Suzuki Guitar Group Coordinator
A native of the Twin Cities, Suzuki and traditional guitar teacher Jean Seils began studying classical guitar at the age of 10. She has now been teaching for more than 15 years and found her way to MacPhail in 1998. Described as fun, laid back, but challenging, Jean enjoys teaching students of all ages, from 3-99. She likes to let her students choose music they love when teaching technique.
Jean can be heard performing in Minnesota Guitar Society events and MacPhail’s faculty concerts. She has also performed in classical guitar master classes.
In 1998 Jean became certified in Suzuki instruction at the Intermountain Suzuki Institute in Park City, Utah, and continued her studies of the Suzuki method at Stevens Point, Wis., Beaver Creek, Colo., and under MacPhail’s Alan Johnston. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.