Find a Teacher

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra can make it easier to find a teacher for students of all ages. Listed alphabetically are ASO teaching artists who have requested to be listed on the ASO's website. This is not a complete list of those ASO musicians who teach, and the ASO does not recommend one group of teachers over the other, nor certify that each teaching relationship will be the best one for you or your child. A productive student/teacher relationship takes place over time and must include a frank and honest discussion of student and teacher goals and objectives.

Please email the ASO Director of Education and Community Engagement if you would like to be added/removed from this list or to update your information.

ASO Teaching Artists:


Charlotte Crosmer
(501) 269-2738

Drew Irvin

Tatiana Kotcherguina
(501) 590-7702

Sandy McDonald
(501) 350-7381
Suzuki and Traditional Violin

Tom McDonald
(501) 580-5601

Kater Reynolds
(501) 952-5951
Teaches at home, virtually, UCA and Hendrix

Magdalena Ryszkowski
(501) 352-6014

Algis Staskevicius
(501) 590-5117


Tatiana Kotcherguina
(501) 590-7702

Timothy MacDuff
(518) 321-7100

Tom McDonald
(501) 580-5601

Kater Reynolds
(501) 952-5951
Teaches at home, virtually, UCA and Hendrix


David Gerstein

Rafael Leon
(501) 519-3785

Jacob Wunsch
Traditional instruction, and Suzuki certified


Carolyn Brown

Barry McVinney
(501) 223-2574
Cell (501) 343-6189


Lorraine Duso Kitts
(501) 548-0284


Kelly Johnson


Susan Bell Leon
(501) 663-2680


Brandon Dorris
(501) 650-2260
Classical and jazz saxophone technique, improvisation, and music theory.

Barry McVinney
(501) 223-2574
Cell (501) 343-6189


Durham Hill
(501) 666-1761 ext. 131

David Renfro
(501) 551-5300

Brent Shires
(501) 450-5768
Cell (501) 472-3350
Faculty at UCA and MTNA nationally certified


Carl Mason
Teaches all brass instruments. Based in Hoxie, AR.


David Carter
(501) 554-3492

Michael Underwood
(501) 569-3301


Ed Owen
(870) 926-0622
Also teaches euphonium. Based in Jonesboro, AR, and Bryant, AR.


Alisa Coffey
(703) 606-0769


Erick Saoud
Lessons at a central location or in the home. All percussion instruments including drum set.