The String Academy of Southern MN

Exceptional Faculty. Outstanding Students.

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

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


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