Marian Casey

Cello, Viola, Bass, Harp Teacher

Marian Casey

SAA Member


Sioux Falls, SD

Marian Casey teaches cello, bass, viola, harp, and musical saw in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding area. She also welcomes adult students (including complete beginners), and assists her students in finding good-quality, affordable instruments. (PLEASE don’t buy blindly from Amazon, eBay or Craigslist!!)

Instructional Formats
- Individual Lessons
- Group Classes
- Sectional Coaching
- Chamber Music Coaching and Accompaniment
- Cello/Bass Ensembles
- Musical Saw Workshops
- Audition Preparation and Mock Auditions (Private or Group)

Current Positions
- Private studio instruction (Sioux Falls, SD & Orange City, IA): cello, bass, viola, harp
- South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: Associate Principal Double Bass
- University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD): Adjunct Instructor of Cello & Bass
- Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD): Adjunct Instructor of Cello & Bass
- Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA): Adjunct Instructor of Cello
- Northwestern College (Orange City, IA): Adjunct Instructor of Cello
- International Music Camp (Dunseith, ND): Cello/Bass Artist-Teacher

Education and Professional Development
- M. Music in Double Bass Performance: University of Minnesota School of Music
- B. A. in Music Composition, summa cum laude: University of Sioux Falls
- Suzuki Cello Unit 1: Catherine Walker (Southwest Ontario Suzuki Institute)
- Suzuki Cello Unit 2: Barbara Wampner (Chicago Suzuki Institute)
- Suzuki Bass Workshops: Virginia Dixon (International Society of Bassists Convention, Twin Cities Bass Club), Daniel Swaim (ASTA National Convention)
- Cello Performance and Pedagogy: Carol Bjorlie (St. Paul, MN)
- Bass Performance and Pedagogy: James Clute (Minnesota Orchestra), Richard Rognstad (University of South Dakota)