Best Guitar Lessons in Minneapolis, MN 2016


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  • Pathway Music

    Pathway Music

    Saint Paul, MN · Nic Payne

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    We take a genuine interest in the lives and passions of each and every student, providing customized curriculum geared toward ever increasing musical knowledge, development and competency as well as a love of music and joy in the learning process.

  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Lana A.

    (2 reviews)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Travis Schilling Guitar Lessons

    Travis Schilling Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Travis Schilling

    My teaching approach: Lessons are divided into 3 sections 1. Technical aspects ( exercises to develop the ability to function the instrument). 2. Fingerboard knowledge ( scales, chords and arpeggios along with their function in music). 3. Song transcriptions (students create a work disc of music they want to learn, I transcribe and teach them the song). My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Matts Pro Guitar located on the corner of Snelling ave and St. Clair McNally Smith College of music Guitar Techniques: Perform
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  • Becky Dalton Guitar Lessons

    Becky Dalton Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Becky Dalton

    My teaching approach: I teach the proper way of playing through focusing on fundamentals, but most importantly I show the student how to have fun with music. I also go beyond technique and help the student be true to their playing and help them find the confidence to believe in themselves. I take on all age levels, but specialize in the 7 to 13 age group. I also teach voice. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing
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  • Brian Lenz Guitar Lessons

    Brian Lenz Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Brian Lenz

    My teaching approach: Brian is a licensed K-12 music teacher and experienced performer. Offering in-home voice, guitar, piano, banjo, electric bass, music theory, and songwriting lessons to students anywhere in the Twin Cities metro. Having worked with students ages 3-74, Brian is ready to work with you. My influences are: Teaching wise I've got the influences of all the usual educational psychologists; Maslow, Bloom, etc.. Music wise I've played and sang many styles but lately I'm most influenced by the 'folkies' like Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. After learning lots of complicated music I fou
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  • Pop Wagner Guitar Lessons

    Pop Wagner Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Pop Wagner

    My teaching approach: I teach country blues and fingerstyle guitar as played by Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Gary Davis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carter Family, etc. I also teach old time fiddle repertoire to fiddlers and string classes. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Homestead Pickin' Parlor in Richfield, Minnesota and venues throughout the country while touring. Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle
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  • MusiCloud Lessons Guitar Lessons

    MusiCloud Lessons Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · MusiCloud Lessons

    My teaching approach: MusiCloud brings music education to a global community with live, online music lessons in a virtual classroom. The MusiCloud faculty is made up of world-class, real, working musicians of not only guitar, but all instruments, featuring lessons and classes in all styles and skill levels offered to prospective students of all ages. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Pat Metheny, Steve Vai, BB King, Chet Atkins, Joao Gilberto, John Scofield, Alan Holdsworth, Keith Richards, Clapton, so many more... My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with
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  • Michael Dawson Guitar Lessons

    Michael Dawson Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Michael Dawson

    My teaching approach: I approach each student on a individual basis.I have worked with all levels and styles. I have also worked with special needs children. You can learn reading, technique, style, leads, improvising, creative thinking, song writing, music theory My influences are: To many to list. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Twin Cities Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exer
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  • Jonathon Woods Guitar Lessons

    Jonathon Woods Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Jonathon Woods

    My teaching approach: I am an avid student of guitar and am in constant search for more knowledge. I know fingerstyle guitar, pop and rock, and Classical. I have studied music theory so I can apply bits and pieces of all styles to my playing as well as my teaching. My students get an excited teacher who loves to learn and pass on knowledge to students. I will help you on your musical journey whichever style you choose. I am focused on aiding every one of my students to grow as a guitarist as well as an artist. My influences are: Bach, Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, Billy McLaughlin jus
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  • Zak Rivers Guitar Lessons

    Zak Rivers Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Zak Rivers

    My teaching approach: Plays: Guitar and Cello Education: B. A. Music degree from Minnesota State University. Microcomputer Technology minor. Professional Gigs: Performed with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra which provided a variety of opportunities besides the classics such as playing alongside The Moody Blues, The Fifth Dimension, and Vince Gill. Today performing with the Saint Paul Civic Symphony. Plays with the cover band Decadence Inc., an original fusion trio Rivers Edge, and original rock Ghostwood Project. Styles: Rock, Blues, Classical, Metal, Finger-Style, and Jazz My influences are:
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  • Keith Streff Guitar Lessons

    Keith Streff Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Keith Streff

    My teaching approach: I am geared towards finding the students learning style. I want someone to enjoy playing guitar with me, not for me. Each lesson is a new day, with a new set of circumstances, so I am not a very rigid instructor. Firm but fair. My influences are: I like most music. I try to stay current, and am open to most suggestions. The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Nirvana, Filomena Moretti, Chopin, Bach My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I have taught private lessons at the students' home in and around the St Paul
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  • Ben Connelly Guitar Lessons

    Ben Connelly Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Ben Connelly

    My teaching approach: Learn to play guitar or bass with Ben Connelly, a teacher who loves to share the joy of making music, whose goal is to help you play the music you love by learning great songs. Lessons are for all ages and levels of ability, this includes total beginners. Ben's students range from 6 to 60, some play just at home and some play First Avenue. Learn songs in the style that inspires you with a teacher who has performed professionally and taught Rock (50's-today), Folk, Blues, Country, Jazz and many other styles. My influences are: I am more interested in what motivates and ex
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  • Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons

    Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Mike O'Malley

    My teaching approach: I've been playing since 1979, when I was 9 years old. I graduated from what is now called "Mcnalley/Smith college of music in 1988. I have been playing in bands performing and recording ever since. I currently play in the band Crooked Dice. I work with each student to help them realize there goals in music. I have a broad range of knowledge and taylor each lesson to my students needs. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Eric Clapton, SRV, Joe Pass, Paco Delucia, Bach,Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson etc My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher
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  • Scott Jensen Guitar Lessons

    Scott Jensen Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Scott Jensen

    My teaching approach: You'll be playing your favorite popular songs within a few short lessons. Learning to play the guitar is about having fun and making music and that is what you will get in taking lessons at Six String Studios. Multiple lesson formats are available to accommodate all levels of commitment and budget. Enrollment includes many extras that you wont find with any other teacher. I'm offering a free ½ hour consultation to see if your needs match the methods I use to teach my students. My influences are: Jimmy Page SRV Angus Young James Hetfield The Three Kings 80 Glam Scene My
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  • Rockwell Guitar School

    Rockwell Guitar School

    Minneapolis, MN · Alex Born

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: At Rockwell we get you playing something you like and something your friends will recognize in your first lesson. We believe that inspiration leads to motivation and we operate on that principle throughout a student's career. We also offer traditional methods of teaching, for those interested in pursuing a higher education in music. Rockwell can set you on a path to accomplish any kind of musical endeavor you set your goals to. We have taught all ages and skill levels in over 10,000
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  • Paul Esch Guitar Lessons

    Paul Esch Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Paul Esch

    My teaching approach: My approach is to guide you through personal goals via your interests in music and genres! I offer 14 years of experience, and have a music education in composition, theory, and world music. My influences are: Joe Satriani, Bach, Carcass, Manitas De Plata, Vivaldi, Iron Maiden, Meshuggah. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio in St. Paul MN Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming
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  • American Guitar & Band

    American Guitar & Band

    Minneapolis, MN · Cory Lake

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We are a music lesson destination, staffed by professional players and music educators who love to teach. Our hundreds of music students range in age from 5 to 75, and lessons take place in spacious and acoustically sound classrooms. We offer: Convenience: Lessons, instrument rentals, purchases, and repairs are in one location. We are just off 94 with a large private parking lot directly in front of our building. Experience: All AG&B teachers have music degrees and professional perf
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  • Eric Nehring Guitar Lessons

    Eric Nehring Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Eric Nehring

    My teaching approach: Minnesota Guitar Academy is a private music school dedicated to setting a new standard in guitar education. Our commitment to excellence ensures students receive the finest music training available anywhere in Minnesota. We offer proprietary, research-based curriculum and house the Twin Cities' only licensed Childbloom Guitar Program™ — the nation's largest and most successful guitar program for kids. In addition, we stock a variety of guitars and accessories to ensure our students have access to high-quality, affordable products that serve their educational needs. My i
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  • Phil Berbig Guitar Lessons

    Phil Berbig Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Phil Berbig

    My teaching approach: I believe that anyone can learn to play guitar either for fun or with professional goals in mind. I play around the Metro area at bars, cafe's, events or just about anything else. My background includes a lot of live performance, not only in music, so I have a lot to offer someone who desires to play out. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students homes in the Twin Cities area. Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation,
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    Minneapolis, MN · Aaa Aaa

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: It's not too late to register for lessons! We are accepting registrations! Call today to register 952-924-4141! Are All Music Studios The Same? Here’s Why is the right choice *College/University Trained Faculty! 100% of our Music Faculty have their College Degrees in Music! *Representing over 45 years of teaching experience! *Private lessons provided to ensure Academic Oppotunities: bachelors degree, professional diploma, private lessons, group lessons, ensemble cla
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  • St. Paul Guitar Studio

    St. Paul Guitar Studio

    Minneapolis, MN · Paul Paul

    My teaching approach: Visit our web site to learn all about us! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: St. Paul, Minneapolis, and surrounding suburbs. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerpicking, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
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  • School Of Rock

    School Of Rock

    Minneapolis, MN · Mark Erwin

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our after school program encompasses 3 very important elements: 1. One-on-one private instruction with one of our highly qualified teachers. 2. Group rehearsals, providing an opportunity for our students to play in a real band setting- while at the same time encouraging a positive, fun and energetic rock & roll community atmosphere. 3. A real rock concert at the end of our four month season. Instrument Type: Electric guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Alternative Guita
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  • Maja Radovanlija Guitar Lessons

    Maja Radovanlija Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Maja Radovanlija

    My teaching approach: My approach is to teach student all necessarily basic classical guitar skills, work on individuality expression and developing of unique interest within wide range of guitar repertoire. I teach classical guitar technique, along with improvisation and music theory. Depending on students level and interest I incorporate variety of performance aspects. I used to teach kids for years, as well as beginning guitar students. My influences are: Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, Dusan Bogdanovic, John Zorn, Pat Matheny, Django Reinhardt,etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teac
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  • Main St Music & Electronics, Inc.

    Main St Music & Electronics, Inc.

    Minneapolis, MN · Jamie Jamie

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Please check out our web site for further info on our teachers and our programs. Thanks. Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, music reading, theory Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz
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  • Paul Bergren Guitar Lessons

    Paul Bergren Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Paul Bergren

    My teaching approach: Learning guitar should be fun. I will teach you songs immediately, with patience and encouragement. My motto: Have fun, play songs. Do you want to learn how to strum your favorite songs? Or do you want to explore the realm of theory, scales, and sight reading? Whatever your goals, I will help you reach them with a customized course of study that keeps you adequately challenged. My influences are: Teachers like Bobby Lee Rodgers, Tomo Fujita, and Dr. Clif Ware. Artists such as The Police, Led Zeppelin, John Mayer, and Walt Mink. My guitar lessons take place in: The teach
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  • Chris Harvey Guitar Lessons

    Chris Harvey Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Chris Harvey

    My teaching approach: I can teach anything from your favorite tunes to guitar theory and advanced technique. It's all about what you want to learn. No experience necessary, children welcome. If you don't have a guitar yet, you can play one of my electric or acoustic guitars; your choice. Elements Offered: -Scale modes -Penatonic scales -Basic open chords and their structure -Arpeggios -Advanced chords -Advanced scales -Ergonomic technique -Song structure -Notes and their realtionships to each other -Shred aspects: alternate picking, sweep picking, legato runs, and tapp My influences are: John
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  • Shane Baskerville Guitar Lessons

    Shane Baskerville Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Shane Baskerville

    My teaching approach: My former local band 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in front of 30,000 people. We were also voted one of the top ten unsigned bands in the country by Rolling Stone magazine. I have also played with 80's rock icons Poison for a vh1 special. See: // Currently I am finishing his music degree at McNally Smith. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach lessons at the Paul Green School of Rock Music in downtown St
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  • Randy Frankum Guitar Lessons

    Randy Frankum Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Randy Frankum

    My teaching approach: I have been playing in bands for 25 years. I am also a lighting and sound tech and have toured as a production asst. for such names as Eric Clapton {Crossroads 1}, Korn, Prince, Usher, The Beach Boys, Hall and Oats, etc. I have a style of teaching that I mold to the individual. NO MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB!! You will learn to play the music that you are interested in. I have many excellent references My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students homes in Minnatonka, Excelsior, M
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  • Krister Pihl Guitar Lessons

    Krister Pihl Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Krister Pihl

    My teaching approach: I was born and raised in Sweden and came to the U.S. in 1994 (more specifically the Twin Cities) to attend Music Tech (now McNally Smith College of Music). Having fallen in love with the music scene here, I have made the Twin Cities my new home. I play lead guitar and vocals with Palace and Bakkus. My previous bands included Trick Daisy, Bull, Jasmine Cain, Cain's Alibi, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach guitar lessons at the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Eden Prairie, MN.
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  • Karen Mueller Guitar Lessons

    Karen Mueller Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Karen Mueller

    My teaching approach: I tour nationally, and teach many acoustic styles, including folk, Celtic, bluegrass and alternative, with a range of techniques from strumming to fingerpicking. Students can learn note reading and tab skills, as well as playing by ear. I often transcribe pieces for students from recordings. Students let me know what they want to learn, and we take it from there! My influences are: Pop, folk, Irish and bluegrass from Norman Blake to Leo Kottke. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Homestead Pick
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  • Jay Hildebrand Guitar Lessons

    Jay Hildebrand Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Jay Hildebrand

    My teaching approach: Traditional and Suzuki method instruction. Award-winning classical guitarist with 8+ years teaching experience. Masters degree in classical guitar performance under René Izquierdo at UWM; currently pursuing Doctorate in guitar at UMN where I teach gtr classes and lessons. Lessons are well-designed to encourage students' musicianship and technical skills through challenging, fun, and rewarding instruction. I have studied guitar pedagogy with MaryLou Roberts in MI. My influences are: Guitarists: David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Jorge Caballero, Marcin Dylla...B.B. King,
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  • In-Home Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting Lessons

    In-Home Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Clayton Zeller

    I am a full time BOE teacher offering music lessons for guitar (electric or acoustic), bass, ukulele, and songwriting. Lessons are available for students of all ages and levels in the privacy of your home. Throughout our lessons, you will learn the fundamentals of the instrument, covers of well known songs, and how to write your own songs. Recording opportunities are also available for advanced students. I serve Minneapolis, Saint Paul and I can travel to Maple Grove.
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  • Jared Sells Music Lessons

    Jared Sells Music Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Jared Sells

    I believe that life is a story that each of us is telling with each day. I am drawn to the idea of working hard to help other people tell the best story possible and I believe that music is one way that I can do that. I know that music has made me a better listener, communicator, thinker, feeler, and developed many other indispensable skills. I want to use music to help others thrive. My philosophy is to contextualize lessons to each student's goals and needs so that musical journey is as unique as the person traveling. I have been playing instruments for 15+ years and teaching for 5, both
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  • Jared Sells Music Lessons

    Jared Sells Music Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Jared Sells

    I believe that each of our lives is a story being told. I believe that music is a language that can communicate the full spectrum of human expression to other people or just to oneself. It is my goal to know each student and customize lessons to them so that every student is equipped to write the next paragraph of their story. I believe that this can have a benefit to other areas of life and make a person better holistically. I have been playing music for 15+ years including 5 years of leading church music and teaching lessons. The last two years, teaching has been my primary income. I have
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  • Murco Music Academy

    Murco Music Academy

    Minneapolis, MN · Dave Lovelace

    At Murco Music Academy we are passionate about teaching people to play music. With one on one instruction as well as group lessons, our goal is to give our students the opportunity to flourish in a unique and dynamic environment. We have great artists that make Murco Music a great place to start your musical journey... Lessons & Mini Camps for adults and children of all ages and experience levels. We offer Mini-Camps as well as Individual, Group and Performance lessons each aimed at helping you achieve your musical objectives.
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  • Jake Kaeding Guitar And Bass Lessons

    Jake Kaeding Guitar And Bass Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Jake Kaeding

    Hey,I have taught Jazz and Studio guitar at Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville and recently moved to Minneapolis.I hold a Masters Degree and Undergrad degree in Jazz guitar and have played with multiple touring groups out of Nashville in styles including- funk, blues, soul, jazz, country and countless others.I am currently taking students of all skill levels in my studio. I can travel to you or you can come to the schools teach at in Minneapolis, St Paul, Maple Grove.
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  • Shane Akers Guitar Lessons

    Shane Akers Guitar Lessons

    Minneapolis, MN · Shane Akers

    My teaching approach: I try to cater to the student's "likings". By doing this I can then determine the student's "needs". Keeping it fun is important for both sides. I also stress the importance of learning the basic building blocks and language of music. As a side note I also teach: dobro, lap steel, & beginning mandolin. My influences are: Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, old blues, jazz, country, & rock. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or online. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:
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  • Music Studio Of Jim Neiburg

    Music Studio Of Jim Neiburg

    Eden Prairie, MN · Jim Neiburg

    I have a well equipped studio in close proximity to Eden Prairie High School.  Along with standard methods such as Mel Bay and Berklee, I use Blues You Can Use as well as A large library of transcriptions compiled through Guitar World.  All recordings are available through Spotify for reference.

  • Spark Music Studio

    Spark Music Studio

    Osseo, MN · Nick Tucker

    We are an award winning studio located in Maple Grove offering private music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums and bass.  We believe that the best way to learn music is through private instruction.  We tailor each lesson personally for the student.  Age, experience, personality, and learning style are all things we take into consideration to individualize the lesson.

  • MN Valley Conservatory Of Music

    MN Valley Conservatory Of Music

    Burnsville, MN · Helen Peterson, Director

    MN Valley Conservatory believes that all people are musical!  We want to help you learn to play, whether a beginner, or advanced, a child, teenager or adult!   We offer private lessons in:  Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Brass, Ukulele We offer group lessons in:  Piano, Ukulele, Suzuki Strings, Kindermusik 

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