapel of Haller Lake United Methodist Church, located at 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125, USA. No need to dress up! There’s plenty of off-street, free parking. Audience members get a chance to speak with the musicians at a post-concert reception in Fellowship Hall across from the chapel, where there are free refreshments.


POSTPONED; new date and time T.B.D. in a free to the public Ladies Musical Club of Seattle one-hour long concert, Karin McCullough, pianist, will join forces with a cellist and a clarinetist in Beethoven's Opus 11 trio (first movement) and the world premiere of Seattle composer Patrick O'Keefe's Conversations.



Free Student Tickets to Classical Music Concerts in the Seattle Area

In addition to Ladies Musical Club performances (including the ones Karin gives which are listed in "Performance Calendar" on this site), student tickets are free to the following recommended concerts in the Seattle area:

The UW has done away with the cost of admission to more than 50 concerts and music-related events at the UW Music School’s Brechemin Auditorium and the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall. See

Masterworks Concerts at Seattle Symphony. I have the opportunity to call the symphony 20 days or fewer before any Masterworks Concert in the 2020/2021 season and receive up to two free student (age 5-18) tickets to offer to any of my interested students. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me!

Connoisseur Concerts on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons on top of Queen Anne.  Students aged 7-14 can get a free ticket with one paying adult admission to any one of the concerts in the 2020/2021 season. For more information see

University of Washington's World Series Season: The University of Washington's whole World Series season at Meany Hall at the UW campus is offering up to two free tickets to youths ages 5-17 with the purchase of every one regularly priced adult ticket. The offer may be redeemed for any Chamber Music or President's Piano Series event at the time of purchase, available by phone and in-person only (UW Arts Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 206-543-4880). 

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra's Season: Also at Meany Hall at the UW campus, this orchestra is offering free tickets to youths (16 years of age and younger) ($18 general admission). For more information see