Degrees and Certifications:
My name is John Middleton and I would like to introduce myself as the Orchestra and Suzuki Strings teacher. I grew up with an excellent public school band and orchestra experiences in Wisconsin, and earned Bachelor and Masters degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of Colorado.
I am a violist in the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and perform violin or viola in various groups in the TwinCities. Apart from my passion for fostering a lifelong love for great music in my students, I like to ski, hike, kayak, and sail. My wife, Jocelyn Kalajian, is also a musician and teaches chorus and voice at Century College, and our daughter has studied violin and piano for many years.