CELLO: Tom Austin
(612) 823-7644 | email@example.com | Studio 106
Tom is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and a freelance musician. He has over twenty years experience of teaching. He uses Dounis techniques, the Suzuki method and traditional techniques to bring his students to their highest level of musicianship while having fun at the same time. Students are given many opportunities throughout the year to perform in a nurturing, non-competitive community atmosphere. Tom studied at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and with George Neikurg in Boston.
STRING STUDIO: Miya Kunin
(612) 702-0607 | MiyaKunin@gmail.com | Studio B-3
Miya hold’s her Bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College, where she studied violin performance and string pedagogy with Mary Budd Horozaniecki. Miya has many years of experience teaching, coaching and performing stringed instruments. She brings her vast knowledge of theory, technique, ensemble work, musicality, performance technique and creativity to the studio. Miya is currently teaching an after school strings program at Hale Elementary school, and coaching violin sectionals for the Southwest High School orchestra. Miya has always held a strong focus in both solo performance and chamber music studies. She had the opportunity to solo with the Augsburg Chamber Orchestra as a part of winning the concerto competition two years in a row. Currently Miya and her trio can be found performing at many community and private events around the Twin Cities area.
Miya places a focus on the needs of each individual student in attempts to create a very supportive and constructive environment for learning. She tries to work with the goals and desires of each student and family. She provides a combination of fun and lightheartedness with hard work, discipline and challenge, to help each student excel in their musical journey. She is a strong advocate for student performing as she feels this brings a great deal of strength to the student in their futures as a musician or otherwise. Miya Kunin’s String Studio offers many performance opportunities throughout the year, including 3 concert recitals, 2 nursing home recitals, monthly masterclasses, annual practice marathon. All ages and levels of ability are welcome, please inquire about available lesson times. Schedule times change at the beginning and end of the school year. If there are no times currently available that work in your schedule, you may be placed on the waiting list.
BASS STUDIO: Kameron Markworth
firstname.lastname@example.org | Studio 105
Kameron is a professional upright and electric bassist who has taught privately since 2002. His approach to private lessons is student-centered, grounded in applying instruction to musical styles and concepts that the student is interested in. Since the bass is a versatile and often essential instrument in music, Kameron offers comprehensive instruction in multiple styles from jazz to classical, country to hip hop, and everything in between. For high school students needing fine arts credits, Kameron is an approved instructor through Educational Advantage.
Education: M.M. Indiana University, B.M. Augsburg College, A.A.S. McNally Smith College of Music
“…Kam helped me expand my knowledge of the instrument. I wanted to learn more theory and reading so that’s what we did at a comfortable and engaging pace. I would highly recommend Kam if you’re stuck in a rut like I was or just starting out.” — Justin from Minneapolis
“… [Kameron] taught me how to read music, was always prepared with a lesson and gave me great material to work on at home. Kameron is a seriously talented bassist and musician and can take your playing anywhere you want it to go. I ended up playing bass in a local cover band and I highly doubt I would have gotten there without him!” — Jen from Philadelphia