Music Tech Camp
Connie Wible is the Owner of Musical Mind Piano Studio and Store and the Founder of MI Music Technology Camp located on Mercer Island, Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. She has worked with young musicians for over 35 years, teaching, accompanying and performing and composing. Connie started lessons at age 4 and began accompanying soloists and choirs and church services starting at age 10. Undergraduate studies were at Boise State University and Seattle Pacific University majoring in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, with an emphasis in Abnormal Psychology.
She is a public speaker on the topics of Adaptive Piano for Special Needs, Single Parenting, and Music Wellness. She also is a performer and composer. You can find her CD on itunes: “Journey of the Heart”, original piano music.
Connie began changing her teaching methodology in the late 1980’s by observing the mannerisms of her students. As a single parent with four children, three were diagnosed with forms of learning challenges. As she learned how to help her own children, she decided to open up her student to include some of the students that did not do well in other studios due to ADD and behavioral issues, and later Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She now teaches according to the student’s learning style and has developed adapted piano and keyboard instruction for children with Autism Spectrum and Asperger’s Syndrome along with ADD, dyslexia and behavior disorders. She also specializes in teaching pianists who need accompanying skills, composing and improvisation and mentors music teachers in starting their own studios.
Austin Garrison has worked in theatre for most of his life. He has acted, directed, stage managed and designed many productions, ranging from children’s productions at The Village Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest and Broadway Bound to Seattle fringe theatre. In the summer of ’10, he directed and co-wrote Roulette at the Balagan Theatre, a
completely original musical. Some of his other recent shows include Sleeping Beauty, Black Nativity, Wonderland, Pippin, The Wizard of OZ, Sunday in the Park with George, and Elephants Graveyard. In the past, he has sung with the Grammy nominated choral group, The Esoterics.