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Cannon Valley Area String Teachers

Violin and/or Viola Teachers

Green Bouzard- violin, viola. Children and adults from beginners to advanced level in classical repertoire.  Also teach fiddling and improvisation. Studio downtown Northfield.   Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons.  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.  Accepting new students and teaches via Zoom and Skype.  612-922-6781,

Katherine Canon- Beginning violin. (See cello below)

Gerry Casper-  violin.   All ages, from beginners to advanced.  Lessons given at the Trondhjem Lutheran  Church in Lonsdale.  45 years of experience!  Accepting new students, but no virtual lessons.  507-744-2459,

Kathleen (Lamb) Covalt – 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, 20 years teaching experience, Rochester area. Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons. 715-307- 3822,

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

Charles Gray – violin or viola, intermediate to advanced, Northfield area, Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons.

Laura Geissler – violin, ages 3-adult,  Certified Suzuki Method Instructor,   Northfield area.  Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons.  612-325-2766,

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. Also beginning violin.  Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons.

David Carter – private cello, Northfield area.  Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons. 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.  Accepting new students and gives virtual lessons.   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.