Featured Teachers

Maple Leaf Music Space features some of the finest Jazz talent in Seattle. Here are some teachers who utilize our unique, collaborative learning space. Please inquire about taking lessons from these teachers, or even book one of these artists for an event!

Ev Stern, Director

Ev started Maple Leaf Music Space 3 years ago and it has been growing steadily. His Jazz Workshop, which is in its 20th year, also continues to grow every year. He always kicks off the workshops (which take place every season) with an Open House Jam Session. This party is an opportunity for prospective students to Jam, listen, ask questions, and take part in the food and festivities! Ev also teaches private Jazz Bass lessons at the Music Space, and he performs live solo and with his Jazz Trio at various venues around Seattle. Contact him todady if you would like more information on any of Maple Leaf's events or services.



Charlotte Dike

In 2011, Charlotte received a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia, where she studied under renowned pianist Jane Coop. She continues to enjoy playing across a wide variety of genres, including Classical, Jazz, Ragtime, Country, Hip-Hop, Pop music, and movie soundtracks. Charlotte lives in Seattle, Washington and currently accompanies at the Lakeside School and Bear Creek Strings. She performs regularly as a soloist and member of various ensembles, and maintains a private piano studio.





James Sloan




Ivan Arteaga




Katie Jacobson


D'vonne Lewis


Darrius Willrich



Simone La Drumma



Eric Verlinde







Featured Teachers


Maple Leaf Music Space features some of the finest Jazz talent in Seattle. Here are some teachers who utilize our unique, collaborative learning space. Please inquire about taking lessons from these teachers!




Ev Stern, Director

Seattle Drum legend D'vonne Lewis

Soul Singer-Songwriter Darrius Willrich


Simone La Drumma


Eric Verlinde

Charlotte Dike


James Sloan



Ivan Arteaga



Katie Jacobson