Eden Prairie

Briana McGrane

March 11, 2020

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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Momcilo Aleksandric

January 6, 2020

Momcilo “Moma” Aleksandric is a Serbian born classical guitarist currently finishing his doctoral degree in guitar performance at the University of Minnesota. After winning the first prize at the prestigious Hong Kong Altamira International Guitar Competition in 2018, Moma has been invited to give concerts, lectures and master-classes across the world. He appeared at events…

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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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Tara Priolo

August 24, 2019

Soprano Tara Priolo leads a diverse career teaching and performing with passionate tenacity and bold creativity. She finds herself at home in both the choral and chamber communities lending her hand as a section leader, administrator, and soloist. As an educator she shares her propensity for enlivening students’ confidence paired with her strong interest in…

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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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Jennifer Lang

September 27, 2018

Jennifer Lang has been teaching the violin for over 15 years, beginning in high school as a one-on-one tutor within her private teacher’s studio. After completing her music performance degree at the Oberlin Conservatory, Jennifer taught violin to students at the International School of Paris and Ecole Koenig in France. A trained Suzuki teacher, Jennifer…

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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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Kismat Shrestha

Kismat Shrestha

June 12, 2018

Kismat D Shrestha, 27, has been playing drums for the past 21 years and touring around the world. He has been teaching music for the past 6 years. Kismat studied jazz drumming at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory from 2008 and became a faculty member at the very place from 2012. He plays and teaches a…

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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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Daniel Volovets

October 25, 2017

Daniel Volovets is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and instructor specializing in classical, flamenco, Latin American, and jazz music. Although born in the United States, his music is informed first and foremost by his Russian heritage. Daniel is a prolific performer, giving concerts regularly throughout the Twin Cities. Daniel’s mastery of many musical genres and aesthetics…

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Claudia Finsaas

Claudia Finsaas

September 3, 2017

Claudia received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in 2016. While at Wheaton she studied both violin and voice and was an active member and soloist of the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Opera Program, and Wheaton College Symphonic Orchestra. She started taking violin lessons at the age of…

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Elena Danny

Elena Denny

August 23, 2017

A native of Chicago, Elena Denny is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Cello Performance at the University of Minnesota, studying with Tanya Remenikova. In March of 2017, Elena was a second place prize winner in the Strings III division of the Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition. She completed her bachelor’s degree…

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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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Angela Drees

Angela Drees

March 28, 2017

Angela Drees, a native of the Twin Cities, received her Bachelor degree in piano performance the University of St. Thomas. She has been playing piano since the age of 5 and took part in MMTA events and other local recitals through high school. Since then, she has accompanied musicians, played in chamber groups, and participated…

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Alec Tonjes

March 22, 2017

Alec Tonjes is a young up-and-coming Musician and Teacher. He was fortunate enough to attend Mainstreet School of performing arts in Hopkins and Perpich Arts High in Golden Valley. There he was able to expand is musical knowledge and get ahead in his music education. He went on to study at Mcnally Smith College of…

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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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Eleonora Fishman- Owner

July 13, 2015

Eleonora Fishman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance and pedagogy. She has been an active performer, accompanist, adjudicator, and teacher since 2003. She is a co-owner of Kramer’s School of Music in Eden Prairie and Plymouth, Minnesota. Mrs. Fishman began playing piano and violin at the age of five in her hometown of…

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Dr. Larissa Simanenkova

July 13, 2015

Dr. Larissa Simanenkova is a Piano Teacher and Piano Performer with over 41 years of Experience. Larissa is a 1st Place Winner of College Young Artist Competition of Russian Federation. She holds her BA degree with Honor in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, Master degree with Honors in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano Performance and Piano…

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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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