I recently received this message from a person I contacted through Craigslist about piano teachers. Sounds like something that might be of help to others as well. I have not used Gavey,
My name is Gavriel and I teach piano lessons in the South Sound (Federal Way area).
I completely understand what you are saying about piano lessons being fun. Unfortunately many of my fellow teachers are seeking the superior student to make a name for themselves, rather than enjoy each student for their own potential and ability.
I'm not sure where North Sand Point is, but I would be willing to travel if it is not terribly far which would relate in the lesson being too expensive for you! I could easily make a later appointment on Wednesday or Friday evenings. Tuesday evening is a possibility as well depending upon time.
I do teach more traditional methods in the beginning years, only with the fun factor! Practicing can become cumbersome for little people if what they are doing isn't fun! In later years, I teach more creatively and add personal composition along with jazz, rag, classical and sometimes even pop. I tend to teach what the student is interested in along with the traditional classic composers. If your child is interested in learning all the different kinds of music, we will make sure to accommodate that!
If you would like to start a further dialog, please feel free to email me with any questions!