NoteWordies offers private music lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums, and pedal steel guitar for beginners through advanced students. We also offer music masterclasses with guest faculty such as jazz guitar master John Stowell.

For kidlit writers and authors, we offer write-ins and a kid lit book club, masterclasses in writing with guest faculty.

Small, intimate Master Class on writing characters. Wayne Ude who taught at the Whidbey Island MFA program is teaching the two afternoon master class on Feb 11 and 17th. Deadline to register is Feb 3rd. Space is very limited. Details about the class is at

We are now offering SCBWI Eastside Network events for the 2017-2018 season. Space is limited. You can sign up by commenting below with your email address.

Oct 5, 2017: 11:30-3: Write-in

Oct 28, 2017: 10-12 pm: Craft Book Club

Nov 1, 2017: 10 am-3 pm: Nano Kickoff Potluck

Nov 6, 2017: 11:30 am-3 pm: Nano write-in

Nov 15, 2017: 11:30 am-3 pm: Nano write-in

Nov 21, 2017: 11:30 am-3 pm: Nano write-in

Nov 30, 2017: 10 am-3 pm: Last Chance Nano Potluck

Mar 3, 2018: 10-12 pm: Craft Book Club The Magic Words by Cheryl Klein (MOVED to Woodinville Library)

May 5, 2018: 10-12 pm: Craft Book Club The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass

Music videos and CDs:

Check out Lucien playing

Van Halen Eruption performed by Lucien LaMotte

and listen to Lucien’s recordings here or watch his YouTube videos here.

To inquire about music lessons, performances, and music arrangements, please contact us in the Comments form below.

Upcoming Class


WIP Smart: Works-In-Progress

New class February 14-March 21, 2018 with Katherine Grace Bond.

Weds 1:30-3:30, Notewordies, Kirkland

This master class focuses on your work-in-progress: novel, picture book, poetry—it’s up to you. Each session is an in-depth look at significant portions of student WIPs, submitted in advance. Lessons are built around the manuscripts. You get intensive feedback; everyone learns from your book. More information here.

Past Writing Class

Katherine Grace Bond taught a writing class for adults this April through June. More information here. Contact her for future classes.


Upcoming new CD release

Lucien’s new CD Crazy in My Step has been mastered. Songs and music by Lucien LaMotte, vocals with Joy Mills and Tom Parker, mixed by Julian Martlew, and mastered by Ed Brooks.

If interested in information about the CD release party, please send us your name and email address below in the comments and we will add you to the mailing list.


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