School Instruction

With over 40 years of institutional teaching experience, Dr. Granias has been a teacher or adjunct educator in many colleges, universities, conservatories, creative arts institutions, and schools with students from grades K-12. Dr. G. offers masters classes and other educational opportunities for bands, orchestras, musical ensembles, choral groups, and theory classes, among others. He specializes in teaching:

  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • World Music
  • American Folk/Blues
  • Music Theory

Colleges and Universities

  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus
  • St. Thomas University – St. Paul, MN
  • St. John’s University – Collegeville, MN
  • Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, IL
  • Ottumwa Heights College – Ottumwa, IA
  • Concordia University – St. Paul, MN
  • Indian Hills Community College – Ottumwa, IA
  • Lakeland Community College – Matoon, IL
  • University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus

Conservatories, Art Institutions, and High Schools

  • Macphail Center for Music – Minneapolis, MN
  • Perpich Center for Arts and Education – Golden Valley, MN
  • Wausau Conservatory – Wausa, WI
  • Central High School – St. Paul, MN
  • Lincoln High School – Thief River Falls, MN

I look forward to working with your school or institution! Please call me at 651-646-5904 or email me at to discuss your classroom needs.