Instructors

Brooke Eischens

 

Voice, Beginner Mandolin

320-333-8968

graphicbrooke@gmail.com

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Ana Storm

Guitar

320-444-9409

anastormofficial@gmail.com

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I started playing guitar when I was six years old, and in my teens I started singing and writing music on my own. I now work and perform as an artist and songwriter, and have worked with musicians, songwriters, and producers in Nashville and Norway.

I have lots of experience playing in bands and other music groups, which is a very important part of being a musician: the ability to listen and play with others.

My main focus for guitar playing is developing steady rhythm guitar skills as well as a good understanding of chords and chord progressions, which is a great tool for any musician, guitarist, and songwriter.

I worked as a substitute teacher for about a year and taught kids from ages six to sixteen. I was responsible for music classes as well as other subjects, taught guitar to special needs children, and held songwriting sessions.

I think it is important for children learning music to be able to play songs that they themselves enjoy and listen to, and I would make an effort to keep lessons interesting and relevant.

Jay Ellingson

 

Voice, Guitar

 

320-212-7914

jay.ellingson@gmail.com

Jay Skrukrud

 

Drums, Guitar

 

320-220-4942

jskrukrud@tds.net

 

 

 

Paula Lundquist

 

Guitar, Piano, Voice

 

320-295-1145

lundquist.p@gmail.com

Jonathan Hunter

 

Guitar, Piano, Percussion

 

320-314-2723

jonarthunt@gmail.com

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I like long walks through Menards.

Sherilyn Honken

 

Piano, Organ

 

320-967-4316

ashonken@gmail.com

Peggy Karsten

 

Piano, Guitar, Harmonica

 

320-231-9838

peggykarsten5@gmail.com

I have 35 years experience teaching.
Available for:
Weddings, Church Music, Accompanist, etc.
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Sherry Pearson

 

Piano

 

320-212-1441

sherrypearson@hotmail.com

 

Donna J. Bonawitz

Piano

320-444-0635
djbonawitz@gmail.com


Having grown up in a very musical family, I have loved playing the piano my whole life.  I am in a group called Heart Strings with my niece Melissa and my sister Polly.  I recently moved back to Willmar from Arizona and decided to start teaching piano lessons. 

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For 31 years I taught elementary music in the New London-Spicer school district.  I graduated 1979 from St. Cloud State University with a music education degree and an emphasis in piano.  I have taught private piano, been accompanist for musicals, vocalists and instrumentalists, as well as many years as a church musician.  Playing piano is such a great way to understand and emjoy music and is a wonderful foundation to any music experience.  Beginners to advanced students are welcome!

Jodi Peters

Piano, Organ, Saxophone

 

320-212-5305

jodid76@yahoo.com

Marie Nelson

 

Cello, Viola, Violin

 

320-295-1932

hmnelson@windstream.net

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I use modified Suzuki method for string instruments that incorporates learning note reading from beginning. I try to sense what learning style allows each student to accomplish the highest musical ability they are able.