Eden Prairie

Briana McGrance

Briana McGrane

February 15, 2021

Briana McGrane, a Twin Cities native, began studying piano at the age of eight. She began teaching private piano lessons in high school. While in high school, she participated in Minnesota’s All-State Band and Orchestra, as well as the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and Minnesota Youth Symphonies. Briana has studied numerous instruments including piano,…

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Svetlana Davis

February 9, 2021

Svetlana, originally from Ukraine, has been living and teaching in the US since 2002. Svetlana graduated from Kiev State Conservatory with a Master’s Degree in teaching and performance. She was a member of the State Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. With over 20 years of teaching viola and violin and performing experience, Svetlana is very excited to be a part…

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Zhiyi Ge

February 9, 2021

Ms. Zhiyi Ge is an active performer and teacher living in Minneapolis. She was interviewed by SDArt magazine “Her music is much mature than her actual age”. She was born into an artistic family in China, made her first solo recital debut at the age of 12 . She received second prize in Haiziman Eastern Youth…

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Eunice Kim

Eunice Kim

December 10, 2020

A young artist with a unique voice, violinist Eunice Kim has been proclaimed “just superb” by The New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, the award-winning violinist has been featured soloist with many orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,…

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Julie Lueck

December 1, 2020

Since moving to Minnesota in 2002, Youngju (Julie) received a Master’s degree in piano performance at Minnesota State University in Mankato and she also received a Master’s degree in organ performance at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Previously she had received a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance and Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in…

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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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Hannie McGarity

October 8, 2020

Hannie McGarity started playing violin at age 10 in Bellingham, WA. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College in 2019, where she studied with Dr. Francesca Anderegg. As the winner of the 2017 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota String Competition, she performed at the International Grieg Society Seminar in Bergen, Norway.…

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Teddy Schumacher

September 10, 2020

Teddy is a lifelong cellist, having begun lessons when he was six. Hailing from Sioux Falls, Teddy’s studies have taken him to the Interlochen Arts Academy, Arizona State University, Stony Brook University, and most recently the University of Minnesota, where he completed his master’s degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Tanya Remenikova. He…

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Maddie Holcomb – Administrative Assistant

September 10, 2020

Maddie Holcomb (Early Childhood/Voice/Pre-Piano) holds a Bachelors of Music (Music Education) and a minor in Performing Arts. She has been capturing audiences with her voice and acting since an early age. Originally from Cedar Rapids, IA, Maddie moved to the Minneapolis Metro area to pursue her love of performance and music education. Over the course…

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Garret O’Connell

September 10, 2020

After graduating from Luther College in 2019 with a degree in music education, Garrett O’Connell moved to the Twin Cities. He has played piano for 15 years and loves to play in musicals. Additionally, he competed in the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance. He currently serves as the youth music…

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Irina Tkachenko

September 10, 2020

Irina Tkachenko received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano from The Music College in Belarus and her Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the Belorussian State Conservatory named after Lunacharsky in Minsk in 1987. Irina was the soloist and accompanist of Chamber Orchestra in the Belorussian State Conservatory. Irina started her work as piano teacher and…

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Tracy Kucherov

August 26, 2020

Tracy Kucherov is a native of the Twin Cities and holds a BA in music education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She has taught both piano and clarinet in studio, church and home settings for over twenty years. Having lived and taught in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Jordan, she has a wide range of experience…

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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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Margarita Dorfman

Margarita Dorfman

April 25, 2019

Margarita was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During her school years and throughout college, she became a winner in many piano contests. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tchaikovsky College of Music in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Collaborative Music. She received her Master Degree from the Kazakhstan National Conservatory of Music in…

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Robert Fletcher

Robert Fletcher

March 26, 2019

Originally from Eden Prairie, MN, Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Drums performance from DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL. For the past ten years he has continued to have a passion for teaching music on the drums and percussion with emphasis on creativity, musicianship, and the importance of learning the lineage…

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Amanda Godin

Amanda Godin

August 26, 2018

Amanda began playing piano when she was three years old in the YAMAHA music program. She started private lessons at age seven and continued under various instructors, including Dr. Paul Wirth. Throughout the years, Amanda has attended music festivals including the Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana as well as the Young Artist World Piano…

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Galina Ikhareva Piano

Galina Ikhareva

June 7, 2018

Galina was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) into a family of pianists and artists. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in the areas of Solo Performance, Chamber Music, and Piano Pedagogy. Her Masters of Music was earned at the Leningrad Conservatory of Music in Solo and Chamber Ensemble Piano…

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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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Anastasiya Nyzkodub

Anastasiya Nyzkodub

November 16, 2017

Ukrainian born clarinetist Anastasiya Nyzkodub is an active performer and teacher based in the Twin-Cities area. Her recent performances include playing as a guest principal clarinet with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In the last few seasons she has performed with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Encore Winds and North…

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Ming-Hui Lin

October 25, 2017

Born in Taiwan, Ming-Hui Lin started to play piano and flute at age 6. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in flute performance and secondary area in music theory at the University of Minnesota studying with Immanuel Davis. In 2015 Spring, Ming-Hui got her Master of Music degree in flute performing and was awarded…

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Adrian

Adrian Volovets

April 19, 2017

Adrian is working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Pipe Organ Performance at The University of Minnesota School of Music. With musical interests ranging from baroque to jazz, Adrian draws upon a diverse set of influences and genres in his performances. His biggest inspiration is Karl Richter, the world-famous conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and choirmaster. He has…

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Yelena Tsvetovat

Yelena Tsvetovat

January 29, 2017

With over 40 years of teaching experience, Yelena Tsvetovat is a true seasoned professional. She has graduated from Leningrad College and Saratov Conservatory of Music in Russia and taught piano in St. Petersburg. In the U.S, Yelena has worked as a private instructor in her piano studio, and an early childhood teacher at McPhail Center…

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Arlys Alford

September 18, 2016

Arlys’ vocal & artistic exploration began at age 3, singing solos at her church, dance lessons at 5 and piano at 6. She sang alto in her high school’s classically influenced concert choir and madrigal singers. As a young artist diversity of style and broad experience became her goal and with that in mind she…

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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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Yun Kyong Lee

March 1, 2016

Operatically trained Mezzo Soprano, Yun Kyong Lee has competed around the world, securing prizes in Japan and the United States. No stranger to the stage, Ms. Lee has performed principle roles throughout the United States including Sue from the newly written opera ‘Trio’ by Natalie Draper, Maman and Dragonfly from ‘L’Enfant et les sortileges’ by…

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Mark Hedman

November 12, 2015

Mark Hedman was born in Philadelphia, PA, and educated at West Chester University, where he was the winner of the Junior year Piano Competition. He earned the B. S. in Music Education with a Vocal-Choral concentration, and a Master’s in Music in Piano Performance. Attracted by the musical and cultural scene, Mark moved to the…

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Jacob Sergeant - Piano

Jacob Sergeant

November 3, 2015

Pianist Jacob Sergeant, a native of the Twin Cities, started playing at the age of two. In piano he has competed in various national and international competitions, and in music has volunteered for various groups and organizations, including the Minnesota Chorale, the University of Minnesota, and Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. He has a strong passion…

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Rachel Baruch

October 6, 2015

Rachel (Rachelika) Baruch was born in city Baku, Azerbaijan. She lived in Israel few years. She traveled toCosta-Rica few times for dance and art work. She has been living in USA since 2001. She is a ballroom danceInstructor and she always enjoyed learning & teaching fine arts. She is an artist with focus on sketching,drawing…

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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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Dr. Galina Ajunts

July 13, 2015

Dr. Galina Ajunts graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance. Since early childhood, she was exposed to the wonderful sounds of Concerti of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. She studied with many pedagogues in different parts of the former Soviet Union. In the US, her…

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Laura Vosika

Laura Vosika

July 13, 2015

Laura Vosika teaches harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. She began organ lessons at the age of 7, and trombone at the age of 11. From there, she steadily added multiple instruments to her repertoire. She holds a B.A. Music from Lawrence University, and an M.S. Education from Old Dominion University. She has enjoyed…

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Elena Kramer – Owner

July 13, 2015

Elena received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Kharkov Conservatory of Music, and her Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy/Performance from Melitopol Institute of Music in Ukraine. For the past 30 years, she has been teaching students in Ukraine and in the United States. She is the co-owner of Kramer’s School of Music in Eden…

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