The Academy of Music is a non-profit music school offering private, group, and ensemble lessons for most musical genres. The academy relies on tuition, unsolicited donations, and revenue from events it hosts for funding. The Academy of Music specializes in brass, violin, voice, piano, and guitar lessons that are hosted at the Mount Calvary and Mount Olive Lutheran churches in Excelsior and Minneapolis respectively. Before placement in classes, students are vetted for their skill level, stylistic preferences, previous musical experience, objectives for studying, and personal characteristics, as well as scheduling preferences so they can be placed with the most suitable teachers.
Excelsior, MN(952) 474-8893
All Things Musik is a music lessons service founded in 2009. The company runs a unique service that pairs students with teachers in their cities. The teachers have diverse backgrounds and experience with instruments such as piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and others. All Things Musik also provide a piano tuning service through two highly experienced and certified piano tuners. Recently, the music lessons service has introduced a free online music lesson service that has been well received by music learners from around the world.
Maple Grove, MN(763) 898-3446
Along Came Music provides music lessons scheduled around learners' schedules. Lessons are provided for all ages, but learners have to be able to count up to 10 and their fingers have to be strong enough to hold and play instruments. The lessons service provides lessons for piano, voice, guitar, percussion, brass, woodwinds, and strings. Along Came Music's instructors are trained musicians who provide automatically scheduled weekly, month-to-month lessons conducted from the student's home.
Saint Paul, MN(651) 204-0929
Artaria Chamber Music School is reputed as one of the leading chamber music schools in the US. The Saint Paul music school was founded in 2002 and has to date trained over 300 young musicians. Students who study through the school's weekly programs will be able to interpret and present most chamber music masterpieces by the time they graduate. Past students have gone on to win major national competitions and some have been recruited by top ensembles including the Rockefeller String Quartet and the Arkansas Symphony.
Saint Paul, MN(651) 238-4945
Chaska Music Studios offers music lessons for both children and adults in instruments including piano, guitar, violin, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, English Horn, trombone, tuba, and baritone. The company's kindermusik program introduces children to the joys of music and movement while nurturing their freedom for self-expression, promoting self-esteem, stimulating imagination, and fostering an appreciation for learning. Chaka Music Studios organizes music camps as well as spring and holiday recitals to provide its students with alternative learning environments.
Chaska, MN(952) 448-5656
The David Thomas School of Music's teaching methods have been praised by music learners, parents, top music academies, celebrity performers, and orchestras. The school offers lessons for most music instruments including piano, voice, trombone, guitar, violin, strings, mandolin, and ukulele. The music school was founded and is run by acclaimed music teacher David Thomas. David has taught both privately and at public schools, giving over 10,000 lessons. Some students of the David Thomas School of Music have won prestigious competitions and gone on to perform with top ensembles.
Apple Valley, MN(952) 217-6631
Deb Weideman is a music teacher who gives beginner and intermediate violin lessons from her Maple Grove home studio. Dorothy uses the Suzuki method for both her young and adult learners. However, she slightly modifies the approach for the younger learners to help them quickly grasp the instrument. Deb is an experienced music teacher who has taught both children and adult music students since 1982. Ms. Weideman has a master's degree in music education. She has performed with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra for over 16 years.
Maple Grove, MN(763) 557-1890
Kramer's School of Music was started in 1999 by master pianist and educator Elena Kramer. The school offers private lessons for guitar, voice, piano, violin, and other instruments as well as group theory classes for all levels. The group theory classes also include sessions for students preparing for advanced music theory examinations. Kramer's School of Music's teachers all boast university level training and years of music performance experience. The school encourages students to participate in exams, recitals, and competitions to test their skills. Kramer's School of Music organizes four recitals for its students throughout the year.
Eden Prairie, MN(952) 392-4812
Maria Benaros teaches violin for different age groups from her studio in Eagan. Maria was born in Argentina where she first learned violin and piano at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires. The violinist moved to the US after spending two years studying violin under Russian violinist Moti Schmitt at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. For her instructor certification for kindermusik and Suzuki pedagogy, Maria studied under Mary Horozaniecki and Professor Mark Bjork at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota respectively.
Eagan, MN(612) 414-0098
Northeast Center for Music provides a music lessons service for both children and adults in Minneapolis. The center specializes in classes for piano, guitar, violin, viola, ukulele, drums, bass, and voice. One of the company's two founders has over 25 years experience as a performing musician and has been teaching drums since 1998. He was awarded a Preferred Choice and Seal of Excellence Award by Creative Child Magazine for his music composition and performance work on Z Puppets' Monkey Mind Pirates production.
Minneapolis, MN(612) 326-6088
Rubinstein Music Academy is named after legendary Russian musicians and educators, brothers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein. The 19th-century greats founded the world famous St. Petersburg and Moscow conservatories. Rubinstein Music Academy offers primary, intermediate, and advanced level lessons for violin, piano, cello, and guitar. To be accepted for primary level lessons, learners must have studied their instrument a minimum of two years. Entry requirements are less stringent for learners enrolling in the young artist, adult, and soirées musicales programs. Students can test their skills and check their progress at recitals that are arranged by the school at concert venues in Minnesota.
Woodbury, MN(763) 742-3403
Stenson Suzuki Studio is run by Steve Stenson, a Suzuki teacher with over 40 years experience. Suzuki technique instruction is offered for violin, viola, and cello instruments. Steve offers students in Maple Grove one weekly private lesson and another group lesson every week. Stenson Suzuki Studio students also benefit from two solo recitals and two group recitals a year and a fun filled day 'torture camp' lasting a week every year in August. Steve is a member of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota, the American String Teachers Association, and has been honored with lifetime membership of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Maple Grove, MN(763) 425-1433
Waconia Music Studios offers voice and instrument lessons for learners of all ages and skill levels in Minnesota. The company's instructors have a combined 90 years experience and provide lessons for 18 different instruments. All lessons are private, but same family members are allowed to take lessons at the same time. In such cases, the company offers discounted rates to make the lessons more affordable for the families concerned. Waconia Music Studios is a member of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce.
Waconia, MN(952) 679-3953
Walker West Music Academy has trained musicians who have gone on to lead successful careers. The music school has provided a music lessons service in Saint Paul for over 25 years. Lessons are offered for over 20 instruments in 10-week sessions that are spread over the school calendar. Walker West Music Academy's music teachers are themselves working musicians with many years of teaching experience. The school regularly arranges summer music camps and concerts where students can test their skills in band and orchestra performances.
Saint Paul, MN(651) 224-2929
Windom Park Music is a specialist guitar lessons provider serving music learners in Minneapolis. The music lessons service offers electric, acoustic, and dobro guitar, electric and upright bass, viola, violin, and mandolin lessons. Windom Park Music provides lessons for different music styles including classical, acoustic, electric, and resonator. Students can choose styles and instruments best suited to their strengths. They are taught skills for improvisation, advanced chords, fingerpicking, and how to play as part of an ensemble.
Minneapolis, MN(612) 296-9884