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Cannon Valley Area String Teachers

Violin and/or Viola Teachers

Green Bouzard- violin, viola. Children and adults from beginners to intermediate level in classical repertoire.  Also teach American fiddling and improvisation. Studio downtown Northfield.   203-415-2970,

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!

Almut Engelhardt – violin, viola, beginner to professional level, all ages,  St. Paul/Eagan area,

Charles Gray – violin or viola, intermediate to advanced, Northfield area,

Laura Geissler – violin, ages 3-adult,  Certified Suzuki Method Instructor,   Northfield area, 612-325-2766,

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,

Olivia Moraczewski – beginning-intermediate violin,  Burnsville area,     In-home lessons as far south as Northfield,

Barbara Ross – violin and viola, beginning through advanced,  Suzuki program also,  Lakeville area, or call cell 612-790-0839

Cello Teachers

Katherine Canon – cello lessons for age 4 – adult, Suzuki method.,

David Carter – private cello, Northfield area, or call   612-702-1817

Anna Clift – cello lessons, lessons via Skype, lessons in collaboration with The Cello Consortium, or call 507-413-3495

Carolyn Mead – private cello, students from age 4 and up, beginning through advanced levels, in Rochester, MN,

Barbara Ross – beginning through advanced cello,  Suzuki program also,  Lakeville area, or call 612-790-0839

Bass Teachers

Blake Bonde – any level, in Rochester area, or call 612-963-6948

Connie Martin – any level, Northfield area,   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.