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Looking for private lessons for your child, or musicians to work with your students one-on-one, in clinics or masterclasses? The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra musicians are available for hire and are ready to meet your musical needs.  See the list below for musicians who are currently accepting new students.

Doris Dungan

Teaches Flute

Doris Dungan received B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees from the University of Michigan before taking a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. Since joining the TBSO, Doris has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on both flute and piccolo and was featured nationally on CBC Radio.

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Ages:Ages 8 to Adult

Catherine Jillings

Teaches Viola

Catherine Jillings studied in Regina, Toronto and Victoria. She has attended congresses at the Banff Centre, Scotia Festival and Magic Mountain Music Farm. In Thunder Bay, Cathy has performed on the Quartet Etcetera series, with LUMINA, SYKE, New Music North and the Harbour String Quartet.

Private lessons, workshops, classes and chamber music coaching sessions.

Email:[email protected]


Ages:Ages 10 to adult

Madonna Lee

Teaches Violin

Madonna Lee holds a B.Mus. in Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University/University of Toronto, a Licentiate Performance Diploma from the Royal Conservatory and a B.Ed. from Lakehead University. Madonna has enjoyed fiddling with two local bands, the Knackers and Accordion with Strings Attached.

Email:[email protected]

Ages:All Ages

Stéphanie Caplette

Teaches Violin

Stéphanie Caplette holds a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Conservatory of Montreal. Stéphanie has toured across Europe as a member of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas “Nordic-Baltic tour.” She studied on scholarship at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Orford Arts Centre.

Teaches private lessons, solo masterclasses, and chamber music group masterclasses.

Email:[email protected]


Ages:All Ages

Patrick Horn

Teaches Violin, Viola, Theory

Patrick Horn holds a B.Mus. from Rice University, and a M.Music from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon. His compositions have been performed throughout North America including with the San Francisco Symphony.

Email:[email protected]

Ages:All Ages & Levels