Seth Butler is a performing pianist, music transcriber, songwriter, arranger, and music teacher in the Cedar Valley of Iowa. He teaches traditional piano lessons with a modern twist.

Seth’s students learn a blend of all styles (popular, jazz, folk & traditional, and classical) and all skills (music theory, ear-training, improvisation, and ensemble playing). Seth also incorporates modern recording and editing technology in lessons to provide a modern experience for the next generation of musicians. His students regularly perform a mixture of pop songs, classical repertoire, creative arrangements, and original compositions.

Seth’s music studio is a non-competitive, positive environment with a heavy emphasis on developing creativity, confidence, and critical thinking in music.

In addition to teaching piano, Seth can also be found accompanying the UNI Suzuki School, the UNI Theatre department, and various band, orchestra, and choir programs in the Cedar Valley.


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