Faculty

Mankato Suzuki School of Music
                                                                                        PATTI TRYHUS BIOGRAPHY



Patti Tryhus began teaching at the Mankato Suzuki School in 1979 and has been         
the Director of MSSM since 1982. Patti studied violin at MSU with Marilyn Bos         
and received Suzuki training at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens         
Point Wis. and at numerous conferences and workshops.  She teaches violin, viola 
and fiddle and plays violin with the Mankato  Symphony Orchestra.     
















MARILYN BOS BIOGRAPHY


Marilyn Bos is emeritus faculty member, Minnesota State University, Mankato and was concertmaster of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra for many years.  In 2002 she was awarded “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association.  She teaches advanced level viola and violin students and plays violin with the Mankato  Symphony Orchestra.   








ELEDA L. KRUEGER BIOGRAPHY


A professional educator, classical and jazz musician, Eleda Krueger is a Suzuki trained
 Violin teacher, Voice Teacher and Licensed Musikgarten teacher, teaching through the 
Mankato Suzuki School of Music. She has taught voice and violin since 1973. After 
attending the University of Minnesota as a Violin and Music Education major, Ms. 
Krueger re-located to Southern CA. to study vocal performance at Azusa Pacific University under the mentorship of Mrs. Brenda Reinebach. Violin teachers include Arnold Krueger, Dick Roberts, and Lea Foli.  Krueger received her Suzuki Teacher's Training at the American Suzuki Institute in Steven's Point, WI.

Krueger was a faculty member at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music from 1991 to 2003 where she taught voice and functioned as head of the Voice Department. In addition to working with students, Krueger sat on the teacher selection committee, mentored new faculty members, collaborated in the development of program evaluation standards, and founded/directed the Pasadena Conservatory Girls’ Choir.
As a vocal soloist, Krueger has performed Opera Night at Morgan Creek Vineyards; numerous times with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra; with jazz guitarist Jim McGuire; the Scottie Miller Band; the Claremont Symphony, Claremont, CA; Opera A la Carte, Pasadena CA; California State University Choir & Jazz Group, and in numerous violin and vocal recitals. Krueger also plays violin with the Mankato  Symphony Orchestra.    




ROSLYN SIEH BIOGRAPHY



Roslyn Sieh received her degree in music education from Wayne State College inWayne, NE.  She has taught 
private piano and voice lessons for more than twenty years.  In addition, she has spent two decades working in
 worship ministry in her church. She is the mother of eleven children and has been homeschooling them 
for the past twenty-four years.  Her children are all active in musical activities in Mankato.  One of her 
sons is a professional violist with the Air Force Strings; another sonis studying recording arts and
 music composition at Indiana University, Bloomington.  Passionate about orchestral music, Roslyn is the 
General Manager for the Mankato Area outh Symphony Orchestra.  She offers a traditional 
approach to piano lessons with lots of positive reinforcement.








RUTH GREVE BIOGRAPHY

Ruth Greve attended MacPhail Conservatory of Music from 1967 to 1970
in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Traditional piano lessons were given at Immanuel Lutheran College
in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and in Greve's home before re-locating to 
Waterville and Mankato, Minnesota.

She began her Suzuki journey in 1986 with the Suzuki School of
Music in Mankato until 2002 when she began lessons in my home
Studio. Greve re-joined the MSSM faculty  Fall of 2012. 







FAITH SOLANO BIOGRAPHY

Faith Solano is one of the earliest students of the Mankato Suzuki School of Music. 
She studied under Martha Ryan, Craig Timmerman and Patti Tryhus and graduated 
from the program as a sophomore in high school. Faith was concertmistress and section 
leader numerous times in orchestras in Mankato and in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies,
 and credits her leadership ability to the skills she acquired in the group lesson opportunities in the 
Suzuki Program. Faith received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Wheaton Conservatory of Music. 
She began teaching while a student there,and continued to teach from her home as she entered the 
phase of motherhood. In 2005, when Faith joined the staff at MSSM, she continued her studies at the 
American Suzuki Institute, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where she had attended workshops as a child.
 Faith teaches only part-time at MSSM: beginning students through advanced levels.






CRISTA BOHLMAN BIOGRAPHY

Crista began Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 in New Ulm, MN. Recently, she completed graduate work at the 
University of Minnesota, in Suzuki Pedagogy where she completed teacher training in all 10 Suzuki Books from 
master teacher, Mark Bjork . Crista also studied music and English at Minnesota State University, where she was a scholarship
 recipient for four years.Currently teaching at the String Academy of Southern Minnesota, The Mankato Suzuki School 
and her own program inWaterville and Waseca, MN, and has previously taught at the New Ulm Suzuki School.
Crista has also taught elementary music at Hanska Charter School, Waseca Sacred Heart Elementary School
 and St. Theodore School in Albert Lea.She has been a member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra since 1994, 
and can be seen sharing the stage with several regional bands such as Lightning Flats, the Blue Ringers and Church of Cash 
where she sings and plays violin.Crista has coached sectionals with the Upper Midwest String Conference 
and the New Ulm Youth Orchestra Summer Camp and is a member of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota 
as well as the American Suzuki Association.Teachers of influence and study include; Nancy Lokken, Joanne Melvin, 
Mark Bjork, Joanne Bath, Paula Anderson, Marilyn O’Boyle, Adrian Lo, Jim Riccardo and Charles Grey.
In her free time, Crista is also a graphic designer, enjoys biking, running, reading, and gardening. 
She currently resides in rural Waterville with her husband Tom Little.









Bios Coming Soon for

Mary Goedtke, Violin Teacher



Mankato Suzuki School of Music
546 Grant Ave.
North Mankato, MN 56003

Voice Mail: 507-625-3616
Email: musicmankato@gmail.com