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Music Teachers Elk River MN

Music teachers teach students music basics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and more. See below to find local music teachers in Elk River that give access to instruction in music techniques, music composition, as well as advice and content on finding a music teacher who is a good fit.

Mark H.
(877) 231-8505
80th Cir N
Osseo, MN
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Acting, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Recording, Songwriting
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Pop, etc
Education
University of Minnesota - Journalism, Theatre Arts(minor) - 1983-1988 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kathryn G.
(877) 231-8505
Orchid Street Nw
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Piano, Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Education
Concordia College - Music, History - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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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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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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Chris N.
(877) 231-8505
taylor St. NE
Cedar, MN
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I try to be very open to the styles and genres so I have ultimate possibilities of what I can teach. I enjoy every type of music as well, and can play anything you give me. Just give me the time to learn it and then perform it along with teaching it.
Education
The Institute of Production and Recording - Audio Production and Engineering - 2007 to 2009 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Paul L.
(877) 231-8505
Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
University of Wisconsin La Crosse - Music(Classical guitar) - 2004-2007 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Minnesota - Music(Classical guitar - 2007-2010 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Emily Matthew
5701 Lynwood Blvd
Mound, MN
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
5 years

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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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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Finding The Right Teacher

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level it is important to get on the right foot and as an intermediate player you need to know that your teacher really knows his or her stuff if you want to move forward. What it really comes down to is "Are you getting the right information?".

The big problem when it comes to music instruction is that it is not necessary to have any diplomas or awards in order to set up a teaching practice. Conversely, the best teacher may not have a degree in music, just a phenomenal talent for teaching.

The first thing to understand when finding a good teacher is that the best teachers are not necessarily the best players. And it certainly goes that great players are invariably not the best teachers, possibly because they are far too wrapped up in their own playing to be concerned about anyone else. OK, a generalization but a theory with legs.

So let's assume you are just starting out, an absolute beginner, so what do you do? Well, the first resource I would use is your own personal contacts. You may have a friend or cousin that also took lessons and he or she may be able to recommend someone. Music stores often provide instruction and you can also look in your local paper for private instructors. Even do a Google search. It's actually very easy to find a teacher, but can you count on them to feed you all the right information?

Let's assume you have a short list of teachers in you area. I think it is definitely in your interest to make sure that they are teaching simply because they love to teach. Not because they are waiting for their "big break". This is why I think it is important to find a professional teacher, not an aspiring pop star. So you might ask a series of questions:

  • How long have you been teaching?
  • What teaching qualifications do you have?
  • How many other students do you have?
  • Can you give me the phone numbers of two of your students?

This may seem harsh, but I just think it is so important to get the right person from the start. Why? because as a student you have no idea whether your potential teacher actually knows what they are talking about. So don't be shy to ask.

As an intermediate student you probably need to rely more on word of mouth to get the right teacher to take you forward. In your local neighborhood, especially if you have been playing a while, you are probably already hooked into who the teachers are so it may not be such a problem.

The other issue, aside from musical expertise, is that your teacher and you need to like each other. If you are to be successful studying together this is so important. I remember growing up that I would excel in the subjects where I actually liked my teacher. And of course I dreaded going to class with those teachers I did not like.

I am h...

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