Directors’ Welcome

Welcome from Co-Executive Directors at Holy Names Music Center: Empowering Spokane’s Music Community

Welcome to Holy Names Music Center, your gateway to empowering Spokane’s music community! As co-executive directors, we are excited to usher you into our dynamic and diverse community of musicians, music aficionados, and aspiring artists.

At HNMC, our principal mission revolves around providing superior music education and extraordinary performance opportunities for all ages and skill levels. With a heritage that spans more than a century, we take immense pride in having nurtured countless musicians and artists who have left an indelible mark in the world of music.

Drawing from our personal experiences as accomplished pianists, we appreciate the transformative power of music and the pivotal role of exemplary instruction. Our assembly of devoted and seasoned instructors remains steadfast in adapting their teaching techniques to meet the unique learning preferences and musical aspirations of each student. No matter where you are in your musical journey, our extensive curriculum and personalized guidance will empower you to attain your fullest potential, underlining our commitment to “empowering Spokane’s music community.”

The distinguishing factor of HNMC lies in our firm commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive community. We firmly believe in the unifying power of music and work tirelessly to cultivate an environment where students can connect, collaborate, and develop alongside fellow music enthusiasts. Our regular student recitals, annual music festivals, and performances provide countless opportunities to showcase your talents and draw inspiration from others.

Situated in the heart of Spokane, our stunning campus offers a plethora of facilities, including practice rooms, performance spaces, and a comprehensive music library. Our commitment extends to delivering a well-rounded music education that not only enhances technical prowess but also enriches understanding of music theory, history, and appreciation.

As you peruse our website, you will discover comprehensive information about our programs, faculty, events, and opportunities for involvement. Whether you’re keen on private lessons, group classes, ensemble participation, or hiring our facilities for your musical events, we have something to cater to everyone’s preferences.

Embark on a journey with Holy Names Music Center and experience the sheer joy and satisfaction music can bring. As the leading music school in Spokane, our unwavering dedication lies in assisting you to unlock your musical potential and fostering a lifelong passion for the arts.


Dr. Archie Chen & Rhona Gouldson-Chen
Co-Executive Directors