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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: The Piano Bench June 24


The Piano Bench host Jim Tevenan wants kids of all ages to experience the wide variety of the piano, so he put together a special KPBX Kids' Concert on Friday, June 24: From Bach to Brazilian.

Lively, short pieces by some of the region's best pianists showcased different sounds and styles the piano produces. Jim also explored the history of the piano, an amazingly complex musical machine.

The FREE KPBX Kids' Concert took place Friday, June 24 at Noon on the campus of Spokane Community College (SCC) in the Lair auditorium. The summer concerts are possible in part by event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Parking for June 24 KPBX Kids' Concert
The Lair is on the SCC campus, Mission and Greene on the eastern side of Spokane. Parking Lot 1 (in red) is closed for that day, so please use any other parking lot (in gray).

The Concert takes place in the Lair on the Spokane Community College campus. Unfortunately, the Lair's main lot will be closed. Please park in any of the lots, marked in the photo at left in gray.

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Directions to SCC

Kids' Concert
Performers at the June 24 KPBX Kids' Concert are Riley Gray, Melody Puller, and Jim Tevenan.

Performers include Jim Tevenan, Melody Puller and Riley Gray.

Riley Gray is a Spokane area pianist and keyboardist who has been a member of groups such as the Bob Curnow Big Band, Son Dulce Live Salsa, and many other projects. He teaches and directs several performing ensembles at EWU, including the EWU Lab Jazz Band. He has taught at the EWU jazz camp since 2010 and maintains a private studio of students. He has had multiple performances on the KPBX 97.1 program, Piano Bench.

Melody Puller teaches piano in Spirit Lake and at the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. She recently returned to her home in the Northwest after living in Burlington, Vermont for thirteen years. Melody earned her Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Idaho, where she studied with Jay Mauchley. She continued her piano studies in Vermont with Elaine Greenfield and performed in Master Classes for John O'Conor and Andre Laplante. Melody lives with her family in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

History of the piano by the Piano Technician's Guild

NOTE: Previous publicity for this concert listed another venue, but it will be held at the SCC Lair. Be sure to tell friends about the FREE Kids' Concerts!