2018-19 Bass Teacher Directory

Robert Anderson
Email: rpabassist(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: 651-216-7773
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul
Rates: $60/Hour. Lessons can be Half Hour, 45 Minutes or Hour. Institutional rates vary.
About the Instructor: Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Indiana University (B.M) and Catholic University of America (M.M.) In addition he studied in Munich, Germany under a Fulbright Grant. He has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1974. In addition to his home studio, he teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the MacPhail Center for Music and Normandale Community College. He is currently accepting new students.

Greg Byers
Email: Cellogreg(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 585-797-5762
Website: www.gregbyersmusic.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Sometimes. I started with Suzuki and use several concepts as well as song selection for novices
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul
Rates: For instruction in Minneapolis I work through my private studio; please contact me for rates. For St. Paul I work through the St. Paul Conservatory of Music, please contact info(at)thespcm(dot)org for rates.
About the Instructor: Since Greg started playing cello at 2 1/2 he has immersed himself in many branches of music, each cumulative aspect elevating the others: performance, composition, recording, education, entrepreneurship. His debut EP Some Dark, Beautiful Morning was orchestrated jazz fusion, but his newer work finds Greg as singer/songwriter; a nuanced interplay of natural and artificial, nature and technology. The language of music is unique in that it can provide every listener with similar yet distinct messages of truth, beauty, freedom; this has motivated Greg to express his own authenticity through precise songwriting and improvisation.

Dave Carbonara
Email: davecarbonara(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (612)968-2273
Website: carbonarastringstudio.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Yes
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $32/Half Hour, $48/45 Minutes, $64/Hour
About the Instructor: Dave Carbonara performs and teaches both double bass and electric. He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Double Bass Performance from the Juilliard School and is also a Suzuki-trained bass teacher. Dave is a freelance bassist in the Twin Cities and teaches bass players of all ages/levels. He has been a coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony bass sectionals, and has worked in similar capacities with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras as well. Prior to living in MN, Dave performed full time for 20 years with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. As a bass instructor, he has been on the string faculty of several universities teaching private lessons and low strings methods, many school programs and summer camps. Dave’s bass students perform in GTCYS, MYS, All-State Orchestra and have recital opportunities each year. Dave teaches at studios in S. Mpls, St. Paul and Hastings and is accepting new students.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Monica Hahn
Email: mhahnhome(at)msn(dot)com
Phone: 952-250-5443
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: West Metro
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $40/45 Minutes, $50/Hour
About the Instructor: Monica Hahn has been teaching music/orchestra privately and through the public schools for over 20 years. She is currently the 4th/5th Grade Orchestra Teacher for Groveland and Deephaven Elementary in the Minnetonka School District. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Augsburg College, and a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction-Music from St.Thomas. She is currently pursuing her National Board Certification in Music Education. Monica has played professionally in many local orchestras and groups, and also enjoys regular free-lance and volunteer performing opportunities. She is a member of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Grace Church Orchestra. Her studio is located in her Minnetonka home and is now open year-round; offering weekly lessons on violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. Contact her to see what openings she has currently for your child!
GTCYS Alumni? No

Mark Kausch
Email: mark.kausch(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 612-384-7846
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Stillwater/Hudson
Rates: $30/45 Minutes
About the Instructor: Company name is MLK Bass Studio LLC. A limimted number of lesson times are available for Fall 2017. In addition to string bass I also teach viola da gamba (viol).
GTCYS Alumni? No

Andrea Noteboom
Email: anjviolin(at)aol(dot)com
Phone: 612-968-1276
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Yes, and traditional too
Lesson Location: West Metro
Rates: $35/Half Hour, $50/45 Minutes, $68/Hour
About the Instructor: I have a double masters degree in Suzuki and Violin Performance training. I taught at MacPhail Center for Music for 14 years. I now have a private studio in Minnetonka and teach children and adults of all ages and abilities.
I offer private and group lessons and include recitals once a semester.
I am accepting new students for summer and/or fall.
I was in GTCYS for 6 years as a child and loved it.
I would look forward to hearing your interest in lessons!
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Paul Ousley
Email: ousley(at)stolaf(dot)edu
Phone: 507-663-1900
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Northfield/Faribault/Owatonna
Rates: Rates available upon request.
About the Instructor: Studio alumnae include over 50 All-State bass players and students who have gone on to Schools such as: Julliard, Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. Paul plays both classical and jazz. He is a former conductor with GTCYS.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Sheri Peterson
Phone: 651-636-0801
Website: http://www.schmittmusic.com/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate
Use Suzuki Method? Mix
Lesson Location: St. Paul, Roseville
Rates: $25/Half Hour
About the Instructor: My bio is on the website. I am adding more slots in the summer.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Doan Brian Roessler
Email: roesslerbass(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 651-785-4248
Website: www.doanroessler.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Vance & Rabbath
Lesson Location: St. Paul
Rates: $60/Hour
About the Instructor: I have room for a couple new students for the coming school year. I hold both the teaching and performance diplomas from the International Rabbath Institute. I have performed throughout the U.S. and France at festivals, bars, theaters, coffee shops, and churches. I am the founder and director of the Twin Cities Bass Camp, and have served on faculty of the Kansas City Bass Workshop, the Austin Bass Workshop, the Albuquerque Bass Workshop, Minnesota State University (Moorhead and St. Cloud), St. Joseph’s School of Music and as a clinician for young bassists at the International Society of Bassists convention.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Jennifer Rubin
Phone: 612-730-7343
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
About the Instructor: I enjoy teaching all levels. My studio is in my home in Golden Valley. Juilliard BMus, MMusic degrees.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Zach Sawyer
Email: sawyerz(at)stillwaterschools(dot)org
Phone: (269) 449-0779
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: St. Paul, Stillwater/Hudson
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $40/45 Minutes, $50/Hour
About the Instructor: Zach Sawyer teaches orchestra Stillwater Area High School and is a private bass instructor. Before coming to Stillwater, Mr. Sawyer taught at the People’s Music School in Chicago, at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, in the Chelsea, Michigan school district, and at the Citadel Dance and Music Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Before coming to Minnesota, Mr. Sawyer earned a Master of Music degree in music performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music performance from Michigan State University. He has served as principal bass of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as assistant principal bass of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the West Michigan Symphony.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Michael Watson
Email: michael(at)mwatsonmusic(dot)com
Phone: 612-245-3432
Website: Mwatsonmusic.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? Mixture of Suzuki and traditional. Depending on student.
Lesson Location: North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour, $45/Hour
About the Instructor: I have a few openings. However, times fill up quickly!
GTCYS Alumni? No

The String Academy of Southern Minnesota
Email: stringacademymn(at)gmail(dot)com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Yes, Traditional and Suzuki methods
Lesson Location: Northfield/Faribault/Owatonna
Rates: $30-$50/Hour depending on the instructor.
About the Instructor: Accepting students in the following instruments; harp, violin, viola, piano and voice.

 

 

 

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