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Upright & Electric Bass Lessons, Music Theory, Improvisation
Kameron’s approach to private lessons is student-centered, grounded in applying instruction to musical styles and concepts that the student is interested in. Since the bass is a versatile and often essential instrument in music, these lessons provide comprehensive instruction in multiple styles from jazz to classical, country to hip hop, and everything in between.
Studio: 105
Cello and chamber music instruction
Tom is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and a freelance musician. He has over twenty years experience of teaching. He uses Dounis techniques, the Suzuki method and traditional techniques to bring his students to their highest level of musicianship while having fun at the same time. Students are given many opportunities throughout the year to perform in a nurturing, non-competitive community atmosphere. Tom studied at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and with George Neikurg in Boston.
Studio: 106
Guitar, Songwriting and Music Theory
Ben brings years of experience in writing, performing, recording and teaching music to his students. His approach to teaching is very spontaneous and flexible, and his easy going personality, enthusiasm and wide ranging experience make him the perfect teacher for students of all styles, ages and skill levels. Anyone with a desire to learn will enjoy and benefit greatly from lessons with him.
Studio: 103
Suzuki Harp
Suzuki harp instruction for students age 3 – 18. Program includes individual lessons, group classes and concerts, studio recitals, field trips and other special events. Faculty: Phala Tracy: BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; MFA, California Institute of the Arts. Phala is a Suzuki harp teacher trainer, and also teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. Kathy Kienzle: BM, The Juilliard School; MM, University of Arizona. Kathy is a Suzuki harp teacher trainer, and also teaches at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College.
Studio: 107
Piano, classical, popular music, jazz, improvisation
I teach piano both “by the book” and “by ear” because today’s students need to be able to do both. I am mostly self-taught but has been fortunate to have some great teachers, notably saxophonist and improv method guru Jerry Bergonzi, and Music At 10,000 Lakes artistic director Liz Wolff.

In addition to being a lifelong freelance musician, I have served as music director for Collide Theatrical Dance Company and Interact Center For the Visual and Performing Arts. I am on the board of directors of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, where I led the development of their Popular Styles exam program, and am an active member of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs.
Studio: B5
Phone: 612-234-5395
Piano
I teach beginning piano lessons for all ages as well as continuing studies for intermediate to advanced students. Instruction is also available for jazz students of any level with an intermediate piano background. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of music and I’m interested in teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Studio: B1
Phone: 612-812-8256
Violin and Viola Suzuki Lessons
I am trained as a Suzuki teacher and love starting students as young as 3 years old, through the Suzuki triangle (teacher, student, and parent). In addition to weekly private lessons I teach “almost” weekly group classes for the development of ensemble playing and peer relationships.
I am however just as happy to work with new students of all ages and levels. **visit www.suzukiassociation.org for more info on the Suzuki method.
Studio: B3
Phone: 612-702-0607

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