Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tomorrow Public Invited To Talaris Briefing On Proposed Development At City Halll

The public is invited tomorrow afternoon to the City's Landmarks Preservation Board Meeting to hear a "briefing on proposed rehabilitation and new development" of Talaris (see agenda below). 

A neighbor reported that on January 3rd, Talaris was granted yet another continuance  of another year, to allow more time for them to develop controls and incentives for development.

The neighbor added that there have been three proposed options for the land use -
1) cancer center including acupuncture, counseling and exercise facility 2) 58 single family houses that would sell for $3-$5M. The main building and pond would remain and building G would be torn down (currently houses hotel, neighbors report it as quite run down) 
3) autistic school - neighbor reported the school may not have been able to raise enough money.

The Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) published information about the 17.8 acre Talaris campus (4000 NE 41st Street) in the September 2017 newsletterThe For Sale sign put up in May of last year  was  taken down.  

LCC Newsletter Article:

Talaris Land Use: Then Until Now... 
Recently, the Laurelhurst Community Club, the City of Seattle, and 4000 Properties LLC, (the current owner of the Talaris site, the former Battelle Institute site), signed off on an agreement closing out a lawsuit about the property that had lingered without decision in King County Superior Court for almost four years. The dismissal agreement does not resolve any of the parties’ various claims and defenses. Instead it leaves them for future resolution, if necessary.  
The Battelle site has been a focus of community concern for over three decades. Originally permitted as an “institute for advanced study” under the Seattle Zoning Code, by the mid-1980s its conference and event venue business had become a source of neighborhood complaints related to traffic and parking. Responding to Battelle plans for expansion, LCC through its land use counsel, Peter Eglick, brought the community’s concerns to a legal proceeding before the Seattle Hearing Examiner in 1988.  
The outcome was a Hearing Examiner decision that called into question not only whether Battelle was entitled to expand, but also whether it could continue with some aspects of its existing operation. Battelle sued in King County Superior Court to overturn that decision. Ultimately, Battelle also entered into settlement negotiations with LCC and the City. The negotiations resulted in a 1991 “Settlement Agreement and Covenants Running With the Land.”  
The Agreement, recorded in the King County land records, applies to the site regardless of any change in ownership. It includes provisions regulating expansion of the current uses and buildings, barring control by major institutions such as the University of Washington or Children’s Hospital, and prescribes a specific landscaping plan and parameters for the site.  
Over the years since entry into the Settlement Agreement, LCC has monitored site activity and redevelopment plans and has occasionally been forced to take formal legal action. For example, a proposal two decades ago to convert and develop the site into a facility for Seattle Community Colleges, violating the Settlement Agreement, prompted a Club lawsuit.  
The community college plan was dropped, followed by withdrawal of lawsuit. LCC has also worked with site owners and potential developers for the site. More recently, renewed owner moves toward site redevelopment resulted in another round of negotiations between LCC and the owner. These were largely unsuccessful.  
At the same time, the owner asked the City Council to move on changes to the City’s single-family land use planning designation for the site. The Club opposed this change as unwarranted, and the City Council did not adopt it.  
In 2013, as knowledge spread of an owner plan to divide the site into over 80 lots for development, some community members became concerned about how that might effect the site’s building and landscape design, notable examples of work by prominent Seattle architects.  
A landmark nomination was submitted to the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board and by November 2013 the Battelle/Talaris’ exteriors of the existing buildings and site were designated as land marked status. A landmark designation is not an empty honor. Instead it can carry a significant regulatory punch through “controls and incentives” adopted by the Board after negotiations with the property owner.  
Therefore, in response to the designation, the 4000 Properties LLC owner sued the City challenging the designation and attacking the actions and fairness of the Board and the Seattle Landmarks Ordinance itself. In response, and to protect the integrity of the landmark process, LCC successfully moved to intervene in the lawsuit in December 2013.  
For three years, the lawsuit proceeded based on the position that the owner just needed a few more months to work out a possible sale or other deal concerning the property. LCC protested, pointing out that the owner had made the choice to file the lawsuit and could make the choice to withdraw it if it was interfering with plans for disposal of the site.  
After almost three years had passed, the court finally said no to yet another extension, telling the owner either to proceed with the lawsuit or withdraw it. The owner dropped the lawsuit with the understanding that he may re-bring its claims later. At that time, the owner also entered into a “neighborly agreement” concerning mowing the site lawn.   
For the first time in almost four years there is no pending litigation concerning the site. Meanwhile the Settlement Agreement and Covenants Running With the Land continue to apply.  
One more piece of the continuing Talaris site puzzle is still outstanding. Over the same period of years starting with the 2013 landmark designation of the site to the present, the volunteer Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board has granted the owner extension after extension of the time frame for agreeing to “controls and incentives” implementing the landmark designation. Another such extension was granted in early July.  
LCC continues to participate in this important city process. LCC also continues to monitor the situation as property “for sale” announcements come and go and proposed uses are floated.



The Laurelhurst Blog published this information in May 2017:

The site,  built in 1967, was originally owned by Battelle Memorial Institute.  In 1997 Era Care Communities purchased the property for $6,125,000 and it was developed into Talaris Institute which focused on infant and early learning research of the brain. In 2000, Bruce Mc Caw under the name 4000 Property LLC of Bellevue, purchased the property for $15,630,000.   The county has assessed the property at $14 million. 

Pistol Creek Management, appears to manage the property and may be involved with ownership.  Bruce McCaw is referenced as Chairman Emeritus of Pistol Creek and Co-Chair of TalarisThe owner of Talaris listed on the City's Public Records is Greg Vik, with 4000 Property LLC, also associated with Pistol Creek.

Seattle Mansions Blog said that Bruce McCaw "is involved in large scale commercial real estate investments with his Pistol Creek Financial Company."


The property was originally sold with an underlying Settlement Agreement in which Battelle Neighbors and the Laurelhurst Community Club are partnered together with the land owners of the parcel.  The Settlement Agreement specifically states that major institutions can't operate within this property (no hospitals, colleges, etc).  And the Settlement Agreement has specific restrictions attached which specifies the use of the property to protect the quality of life in the adjacent neighborhood.

The property was designated with landmark status in November 2013, which dictates that specific controls define certain features of the landmark to be preserved and a Certificate of Approval process is needed for changes to those features. Some incentives and controls included in the City's ruling are zoning variances, building code exceptions, and financial incentives, which are protected, as stated on the City's Landmark and Designation website.

Last year, 4000 Property LLC was exploring several options including a planned residential development with townhomes and houses, as well as development of the entire site into a private school campus, Academy for Precision Learning School

The housing proposal, initially presented in January of 2015 included three options: 1) 37 houses with no removal of existing buildings  2) 63 housing units and remove existing Building G and 3) remove Building G and the lodge and add townhomes and 72 single-family homes. 

The Laurelhurst Community Club, has been involved with the site for over 30 years, working to ensure the property is well integrated with the neighborhood by closely monitoring proposed development.  LCC has also worked with current owners in lobbying for better property maintenance.

LCC's other priorities in partnering with the owners are maintaining open space, the eagle's habitat and valuable mature trees, supporting and enhancing property values and character of the entire Laurelhurst neighborhood and minimizing traffic impacts on all neighborhood streets and access points.

LCC issued this statement following last year's Seattle Times article about the property going on the market.

At Monday's LCC monthly Board Meeting the Talaris property was discussed.
The Seattle Times story  that was published yesterday was filled with many inaccuracies.
The Laurelhurst Community Club has had a long standing role in the development of the property since it became a unique" island" in the single family zoned neighborhood when the Battelle Research Institute began in the 1960's.
The original architects including Bill Bain Senior, and later , Bill Bain Junior (Founded NBBJ), and Richard Haag  (who built Gasworks Park) were visionaries for the site with overarching concept of providing a respite for the "think tank" scientists. The Battelle Research Institute was built with the purpose of an "Institute for Advanced Study", and the City of Seattle granted that special use permit for that purpose because it  was a small institution located within a single family residential neighborhood.
Governed by a legally binding "Settlement Agreement" that runs with the land, both LCC and Battelle were "good neighbors" throughout their occupancy, and access to the site was openly casual, without barricades as the architects has designed to meet the needs of the scientists within, and the neighbors from the outside. The Battelle owners maintained the landscaping at the site and shared in the maintenance of the median strip outside their entrances, as per the mutual agreement.
When Battelle vacated the site, numerous proposals were offered, and many did not materialize due to their own financial constraints.  LCC supported many of these new ideas and development plans.
Bruce McCaw and his immediate family bought the property in the early 2000's and the Talaris Institute was welcomed by LCC and neighbors-another good fit with mutual respect.
More recently, the Talaris Institute was dissolved, and the property was offered on the market for development for the past 4 years. . LCC has vetted a variety of uses, and only the 400 unit apartment complex was strongly opposed as it was not compatible with the underlying single family, nor Institute for Advanced Studies. That proposal would have completely destroyed the entire site, and LCC fought hard to prevent that development that was not context compatible.
The Seattle Landmark's Board then designated the exteriors of the buildings in late 2013.  In addition, the relationship of the buildings to each other and the garden as "landmarked" are also landmarked. This limits the development to uses that retain the buildings and the site configuration.
Other proposals such as single family connected housing was proposed by the owner, as was a school for autistic children called Academy for Precision Learning. LCC worked through each one in a constructive manner, and had not rejected either concept.
The owner, Bruce McCaw, now wants to completely dispose of the property from his real estate holdings and hired a big real estate broker, CBRE to list the property for sale.
LCC has heard from some sources that the price is around $30 million.
Another entity called the Orion Center For Integrative Medicine, a clinical research center, which specializes in integrative medicine support for cancer patients , expressed interest in buying the property. Bonnie McGregor, the founder and executive director, who is located currently at Talaris, spoke at the  Monday night LCC meeting with a positive reaction.
LCC maintains an open viewpoint and willingness to work with any, and all, proposals that respect the Landmarked status and underlying zoning, and the Settlement Agreement of the property, and provide the owner with compensation for his initial purchase, albeit the covenants were in place at that time which restrict development and its future value.


As mentioned in LCC's statement above, for decades, neighbors were free to stroll the grounds, until 2013, when Talaris suddenly put up "No Trespassing" signs and installed a four feet chain link fencing in 2013, as well putting up a main driveway barricade, fence on northwest side and a surveillance camera.  Neighbors were no longer allowed to use the large grassy meadow area where generations of kids practiced soccer and the past few years the grounds facing NE 41st Street are often neglected and grass not consistently mowed. 

A real estate agent told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff that, though there is residential development potential,  in speaking with a few investors they feel the project is too complicated and are not interested.

Bonnie McGregor, mentioned previously, who operates the Orion Center for Integrated Medicine at the Talaris campus, commented in the Seattle Times article:
...the property "is frequented by wildlife ranging from coyotes to ducks. Bonnie  often pulls into her parking spot and takes a minute to breathe in “the peace of this place” before starting work, she said. "There’s nothing else like it,” Bonnie said. “To lose it, to have it developed, I think would be a crime. It breaks my heart to think about that happening.”
Here is an article from The Registry and also the Puget Sound Business Journal. For more information about Talaris go here.


Here is the agenda for the upcoming meeting.
Attached and embedded below is the agenda for the January 17, 2018 meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Board.

AGENDA
                                                                                                                           
Landmarks Preservation Board Meeting                               
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Floor L2, Room L2-80 Boards & Commissions
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 3:30 p.m.                 
                                               

011718.1          APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                  5 minutes

                        November 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017                                                                                                       
011718.2          CERTIFICATES OF APPROVAL    

011718.21        Bleitz Funeral Home                                                    20 minutes
                        316 Florentia Steet
                        Proposed exterior alterations and window replacement  

011718.22        Lake City Library                                                        20 minutes
                        12501 28th Avenue NE
                        Proposed exterior and interior building alterations         

011718.23            Pier                                                                           20 minutes
                                1201 Alaskan Way
                                Proposed storefront alterations

011718.3          CONTROLS & INCENTIVES                                                  30 minutes                  
011718.31        Century 21Coliseum / Key Arena                     
                        305 Harrison Street
                        Request for extension   

011718.32        Bressi Garage                                                        
                        226-232 1st Avenue North
                        Request for extension   

011718.33        Broad Street Substation
                        319 6th Avenue North
                        Request for extension   

011718.34        Wayne Apartments
                        2224 Second Avenue

011718.4          BRIEFING

011718.41        Battelle Memorial Institute / Talaris Conference Center   30 minutes
                        4000 NE 41st Street
                        Briefing on proposed rehabilitation and new development                       
                                                                                                                                               
011718.5          STAFF REPORT                                                                                5 minutes





Today Opera Preview Of  Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte At NE Branch Library

http://www.spl.org/locations/northeast-branch/net-events-at-this-branch

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'Così Fan Tutti'

Tonight at 6pm, the NE Branch of the Seattle Public Library will host a one hour preview of  Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" which will be at the Seattle Opera January 13-27.  
The information says:

Join Theodore Deacon for an entertaining preview lecture of Mozart’s quirky comedy of (bad) manners that endures as one of opera’s most astute masterpieces, distinguished by a steady stream of ravishing melody—the sweetest and most passionate music Mozart ever wrote.  
Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed contemporary production “may be the funniest and most dramatically successful show Seattle Opera has ever staged.” –The Seattle Times


The event is free and no RSVP is required.

Friday, January 12, 2018

What Happened To Eagles Nest In The Tree Off Of 55th Avenue NE?







A neighbor living near 55th Avenue NE who has watched the eagles nest over the year sent this information to the Laurelhurst Blog:
I was looking out my window  and the nest that I've seen a tree, which can be seen from some homes on 55th Avenue NE, along the water, that has been there for years is no longer there.  The nest is in the dead tree on the lake near the dead-end at 55th Avenue NE. 

However the two eagles are still there. Does anyone know what happened to the nest? What will happen to the Eagles?  
Here is a recent picture of the nest that was there I’d say as recently as one month ago.  This is the most recent picture I have of it.





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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board Seeks New Board Members


The City's  Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

The information says:

The volunteer Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board was created by the Seattle City Council in 1993 and plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan to achieve our vision to become the most walkable and accessible city in the nation.  
The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies, and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). 
At least two positions are currently open. Board members are typically frequent users of our pedestrian network and represent a variety of ages, levels of mobility, diverse communities, and reside in neighborhoods throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents.  
Interested citizens should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by January 26th to: Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.


For more information, contact Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-3902.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Neighborhood Master Birder Provides Important Information On Recent Attempted Owl Attack In Park



Last month, the Laurelhurst Blog posted about an owl that tried to attack a neighbor and his dog during an evening walk in the Park.

The neighbor wrote:

On Friday, December 15, I was walking my dog at Laurelhurst Park around 8:30pm, when this big owl kept swooping down trying to attack us, mainly my dog.  
It would come inches away and I was swinging at it trying to make it go away while leading my dog back to my car.  It was a pretty scary experience. I'm just glad my dog is okay. I was able to get a picture of it in between attacks. 


Connie Sidles is a neighborhood birding expert and Master Birder, who maintains a blog documenting the many types of birds, including beautiful pictures, at the nearby Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill.


She sent this information to the Laurelhurst Blog:






Dear Laurelhurst Blog,


I would very much like to reply to this post about owl attacks by supplying information.  I am the current Conservation Committee Chair for Seattle Audubon Society and speak for them on this issue.



Barred Owl Behavior

Something amazing is happening in our neighborhood. Barred Owls is small but increasing numbers are moving in, as the recent owl attack shows (Laurelhurst Blog, Jan. 5, 2018.)


As best as I can tell, the owls in Laurelhurst are probably the progeny of two Barred Owls who set up their territory in the Arboretum many years ago and have been successfully raising young every year since. Each season, after the babies fledge and the parents judge they are old enough to take care of themselves, the parents stonily drive out the kids to make their own way in the world. No returning to live in the basement for owlets!
 

As the young Barred Owls seek mates, they need to establish their own territory and defend it against other owls. Such territories are hard to come by in our neighborhood because we don't have many large swaths of forest or even woods. Barred Owls don't require a whole lot of privacy, but they do require some seclusion from people. So when a pair finds suitable habitat, they defend it aggressively.


These aggressive tendencies increase as egg-laying time draws near, as it is now. Barred Owls defending their nest, eggs, and young will sometimes swoop on people and/or pets. Sometimes they will even strike, though their intent is only to drive danger away. These attacks can be startling, to say the least.


Like all owls, Barred Owls' feathers end in fine fringes, which act to muffle all sound. Owls fly silently, so you can't hear them coming. The first inkling you might have that you have invaded an owl's territory is a thump on the head, or a wing brushing your shoulder.


There is no good way to deter Barred Owls from behaving this way. It is what they do.  So what can *we* do to prevent such encounters, short of killing the owls?


The best thing we can do is this: When we discover we have entered an owl's nesting territory, we should immediately leave and not return to that area until breeding season is effectively over and the owlets have fledged enough feathers to leave the nest. For Barred Owls in Seattle, the breeding season lasts from around the end of December to the end of February. During this time, if you come too close to a nest site, you're liable to trigger aggression from the owls.



The recent attack reported by a neighbor who was walking her dog in Laurelhurst Park indicates that an owl pair may have a nest nearby. It might be too much to ask of all of us to avoid the park altogether for the next several weeks! But if one of these owls does come out of hiding in the daytime and does start swooping, it would be best to leave immediately. This will calm down the owl, who will return to its roost and try to go to sleep. Eventually, these owls should become more accustomed to people and our pets and learn that we are not a threat. Birds can and do learn these things, and most eventually settle down and leave us alone, as long as we leave them alone. 

Luckily, most owl nests are located in the deepest woods the owls can find, as inaccessible to people as the owls can contrive. So owl encounters are rare. However, if a pair sets up a nest near our human byways, they may interpret the simple act of walking too near to be a threat. 


Now that we know where this particular Barred Owl attacked, people should give the area a wide berth for the next several weeks. Walk on the opposite side of the street for a block or two and let the owls have their undisturbed space. They won't take long to fledge their young and delight us once again with their eery presence. In the meantime, they'll kept busy catching rats to feed their babies and reduce the overpopulations of these urban pests.


Barred Owl
(photo courtesy of Dennis Paulson)


Several other neighbors also weighed in on the attack here.

Center For Urban Horticulture Invites Community To Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service





On Monday, the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding its annual  "Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service."


The information says:
Join the Society for Ecological Restoration - UW Chapter and The UW Farm for a day of planting, weeding, blackberry removal, and mulching around our hedgerow of native trees and shrubs just south of the UW Farm at the Center for Urban Horticulture. 

This is your chance to help our native bees, butterflies, and numerous other insects by creating an inviting pollinator habitat and increasing biodiversity.   
Meet at the southern edge of the farm, close to Wahkiakum Trail Lane. All equipment and snacks will be provided.



For more information go here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Register Now For Variety Of Tot And Youth Classes At Community Center

Registration is underway for various tot And youth classes starting next week at the Laurelhurst Community Center. .

Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.


Here is the list of classes:



TOTS


BILINGUAL CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Ages 2½-4
This class will provide a fun and energetic introduction to dance that will encourage social and motor skill development, while facilitating language exposure and natural acquisition. The class will be taught in a mix of both English and Spanish and will focus on learning basic dance movements and musicality from a variety of different rhythms and styles with an emphasis on use of imagination, free-movement, and body awareness.
Instructor: Callie Nissing
#172398  1/25-3/22 Thu Noon-12:45 p.m. $108

BALLET
Ages 3-5
This class will introduce young dancers to ballet with a focus on developing basic movement coordination, vocabulary, and musicality. Through an expressive and creative environment, dancers will be introduced to classical positions, body placement and experimentation with creative movement and performance! No class 2/19.
Instructor: Callie Nissing
#172414  1/25-3/22 Thu 1-1:45 p.m. $108

MUSIC FOR TOTS-A PARENTCHILD
MUSIC PROGRAM
Ages 6 Months-4 Years
Miss Charlotte’s ever-popular Music for Tots enters its fourth year at Laurelhurst Community Center. Let your little ones learn music the easy/fun way, and release your own inner diva at the same time! Based on the idea that music is a language, children ages 6 months through 4 years will have the opportunity to learn basic musical skills while playing, moving, and interacting with each other and their parents. Grown-ups wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to move and sing! Elderly and/or disabled are welcome; accommodations will gladly be made. Siblings up to 6 months of age can attend free. Created and taught by Award-Winning Children’s Musical Artist, Miss Charlotte. A seasonal CD and songbook is included in cost of
class.
#172403  1/10-3/28 Wed 9-9:45 a.m. $171
#172404  1/10-3/28 Wed 10-10:45 a.m. $171
#172405  1/10-3/28 Wed 11-11:45 a.m. $171
DROP IN TODDLER PLAY TIME
Ages up to 5 years
FREE
Children play, learn, and develop both motor and social skills in this highly interactive drop-in social and
play time. Toddlers will meet new friends, play on bouncy toys, ride scooters and tricycles, play with bouncy balls, and much more. (Parents must accompany their child at all times.) Times are subject to change.
WED    9:30am-12:30pm
FRI    10:30am-12:30pm
LAURELHURST COMMUNITY CENTER
DROP IN CHILDRENS LIBRARY
Ages up to 5 years
FREE
Bring a book, take a book!  Children and their grown-ups have been enjoying the new Book Nook as a place to read together, color, play games and gather with friends, especially on cold, rainy days!   We invite you to come and enjoy the space as well and if you would like to take a book home, please bring a book you would like to swap so that we can keep the shelves stocked.   If you get a little hungry while you are here, there is coffee, hot chocolate and small snacks available for sale at the front desk.  The book nook is free to enjoy and open Monday – Friday 9am-2pm.
MON-FRI  9a.m.-2p.m.


PEE WEE BASKETBALL
Ages 4-7
This league is a great way to introduce our young players to basketball in a non-competitive atmosphere where playing, learning, and having fun are most important. Participants are divided into teams per age groups. Volunteer coaches encourage the basics of the sport and teamwork. Each participant receives a team t-shirt. Practice and game times vary and are played on Saturdays at Laurelhurst Elementary School gym. If you are interested in coaching, please call the community center at 206-684-7529. No class 2/17.
Play and practice times to be determined.
Ages 4-5
#172406  1/20-3/17 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $80
Ages 6-7
#172407  1/20-3/17 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p


YOUTH

AFRICAN DANCE
Ages 6-13
Professional performing artist, Shakira Rae Adams brings the beat to your feet through traditional/modern West African dance. Come together to build our African village, exploring the polyrhythms that will gyrate through our bodies. Music and dance is a language that can be spoken by everyone and ALL levels are welcome! No class 1/15 and 2/19.
Instructor: Shakira Rae Adams
#172392  1/8-3/26 Mon 6-7 p.m. $150

YOUTH POTTERY
Ages 6-14
Kids will create a wide variety of clay projects using pinch pot, coil, and slab hand building techniques, as well as throwing on the wheel. Colorful glazes will complete each masterpiece! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, bring your imagination and get ready to have fun being creative with clay.
Ages 6-9
#172424  1/10-2/14 Wed 4-5 p.m. $120
#172427  2/21-3/28 Wed 4-5 p.m. $120
Ages 6-9
#172425  1/10-2/14 Wed 5-6 p.m. $120
#172426  2/21-3/28 Wed 5-6 p.m. $120
Ages 10-14
#172422  1/10-2/14 Wed 6-7:15 p.m. $120
#172423  2/21-3/28 Wed 6-7:15 p.m. $120


PIANO LESSONS 101
Ages 5-16
Private piano lessons are 30 minutes long, and offered to ages 5-16. Lessons are taught in a relaxed atmosphere and tailored to each child's individual level. The instructor, Ms. Drovetto, has taught piano to over 200 students in the Seattle and North Shore after school music programs. Please call the Laurelhurst Community Center at 206-684-7529 to register for a specific half hour time slot.
#172409  1/22-2/12 Mon 2:30-7:30 p.m. $108
#172410  2/26-3/26 Mon 2:30-7:30 p.m. $135
#172411  1/17-2/14 Wed 2:30-7:30 p.m. $135
#172412  2/21-3/28 Wed 2:30-7:30 p.m. $162