Teaching Studio

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The Bach Room

Our mission is to enhance and serve the musical community of New Orleans with unique access to a complete and full service orchestral string instrument shop, offering professional service and sales of violin family instruments. This includes our Teaching Studio, The Bach Room.  By encouraging beginners of all ages, Keller Strings hopes to grow this musical community.  Our instructors are incredibly talented as musicians and teachers and we are thrilled they are sharing their talents with students at our teaching studio. Call or email Keller Strings for their contact information.


Beginning to Advanced Violin Instruction

With students, Danielle Ryce is enthusiastic about encouraging a strong foundation in theory and technique to have the ability to play many genres. Danielle is a recent graduate of Loyola University, where she majored in Music Industry and Music Performance, concentration violin performance. At Loyola, she participated in both the Loyola Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, conducted by Dr. Montes. By spring of her senior year, Danielle held the position of Concertmaster in Chamber Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster in Symphony Orchestra. She has studied under Ann Taylor Casadaban, and currently studies under Rachel Jordan, both former members of the LPO. In addition to classical ensembles, Danielle co-leads a band called Nyce!, which plays songs similar to a singer-songwriter style, but with New Orleans flair. Living in New Orleans has given Danielle great exposure to jazz music, and now participates in a group called Kooky Steamers that plays gypsy jazz, in which she sings and plays violin.

Beginning to Advanced Cello Instruction 

Cellist Philip von Maltzahn studied at Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music, where his principal teachers were Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi , Janos Starker, and Steven Doane. He was the cellist of the Degas Quartet from 2002 until 2009, and Assistant Principal Cello of Greensboro Symphony from 2006 until 2011. A passionate music educator and cello teacher, Philip has taught cello and coached chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Furman University, and Appalachian State University. He taught traditional strings and chamber music at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC from 20011 until 2013. Philip recently moved to New Orleans with his wife and is an active freelance musician in the Crescent City’s vibrant musical culture.

You can read more at Philip’s teaching website at www.crescentcitycello.com

Beginning to Advanced Bass Instruction – jazz, classical, blues, rock, and funk

As a working bassist (both upright and electric) in New Orleans, Sam Dingle has played venues including Preservation Hall with Leroy Jones, The Jazz Playhouse, and Houston’s with The Garden District Trio. A graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies, Sam has been also been privileged to study privately with working musicians including Nilson Matta, Sean Pentland, Marcus Mclaurine, Avery Sharp and Justin Meyer. In addition to his work as a musician and private instructor, Sam is also the Director of Residential Life at the Litchfield Jazz Camp. Sam’s teaching combines a strong understanding of the fundamentals of theory and technique (including the Alexander Technique), with each student’s individual set of goals, whether it be progressing through school auditions, a hobby, or overcoming a roadblock. Sam believes strongly in understanding each student as an individual, working with them to define achievable short and long-term objectives, and moving forward from there.

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