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2019-20 Bass Teacher Directory

Robert Anderson
Email: rpabassist(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: (651) 216-7773
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Saint Paul
Rates: $60/Hour for private lessons.  A little more for lessons at MacPhail.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students for the 2019-2020 school year.
Member of Minnesota Orchestra for 45 years.
Teaching at MacPhail for over 40 years.
I give the student the option of studying with me privately or going through MacPhail.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Christopher Bates
Email: chris(at)doublebates(dot)com
Phone: (612) 306-6781
Website: Http://www.doublebates.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $60/Hour for advanced students out of my home. I teach Half Hour lessons at A. Kopp Music in Golden Valley for beginners and intermediate students.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students almost all the time. I have been playing upright and electric bass professionally across all styles of music for 29 years. I studied classical bass with James Clute of the MN Orchestra and jazz and improvisation with Anthony Cox. Great Bassists have the opportunity to work in any style across the entire musical spectrum from classical to jazz to rock and beyond. Along with creating a strong technical foundation I can work with students on any style of music.
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Greg Byers
Email: cellogreg(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (585) 797-5762
Website: https://www.cellogreg.com/philosophy
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Other A variety of techniques are used to achieve the music students goals. The learning style of the music student is always considered when making a decision as to what methodology would work best.
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: The first lesson is always free, so you can get a feel for my teaching style and I can get to know you. After that, my rate is $30/Half Hour, $40/45 Minutes and $50/Hour. I also offer discounts based on need and merit.
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.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Dave Carbonara
Email: davecarbonara(at)hotmail(dot)com
Website: http://www.carbonarastringstudio.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Yes
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $35/Half Hour, $70/Hour
About the Instructor: M.M. From Juilliard in Bass. Member of the Louisiana Philharmonic 1992-2006.
Suzuki Level 6 Instructor.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Monica Hahn
Email: monicahahn.musicstudios(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: http://monicahahnmusic.com/musicstudiosmhahn
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.)
Rates: $30-$50 depending on lesson length
About the Instructor: I have been teaching strings through private lessons and in the public school setting (or a combination of both!) for 30 years. I am the proud owner of a small in-home music studio, and do currently have openings for both the ‘19-‘20 school-year as well as 2020 summer term. The MusicStudios of MonicaHahn can also accommodate piano and flute students. During the school year, I am busy during the day as the beginning String Orchestra Teacher at Deephaven and Groveland Elementary Schools in the Minnetonka District.  I hope to hear from you to help you reach your personal musicianship goals!
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, College/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northeast Metro (Oakdale, White Bear Lake, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Stillwater/Hudson, East and Northeast Metro lesson take place in Lake Elmo, MN; west metro lessons take place primarily in SW Minneapolis.
Rates: $35/45 Minutes, $45/Hour
About the Instructor: There are a few lesson times available for Fall 2019 lessons. Mr. Kausch is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute of Music where he studied string bass with Eugene Levinson and viola da gamba with various instructors including Mary Anne Ballard, Baltimore Consort and Catharina Meints, Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Andrea Noteboom
Email: anjviolin(at)aol(dot)com
Phone: (612) 968-1276
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Yes
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
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: (612) 845-0608
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: Saint Paul, Northfield/Faribault/Owatonna
Rates: Negotiable
About the Instructor: Professor of bass at St. Olaf college for over 25 years. Former students include: major competiton winners, 50 All-State players, dozens professional players in both jazz and classical music.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Doan Brian Roessler
Email: roesslerbass(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 785-4282
Website: http://www.doanroessler.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Use Suzuki Method? Vance Progressice Repertoire; Rabbath New Technique
Lesson Location: Saint Paul
Rates: $60/Hour
About the Instructor: I currently have space in my studio for the 2019-2020 school year. I hold the Teaching and Performance diplomas from the International Rabbath Institute. I am also trained to teach using George Vance’s Progressive Repertoire.
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: Northeast Metro (Oakdale, White Bear Lake, etc.)
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,
GTCYS Alumni? No

Michael Watson
Email: michael(at)mwatsonmusic(dot)com
Phone: (612) 245-3432
Website: https://www.mwatsonmusic.com/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Use Suzuki Method? No
Lesson Location: North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour, $45/Hour
About the Instructor: Yes, I am accepting new students, but have limited time spots available. I teach primarily classical bass, but also teach basic jazz and electric bass skills.  Have Suzuki training and teaching experience, but not currently teach using Suzuki Method. I have students in GTCYS, MYS, and All-State Orchestra.  Currently Orchestra Director at Coon Rapids High School. Performing with Minnesota Opera Orchestra during the 2019-20 season, and have performed with Minnesota Orchestra and Minneapolis Pops Orchestra in the past.
GTCYS Alumni? No

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