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.

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) 659 – 0463 .

Donate to Mode Music and Performing Arts

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.

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) 659 – 0463 .

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.

 

 

 

Rachel Ewen

              Outreach Coordinator and Lead Instructor

Rachel Ewen has been a part of Mode Music and Performing Arts since its creation. She graduated from UW in 2012 She is lead vocal teacher for Mode Music Studios and creates theatre curriculum for MMPA. Rachel is passionate about creating arts programs that nurture creativity, collaboration, literacy and empathy. She has worked with artistic non-profits such as Seattle Theatre Group, KEXP, and Western Washington Center for the Arts.

 

 

Nina Williams-Teramachi

                                                                                                               Teaching Artist

Nina is a Japanese-American teaching artist and actor/stage-manager originally from Sapporo, Japan and Portland, Oregon working in Seattle. Nina recently stage-managed Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of My Antonia and on the stage management team at Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Public Works The Odyssey. They are especially passionate about training fellow arts administrators on applying EDI skills in the workplace and surviving the arts as a QPOC. Nina was last seen onstage as an actor in Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Northwest Premiere of  Straight White Men. Nina also works as a teaching artist/educator, working with students from Original Work to Musical Theatre. Nina is a graduate of the Intiman Emerging Artist Program, the Seattle Children’s Theatre internship, and of the University of Washington.

 

 

 

Gina Malvestuto – Education Director and Teaching Artist

Gina is the Education Director as well as a Teaching Artist with MMPA. Gina is a graduate of
Cornish College of the Arts, currently residing with her family in the West Seattle neighborhood.
Gina has spent the past 20 years working as an actor, writer, filmmaker, performer and teacher
in the arts. She has also spent many years working as a teacher in general education and here
noticed a profound lacking in the arts education sector of the public school system. Gina’s
passionate drive to bring quality arts education to our developing youth has brought her to
become a proud component of Mode Music And Performing Arts. Gina is currently an ensemble
member of dance company, General Magic. And looks forward to producing her current play in
Fall of 2020.

 

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