Master Teacher Heather Hull Hart is an accomplished music instructor, choral director, pianist, violinist, vocalist, and musical director, with over 25 years of professional music experience. She earned a Master of Music (MM) degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, and a BA in Music (Violin and Piano) from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, and was accepted into the doctoral program at U.W.'s School of Music. Heather began her private music studies on piano and violin as a young child, and voice as a teenager. She has been actively playing violin in symphonies since the age of 10, including Tacoma Youth Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Northwest Symphony Orchestra (Seattle), and Mid-Columbia Symphony. She has been singing as a soloist and in choirs since early childhood at schools, universities, and churches. She has played piano professionally since her college years, accompanying choirs, students, musicians, ensembles, and musical theatre productions, and performing as a concert piano soloist. As a choral director, she first began directing professionally in 1993 and has directed church choirs, community choirs, children's choirs, teen choirs, musical theatre productions, show choirs, and more. She has been teaching music as both a private and class instructor for more than 25 years in violin, piano, voice, choir, and early childhood music. In her youth, Heather won numerous awards in music competitions and auditions in three fields (violin, piano, voice). Her past professional experiences also include: Music Instructor of piano classes at Columbia Basin College, Choral Director of the Columbia Chorale, Musical Director for Walla Walla Community College musical theater, Musical Director for Richland Players, Adjudicator of piano and strings for CBMEA (Columbia Basin Music Educators Association), Violinist & Pianist for Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, Accompanist for Mid-Columbia Boys Choir (now called Mastersingers Youth), and Artistic Director of "Forte!", a premier regional high school show choir (3 1/2 years). She is currently a Music Instructor for Familiaris Fine Arts (a homeschool program) and is an active accompanist, music instructor, music director, and performer in the community. She is married to Harvey, and they have two young sons named after Irish saints.
*Heather has various openings during daytime hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for violin, voice, and piano lessons. Times are usually most convenient for homeschooled music students or adults with flexible daytime schedules.
Through a partnership with Familiaris Fine Arts, the annual Magnolia Studio $20 Fall Registration fee per family will be waived for current Familiaris students.