Rose received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2004--studying under Nobuyoshi Yasuda--and currently performs with bluegrass and country bands as well as classical venues. She has been teaching private lessons in the Eau Claire area since 1999, and offers lessons in violin, fiddle, viola, cello, vocal production/singing, stagecraft, and small-ensemble coaching.
Rose teaches: Violin, Viola
John is an experienced teacher and performer in bluegrass/country fiddle, guitar, and bluegrass/country bands. He has been teaching private lessons in northern Minnesota from 2001 until 2011, when he married Rose and moved to Eau Claire, WI. John enjoys bringing the "soul" of music to all ages and levels of students.
John teaches: Violin, Guitar, Mandolin
Mari Carlson has played violin since age 3 and hasn't stopped since, for 38 years. Now you know how old she is, too. A Suzuki student herself, she has taught the method, along with fiddle and note reading, for 17 years. She leads monthly workshops and jams at Offbeats and she plays with the Chippewa Valley Symphony and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, as well as various folk ensembles.
Mari has a BA St. Olaf College and a Masters in Pastoral Studies St Paul Seminary, St Thomas University. She is certified in the Suzuki and Sassmanshaus teaching methods and in Music Together.
Mari has a BA St. Olaf College and a Masters in Pastoral Studies St Paul Seminary, St Thomas University.
She enjoys reading, walking, biking, spending time with family: UP rail conductor-husband Jon and son Emery (11) and her 2 cats
Mari teaches: Violin
Janelle has been playing violin since 2003 and classically trained under Mrs. Monica Miller and Mrs. Najellie Rabbit, both of Eau Claire, for 10 years. She has also played violin in a band at her church since 2004 and loves to be able to share the music and talent that God has given her in any way she can. She has been teaching since 2010 and specializes in the Suzuki Theory, but loves to branch out to any and all kinds of music, even working on picking up songs and playing them by ear. Janelle is a full time Irish dance teacher (owning her own dance school since 2006) but loves to teach violin as well! "It is such a joy to be able to introduce and show kids, many for the first time, the wonderful world of music and help them grow and develop skills and knowledge that will last them a life time!"
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." ― Martin Luther
“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen
Janelle teaches: Violin
Susan, the youngest of six siblings, grew up in a musical family. She started studying piano at the age of 6 but was so inspired by PBS specials of the Chicago symphony Young Artist Competition that she changed her instrument to violin. She went on the receive her BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she studied with Ralph Evans, the first violinist of the world renown Fine Arts Quartet and completed her graduate work at the Peabody Conservatory under Herbert Greenberg, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony. She has performed with many orchestras in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Florida and New York and has taught violin for over 20 years in private and group settings. Her teaching style leans heavily on the Suzuki method, and her goal is to share her passion of music while fostering a life time love of learning.
Susan teaches: Violin, Viola
Dean Langby comes from a musical family and has been playing cello for 40 years, violin for 20, and has been teaching both for 20 years. Suzuki method forms the basis of his teaching style, and fiddle tunes are added in for good measure. Dean has a degree in English from Carleton College, played in symphonies in Rochester (MN), Green Bay and Manitowoc, and is currently a member of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, the Chippewa Valley Symphony and a family Irish band, the Barnyard Banshees.
Dean homeschools his daughter Alice, enjoys gardening and makes at least one pun a day.
Dean teaches: Cello, Violin