Bowling Music Studio has produced many remarkable students since opening its doors in 1981. We have encouraged students to meet their potential, aim high, and be positive about the future. Most students have continued their musical studies in college, many have received music scholarships, and all have increased their musical knowledge above and beyond what they thought possible. Students have won top prizes in all local competitions, performed concerti with regional orchestras, received special recognition at the Seattle Young Artist’s Festival and have won top places in state-wide Washington State Music Teachers Association events. High school seniors have performed full-length senior piano recitals. In the last few years, Bowling students have won top prizes in the Admiral Theater talent competition.

Over the last 41 years, Bowling Music Studios’ high school seniors have routinely won first place in the Kitsap Music Teachers Competition. Many present-day piano teachers in Kitsap county and beyond are former students of Dr. Bowling’s. During the last several years, students have captured the top awards given for piano at the Bremerton Symphony Youth Competition. The following is a partial listing of the colleges and universities Bowling piano students have attended. Dozens have received music scholarships.

Amherst College Reed College
Bard College San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Biola University Seattle Pacific University
Bob Jones University Seattle University
Brigham Young University Stanford
Central Washington University U.C.L.A.
Cornish School of the Arts University of Edinburgh
Duke University University of Idaho
Eastern Washington University University of Maryland
Eastman School of Music University of Puget Sound
Florida State University University of Southern California
Harvard University of the Pacific
Interlochen School for the Arts University of Tokyo
Julliard School of Music University of Washington
Lewis and Clarke College Walla Walla College
Master’s College Washington State University
M.I.T. Whitworth College
Pacific Lutheran University