Myrn at one of our pianos

Myrn is our founding teacher here at Corban Music Studio, and she brings to our school a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years working as a teacher and traveling the world. Holding a music teaching LTCL degree from Trinity College from London, England, Myrn also did post-degree studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada.

While living in India with her husband, a missionary-teacher, Myrn served on the music faculty at Spicer Memorial College in Poona, India. Once she returned to America, Myrn served for many years as Syllabus Chair for Portland East in Portland, OR, which is part of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

On a daily basis Myrn offers her students the opportunity to achieve their goals in a warm environment - by offering lessons that both challenge and encourage growth. Her students are active in many music festivals, including state exams through OMTA as well as community churches and schools.

John Jr.

John Jr.
John was born in India to Myrn and John Sr. During his youth he was first chair trumpet in the renowned New England Youth Ensemble, touring and concertizing extensively. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Walla Walla University in Washington State. Soon after graduation, John received his teaching certification from Portland State University.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, John Jr. compliments Myrn's skills, as they both offer top-quality lessons to each of their students.

Myrn and John

John Sr.
John Sr. is the Studio Manager here at Corban Music Studio. He is a retired hospital Chaplain and a Fellow of the American College of Chaplains. He holds a Masters Degree from Andrew's University, Michigan. He cares for such things as phone work, scheduling needs, and general support tasks to help free the teachers for their work. His people skills are much appreciated by all!

Myrn and Littie Miss Bridget!

Little Miss Bridget
Our Chinese Crested Welcomer, Little Miss Bridget is our joyful and enthusiastic four-legged member of the family…always filled with greetings for everyone!