Olympic College (OC) Connection


Should we have your private lessons through the College, or at my home studio?  I started teaching at Olympic College in 1978 and am currently the Guitar and Bass instructor at Olympic College Poulsbo (OCP). I also teach Mandolin and Fiddle  (just not on the college agenda)  Here’s the breakdown for private instruction at OC:

Take advantage of the discount offered to residents. If you are a Washington state resident, (or a high school student with at least a bonafide “Junior” status) you can take private guitar, and/or bass lessons from me – through –  Olympic College Skype lessons from anywhere within Washington state!

Each quarter, Olympic College offers ten instruction days and one day for final exams. Standard registration fees include tuition, credits, security, parking, etc. (possible exception for skype students) -plus an additional fee for private instruction. Once you’ve selected your instrument and decided to take private lessons these are your options:

1/2 credit  – 1 hour lesson every-other week  (5 one-hour lessons)  Additional fee  –  $200.00
1 full credit  –  1 hour lesson each week  (10 one-hour lessons )  Additional fee  –  $400.00


Less expensive (per/hr) than private lessons at my home studio**
Earn College credit(s)
Approved for the Running Start Program
Access to my original OCP Drop Box material

The downside (not bad)

Jump through the registration hoops
Pay up-front for the quarter’s lessons


How to Register for College Credit.


View Student Services.

If you are considering the College option, contact me so we can arrange a time and day. I will then send you either a signed permission form to take with you to register, or a registration code to use for on-line registration.  For more information contact OC Registration.

Also check out Enrollment Information from the OC View.

I can accommodate you at either my home studio in Poulsbo, at Olympic College – Poulsbo campus, or via Skype.

Each location offers these same options:

Flexible weekly or bi-monthly scheduling
Personally tailored curriculum
Remote lessons using SKYPE

and HERE are some FAQ regarding Community Colleges:


Campus Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Library/Open Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Campus/Lab: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED

If you have any questions or issues, you are welcome to stop by the Director’s office for assistance (room 222).