ST. PAUL FLUTE LESSONS, Trumpet Lessons and HARMONICA LESSONS
Hannah Peterson Green
Available: 5:00-8:00 Tuesdays.
Hannah Peterson Green holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, performs frequently with the South Dakota Symphony, and has appeared with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. In 2018 she won first prize in the Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition.
As an advocate for new music and challenging audience expectations of a classical concert experience, Hannah is a founding member of Skal Chamber Collective. She has performed recitals live on air on Minnesota Public Radio and on the Schubert Club's Courtroom Concert Series.
Hannah is an active performer and teacher in the Twin Cities. In addition to teaching private flute lessons in Saint Paul, she has also worked as a Woodwind Section Coach and Teaching Artist at several local schools. Previously, Hannah has participated in Minnesota Public Radio's Classnotes Teaching Artist program, been a member of Chione Wind Quintet, and performed with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
Available: 3:00-6:00 PM Fridays
Kelly Mason is a performer and music educator in the twin studies focusing on wind symphony instruments as well as piano. Graduating with her Bachelor's in Trumpet Performance and minoring in Jazz Studies she went on to study conducting for her graduate degree. She has taught private lessons for 15 years and has worked with notable organizations including Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony, Roseville Public Schools, and She Rock She Rock's Rock and Roll Camp for Grrrrls.
"My philosophy is building passion and confidence in music will inspire a lifelong discipline and creative mindset." When she is not teaching she performs with a variety of jazz, rock and roll, Cumbia and classical groups and is the assistant conductor for The Minnesota State Band.
Sean O'Phelan- Harmonica
Availability: Wednesdsay 5:00-9:00 PM Saturday: 1:00-3:00
Sean “Wailin” O’Phelan is an experienced harmonica player and lifetime student of music. He recently moved back to the Twin Cities from the Big Island of Hawaii where he focused his time in the music industry as a booking agent, open mic host, event organizer and an all-around advocate for music instruction and expression.
Picking up harmonica in 2005, Sean has since had opportunities around the country to perform in a wide variety of live music venues with a mixture of bands, playing Rock and Roll, Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Celtic style and a modern twist on harmonica called Harp boxing, a combination of beatboxing and playing harmonica. He has been offering private lessons since 2012. Sean spends most of his time planning annual harmonica workshops which are currently held in 4 locations around the country, each year. The harmonica workshop business was a natural fit for “Wailin O’Phelan” and he has continually expanded his reach and gained recognition in his field of harmonica instruction.
While planning and organizing his events he is able to network with the best harmonica players and educators in the world. One of the bonuses of hiring the best in the world is that he has a chance to take bits and pieces of their technique, skills and teaching approach.
Sean is a Liberal Arts graduate of the University of Hawaii Hilo with a certificate in Human Services. His mission is to teach as many people, no matter their age or experience, to understand and fully enjoy this pocket-sized music maker.
Sean uses the harmonica industry’s top resources and tools to help his students learn the fundamentals necessary to continue on for a lifetime. He has had the pleasure of building a relationship with Lee Oskar, a famous and longtime harmonica player and top manufacture of harmonicas. Sean uses primarily Lee Oskar Harmonicas while teaching, as they are a very user friendly harmonica and with these specially tuned harmonicas, can offer the student a diverse variety of musical genres to explore and master.
Sean offers instruction to students with any level of experience, from complete beginner up to seasoned pro. Harmonica takes a lifetime to master, but can be played skillfully within a matter of months or years, with only a few moments needed to sound musical. Sean is very excited to be offering private lessons and sharing his passion for harmonica at the St Paul School of Music.
Dr. Trent Jacobs- Bassoon
Available: Coming soon!
A native of Owatonna, Minnesota, Dr. Trent Jacobs completed DMA and MM degrees from the University of Illinois, and received his bachelor's degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Trent is an innovator on the bassoon, expanding the possibilities of electric bassoon amplification and effects processing as the creator of the "Little-Jake" electric bassoon pickup, and actively pursuing non-standard performance opportunities to use these innovations. Trent has become well known as an authority on bassoon equipment after many years as a bassoon specialist at Midwest Musical Imports. Trent's musical interests are unique and varied, having a history of jazz guitar and barbershop quartet singing, as well as a strong commitment to the performance of contemporary and improvised music. In addition to playing with several rock/jazz bands, and active freelancing in the Twin Cities, Trent serves on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Anoka-Ramsey Community College.