Popplers Music Lesson Instructors

To inquire about lessons, please call us toll-free at 800-437-1755 or email us at sales@popplersmusic.com.

Tim Belgarde - Guitar, Bass

Tim Belgarde teaches beginning and intermediate students in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar. He has been a guitar instructor at Popplers Music since August 2006.

At age 13, he took piano lessons. He attended the International Music Camp for three years in his teens, learning theory, composition, harmony, and performance techniques. Later, he added guitar at 17 and bass guitar at 20.

Tim’s guitar and bass guitar styles are in the vein of bands like AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Pantera, Rush, Van Halen, and The Who. He has several years experience using 7-string guitars (his primary instrument) and 5-string bass guitars, as well as alternate tunings and fingerstyle for acoustic and electric guitar.

Douglas Carey - Violin

Douglas Carey is a retired professor of music at the following institutions: Augsburg College, Minneapolis; Golden Valley Lutheran College, St. Bonifacius, MN; and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He has taught violin at the Grand Forks Christian School, and now teaches violin privately.

Douglas received a BS from the University of North Dakota (voice major, violin minor); an MS from the University of North Dakota (voice major, education minor); and did additional graduate study at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Dillon Parker - Trumpet

Dillon Parker is a senior trumpet performance major at the University of North Dakota, and was recently named UND’s Presser Scholar for 2014. Dillon is from Bismarck, ND and has been active in several UND ensembles, including three years as principal trumpet in the UND Wind Ensemble. He has also performed at the National Trumpet Competition and the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute. Dillon strives to make students excited about music, and is happy to help no matter what level of experience.

Leah Entzel - Piano, Voice

Leah Entzel is currently a music education major at the University of North Dakota.

Although her primary instrument is Percussion, she took both piano and voice lessons throughout secondary school and continues to do so at the university level. Her teaching experience includes: percussion lessons, piano lessons, and the SPA and Summer Arts Safari programs. She has played piano and percussion in a variety of settings, including: jazz band, instrumental and vocal accompaniment, choral accompaniment and many other small and large ensembles.

Caleb Fritel - Percussion

Caleb Fritel is Popplers’ current drum teacher. At age 7 he started taking piano lessons and at age 12 he began taking drum lessons. Since then he has studied a multitude of other percussion instruments including marimba, steel pan, and orchestral percussion. He has performed with rock bands, steel drum bands, and percussion ensembles in a variety of settings.

In 2012 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from San Diego State University and is continuing his education at the University of North Dakota, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Performance. Caleb teaches a wide variety of styles from rock to jazz to Latin.

Sarah Harlow - Clarinet, Saxophone

Sarah Harlow is the current band director at Larimore Public Schools. She graduated from North Dakota State University with degree in vocal and instrumental education in 2012. While at NDSU, she served as principal clarinetist in the NDSU Wind Symphony as well as in the University Symphony Orchestra, which comprises of students from NDSU, Concordia College, and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Sarah is also co-founder of the summer band program "Bands on the Red" and teaches privately on the side. Sarah teaches beginner to advanced clarinet and saxophone at Popplers Music.

Danny Moffitt - Guitar

Danny Moffitt is a full time employee at Popplers Music, working as the combo manager. He has been playing guitar for over 13 years and has experience in many different styles, including jazz, blues, rock, and folk as well as numerous pit orchestras. Danny has been teaching private lessons for over 4 years and was recently hired as the guitar instructor at UND. If you have been introduced to guitar but want to advance your skills and knowledge, he can do that for you.

Lindsey Moffitt - Guitar

Lindsey Moffitt is a music therapy major at the University of North Dakota and has been around music for a majority of her life. The singer/songwriter genre has been a major influence in her life musically, as it has led her to write many songs of her own. Lindsey has been teaching guitar lessons here at Popplers for over a year and continues to specialize in beginning lessons. She teaches lessons for those who want to get a thorough start on guitar and really dig deep into what the instrument is all about. All ages are welcome!

Katlin Timme - Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone

Katlin Timme holds a BA in Music Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead (clarinet major, voice minor). Her primary emphasis is in the instrumental field. Katlin has been playing piano for over fifteen years and clarinet for over ten. She presently instructs beginning to intermediate piano players, clarinetists, and saxophone students. Outside of Poppler’s, Katlin is the director of choirs at Central Middle School in East Grand Forks, MN.

Miles Uhrich - Guitar

Miles Uhrich graduated high school in 2008 from Bottineau North Dakota where he began playing guitar at age 12. He has been pursuing a degree in music education at UND since 2010 where his primary instrument has been guitar. While living in Grand Forks Miles has enjoyed playing guitar in his ensembles for school, as well as playing professionally for a couple of local bands.