Mode Music and Performing Arts
Mode Music and Performing Arts is a nonprofit arts organization offering innovative arts education programs promoting confidence, social awareness, equity and empathy in our students and community.
Mode Music and Performing Arts envisions a future where children's voices lead the way in creating a better community through art and expression. We seek to empower youth to thrive, fearlessly lead and adapt to an ever-changing world.
3801 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Mode Music and Performing Arts is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.
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.