We believe it's never
too early or too late
Here at Groove Nation, music and dancing go hand-in-hand. We believe in the power of music to create experiences, shape moods, and influence culture.
Music is really good for you! Statistics prove that people who take music, especially as children, gain or improve in these qualities:
-Have better problem-solving skills
-Learn focus and commitment
-Have better discipline
-Are more confident
Meet Your Instructors
Steve Hotra is a longtime singer/musician with with musical roots in Southern California, residing in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years, where he is active in the church community as a musical director and developer. His passion is to help students of all ages become better musicians. He is proficient at vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, mandolin, banjo, keyboards and sound mixing. He has over 40 years of gigging experience, with his main passion being gospel/ CCM with hints of Americana, country and rock/ folk influences. He has a BA in Communications from CSUF with an emphasis on music for radio, TV and film, plus a strong music theory background, which he incorporates in his lessons.
Deborah graduated with a BA degree from George Fox University. She became the Director of Music Ministries at New Hope Community Church in Portland, Oregon. Deborah served as Worship & Arts Pastor at Turning Point Christian Center for 20 years, then served as Creative Arts Director at Highland Christian Center. She plays piano, guitar, drums, sings, and has directed high school and college choirs. She has produced recordings for herself and others; also putting on concerts and conferences with a group called Undaunted (along with Gerutha Greenidge and Georgene Rice). Currently Deborah serves as worship pastor at Tigard Covenant Church, and teaches voice, piano, and guitar at Groove Nation.
Caryn Hart is a Singer/Songwriter from Vancouver, WA. She has over 15 years of music experience with collegiate training in performance choir. She travels throughout the Pacific Northwest as a full-time Performing Artist and an Itinerant Worship Leader. Caryn released her first album in 2014, with her second coming in 2018. She has been teaching in Clark County for the last 1 ½ years. Specializing in: Voice, Guitar, Beginning Piano, Songwriting, Music Fun Time (ages 3-5).
- WHAT WE OFFER -
We offer Music Instruction in the following:
* Piano * Drums * Song Writing & Marketing yourself
* Voice * Banjo / Mandolin * Guitar / Piano / Ukulele by Ear
* Ukulele * Kids Choir * Harmonizing & and when to use it
* Guitar * Performance Training * Worship Leading- Beyond Basics
** We also offer Private Consultations/ Training for church Worship Teams. Call for more info: 360-699-7150
Tiny Tot Music and Movement Classes
In every Music and Movement class, your child is welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where they will sing, dance, and play instruments—all while developing social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading. Our research-based curriculum focuses on whole-child development and helps you understand how your child is developing musically, cognitively, and socially
1. Participating in a group
2. Social skills
3. Express emotions
4. Refine listening skills‐noticing changes in tempo or pitch
5. Creativity and imagination
6. Learn new words and concepts
7. Develop large motor skills - Improve balance, coordination, and rhythm through dance and movement activities
9. Improve small motor skills‐learning finger plays and playing musical instruments.
Call Us for our Class schedule and to add your name to the next class.
Fees: $140 per session
Have your own customized musical experience! Private lessons are our customers' most popular way to learn. Lessons are offered weekly, and time is decided between you and the instructor to fit your schedule.
Private Lesson Options:
- 1 hour lesson - $199/month
- 45 min. lesson - $175/month
- 30 min. lesson - $99/month
Registration Fee - $35 yearly per student
Group classes are offered at various times throughout the year, typically in 8-week sessions. These classes range across all the instruments we teach. Our classes meet once weekly, but a multiple hour discount is also available.
- 1 hour - $75 / month
- 45 min. class - $65 / month
Registration Fee - $35 yearly per student
Call Us to add your name on the wait list for our next class!
Show off what you've learned by participating in a music recital! This is a great opportunity to practice live stage performance in a fun, friendly, and totally supportive atmosphere.
Recitals happen about twice a year, and everyone who is part of GN's music program is invited to perform. Participation is optional...but highly encouraged!
Groove Nation Music Recital 2018
Date: July 14, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Groove Nation Event Space
Don't put music off any longer...
Fill out this simple form, or call the studio for information about registration at
We can't wait to see you in class!