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Private Lessons

Bloomington residents are fortunate to have access to some of the top private instructors in the state. Private lessons are a wonderful way to improve performer confidence, learn the specifics of an instrument, and boost individual playing ability. Private lessons are an essential component to successfully preparing for juries and the State Solo & Ensemble Festival. While band can develop ensemble skills and overall musicianship, there is no substitue for the individualized instruction offered through private lessons.

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InstrumentInstructorPhone NumberE-Mail Address
InstrumentInstructorPhone NumberE-Mail Address
Bassoon Ivy Tulchinsky 612-396-4220 violetnote2@hotmail.com 
Bassoon Laurie Merz 763-473-0081  
Clarinet Becky Melich 952-884-0917  
Clarinet Margo Timmerman 952-881-2791  
Euphonium Jeff Merriman 773-818-0724 jeffreymerriman@gmail.com 
Euphonium John Tranter 651-470-8305  
Euphonium Larry Zimmerman 612-386-0487  
Euphonium Steve Hammerschmidt 651-275-1150 erikaandsteve@usfamily.net 
Flute Betty Olson 952-831-3854  
Flute Linda Chatterton 612-920-9479  
Horn Chuck Hodgeson 651-552-0437  
Horn Neil Bolter 952-451-6403 neilbolter@comcast.net 
Oboe Dana Donnay 952-474-3315 danadonnay@gmail.com 
Oboe Janine McQuillan 952-920-5081, #2231  
Oboe Marilyn Ford 612-869-8482  
Oboe Merilee Klemp 612.331.3168  
Percussion Eric Barsness 651-357-0297  
Percussion Eric Strom 612-920-0898  
Percussion Joel Arpin 952-881-5229 joelarpin@msn.com 
Percussion Kathy Weingarden 952-829-9116  
Saxophone Nancy Truchinski 952-476-9631 allegromn@mac.com 
Trombone Dan Gauper 952-806-8734  
Trombone Dave Leigh   
Trombone Jeff Merriman 773-818-0724 jeffreymerriman@gmail.com 
Trombone John Tranter 651-470-8305  
Trombone Larry Zimmerman 612-386-0487  
Trombone Steve Hammerschmidt 651-275-1150 erikaandsteve@usfamily.net 
Trumpet Chris Volpe 952-922-5037  
Trumpet Dan Fretland 952-806-7760 dfretlan@bloomington.k12.mn.us 
Trumpet Dan Massoth 952-912-8511 danm@sihope.com 
Trumpet Jeff Levine 952-806-7757 jlevine@bloomington.k12.mn.us 
Trumpet Mark Adler 763-572-8169  
Tuba Paul Budde 952-431-6763  
Tuba Trygve Skaar 651-636-8965  
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