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Terri Aldrich

Terri Aldrich

Owner & Teacher

Fun Facts
  • Background: Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Everyone should read: the Bible
  • Beach or Mountains? Beach
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  • Favorite Hobby: Making handmade soap
  • Hometown: Minot, ND

“Children’s Music Academy is so much more than music education. Minot’s CMA will uphold and deliver a standard of excellence and service. My dream and vision is to help build our community through the arts. Working with children and parents at CMA will help me further realize that dream”.

Staff

Allie Brown

Allie Brown

Teacher

Fun Facts
  • Background: she started piano lessons at 5, started teaching at 10 and has been teaching ever since.
  • Favorite Food: lasagna
  • Instruments? She plays nine different instruments, including the accordian
  • Beach or Mountains? Beach
  • Favorite Color: turquoise and purple
  • Favorite Hobby: playing music
  • Hometown: Minot, ND

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr. Deuss

Steve Veikley

Steve Veikley

Teacher

Fun Facts

Steve Veikley holds a BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, and an arranging/composition diploma from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  He has been in US Army bands, played trumpet and sang with the “Glenn Miller Orchestra” led by Buddy Morrow, and worked for “Jack Six” in the Claridge Hotel Orchestra in Atlantic City.  Steve has taught in several private schools and has formed and led his own groups for many years including Cool Beans, Java Jive Jazz quintet and the Gentle Winds octet, all of Minot.

Some of the individual artists and acts with whom Steve has shared the stage include:  Chet Baker, Bobby Hackett, J.R. Mantrose, Warren Covington, Benny Carter, Urbie Green, Peanuts Hucko, Hod O’Brien, Michael Moore, Sammy Davis, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Martha Rae, Kaye Starr, Helen O’Connell, Patti Page, Susan Anton, Vic Damone, Robert Goulet, Anthony Newly, Della Reese, The Mills Brothers, Bob Eberle, Lester Lanin, Al Martino, Jerry Vale, and Enzo Stuarti.

Favorite food: Swordfish

Instruments? Piano, Trumpet, Bass
Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Favorite color: Corn Yellow
Hobby: Maintaining chops
Hometown: Mohall
Fav quote: “Be a professional”
Mindy Dicken

Mindy Dicken

Fun Facts

Background: Music has played an important role in my life since childhood, and I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to learn and enjoy music as a singer/songwriter and now teacher.

Favorite Food: Thai
Play any instruments other than piano? saxophone, guitar, hand percussion
Beach or Mountains? mountains
Favorite color: blue
Hobbies: music, art, reading, nature journaling
Hometown: Minot

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Mozart

    Hayley Flagstad

    Hayley Flagstad

    Nadine Nelson

    Nadine Nelson

    Teacher

    Fun Facts
    Background: I have a degree in Elementary Education with minors in Music and Creative Drama.  I was a music teacher in school systems for 4 years.
    Favorite Food: Anything that tastes good!
    Play any instruments other than piano? Clarinet
    Beach or Mountains? Mountains!!!!!
    Favorite color: Purple
    Hobbies: I am a mother of 2 very busy tweens so my hobbies are getting them to wherever they need to be!
    Hometown: Washburn, ND
    If we have the attitude that it is going to be a great day, it usually is. – Catherine Pulsifer