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DKSM Double Bass Teacher


Eric Timperman has been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra bass section since 2019. He completed graduate studies in music at Yale University as a student of Don Palma, and also holds undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from Indiana University, where he studied with Bruce Bransby. Eric was previously Assistant Principal Bass of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and has performed as a guest musician with numerous ensembles including the Des Moines Metro Opera, New Haven Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, and A Far Cry- a Grammy-nominated, conductor-less string orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Festival appearances include fellowships at the Aspen and Texas Music Festivals, as well as playing Assistant Principal Bass with the Britten-Pears Orchestra as part of the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, United Kingdom. He is also a published psychological researcher, with work featured in the popular performance psychology blog, Bulletproof Musician. An enthusiastic educator, he has worked with many young students as a teaching artist for both Yale’s Music in Schools initiative as well as the WSO Sistema Program.

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Andrew Goodlett Andrew Goodlett has been a guest teacher at Cadenza Summer Music Week for the past two years. He is very excited to extend his role in the Douglas Kuhl School of Music community by teaching private bass lessons this upcoming year. 


Mr. Goodlett has been Assistant Principal Double Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 2013. He received his Bachelor’s of Music from Michigan State University studying with Jack Budrow, and attended Northwestern University as a masters student studying with Peter Lloyd. Andrew started the bass as a 17 year old, studying with his father Robert Goodlett. He has played with many orchestras across North America including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Andrew has many non-classical musical interests, has played professionally in a wide variety of performances, and holds a degree in jazz bass.


Andrew’s teaching roles have included leading sectionals for the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra, the New World Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis, several high schools in the Indianapolis area, as well as the Bassitoba workshop in Winnipeg. Andrew has taught at his father’s award-winning Quattro String Academy in Carmel, Indiana where his father has over thirty double bass students. Much of Andrew’s teaching philosophy stems from his relationship with his father, and is based on setting up individual students for success by addressing their specific physical needs with the instrument, as well as having a well-rounded musical education.

Andrew has recently accepted a job with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. We are sad to see him go, but excited for him and his new adventure!

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