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Jazz Classes Stillwater MN

Local resource for Jazz classes in Stillwater. 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.

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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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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John S.
(877) 231-8505
Blue Jay Lane
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 21
Specialties
Genres: Funk, Rock, Jazz, Latin (Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Latin-Jazz), Pop, Country, Hip-Hop; Sight-Reading; Rudiments; Improvisation; Technique
Education
St. Olaf College - Psychology - 09/06-05/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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Rebecca Czubin
Derby St
River Falls, WI
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Other, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$18
Years of Experience
1 Year

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Amy W.
(877) 231-8505
Ripley Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
French Horn, Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, Clarinet, Music Theory, Trombone, Oboe, Saxophone, Flute, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have a lot of experience teaching students who are brand new to their instrument. I believe the beginning is a very important time to start building a solid foundation for all future musical growth. I love being able to help my students establish good habits from the beginning and influence the overall direction of a new student’s musical experience. I love music of all kinds and have fun playing and teaching all the instruments that I listed. However, the two instruments that I have the mo…
Education
Northwestern College - Music Education - 1987-1992 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Casey P.
(877) 231-8505
South Third Street
River Falls, WI
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Percussion, Drums
Ages Taught
11 to 99
Specialties
Percussion including: Mallet/Keyboard percussion, Drum set (all styles), Concert/Marching Snare Drum, Timpani, Hand/World Percussion, Music Theory, Music History. Styles including: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, R&B, Blues, Soul, Metal, Hip Hop Drumming, Musicals, 20th Century New Music, Reggae, Ska, Punk, Swing, and Latin styles.
Education
University of Minnesota - Communications - 9/1999-12-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Wisconsin - River Falls - Music Performance - Percussion (in progress) - 9/2008-Present (not complete)
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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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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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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