Our Teachers

World Class Instruction

Right Here in the Midwest

CVMA is blessed with a vibrant musical collective of talented, educated, energized and motivated instructors of the classical and contemporary vocal and instrumental arts, where partnership and collaboration go a long way to provide a rich and inclusive environment for learning and instruction.
All of our studio artists perform professionally in the community, hold degrees or equivalent real world experience as musicians and educators, and are excellent at providing customized musical education to students of all ages, abilities and ambitions in the Twin Cities.
Feel free to visit their pages from here or from our “What We Offer” link. You are sure to find the right instructor for you or a loved one. And you are welcome to contact each one of them directly or through our “Contact Us” page.

Christina Adamoli
Voice

Styles: Classical, Musical Theater,
Folk, Contemporary

Yasmin Bauer
Piano, Electric Bass

Styles: Classical, Tango,
Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Pop

Beth Bayley
Voice

Styles: Opera, Classical,
Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, Folk

Sarah DeYoung
Voice

Styles: Musical Theater, Classical,
Contemporary

Charles Eaton
Voice

Styles: Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Contemporary

Joe Filipovich
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica

Styles: Blues, Slide Guitar, Classic Rock, Oldies, Reggae, Rock, Modern, Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Diana Grasselli
CVMA Director, Voice, Recording Production, Career Mentorship

Styles: Contemporary, Classical, Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Country, Blues, Musical Theater, Folk

Scott Keever
Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukelele

Styles: Guitar, Bass Guitar,
Mandolin, Ukulele (All Levels/Styles),
Piano (Contemporary/Blues/Improvisation )

Alison Keller
Violin,
Viola, Fiddle

Styles: Classical, Country

Samantha Laumann
Voice

Styles: Musical Theater,
Classical, Contemporary

John McKone
Trombone, Brass

Styles: Classical, Jazz,
R&B, Funk

Tom McNellis
Voice

Styles: Classical, Sacred Music, Bluegrass, Folk,
Pop, Rock, Blues, Musical Theatre, Country

Collin Mueller
Guitar, Beginning Banjo, Beginning Mandolin, Bass

Styles: Blues, Rockabilly,
Flat-picking, Finger-style, Jazz, Rock

Karen Mueller
Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Irish Bouzouki,
Dulcimer, Autoharp

Styles: A variety including Folk,
Americana, Celtic & Contemporary. 

Melissa Odens
Piano

Styles: Classical, Contemporary

Justin Spenner
Voice

Styles: Classical,
Musical Theater, Contemporary

Thomas Strommen
Tenor/Alto Saxaphone

Styles: Classical, Jazz

Megumi Takeno
Voice, Piano

Styles: Voice: Pop, R&B, Rock, Jazz/ Bossanova,
Ambient, Classical/ Musical Theater, Choral,
Piano: Classical, Contemporary

Matthew Tintes
Voice

Styles: Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater,
Foreign Language

Amanda Weis
Voice, Piano

Styles: Musical Theater, Classical, Contemporary;
Piano: Classical, Adult Beginners

Sarah Wybaczynsky
Voice Instructor

Styles: Musical Theater, Classical,
Contemporary