Davis Hill, NCTM, MA is Owner & Lead Teacher of Peak Piano Studios. Mr. Hill holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in music from Eastern Washington University and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano. An active performer & composer, Mr. Hill can be seen performing around town with swing/torchlight bands Ren E and the Rhythm Section and Renei & Davis. As a composer, he focuses on experimental forms and genres, electro-acoustics, and microtonality. In addition to Peak Piano Studios, Mr. Hill teaches Jazz Piano and Composition at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene. He presents regularly at area professional conferences and is an active volunteer/leader within Music Teachers National Association.
- Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano
- Master's degree in Music (piano & piano pedagogy)
- Bachelor's degree in Music Composition
- 18+ years of private piano study, including classical, music theory, jazz, and composition
- 14+ years of teaching private piano lessons
Renei Yarrow, B.Mus is Studio Manager of Peak Piano Studios. Renei is a singer, bandleader, and musical director in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She taught private voice full-time from 2011-2015 and now continues to coach and direct while juggling a day job in telemedicine with an active performing career in the greater CDA region. She holds a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from College of Idaho, where she studied with Mary Jo Tynan. She has also worked closely with North Idaho College choir director Max Mendez in various settings. Renei was selected to sing for Shirley Verrette for the National Association of Teachers of Singing national convention masterclass in 1996, and has twice performed in masterclasses with Dale Moore from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a masterclass with internationally recognized jazz composer/arranger/vocalist Michelle Weir.
Renei's students have won Hamp's Club awards at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow; gold and silver medals in MusicFest Northwest; and have placed in state for the Idaho Music Educators Solo Competition. She is passionate about vocal jazz education and continues to mentor local singers.