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2020-21 Clarinet Teacher Directory

Scott Anderson
Email: anderss(at)stolaf(dot)edu
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Northfield/Faribault/Owatonna
Rates: $60/Hour
About the Instructor: Professor of Clarinet, St. Olaf College.  Previously at University of California Berkeley, California State University Sacramento, Grand Valley State University (MI), Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp (MI). Many students have gone on to professional performing careers.  Principal Clarinetist, Honolulu Symphony, Grand Rapids (MI) Symphony, Oakland (CA) Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and others.  Member, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  Student of Robert Marcellus (Northwestern), Stanley Hasty (Eastman), Rosario Mazzeo, Keith Underwood, and Burton Kaplan.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Angela DelGreco
Email: angiedelgreco71(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 245-6569
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: South Metro (Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage, etc.), Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $28-$30/Half Hour, $50/Hour
About the Instructor: My schedule has a few evening a weekend lesson times available for new students. I have been a private clarinet teacher for 17 years. I performed in MYS for 5 years and I am a MYS Alumni. I was a music Major at the University of Minnesota. I also have a Law Enforcement Degree. I studied under Burt Hara. I have had over 15 of my students perform in the MYS and GTCYS programs. I currently perform in the Bavarian Musikmeisters.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Nelson Devereaux
Email: ndevereauxmusic(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (414) 779-0154
Website: https://www.nelsondevereaux.org
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $40/Half Hour, $65/Hour
About the Instructor: I’m currently accepting new students and have a flexible teaching schedule!
GTCYS Alumni? No

Dana Donnay
Email: danadonnay(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: https://mtolivet.org/school-of-music-mosom/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour
About the Instructor: Graduate of New England Conservatory. My primary instrument is oboe. I am a professional woodwind doubler.
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Lesley Earles
Email: Lesleyrushtonmusic(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (507) 254-6595
Website: Http://www.lesleyrushtonmusic.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour
About the Instructor: Lesley is a highly sought after educator in the Twin Cities metro. Besides teaching private music lessons, she is the Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Thomas Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis. Please contact Lesley today!
GTCYS Alumni? No

Janet Greene
Email: jgreene(at)hamline(dot)edu
Phone: (651) 523-2412
Website: https://www.hamline.edu/faculty-staff/janet-greene/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $50/Hour; need-based adjustments available by request
About the Instructor: Professor of Music at Hamline University, Janet Greene has performed in top professional ensembles in NYC and MN as an orchestral clarinetist and chamber musician (for ex., MN Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, NYC Opera National Company and Marlboro Music). She has many years of experience teaching clarinet and chamber music with an excellent record of student satisfaction and success. Degrees are from Smith College (BA), Manhattan School of Music (MM), Rutgers University (DMA), with additional studies at the New England Conservatory. Lessons are taught in my studio in the Longfellow neighborhood in South Minneapolis or at Hamline University in St. Paul.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Karen Hansen
Email: clarinet(at)kkhansen(dot)com
Phone: (612) 710-2715
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Saint Paul
Rates: $31/Half Hour, $62/Hour
About the Instructor: Teaches Bb/A, Eb and bass clarinet at Cadenza Music, 149 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. Current and former students in GTCYS and MYS. Principal Clarinet with Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and Mississippi Valley Orchestra, clarinetist with Dolce Wind Quintet, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and The Incidental Trio, Class Notes Artist for Minnesota Public Radio, and Thursday Musical Performing Artist. Performed in the Moody Blues backing orchestra, in OCEAN with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and in a master class with world-famous clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. B.A. St. Olaf College; M.A. UW-Madison.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Aaron Hedenstrom
Email: madeline(at)stjomusic(dot)org
Phone: (651) 690-4364
Website: https://www.stjomusic.org/faculty/aaron-hedenstrom
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Saint Paul
Rates: $62/Hour
About the Instructor: Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Aaron Hedenstrom has performed across the United States as a jazz saxophonist, clinician, and composer. Hedenstrom has written numerous big band works, string arrangements, small group pieces, and chamber works. Some of his collaborations have included saxophonist Bob Reynolds, the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band, vocalist Marlene Verplanck, vocalist Don Most and S. Carey. As a performing artist, Hedenstrom has been featured as a guest artist by universities such as University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Wichita State University and Eastern Washington University.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Rena Kraut
Email: rkraut(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 237-6437
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: $80/Hour
About the Instructor: I meet students where they are, at any age and any level. I have been working as an educator and performer in the Twin Cities area since moving here in 2003 and am a regular musician with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. I completed my doctoral degree in performance at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2007. I have served as adjunct faculty at St. Cloud State University, Augsburg University, and most recently Gustavus Adolphus College.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Jake Meyer
Email: jake.albert.meyer(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: www.jakemeyerclarinet.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Lessons available across the metro. Contact for more info.
Rates: $23/Half Hour, $34.50/45 Minutes, $46/Hour
About the Instructor: Jake Meyer is a performer and teacher currently living in St. Paul, MN, and is the principal clarinetist of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. A passionate teacher of music, Jake has worked with students of all ages and abilities, and he served as a Teaching Assistant while earning his Master’s degree. His duties included teaching private lessons to undergraduate music majors, coaching chamber music, and instructing the clarinet methods course. Recently, he has performed with the Round Top Festival Orchestra and served as principal clarinetist of the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Winds, and Wind Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra on numerous occasions. Jake earned his BM from St. Olaf College and his MM from Florida State University.
GTCYS Alumni?

Anastasiya Nyzkodub
Email: nyzkodubas(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 814-2981
Website: https://www.anastasiya-clarinet.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Northeast Metro (Oakdale, White Bear Lake, etc.), , Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.), South Metro (Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $40/45 Minutes, $45/Hour
About the Instructor: Anastasiya is accepting new students! Anastasiya is a clarinetist and a teacher based in the Twin-Cities area. She holds a Doctorate and a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Theory Department at the University of Minnesota (2015-2016). Her recent performances include playing principal clarinet with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and playing principal clarinet with the Metropolitan Symphony orchestra. She had performed with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Encore Winds and North Star Winds. She had also performed solo and chamber music concerts at the Museum of Russian Art with Denis Evstuhin and Helen Chung. She is also a member of Sonora Winds.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Pat O’Keefe
Email: patokeefe88(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 324-4373
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $50/Hour
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students. I have been a professional clarinet/bass clarinet player and teacher for 30 years, and I currently teach at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. I teach all styles, including classical, contemporary, jazz, and various world traditions such as klezmer and choro. Education: BM-Indiana University; MM-New England Conservatory; DMA-University of California, San Diego.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Tori Okwabi
Email: Tokwabi(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (850) 264-9321
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
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.)
Rates: $60/Hour. 45 Minute and Half Hour lessons offered, too.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students. I have over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages and playing levels. Through my years of teaching and performing, I have the unique ability to direct my students to their performing goals through self-diagnosis and developing the tools needed for efficient practicing.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Nina Olsen
Email: olsen.nina(at)macphail(dot)org
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: MacPhail charges roughly $40/Half Hour, financial aid and other discounts may be available.
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students at this time. I have been teaching online through various programs at MacPhail for almost 8 years, and am pleased to be able to continue working with students during the pandemic. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. I grew up in Colorado and have been living, teaching and playing in the Twin Cities for over 30 years. In addition to teaching at MacPhail Center for Music and Carleton College, I am a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Marlene Pauley
Email: marlenepauley(at)comcast(dot)net
Phone: (952) 925-5039
Website: http://www.marlenepauley.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $80/Hour
About the Instructor: Marlene performed in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for 20 years before leaving to conduct full-time.  She still practices every day and loves teaching.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Jenny Slivinski
Email: jenny.slivinski(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: https://jswoodwinds.weebly.com/
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northeast Metro (Oakdale, White Bear Lake, etc.), North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.), Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.)
Rates: $60/Hour
About the Instructor: Jenny Slivinski is a passionate music educator and multi-instrumentalist that believes in developing a well-rounded musician. Through the development of solid fundamentals, she aims to develop the full artist from the inside out. She strives to nurture individual creativity and expression with the understanding that each student has his or her own voice and unique purpose with the instrument. Jenny is currently a member of the faculty at Schmitt Music in Brooklyn Center and Woodbury, and Sarah Jane’s Music School.
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Kristi Tharp
Email: kristi_tharp(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 483-0824
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: $25/Half Hour
About the Instructor: I have been teaching private clarinet lessons for 31 years, and am a former band director.  I have my BA in Music Education from Augustana University.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Jill Westermeyer
Email: chris2jill(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: (651) 295-5364
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Roseville/Falcon Heights
Rates: $25/Half Hour, $35/45 Minutes, $50/Hour
About the Instructor: I am a St. Olaf College music education alumni with 30 years teaching experience in 5-12 band and my clarinet studio. I love teaching dedicated students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to All State students.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Mark Yannie
Email: mjyannie(at)hotmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 236-5024
Website: livemusicjazz.com/about_mark.htm
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Offering Virtual Lessons? Inquire for more information
Lesson Location: Minneapolis, Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.), West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.), South Metro (Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage, etc.)
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $60/Hour
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students. For over more than 20 years I have had many successful students, who have enjoyed playing and studying with me. Teaching is a life-giver for me–I enjoy introducing students to the joys of different musical ideas, concepts, and ways that they can advance on their instrument. Things that I have enjoyed learning and playing over the years, I can pass on to students to explore and enjoy. I hold Master’s Degree in Music, and have taught as an adjunct on the college level (North Central, Crown, and CSB/SJU), high school (Hopkins), and privately. I am a regular performer on Clarinet, Saxophone, and Flute in the Twin Cities. My home studio is located in St. Louis Park. I also presently teach privately in Chaska.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Ye Yu
Email: goldenbamboo(at)msn(dot)com
Phone: (651) 983-9191
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: Saint Paul
Rates: $30/Half Hour, $60/Hour
About the Instructor: Over 20 years of teaching experience. I have had many students play with GTCYS at all levels and they enjoy sharing music with other students.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Timothy Zavadil
Email: timzavadil(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (952) 356-6157
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level, Professional
Offering Virtual Lessons? Yes
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $50/Half Hour, $75/45 Minutes, $100/Hour
About the Instructor: I am accepting a few new (enthusiastic!) students for this year. My students have been placed in GTCYS, MYS, All-State, various colleges/conservatories, and have careers in the music field, both performing and teaching. If any of these are your goals, I’d like to help!
Professional Experience: Minnesota Orchestra, 2007 – present
Teaching Experience: University of Minnesota, 2018 – 2020; University of Louisville, 2000 – 2007; private studio (all levels), 1994 – present
Education: Northwestern University (M.M., 1994) DePaul University (B.M., 1993)
GTCYS Alumni? No

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