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Jazz Classes Minneapolis MN

Local resource for Jazz classes in Minneapolis. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Lisa Berman
15600 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN
Instruments
Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced
Rate
$48
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Azra Halilovic
5217 Beachside Drive
Minnetonka, MN
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
1 Year

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Lucie Shores
249 Water Street First Floor
Excelsior, MN
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
30+ Years

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Michael B.
(877) 231-8505
Girard Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance, Violin, Saxophone, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
With voice, I have specific experience in Classical styles. I have extended coursework in solo Classical singing. Also the pop genre is a specialty of mine, as I am the co-owner of a contemporary a cappella ensemble Six Appeal. I arrange, sing lead and backgrounds, and have several years of popular music performance. I also have extended experience in Jazz, and directed Concordia's Vocal Jazz II. I also have extended experience in classical and jazz saxophone including alto, tenor, and barito…
Education
Concordia College Moorhead - Music Education (Choral) - Fall 2006 - Spring 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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William Evan M.
(877) 231-8505
Holmes Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Because of my training at Lawrence University, I'm well versed in both classical and jazz music, but have also studied composition and arranging, music recording techniques, and pedagogy. I have studied jazz the most extensively, but consider myself proficient in almost any style or genre that involves the guitar.
Education
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Guitar Building and Repair - 2009-2010 (Degree received) Lawrence University - Classical and Jazz Guitar Performance - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Krista Swider
2262 Benson Ave Apt F
Saint Paul, MN
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
16 Years

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Daryl Carlson
17835 Brigham Trail
Minneapolis, MN
Instruments
Cello
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
20 Years

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David Dahl
331 Dellwood sq. N.
Landfall, MN
Instruments
Guitar
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Kevin G.
(877) 231-8505
James Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Metal, Shred Guitar. My methods are successful, interesting, and sometimes challenging to let the student find their potential of learning and playing original and creative music.
Education
Northmont High School - algebra, english, history - 89-93 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Stacy B.
(877) 231-8505
Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 20
Specialties
I specialize in teaching beginners voice, piano, and guitar. Genres applied to teaching is popular music from the 50's through today. I also incorporate Alexander Technique in warmups for all lessons I teach.
Education
Mcnally Smith College of Music - Vocal Performance - 2006-2009 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

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