Mr. Jeffrey A. Merkel

Guitar, Violin Teacher, Parent

Jeffrey Merkel

SAA Member


1953 Swallow Dr
Fairbanks AK 99709

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Education: Bachelor of Arts, Yale University 1975 majoring in Comparative Literature (German / English) with 2 years intensive Guitar Studies with Greg Bonenberger (

Master of Divinity, Yale Divinity School 1979

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Pastor at St. Peters Church, New York City; Incarnation Lutheran, Philadelphia PA; Village Pastor at Holden Village, Chelan WA; Good Shepherd, Wasilla AK; and Fairbanks Lutheran, Fairbanks AK.

Interim Executive Director at Stone Soup Café, Fairbanks, AK, Administrator at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Homeschool parent 2010-2012

Parent of Matteo (10), who is currently studying in Suzuki Guitar Book 5 with Suzuki Guitar teacher and teacher-trainer Andrea Cannon of Houston TX ( and of Annika (7), who is currently studying in Suzuki Violin Book 3 with Suzuki Violin teacher and teacher-trainer Gail Johansen (

Completed Suzuki Book 1 Guitar Teacher Training at Ottawa Suzuki Institute, Ottawa, KS with Andrea Cannon, June 2015.