Online Lessons Available!

Several years ago, if you had asked me whether I’d ever consider teaching online, the answer would have been a resounding NO!

However, after designing several online music courses at the University of Washington, Tacoma, I have grown to appreciate the value of online learning, and its potential to reach students who for whatever reason are not able to come to a class or lesson at a specific time and location.

Do you have a crazy schedule? Do you live too far from my studio but are still interested in working with me? Whatever the reason, please contact me if you’d like to discuss the possibility of scheduling private lessons online.

After in-depth research of the various companies operating online to offer just this service, I’ve settled on Live Music Tutor. Founded by musicians, the site offers a simple and convenient technology for real-time online lessons, secure payments, and completes background checks on all of its teachers.


New Studio Space!

After many years of planning, I am delighted to share the news that construction is complete, and my new home studio space is finally up and running! Not only does it sound terrific, but it’s a large enough space to handle small recitals – providing me with more flexibility to schedule recitals when they are best for specific students’ needs.

I also plan to utilize the space to put on small performances of my own, something I haven’t had the flexibility to do for some time.

I look forward to sharing more pictures, and heck, audio and video as well, in the near future! Blog

UPDATE! Since its launch just over a year ago, the blog has really taken off! Dozens of posts have shared my research, as well as that of colleagues, and most dear to my heart, students!



This new site, launched in June 2017, is devoted to sharing stories from the diverse musical history of Tacoma, Washington, the City of Destiny.  The goal of bringing these stories to an online environment is to take advantage of the ability to easily share interactive, multimedia resources.

The concept behind this site began as Kim was planning to teach a new course she designed for UW Tacoma, “Musical History of Tacoma”. Her intention in developing the site is to share some of her own work, link to resources publicly available online, and especially to share the best of her students’ work. The online environment is ideal, as it will allow for easy sharing of links, audio and video, and photographs.

Book Release & Signing Event!

I’m delighted to share that my new book, “Tacoma’s Theater District,” will be released by Arcadia Publishing on September 7, 2015!  It is available for purchase through Arcadia, local bookshops in Tacoma, and various online retailers such as

I’m also collaborating with the University Bookstore on a signing event to coincide with the exciting re-premiere of the Tacoma-filmed silent movie “Eyes of the Totem” on September 20th.  All are welcome!


“Artist in Place” video segment

I recently had the pleasure of filming a short segment, titled “Artist and Place,” as part of the TV show “artTown,” a production of TV Tacoma and the City of Tacoma’s Arts Program. The “Artist and Place” segment features local artists discussing their work and what it is about Tacoma, and a specific location in Tacoma, that inspires their work.