Green Bouzard
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Green Bouzard

Green B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Green Bouzard is a versatile classical violinist and violist, fiddle player, songwriter, improviser, and cross-genre musician with over 20 years' experience playing the violin and 8 years' experience teaching violinists of all ages and abilities.

Currently only enrolling students online, but open to in-person lessons in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, metro area and Rice County, MN after it is deemed safe by the state of Minnesota.

About Green B.

I incorporate a variety of musical styles into my teaching practice to instill instrument fundamentals, technique, music theory, and artistry. My teaching philosophy emphasizes developing a strong foundation of technique, musicality, and music theory, while allowing students to explore their musical interests and a wide range of styles, including classical repertoire, fiddling styles, rock and pop, composition, and improvisation. We can incorporate any number of genres into your lesson, or just focus on one!

I enjoy working with students of ALL ages!

I am a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where I studied violin and played for four years in the St. Olaf Orchestra, including as the principle second violin. My original Americana music duo Free Winona (fka Winona Forever) has toured nationally, debuting at SXSW in 2018 and performing with such Americana-stalwarts as Charlie Parr, Jon Langford, Walter Salas-Humara, Carrie Rodriguez, and Jon Dee Graham. Free Winona opened for Grammy-award winner Marc Cohn at the historic Englert Theater (Iowa City, IA) in November 2018. Free Winona also won second place in the 2017 Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association duet competition at the Minnesota State Fair. I also play regularly with the nationally touring orchestra folk-rock ensemble Dewi Sant (Northfield, MN) and the alt-country band Wesley Church and the Fabulous Vanguards (Northfield, MN). Green has also played with acclaimed Minneapolis pop-rock ensemble Sister Species, Andy Ulseth (Minneapolis, MN), The Holy Broke (Spokane, WA; Best Songwriter, Bartlett Awards), Terrible Buttons (Spokane, WA; Best Local Band, The Inlander Magazine; Sommy Award Winner), and &Yet (Seattle, WA, featuring Sommy Award Winner Dane Ueland). I play weekly in sacred music settings as the featured violinist and violist at Zion Lutheran Church (Anoka, MN) and at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (Plymouth, MN). I have also played with the St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Orchestra (Mahtomedi, MN), the St. John's Lutheran Church Music Series (Minneapolis, MN), Eagle Brook Church (Anoka and Blaine, MN), and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (Minneapolis, MN). A founding member of the Watercress Trio, I am an experienced chamber music player, and have played at countless weddings and events.

Currently only enrolling students online, but open to in-person lessons in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, metro area and Rice County, MN after it is deemed safe by the state of Minnesota.

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Experience

Violinist, Violist, and Vocalist
Oct 2018 - Present

Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka, MN

Violinist, violist, and vocalist for The River evening worship service.

Co-Founder
Jan 2017 - Present

Free Winona

Founding member of duo playing original music. www.freewinonaforever.com

Violinist, Violist, and Vocalist
Jul 2016 - Present

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

Violinist, violist, and vocalist for contemporary and contemplative worship.

Violinist
Sep 2012 - Present

Dewi Sant

Violin player for indie folk-rock band playing original music.

Private Violin & Viola Instructor
Sep 2012 - Present

Green Bouzard

I incorporate a variety of musical styles into my teaching practice to instill instrument fundamentals, technique, music theory, and artistry. My teaching philosophy emphasizes developing a strong foundation of technique, musicality, and music theory, while allowing students to explore their musical interests and a wide range of styles, including classical repertoire, fiddling styles, rock and pop, composition, and improvisation.

Freelance Musician
Sep 2011 - Present

Green Bouzard

Freelance violinist and violist playing for weddings, events, concert series, and sacred music settings.

Education

M. Div
Sep 2013 - May 2016

Yale Divinity School

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2007 - May 2011

St. Olaf College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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