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Songwriting Classes Chaska MN

Songwriting classes cover subjects such as lyric writing, harmony, music writing, jazz composition, commercial songwriting techniques and more. See below for local businesses in Chaska that give access to jingle writing, music notation using finale, as well as advice and content on music composition for films.

Schroeder S.
(877) 231-8505
W. 60th St.
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Songwriting, Music Performance, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Beginning to Advanced piano, keys. Beginning to Advanced Saxophone. Flute, Clarinet. Professional recording, and Theory. Classical, Jazz, rock & roll II-V-I, tritone subs, reading a real book, why chords do what they do, how to understand chords, how to read a chord chart, scales, the math involved in music, etc.
Education
U. of MN - Premed, Business, music - 1979-1984 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Stacy B.
(877) 231-8505
Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 20
Specialties
I specialize in teaching beginners voice, piano, and guitar. Genres applied to teaching is popular music from the 50's through today. I also incorporate Alexander Technique in warmups for all lessons I teach.
Education
Mcnally Smith College of Music - Vocal Performance - 2006-2009 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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MacPhail Center for Music
(612) 321-0100
Minneapolis MN
Minneapolis, MN

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Music Studio Of Jan Erickson
(952) 937-5305
16550 W 78TH St Ste B
Eden Prairie, MN

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Twin Cities Vocal Arts
(952) 657-5159
307 West 92nd Street
Minneapolis, MN

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Kevin G.
(877) 231-8505
James Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Metal, Shred Guitar. My methods are successful, interesting, and sometimes challenging to let the student find their potential of learning and playing original and creative music.
Education
Northmont High School - algebra, english, history - 89-93 (High School diploma received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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William Evan M.
(877) 231-8505
Holmes Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Because of my training at Lawrence University, I'm well versed in both classical and jazz music, but have also studied composition and arranging, music recording techniques, and pedagogy. I have studied jazz the most extensively, but consider myself proficient in almost any style or genre that involves the guitar.
Education
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - Guitar Building and Repair - 2009-2010 (Degree received) Lawrence University - Classical and Jazz Guitar Performance - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Chaska Music Studios
(952) 448-5656
1580 White Oak Dr Ste 285
Chaska, MN

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Virtuosos Music Academy
(763) 551-7900
16795 County Rd 24 Ste 10
Plymouth, MN
Hours
Monday: Noon - 9:00 PMTuesday: Noon - 9:00 PMWednesday: Noon - 9:00 PMThursday:

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My Music Store
(763) 525-0311
8016 Highway 55
Minneapolis, MN

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Defining The True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?

Defining The True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

There are musicians who are more than comfortable remaining anonymous. You know, happy to hide behind their guitars or keyboards and be sidemen to the stars of today or tomorrow. Then there are those that have grandiose aspirations of stardom, adoration and limelight. And then there are those who have a driving desire and need to say something original artistically, to express themselves and to communicate that expression to an audience, be it a small niche market or wider demographic.

Those falling into the first category can make a living, albeit fairly modest as a general rule. Those falling into the second category often live in a little bit of a dream world and, depending on their tenacity and 'smart' skills, usually end up disappointed because the focus is set on the destination rather than the journey. The third category usually reap the rewards of the second category gaining all the success and limelight, but as a result of focusing on their art rather than the shallow and flighty end of the musician's world. These are usually the most fascinating people too, because they generally have a little mystery about them and because they actually possess what most entertainers really want; sincere and dedicated talent!

But there are also those that are in the early stages of artistic development who are still learning their craft, and open to influences. Possibly they will become great artists in the future, possibly not. It will be a question of choices and consequences, and doors opened and opportunities taken advantage of - or not. Life certainly will take you places.

But for those that do have aspirations of artistry and expression, then I firmly believe you must have qualities that others do not have. As an artist I believe one must stand out from the heard in order to be heard. It is so easy to make a record these days. One no longer needs to have the luxury of a recording contract in order to stand on a pedestal and say "I am an artist - buy my record!" With home studios costing one 16th of the price they did ten years ago and with software programs that do it all, you can churn out albums by the dozen if you put your mind to it. And many do.

However, just because you can, why would you? - is my question. Just for fun? OK, valid I suppose. But Isn't it better to spend that time and energy searching relentlessly for something unique and different? God knows record companies are releasing enough crap by the hour, even signed artists are now under the impression they have got something to offer. Maybe they have, but for the most part I don't think so (as public reaction and their soundscans will attest!)

Perhaps I am being extremely unfair, but I think too many artists do not realize that they have a responsibility to say something profoundly unique, certainly if they expect any kin...

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