About us

Mode Music and Performing Arts

Mode Music and Performing Arts (MMPA) strives to provide exciting and innovative performing arts training in the Seattle metro area. We believe that it is vital every child experience the arts and have the opportunity to create on and off stage. Our professional teaching artists are skilled at offering a wide variety of performing arts classes from acting technique to musical theater to play creation and performance.

MMPA partners with Mode Music Studios.  Mode Music Studios provides year-round private and group music lessons to youth and adults. MMPA is located next door to Mode Music Studios.

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Contact Us

Mode Music and Performing Arts is located at 3801 Delridge Way SW Seattle, 98106.

Contact us at info@modemusicandpeformingarts.org or call 206-860-2970.

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Help us offer scholarships and tuition-free classes at our space and at Title 1 schools in South, Southwest Seattle, and beyond. Click here to make your gift today.

Our Story

MMPA was founded by Erin Rubin and Kristina S. Rowell. We are two West Seattle moms with many years of experience teaching music and performing arts skills. Kristina met Erin by taking piano lessons at Mode Music Studios. After months of lessons, we realized that we share a common dream to create music and performing arts opportunities for youth in our community. Music lessons turned into months and months of late night dreaming and planning meetings in Erin’s living room. We would meet after our kids went to bed and plot how to bring high quality arts programming to West Seattle and beyond. We opened Mode Music and Performing Arts’ doors in January 2018.

We are excited to share our dream to introduce and foster a love of the arts in West Seattle and beyond. We are thrilled to give students and schools scholarships as a non-profit. We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to teach your students and pass along the life skills we have learned by studying the performing arts.

MMPA provides classes, camps, birthday parties, and event rental opportunities at our location on Delridge. We can bring Mode classes and camps to you as well. Do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Mode Music and Performing Arts is located at 3801 Delridge Way SW Seattle, 98106.

Contact us at info@modemusicandpeformingarts.org or call 206-860-2970.

Meet the Founders

Erin Rubin

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Erin is the founder of Mode Music Studios. She teaches piano and voice and musically directs. Erin has been playing music since the age of four. At twelve, she was on stage with the local working musicians at The Scarlet Tree every Tuesday night. She has written music for and performed with many Seattle bands including: Wesafari, The Exploding High-Fives, People Eating People, and “Nouela.” Erin has worked as a hired studio musician since the age of 17 in Bellingham, Seattle and Los Angeles. Erin found her calling as a teacher in her early twenties and dedicated over three years at Westside Music Academy. She believes a healthy balance of technique, theory and arranging songs the child loves is the fast track to any student’s success in music lessons. Ready to go out on her own, she started Erin Rubin Piano Studios in the basement of her West Seattle home in 2010.



Kristina S. Rowell

Co-Founder & Education Director

Kristina is a teaching artist, director, playwright and actor based in Seattle. Kristina has over 15 years of professional teaching experience in the Puget Sound region and enjoys leading acting, directing, and playwriting classes for students of all ages. Kristina was most recently the Education Director at Studio East, training for the performing arts (2015-2018). Since 2002 she has taught theatre arts classes at many Northwest nonprofit arts organizations including  Macha Monkey Productions, Youth Theatre Northwest, Icicle Creek Arts Center, The Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Seattle Repertory Theatre,  A Contemporary Theatre, and Red Eagle Soaring. Kristina loves new plays and is the co-founder of Macha Monkey Productions, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to creating and producing new work in theatre. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed plays including Thebes and Franklin and Figaro. Her play Nancy, Frank, and Joe, co-written with Desiree Prewitt, was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award in 2010. Kristina’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, and across Canada in numerous fringe theatre festivals.  Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University and her Master in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.

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