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Learning to play the theremin can be a life-long endeavour. Here's a list of accomplished theremin teachers available to help! Whether you're just beginning and need a basic orientation to your instrument or you're preparing for an opening night at the Met, you'll find some of the best theremin teachers in the world below.
Interested in being added to this list? Please contact us with more information about your teaching experience, location, preferred style, etc.
The Theremin Academy Website
A website by Thierry Frenkel with information about theremin academies and workshops throughout the year in Europe.
Semi-professional (classical) theremin player, teacher. Born in Texas, 3 decades in L.A., moved to Washington near Bellingham. Play, visit and teach at Antique Radio Museum in Bellingham under John Winters, owner. Antique tube Radio, TV, theremin collecting, repair and manufacture. Specializing in Philco Predicta TV repair for the collector. Available in Washington areas for playing and teaching and guest appearances. 360-421-7195 POB 1191 Anacortes, Wa., 98221
Rob Schwimmer, one of NYC's (and maybe even NJ's...or dare I say CT's...) leading thereminists is now offering private lessons. Rob has given workshops and masterclasses at many schools and universities across the US and taught at SUNY Purchase. All styles... contact at
Carolina Eyck has provided lessons around the world. Her calendar of available teaching dates can be found at her website. She has also published a lesson book, available in English and German.
Has specialized in theremin chamber ensemble group lessons (3 to 4 participants with advanced knowledge). Teaches how to make an optimal theremin group setup, how to reduce technical problems with interfering theremins and special ear training for theremin ensemble playing. Special arrangements of well known trio and quartet pieces are studied during the lessons.
YouTube theremin star Thomas Grillo offers theremin lessons over Skype!
Kip Rosser plays and teaches theremin in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City. He also offers modular courseware to Music Therapists to aid them in using a theremin with their clients. He can be contacted via his web site. "I was immediately drawn to Kip... by the manner in which he approached instruction. Kip displayed the acuity needed to assist someone when dealing with such an abstract instrument. His astuteness quickly took me from interested to apprentice." - A. Valvano, Music Therapist Visit www.kiprosser.com for more info.
Seth W. Colaner
Seth Colaner is a composer and teaches in the Greensboro, North Carolina area. He teaches his own playing method which will soon be available from Freight Train Music (www.freighttrainmusic.net). His compositions include works for the theremin, various chamber ensembles,
electronic media, voice, and music for the stage, especially opera.
Learn from the rollerskating thereminist virtuosa herself, or just get a great haircut. Pamelia, thereminist with Barbez (and featured in the Etherwave Pro DVD from Moog Music) teachers master classes and private lessons. Her contact information is available on her website.
25 years experience of teaching the theremin. Author of "Mastering the
Theremin" (available from Moogmusic). Lydia Kavina gives regular
theremin workshops in Oxford and master classes worldwide. For contact
information, schedules, and more information, please visit her official