B-TOWN BIZ: Burien School Of Music & Art Opening With Concert April 24th

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Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer

In a little building on Ambaum Blvd. that once housed the old-school Jerry’s Barbershop, instead of the sounds of scissors clipping away, you’ll soon hear the thump thump thump of musicians jamming.

That’s because a new business called the Burien School of Music & Art will be opening its doors soon in the little building on Ambaum Blvd at SW 153rd, near Taco Time.

To celebrate their grand opening, the musicians behind this new venture will be holding a concert at BTB Advertiser Bison Creek Pizza & Pub on Saturday, April 24th, beginning at 8pm. The show will feature Peter DiStefano & The BlackVinyl All-Stars, HarryBu McCage, Three Tree Point Blues Band and The Zack Static Sect.

Limited pre-sale tickets are available online for $10 + a $1 service fee per ticket here.

Located in a former barbershop, this building will house the new Burien School of Music & Arts.

This new biz, helmed by local musician Ryan Burns, will offer (according to their website):

…music lessons for all ages and experience levels, taught by owner/musician/instructor Ryan Burns. Specializing in Jazz, Blues, Rock and Pop, Burns teaches piano, guitar and bass lessons. A Highline High School graduate, Burns later studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has since taught at University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Drum School, and Cornish College of the Arts. Also a performer for over 20 years, Burns decided he would like to share his knowledge and experience with the community that supported him growing up.

Burien School of Music and Art offers Art Classes for all ages and experience levels, led by resident artist Tina Routt. A founding member of White Center for the Arts, Routt’s work has been featured at Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Fremont Solstice Festival, Ok Hotel “Forgotten Works” exhibit, and in association with “I Heart Rummage” at Crocodile Café & Chop Suey. Tina Routt has an eclectic body of work, including lamp work beads, jewelry, dog and cat collars, paintings, cd art, music posters, graphic design, photography, and even art for cookies.

The areas of musical study will include:

  • Theory
  • Rhythm
  • Ear Training
  • Technique
  • Repertoire
  • Sight Reading
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Music History

And Instruments taught will include:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar

Music Styles:

  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Pop

For more information, check out their website here.

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2 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: Burien School Of Music & Art Opening With Concert April 24th”
  1. Melissa says:

    What happened to Jerry?

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  2. My dad would be proud!

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