2019-20 Bassoon Teacher Directory

Dana Donnay
Email: danadonnay(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: https://mtolivet.org/school-of-music-mosom/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour
About the Instructor: Graduate of New England Conservatory.
Oboe – primary instrument.
Professional woodwind doubler.
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Laurie Merz
Email: merzfamily(at)comcast(dot)net
Phone: (763) 473-0081
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $45/45 Minutes, $60/Hour. $15 reeds for students of mine.
About the Instructor: Yes, I will be taking new students in the ’19-20 school year. I have been teaching for over 30 years and continue to enjoy the energy of my students’ music-making and learning fresh ways to approach music education. I am devoted to the needs of my students and can adapt to the learning needs of all types of bassoon players, young and old. I also teach beginner contra-bassoon and bassoon reed making.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Coreen Nordling
Email: cnordling(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: (612) 801-5344
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.), South Metro (Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage, etc.), Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: Please call 612-801-5344 to inquire about rates.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students 2019-2020. 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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