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Mark Reeves  

Mark Reeves is a 39-year veteran music educator who has taught in Florida, Alabama, Wisconsin and North Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Samford University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida. He is a published composer with Alliance Music Company and Lifeway Music, and has extensive experience in music production and recording. He has also written, directed and produced numerous musical dramas for the stage. He and his wife Julia have six grown children, most of whom are pursuing music careers. He currently is a pastor of Buffalo City Church the music teacher at Pingree-Buchanan School, and the director of Dakota Vocal Union, a men's chorus in Fargo, ND. Founder and Director; Voice, Piano, Guitar, Brass, Music Production; Occupation: Pastor, Music Teacher

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John Nyberg  

John Nyberg was born and raised on a farm in southwest North Dakota, and learned to play guitar from his family, which was full of musical talent.  After playing in a Christian band during high school, he joined the Air Force in 1981 and worked as an aircraft mechanic, eventually getting licenses to work on and inspect civilian aircraft, which is his current career. Throughout his life he has played both in bands and solo, writing and recording his own songs.  He is currently living and working in the Jamestown area, working as a mechanic at the local airport, while serving as the commander of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. Guitar, Bass; Occupation: Aircraft Mechanic

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Maddy Tyson

A brilliant young musician, Maddy has been studying piano for 9 years and teaching beginning students for 2 years.  Maddy teaches strings at St. John's Academy, and has been accepted into several auditioned honor orchestras.  She enjoys accompanying the high Jamestown High School choirs, reading, running, and singing. In the fall of 2024 she will be attending the University of North Dakota as a music major in cello performance. Piano, Cello; Occupation: Student

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Heidi Tyson

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Ursula DeLaurier

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Valerie Hubbard

Valerie has her Bachelors Degree in Music Composition and a Piano Performance Certificate from Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester VA) and her Masters Degree from the University of Texas - Austin, in Music Theory.  She moved to North Dakota in 2020 after retiring as a Corporate Lobbyist in Washington, DC.  She has always taught piano and theory and is thrilled to be part of our faculty! Piano, Voice, Brass; Occupation: Retired

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Tamra Wiedenmeyer

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Sariah McLean

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Leah Willms

Leah is originally from Fessenden, ND and is a 2013 graduate of University of Jamestown with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications(HR) and Psychology.  She began taking piano lessons at 7 years old and grew up playing piano for church in junior high and high school.  She and her husband Ben live in Jamestown and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with him, playing piano and listening to music, shopping, reading, and baking.  This is her first time teaching piano and she enjoys working with her students. 

Andres Segovia




George Gershwin 


Ethel Merman


Ok, so these folks don't really teach at TRPAS, or anywhere else for that matter. They do have something in common, however: they once were all young, aspiring artists (except Animal, of course) with parents who recognized their ability and sacrificed to invest in music lessons!

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