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Flute (ages 7+),   Saxophone (ages 8+),   Bassoon/Oboe (ages 9+),   Clarinet (ages 8+),   Oboe (ages 8+)

Amanda E

Amanda Eldred is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance with distinction. She also has an Associations of Arts with an emphasis in Music from Kirkwood Community College, where she participates with the Kirkwood Community College Concert band as their first chair oboist during the school year. She has been teaching lessons at Marion Music Academy for almost five years specializing in oboe, flute/piccolo, saxophones, clarinet and bassoon.

 

 

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Violin (ages 5+),   Viola (ages 8+),   Violin/Viola (ages 5+)

Andrew G

Andrew Gentzsch, a native to Iowa City, is the violin instructor at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Dr. Gentzsch has led the Unversity of Deleware Chamber Orchestra and the Unversity of Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Dr. Gentzsch received music degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison studying with David Perry and the University of Deleware studying with Xiang Gao. Whilte at the University of Deleware, Dr. Gentzsch performed the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with Dr. Gao, both performing violins from the Boorse Collection of Contemporary Violins. Dr. Gentzsch received his docorate in of musical arts at the University of Iowa. He is a founding member of Concerts in the Shed and actively performs multiple solo recitals a year as well as chamber concerts.

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Piano (ages 5+)

Brittany L

Brittany Lensing is a musician and piano teacher who loves guiding others in learning and playing music. A native Iowan, Lensing earned her B.A. in Music at Huntington University and her M.M. in Piano pedagogy and performance at the University of Northern Iowa. While at UNI she taught undergraduate group piano as a graduate assistant and later as a temporary adjunct. In addition to her appointments at UNI, she taught private and group lessons through the UNI Community Music School, group piano classes at Aplington-Parkersburg high school, then later served as an adjunct piano instructor at Iowa Wesleyan University. Lensing currently keeps a full studio at Marion Music Academy and enjoys various seasonal outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and ice skating.

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Voice (ages 7+)

Caleb H.

Caleb Haselhuhn is excited to be teaching voice lessons to a wide range of students at Marion
Music Academy. Haselhuhn is currently in his second year of the MA in Voice program at The
University of Iowa. Prior to beginning graduate studies, Haselhuhn taught high school
instrumental music for five years where he was also the musical director for three musicals and
taught AP Music Theory. He has also had an active voice studio for eight years, teaching
students of all ages and preparing them for contests and auditions. Haselhuhn’s past musical
studies occurred at Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), where he earned the BA (Magna
Cum Laude) and MAE in music. Recent productions include Bright Star and Rodgers &
Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Theatre Cedar Rapids), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
(Giving Tree Theater), and HMS Pinafore (University of Iowa Opera). Upcoming productions
include The Drowsy Chaperone (MVLCT), Once (Theatre Cedar Rapids), and Il Matrimonio
Segreto (University of Iowa Opera).

Starting Jun 1st, 2022

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Cello (ages 8+)

James E

James Ellis is a cellist from St. Clair Shores, Michigan and has received three music degrees: a Bachelor from Western Michigan University, studying with Bruce Uchimura; a Masters from University of Georgia, studying with David Starkweather; and a Doctorate from the University of Iowa, studying with Charles Wendt. James has played with 17 professional symphones in Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, and Iowa. He currently maintains a bustling studio in Linn County and teaches at Cornell College. He has served as principal cellist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, the Southeast Iowa Symphony, the Waverly Community Orchestra, and the Quad-Cities Symphony. He is also a member of the Durward contemporary chamber music ensemble which will perform in North Carolina and Illinois late this spring.  James also plays regularly with the Iowa City Community Orchestra and the Iowa City Chamber Singers. In his spare summer months, he works at Pleasant Valley golf course.

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Guitar (ages 11+)

Jason S

Jason Shadrick has been teaching guitar for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Premier Guitar, where he has edited over 500 lessons and collaborated with artists such as Paul Gilbert, Pat Martino, Jimmy Herring, Greg Koch, Lindsay Ell, and many more. After graduating from UNI with a M.M. in Jazz Pedagogy he served as Director of Artist Relations for the National Guitar Workshop. In addition to writing features and reviews, he also produces podcasts for Cory Wong and Dweezil Zappa.

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Piano (ages 5+)

Katie F

Chia-Ti (Katie) Fang is a native of Tawain, has served on the faculty of Marion Music Academy since 2011. Previously she worked as a collaborative pianist at the University of Iowa Dance Forum and the Youth Ballet and as a teacher and collaborative pianist at Cornell College. She received a bachelor's degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, a master's degree and performance certificate from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa.

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Piano (ages 5+)

Melanie B

Melanie Bell founded the Marion Music Academy in 2005, and has been Artistic Director and piano instructor ever since. She enjoys seeing her students grow and mature. Bell earned her bachelor's degree in in Music from Luther College and her master's degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Bowling Green State University. As a member of Luther College Orchestra, she performed around the United States as well as internationally in Europe. She has extensive performing experience both as a soloist and accompanist, with playing for a masterclass with Yo-Yo as a highlight. Bell served on the faculty of BGSU teaching group piano for many years, as well as maintaining a private piano studio in Bowling Green.

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Violin (ages 5+),   Viola (ages 8+),   Violin/Viola (ages 5+)

Stephanie D

Ms. Dotzel has more than 35 years of teaching experience. After earning a bachelor degree in music education, Ms. Dotzel taught string instruments in Kansas, Des Moines, and Mt. Vernon. She recently retired after nearly two decades of teaching Junior High orchestra in the Iowa City Community School District. Ms. Dotzel, a violinist, has been an active performer in several area symphony orchestras including Des Moines, Clinton, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls and is currently a member of the Southeast Iowa Symphony.

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Voice (ages 11+)

Taylor M

Tenor Taylor Mayne, a native to Afton, Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and Ohio University with a Master of Music in vocal performance. He is currently residing in Iowa City where he is in his second year as a Doctor in Musical Arts candidate and teaching assistant with a full studio of college singers at the University of Iowa. Mr. Mayne has been an active member on the young artist circuit, performing on stages in Italy, France, and the United States including several performances with the Cedar Rapids Opera. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Music degree, Mr. Mayne started a private voice studio in Des Moines, Iowa and began working as a church musician. While living in Des Moines he was approached as a soloist for many concert settings including organizations like Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus, Grinnell College and Fairfield Chorale Society. Mayne has had much success as a competitor in NATS solo contests, receiving top honors in three different regions within the United States. Mayne will be performing this spring with the University of Iowa Opera in their production of HMS Pinafore as Ralph Rackstraw. 

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