2018-19 Percussion Teacher Directory

Bob Adney
Email: adney.robert(at)macphail(dot)org
Phone: 612-767-5410
Website: www.bobadneystudio.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level, Professional
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: http://www.macphail.org/tuition-and-fees/ (Level 1 Instructor)
About the Instructor: Yes
GTCYS Alumni? No

Paul Babcock
Email: babcock.paul(at)macphail(dot)org
Phone: 612-767-5314
Website: www.macphail.org
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: Rates listed on MacPhail Center for Music Website (macphail.org)
About the Instructor: Paul Babcock is a percussion instructor and the director of the percussion ensemble Rimshots!. He has been a percussion instructor for more than 25 years. During his time at MacPhail, Paul has worked with hundreds of students of varying ages and levels, and taught in numerous settings ranging from lessons to ensembles, to classes with young children and clinics and residencies throughout the state.
He created the innovative curriculum for the class Percussion for Children of which many graduates went on to successful student careers in percussion. His work with ensembles has taken performing groups throughout the Twin Cities, the United States and abroad. In January 1996, the percussion ensemble Rimshots! was formed and has since recorded several CDs, performed in more than 400 concerts, toured France, Boston and Chicago, has won several awards, and were featured on the public radio show “From the Top” with Christopher O’Riley. Their group has also worked with more than 60 nationally recognized percussionists and musicians in recordings, clinics and special rehearsals.

Erik Barsness
Email: barsness.percussion(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 651-357-0297
Website: www.ErikBarsness.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: St. Paul, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.), Mendota Heights, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights
Rates: Please contact about current lesson rates
About the Instructor: 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, among many others. 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 20 years of private teaching experience working with students throughout the Twin Cities.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Walt Boyd
Email: waltboyd(at)outlook(dot)com
Phone: (612)232-5024
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $20/Half-Hour, $35/Hour (Studio or Skype) : $25/Half-Hour, $40/Hour (In Home)
About the Instructor: Walt is accepting new students for the 2018-19 school year. Walt holds both a BA and MFA in Music Composition & New Media and has been a recipient of the David Swenson Percussion Scholarship for continued studies at Berklee College of Music. He has performed with a variety of Minnesota ensembles including St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, G.R.E.A.T. Musical Productions, Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, and many others.
Walt has 10 years of private teaching experience working with students from the Twin Cities and abroad.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Derrick Raiter
Email: derrickraiter(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 612-388-1850
Website: www.UrbanPercussion.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate/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.), Any location using Skype or FaceTime
Rates: $20 and up depending on location, length and number of lessons. Please visit my website for more information.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students. I have been teaching for 25+ years and have a percussion performance degree. Please see my website for additional information. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting you soon!
GTCYS Alumni? No

Lesley Rushton
Email: Lesleyrushtonmusic(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 507-254-6595
Website: www.lesleyrushtonmusic.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul, West Metro, Southwest Metro, South Metro, Southeast Metro
Rates: $25/Half Hour in Studio, $30/Half Hour in Home
About the Instructor: Lesley Rushton has been teaching extensively in the Twin Cities and the surrounding suburbs for 10 years. Lesley graduated in 2011 with a degree in Instrumental and Classroom Music Education.

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