2018-19 Bassoon Teacher Directory

Maia Hamann
Email: maia.hamann(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 320-267-5514
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: St. Cloud
Rates: $35/45 Minutes, $45/Hour
About the Instructor: Maia teaches in-home lessons in St. Cloud and the surrounding area. She has more than a decade of experience teaching private bassoon lessons to students of all ages and levels. Her teaching approach is personalized and comprehensive, providing students with a foundation in technique, theory, and musicality. Maia is the principal bassoonist of the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra and Amadeus Chamber Symphony and a member of the Twin Cities Trio.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Laurie Merz
Email: merzfamily(at)comcast(dot)net
Phone: 763-473-0081
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro
Rates: $25/Half Hour, $38/45 Minutes, $50/Hour; Reeds $15
About the Instructor: Laurie Merz is presently accepting students of all levels. She has been teaching bassoon since 1987 and uses a positive and encouraging approach. Getting to know the student and the way he or she best learns is very important to the success and happiness of the musician. Hard work, dedication and fun are the keys!

Coreen Nordling
Email: cnordling(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: 612-801-5344
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: West Metro
Rates: Rates are given upon request.
About the Instructor: Coreen is currently Principal Bassoonist Minnesota Opera Orchestra, a member of Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and both a substitute and extra with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. She has toured with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra throughout the US including a performance at Ravinia Music Festival under Pinchas Zukerman and at San Francisco Symphony Hall. Coreen has performed with Minnesota Orchestra at Tanglewood Music Festival,  on several recitals at the International Double-Reed Convention, at the Sarasota Music Festival,  and with New York Philomusica. She is an active free-lance bassoonist in Twin Cities area and teaches private lessons to all ages.
GTCYS Alumni? No

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