The String Academy of Southern MN

Exceptional Faculty. Outstanding Students.

String Academy closing June 30

After 8 great years, I have made the decision to close the String Academy of So MN at the end of June 2019. I have been teaching cello in Owatonna … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

VOTE NOW: Classical MPR Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artist Ingrid Tverberg

  Give a listen to this year’s Minnesota Varsity featured artist Ingrid Tverberg, String Academy student. Listen to Ingrid on Classical MPR at 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 11! … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

How do I sign up for Lessons?

Let’s get started. Fill out your contact information below. We contact the instructor/s for the instrument/s you are interested in, and set up a lesson day and time, and you’re … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Autumn L. Zander, Piano

Pianist, and teacher Autumn L. Zander has been teaching for over 18 years. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. With the Frances Clark quote “There is … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rachel Ulrich, Piano

The String Academy is pleased to announced that Rachel Ulrich has joined our studio.  Rachel began playing the piano in Missoula, MT at the age of 13. She attended the University … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elinor Niemisto, harp

Elinor Niemisto is Adjunct Instructor of harp at St. Olaf College and Senior Lecturer in Harp at Carleton College. She is the Principal Harpist of the Rochester (MN) Orchestra and … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chloe Moriarty, Violin and Viola Instructor

Chloe Moriarty began her life as a violinist at the age of nine and has been in love with it ever since. She started as a beginner with the Roseville … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

We start string students as young as age 4. Our teachers have Suzuki and more traditional methods of teaching to suit your needs, and will accept students without prior instrument … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment


We’re pleased to introduce Elinor Niemisto, who is Adjunct Instructor of harp at St. Olaf College and Senior Lecturer in Harp at Carleton College. She also plays with the Rochester Orchestra … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stanford Felix, DMA – Voice

Join us in welcoming Stanford Felix, voice instructor. Stan Felix has been a voice teacher and coach for 15 years and has sung professionally (bass-baritone) on the operatic, musical theater … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Natalie Filipovich, Violin/Viola

Natalie Filipovich Please join us in welcoming violinist / violist Natalie Filipovich to the String Academy of Southern Minnesota. She will start lessons August 7, and is accepting students of … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Location and Business Hours

We have lessons and are studio is open 7 days a week. Contact us to set an appointment for a tour of the studio, or to meet an instructor – … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment


Classic Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Alternative… you name it and Jon Colton can play it and show you how. Weekly individual lessons are typically 30 minutes to an … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment


Ok, we can definitely help with the ‘Gotta Sing’ part. We offer voice lessons to children (junior high and older… check with an instructor if you would like voice lessons … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment


Mozart’s mother used to wake him up in the morning by   playing only part of a scale. W.A. Mozart ran from his bed, to the piano, to finish the … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment