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2019-20 Percussion Teacher Directory

Inspire Academy of Music
Email: jenni(at)inspireacademymn(dot)com
Phone: (763) 691-9136
Website: http://www.inspireacademymn.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lesson Location: North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.)
Rates: $115/month for weekly Half Hour lessons
About the Instructor: Inspire Academy of Music is a growing music school in Andover, MN, and teaches a variety of instruments. We have availability Monday-Thursday from 3-8pm, and others by appointment.
Our mission is to inspire a love of music, care for the whole student, and develop lifelong learners.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Bob Adney
Email: bobadney(at)comcast(dot)net
Phone: (651) 332-0367
Website: http://www.bobadneystudio.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Saint Paul
Rates: $40/Hour in Mounds Park, $83.50/Hour at MacPhail (Financial Aid available)
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students, and students are encouraged to visit my website as I have information regarding both of my studios in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Erik Barsness
Email: barsness.percussion(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 357-0297
Website: http://www.ErikBarsness.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Saint Paul, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.), Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $35/Half Hour, $70/Hour
About the Instructor: Currently accepting new students. Erik received his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for these studies. He has performed with many groups in the Twin Cities including the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, VocalEssence, The Singers, The Children’s Theater, and is the percussionist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. He is also a member of the percussion ensembles The Minnesota Percussion Trio and CRASH. He has performed throughout the world and the US as a chamber musician and soloist.
Erik has over 20 years of private teaching experience working with students throughout the Twin Cities.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Derrick Raiter
Email: derrickraiter(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 388-1850
Website: http://www.UrbanPercussion.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour
About the Instructor: Hello! I am accepting new students for the 2019-20 school year. I am a professional percussion teacher and I currently teach at my studio in South Minneapolis (in person or online with Skype or FaceTime), Eden Prairie high school, Central middle school and the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. Lessons start at $25 per 30-minute lesson with options for 45 and 60-minutes or longer, and I also have a new student package of 10 (30-minute) lessons for $200.
Please check out my website (urbanpercussion.com) YouTube channel and Facebook page (Urban Percussion) and feel free to email or call/text me (612-388-1850) to schedule the first lesson or with any other questions you might have.
Thanks and I look forward to meeting you soon!
GTCYS Alumni? No

Adam Rappel
Email: adamrappel(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: http://www.adamrappel.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.)
Rates: Please contact for lesson rates
About the Instructor: An active performer in the Twin Cities, Adam plays regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has played with musicals and other Broadway shows. He currently teaches at Gustavus College, and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Adam is the first percussion to ever receive the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Percussion from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Eron Woods
Email: eronwoods(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 729-6563
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Saint Paul
Rates: $32/Half Hour at Cadenza Music in St. Paul
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students. I teach percussion, but played violin, bass, and percussion in high school.  I have a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), and have been teaching at Cadenza Music for 14 years.
GTCYS Alumni? No

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