Maggie Sorenson

October 8, 2020

Classical guitarist Maggie Sorenson, a native Minnesotan, began playing guitar at the age of 18. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of St. Thomas, studying under Christopher Kachian, and her AFA in Music from Anoka Ramsey Community College, studying under Jason Vanselow. Maggie has previously performed at weddings, private events, coffee…

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Benjamin Kunkel

August 26, 2020

Classical guitarist Ben Kunkel, a native Minnesotan, began playing guitar at the age of nine. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, studying under Jeffrey Van, and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Jason Vieaux. Ben is an active solo and chamber musician…

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Cantor Mitchell Kowitz

January 6, 2020

Music has always been a central part of Cantor Mitch’s life. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL. where he was an active part of Jacksonville’s City Music Festivals. He played Lil’ Abner in “ Lil’ Abner”, Lun Tha in The King and I, and, as an 18 year old, sang “Laporello’s Catalogue Aria” from “…

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Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson

March 29, 2018

Brad Richardson has been playing guitar since 1975. Heavily influenced by his father’s college students in the late 60’s, he bought The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” when it was released and has witnessed first-hand the entirety of the evolution of rock and roll. In college at Harvard, Brad majored in Folklore and Mythology, and with the…

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Daniel J. Coe

September 18, 2016

A versatile Classical and Jazz pianist Daniel studied music education at Ithaca College, graduating with honors. He then earned an MM in music composition at the University of Florida. Daniel has shared his musical talents with Aerosmith, Yoko Ono, Marina V, Danielle Evin, The Trews, The New York Dolls, David Johansen, Tim Hockenberry, Jennifer Cella,…

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David Collins Guitar

David Collins

July 6, 2016

David is a passionate native Twin Cities artist and teacher. He is an accomplished lead, rhythm and bass guitarist and also enjoys playing original works on piano. He has recorded and performed as the originator, front man and lead guitarist, for his former band and for solo engagements such as Mill City Nights 2014 winner…

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Anatoly Shapiro

September 18, 2015

Anatoly Shapiro, a classical guitarist, received his degree in guitar performance and pedagogy from the M. Mussorgsky St. Petersburg College of Music. Since graduation, he has worked as a soloist and accompanist at the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra. He taught guitar at music colleges in Kiev and other schools in Kiev and…

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Andrew Oliver

August 31, 2015

Andrew has a Bachelor of Music Degree from The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has been teaching guitar lessons for over 25 years to students of all ages. He can teach a wide variety of styles. Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock and Popular Music on Acoustic and Electric guitar. Andrew has most recently…

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Irene Merz

July 13, 2015

Irine is an academically trained musician, performer and teacher accomplished in a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to traditional and folk music. Irine is experienced in entertaining live audiences at concert halls, operas, music theaters, hospitals and nursing homes. She is eager to bring professional expertise to all skill levels, from beginners to…

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