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Music Classes Saint Paul MN

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Saint Paul 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.

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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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

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)
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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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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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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)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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

Timothy B.
(877) 231-8505
Columbus Ave S.,
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Mostly Classical, Flamenco, Blues, and Rock. Lots of experience teaching young students
Education
University of Minnesota - Music Performance - 6/05-5/10 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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