Polly Meyerding



Monarch Trio

Arabesque Trio

Dedrick Flute Duo

Summer Programs

Flute Intensive Website

Flute Fling Website

2011 Summer Program dates are available here


I am a freelance flutist living in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, with wide experience in
 playing for the special times in people's lives when they want to include live music.
These professional ensembles provide lovely music for weddings and other special events. 
You can hear samples of the ensembles below.
If you would like to hear more, please contact me for a sample CD and to discover what we can create for you.
Thank you!

Ensembles for Weddings, Receptions

and Other Special Occasions

Monarch Trio
2 Flutes and Cello

Monarch Trio

The Monarch Trio consists of Polly Meyerding, flutist, Russell Dedrick, flutist, and Laura Handler on cello. 

We play music ranging from beautiful Baroque favorites, such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, to popular Irish tunes and Beatles standards.  The two flutes have a sweet sound that need to be heard to be appreciated. The deep resonant cello sound is the perfect accompaniment to the lyrical flutes. 

We have all the standard wedding music at our fingertips, plus many unique and unusual pieces, and will work with you to find the perfect selections for your wedding or party. 

"The Monarch Trio sounded great and fit in well with the beautiful surroundings.
You were all a pleasure to work with and have our highest recommendation!"

Tessa & Brad King

Russell and Polly met in New York City where they studied with the same flute teacher.  They have been married over 20 years, and feel that they bring good luck to weddings!

Russell Dedrick was Solo Piccolo and Assistant Principal Flute in the Orquesta del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico, for two seasons. Locally, he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence (Plymouth Festival Orchestra), Symphony of the Lakes, Dale Warland Singers, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony, Bach Society, Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and many other orchestras and chamber music groups.  He is also president and owner of The Amazing Husband Handyman Service.

Polly's biography is below.

"Thank you for playing at Cafe Latte's Tenth Anniversary celebration. 
Your music is terrific!"

Linda & Peter Quinn, Owners, Cafe Latte Restaurant

Hear samples of the Dedrick Flute Duo:
Dedrick Flute Duo: Rondo, Kuhlau
Dedrick Flute Duo: Adagio, Loeillet
Dedrick Flute Duo: Aria from The Magic Flute, Mozart


Dedrick Flute Duo
2 Flutes

Dedrick Flute Duo


Arabesque Trio
Flute, Cello, and Harp

Arabesque Trio

The Arabesque Trio brings together three very different but wonderfully complementary instruments and tone colors.  From the silvery flute to the sonorous cello and the unique beauty of the harp played by Andrea Stern, the Arabesque Trio is sure to please you and your guests. 

The trio plays a variety of styles of music -- from Baroque and Classical favorites such as Bach and Mozart to the French moods of Debussy, from traditional Celtic airs to modern favorites from Broadway and Hollywood -- we have something for everyone!

Laura and Andrea have played with chamber groups and orchestras all over the world and are busy freelance musicians here in the Twin Cities area.

You can hear the Arabesque Trio on our sample CD. Please contact Polly and she will be happy to send one to you.

"Thank you for the beautiful music at our daughter's wedding. 
All the guests thought it was wonderful."

Ron & Laurie Gage

Hear samples of the Arabesque Trio:
Arabesque Trio: Canon in D, Pachelbel
Arabesque Trio: First Arabesque, Debussy
Arabesque Trio: Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music

Polly's Flute Education Programs:

Teaching:  Individual Lessons

Polly teaches flute lessons to students of all ages in her home in Maplewood, Minnesota. Her students have won auditions to play in the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestras, and also have won prizes in numerous regional competitions.  Her high school students have gone on to study flute at the college level at music schools around the nation.  Polly's adult students enjoy playing in community bands and orchestras, as well as local theater productions.  The students participate in solo and ensemble recitals twice a year.  Links are provided below for some of the support services that may be handy for students and other flutists.

Summer Programs

Polly conducts two one-week summer programs, the Flute Intensive and Flute Fling. Each is designed for twelve participants.  Auditors are welcome at the daily guest master classes.  Each program ends with a concert of music prepared during the week, open to the public.