Cannon Valley Area String Teachers
Violin and/or Viola Teachers
Ann Bur- Violin, viola. Ages 5-adult, Suzuki Book 1-4 or the equivalent, SW Minneapolis, Mound, Farmington/Lakeville/Apple Valley, Burnsville
Gerry Casper- violin. All ages, from beginners to advanced. Lessons given at the Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale. 45 years of experience!
Austin Cruz- viola music ed major at St. Olaf willing to teach violin or viola firstname.lastname@example.org
Almut Engelhardt – violin, viola, beginner to professional level, all ages, St. Paul/Eagan area, email@example.com
Charles Gray – violin or viola, intermediate to advanced, Northfield area, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Geissler – violin, ages 3-adult, Certified Suzuki Method Instructor, Northfield area, 612-325-2766, email@example.com
Kathleen Lamb – violin & viola, 3yrs – Adult, All levels, Certified Suzuki teacher, chamber music coaching, and traditional method. Holds a degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, over 15 years teaching experience, Rochester area, 715-307-3822, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Moraczewski – beginning-intermediate violin, Burnsville area, In-home lessons as far south as Northfield, email@example.com
Barbara Ross – violin and viola, beginning through advanced, Suzuki program also, Lakeville area, Happybarbs@frontiernet.net or call cell 612-790-0839
Katherine Wilhelm – Suzuki violin teacher, experience teaching beginner to intermediate students, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Canon – cello lessons for age 4 – adult, Suzuki method., email@example.com
David Carter – private cello, Northfield area, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-702-1817
Anna Clift – cello lessons, lessons via Skype, lessons in collaboration with The Cello Consortium, email@example.com or call 507-413-3495
Carolyn Mead – private cello, students from age 4 and up, beginning through advanced levels, in Rochester, MN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Ross – beginning through advanced cello, Suzuki program also, Lakeville area, Happybarbs@frontiernet.net or call 612-790-0839
Blake Bonde – any level, in Rochester area, email@example.com or call 612-963-6948
Connie Martin – any level, Northfield area, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-403-9012
String teachers listed have not been evaluated by CVYO and therefore are not specifically endorsed or promoted by the organization. The purpose of this site is simply to provide a venue for local string teachers to advertise their services to area students.
Choosing a String Teacher
Does teacher have experience working with the ability level of your student? References provided?
Teaching method? (Suzuki or other?) When are specific techniques taught? (shifting, vibrato, etc.)
What is their fee?
Length of lesson? Summer months too?
Location of lesson?
Expectations of teacher (individual vs. group lessons, practice expectations, does parent need to be present for younger students, recital required?)
Consider a trial lesson before committing to a long term relationship. Ask to attend next student recital to hear the teacher’s students play.