Pathway Music

Pathway Music

5.0 (24)
Best of 2022
2 hires on
21 employees
17 years in business

About this pro

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.

That 'aha' moment when things really begin to click is always energizing and inspiring. This never fails to delight and reinforces the reason Pathway Music exists.

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St Paul, MN 55109
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24 Reviews


  • Kristine

    Talented teachers who inspire you, customize lessons based on your interests and are flexible with busy schedules.

  • kristine

    Nic is an inspirational teacher. I would highly recommend him to any lesson level.

  • Shane Ryden

    Nic taught my son his first chords and strumming patterns. Under Nic's instruction my son had fun and learned pretty quickly. Being an avid guitar player myself I have since taken over teachng my son. But in the beginning I had no idea how to get going. Thanks Nic for getting us started!

  • Samuel Tjornhom

    Nic is everything I'd want in an instructor. Friendly, enthusiastic, able to convey complex ideas in simple, doable terms. You can tell he has a passion for music, and that shows in his teaching as well. I look forward to every lesson, and I recommend him highly.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We get to know our students a bit and match them to one of our teachers that will be a good fit for our families. It's fun to see students/families and teachers get to know each other and develop friendships that help lessons be more effective and help students go further faster.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of our teachers are degreed and experienced in multiple disciplines over many years and have worked with students of all ages. Most of us are professional musicians playing in a variety of venues, bands, shows, and studios

How did you get started teaching?

I was seeing people from all walks of life, and all ages quitting music, or even worse -suffering through it without any passion effectively ruining their original desires and dreams. Music has, and will continue to change the world. I want everyone to be able to have a part in, and bring their own unique voice to it.

What types of students have you worked with?

We work with students and families from all walks of life and all ages. From newborns to retirees we have a track record of building relationships with our clients that last.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

We're in a new time and new culture when it comes to students falling in love with music. Many of the ways we've traditionally learned mum simply doesn't work anymore. It's important to understand this while searching for a good fit.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

We work with students and families from all walks of life and all ages. From newborns to retirees we have a track record of building relationships with our clients that last. We've worked with all levels of students at all ages, from 5 year old beginners to accomplished veterans. We also have experience with and specialize in students on the Autism and Aspergers spectrums. Our teachers are experienced, talented, professional, and flexible.