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Music Classes Anoka MN

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Anoka that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Lucille Murray's Studio of Dance
(763) 412-2691
141 Sandberg Road
Monticello, MN
 
Mark Sawyer Guitar Lesson
(763) 878-2700
647 145th Street Northwest
Monticello, MN
 
Guitar Masters
(612) 267-6592
1450 5th Ave S
Saint Cloud, MN
 
Galina I.
(877) 231-8505
Niles Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Traditional classical piano
Education
Leningrad Conservatory - Piano Pedagogy and accompaniment - 1975-1979 (Bachelor's degree received) Leningrad Conservatory - Piano Pedagogy and performanc - 1979-1983 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Troy G.
(877) 231-8505
Scenic Heights Drive
Minnetonka, 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)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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St. Cloud State University (Department of Music - St. Cloud State University)
(320) 308-3223
720 Fourth Avenue
Saint Cloud, MN
 
Childbloom Guitar Program
(320) 420-4736
913 W Saint Germain St
Saint Cloud, MN
 
Jason H.
(877) 231-8505
Russell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Piano, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Music Recording, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 89
Specialties
Music theory and classical piano and guitar, funk bass, Motown style, Hip Hop, House & Dance music, Electronic Music - synthesizers, samplers, music software, production, arranging, engineering...awarded the Peter Gabriel Production Award at Berklee College of Music by the Music Synthesis faculty for a partial scholarship, 1994. Featured on iTunes Store - Jason/ Roomsa feat: Lady Sarah, Dance Music Top 20 charts. Awarded Top 100 Electronic Artists of the Year, URB magazine, 2004.
Education
Berklee College of Music - 1994 - 1989 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Barbara Holm
5101 44th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Flute
Services
Piccolo"
Service Types and Repair
38 years

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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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