Meet Our Instructors

  • Our instructors share a love for music and are committed to helping each student reach their individual goals. They recognize that each student has a unique learning style and do their best to creatively adapt curriculum and lessons to help each student feel successful.

    Your instructor will be...

    • qualified by degree and/or equivalent music and teaching experience
    • thoroughly prepared for lessons
    • excited to teach you new concepts

    Your instructor will...

    • provide you with a clearly stated assignments
    • provide tips to make practice time more effective
    • provide resources to enhance your learning experience

    Reference and background checks are completed for all of our instructors. We ask our instructors to make a year-long commitment to our program to allow students to have a consistent learning environment. We continuously search for new instructors to meet the needs of our expanding program.

    If you are interested in becoming an instructor for the Crescendo Music Program contact our office at communityed@isd728.org.

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Sheridan Dolan: Guitar - Percussion - Piano - Ukulele

Sheridan is an up and coming musician. He earned his Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Music at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and received focused music instruction from highly respected professional guitarist, Scott Fraser.

Sheridan teaches electric and acoustic guitar. He specializes in a wide variety of music including rock/metal, classical, blues, country, jazz and anything that catches his interest. He enjoys working in the recording studio and singing. He currently is part of the groups Malice, and Beaner and the Big Chickens.

Participants can expect a fun, relaxed, yet in-depth and serious study of the guitar and music itself, ranging from proper techniques, music theory and, of course, learning your favorite music. He believes in always keeping his lessons positive and tailored to each individual student to fit their needs and learning style.

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Alanna Schugg: Piano (Beginner)- Strings

Alanna began playing the violin at the age of six and teaching violin at thirteen. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance, Violin, and teacher training in the Suzuki Method. Performance experience includes numerous solo recitals, chamber ensemble and orchestral concerts, operatic and community musical theater pits, and even a rock band. Although she favors the violin, she also plays viola, cello and piano.

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