Private Lesson Teacher Directory

Connect with music educators in the community who are currently taking new students!
Please note teachers are not directly affiliated with the West Michigan Symphony.

​Are you a private lesson teacher who would like to reach West Michigan families? Visit this page to submit your listing.

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Teresa Bellamy | Violin and Viola
Lessons: In person & Virtual
Studio Location: Grand Rapids

I have been teaching students ages 3 through adult for over 15 years. I love sharing the joy of music with my students, and I strive to make lessons fun and engaging by creating a unique curriculum for each student.

In addition to teaching, I perform as Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Holland Symphony as well as frequently playing with the Lansing Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, and Southwest Michigan Symphony. I hold an M.M. in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University and a B.A. in Violin Performance from The University of Akron.


Jill Brown | Flute
Lessons: In person
Studio Location: Coopersville

I am principal flute in WMS, a position I have held for over 30 years. I have taught all levels of flute, from beginners through college (including Hope and Calvin). Please contact me for cost, policies, etc.


Robert (Bob) Fullerton | Trombone
Lessons: In person
Studio Location: Ferrysburg, MI

I am a 1983 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, with a degree in Music Education from CMU, 1988. My childhood in Grand Haven included piano lessons starting in 1st grade, and trombone in 5th grade band. (These many years later, I am proud to be the founder/director of the Prevailing Winds Community Band, since 2008.) If you have a brass student, especially trombone, I can make a difference.


Natalie Hockamier | Violin
Lessons: In person
Studio Location: Grand Rapids

Violin lessons for young beginners through advanced high school level. I have training in the Suzuki method of instruction, as well as traditional methods, and have over 20 years of private teaching experience. Free trial lesson available. Lessons are given in person in Grand Rapids.

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Caitlin Kramer | Oboe/English Horn
Lessons: In person & Virtual
Studio Location: Kalamazoo, MI and Holland, MI

Caitlin Kramer is the Oboe Professor at Hope College in Holland, MI. Caitlin teaches all levels of Oboe, English horn, and Reed Making. Studio locations are at her home studio in Kalamazoo, MI as well as her office at Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts on Hope College's Campus. Virtual options are always available!

Caitlin attended DePauw University for her BM in Oboe Performance as well as San Francisco Conservatory of Music for her MM in Oboe Performance. She performs with South Bend Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Holland Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony and others in the region.

Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer | Bassoon
Lessons: In person
Studio Location: Kalamazoo

Jason Kramer has been providing bassoon instruction in West Michigan for over 20 years, and is currently on faculty at Kalamazoo College. He has also served as a guest instructor at Western Michigan University.///

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Becky Parks | Violin
Lessons: In person & Virtual
Studio Location: Norton Shores

I've been teaching private violin and viola in the Suzuki tradition since 1982 and am actively involved with several area middle and high school orchestras as a violin/viola teacher, chamber music coach and sectional instructor. I teach all ages and levels of playing—as young as 3 years old up through senior adults, beginners through advanced. I've been blessed with some incredibly influential music teachers in my own life, and my hope, as a teacher, is to perpetuate that gift of learning and love of music on to others. Please contact me (via text/call or email) for additional information.


Nick Voyt | Violin
Lessons: In person
Studio Location: Norton Shores

I have my Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education and over 15 years of classroom and private teaching experience. I love working with students of all ages and ability levels and offer private Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass lessons. Nothing makes me happier then helping you attain your musical goals and the first lesson is always free. Please contact me (via text/call or email) for additional information.

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