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Jazz Classes Saint Paul MN

Local resource for Jazz classes in Saint Paul. 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.

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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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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Troy G.
(877) 231-8505
Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Music Recording, Drums, Percussion, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 55
Specialties
STYLES: Any professional musician must feel comfortable playing in a wide variety of styles. From an early age, I was pushed into genres and techniques that I did not feel comfortable with at first, but today, I am proud to say that I have never had to turn down a gig due to an inability to play the genre authentically. I pride myself on being able to play will great feel and purpose, while having an excellent grasp of the technique and formal theory behind what I am doing. GENRES: I feel I a…
Education
Minnetonka High School - - 2003-2007 (High School diploma received) Macalester College - Geography, Envornmental Science. Concentration: Comunity and Global Health - 2007-present (not complete) Dunbar Drum School - Drum Set - 2003-2007 (Degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Thomas C.
(877) 231-8505
Smith Ave. St. Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Violin, Piano, French Horn, Trombone, Speaking Voice, Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Tuba, Singing, Saxophone, Percussion, Clarinet, Trumpet, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Music Theory, Flute
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Kodaly and orff methods
Education
Sonoma State University - music - 9/76-6/84 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Krista Swider
2262 Benson Ave Apt F
Saint Paul, MN
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Viola
Services
Violin"
Service Types and Repair
16 years

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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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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Ryan K.
(877) 231-8505
Goodrich
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Guitar, Saxophone
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in classical, bluegrass, and blues. I like study flat picking guitar currently. I also do finger style as well. I go over theory and scaler work as well.
Education
Maple River - All - 1997-2001 Baker University - Music - 2002-2006
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Megan Popowski
468 Woodruff Ave
Roseville, MN
Promotion
$45 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Cello
Services
20 years

Stephen J.
(877) 231-8505
Grandview Ave. W
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
The areas I gravitate to are blues, rock, and jazz, but I'm always up for a challenge if there's something that's caught your interest. Fusion of styles has also always fascinated me. I can teach basic chords to improvisation and modal scales with everything in between, including the theory to help put it all in proportion. I'll help you find the answers and techniques you're looking for to get to where you want to be. Wherever that is. I believe highly in the benefit of learning and understa…
Education
University of Minnesota Duluth - Music, Jazz Guitar - Sept. 2004 - May 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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