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Popular Music Teachers Near Cottage Grove

Diedrich W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Colin M.

Saint Paul, MN
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William B.

Minneapolis, MN
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Diedrich W. Minneapolis, MN

About Diedrich

I hold a Music and English degree from Hamline University, but that doesn't make me a good teacher. I've played professionally for over 25 years, have taught English as a Second Language, Hockey and Audio Engineering, taught people age 5 to 75, and have taught private music lessons full time in Minneapolis for the past 9 years, but this doesn't make me a good teacher. What makes me a good teacher is that I have an infectious love of music and a passionate commitment to helping people. I do have specialties, like helping singer/songwriters develop their lyrics, arrangements, voice, and performance as well as helping artists get through creativity blocks, stage fright and preparing for studio recording. My experience as a producer, studio musician and audio engineer has ...

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Tara B. September 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I’m a lifetime student and decided to take voice lessons this year. Diedrich has been an amazing teacher. He spends time getting to know the student and learning her goals to create the best plan for her. He’s a great listener and observer which allows him to quickly adapt to the students needs.

No need to look for another teacher in the Twin Cities. If you’re reading this, you've found the best and should book your first lesson now.
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William N. May 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
The BEST Guitar Teacher I've EVER had!

Diedrich,
Is a very nice, genuine person, who is honest, straightforward, and knows EXACTLY what he is doing. He is smart, wise, funny, and very charismatic. He makes taking guitar lessons a joy, rather than a chore.

I would recommend Diedrich to anyone pursuing guitar or bass lessons, whether it is for one or two lessons, or for the long term mentoring and instruction, of which he is extremely capable of providing.
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Adam J. May 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher, very adaptive and receptive to individual interests

Diedrich is a great teacher and makes learning feel fun as opposed to a chore. Granted there is practice and work involved with any lessons you take, he does a great job at relating this to your specific interests which helps you stay interested in what you are learning. He provides a good mix of fun with progressing your musical knowledge and is a great communicator outside of lesson times if you have any questions. I feel you get more from him than just the lesson time, which shows great dedication to his students.
Colin M. Saint Paul, MN

About Colin

I am a 28 year old drummer with 19 years of experience spanning all genre's and styles of music. Countless hours of stage performance with bands. A love, drive and passion for music and drumming you won't find in any other instructor! Multiple studio recordings both behind the mixing board and behind the drum set. 8 years of teaching experience, realizing the importance of setting a unique curriculum for each student tailored to fit each individual's goals and interests. I have been involved in bands ever since middle school, starting with rock, and moving on to perform in country bands, hip-hop performances, indie rock bands, and progressive rock bands. A strong knowledge of jazz techniques and music theory as well as the ability to read drum sheet music make me a perfect ...

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Linda C. July 30, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I am very happy to have selected Colin as my drum teacher. He is patient and explains concepts clearly. I find that he provides helpful feedback identifying both what I am doing correctly and where I need to adjust. He adjusts the lessons to my progress, so I feel that I am receiving individualized instruction. I am a long time educator and know good instruction when I see it, and I see it in him!
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Josh R. July 5, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels.
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Ritesh M. December 16, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Excellent!

I started learning drums from Colin starting June 2013. I am a beginner and Colin was my first drum teacher.

I really liked the way Colin provided step by step guidance. He has great patience when it comes to work with beginner like me. I am really glad I learnt under his guidance. He was very encouraging which is really helpful especially at the beginning.

Colin teaches how to do and play things right. I learnt really cool beats from him in my first set of lessons. Overall it was fun experience.

I would definitely recommend Colin.

And thanks a ton to Colin for being such an excellent instructor...
William B. Minneapolis, MN

About William

I'm a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music where I studied Music Performance (for Drum Set) and Music Education. I've studied under great teachers including Rod Morgenstein, Bob Gripp, Henrique De Almeida, Eric LeVan, Jackie Santos, Steve Wilkes, and the list goes on. I also have experience performing in a wide variety of contexts and genres. In your lessons with me I will help you to achieve any musical goals you have as well as to take your current skills up to the next level and beyond. I have a wealth of knowledge about music theory and teaching methodology, as well as experience in execution of these skills. Your lessons with me will be fun as well as informative, and if you are willing to put in the work I can guarantee you will make progress as my student. ...

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Lynette K. May 5, 2014
Drum
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An excited learning experience

I have had lessons for a month with Billy, and will continue to study with him in future. He is an excellent teacher. Nothing to neat pick, everything is just amazing. He taught every single details of what I should know about drumming, recommended a really helpful textbook to me, and even helped to make my practice a great fun other than a dull work for a beginner. I really appreciate those. If someone is expecting to have an effective and pleasing learning experience, just go ahead try to work with Billy. It is absolutely worth the time and effort. Hope that'd be helpful.

Cynthia A.

Saint Paul, MN
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Saint Paul, MN
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Saint Paul, MN
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Cynthia A. Saint Paul, MN

About Cynthia

The early whisperings of the flute started when I was 9 years old. The first time I saw a flute, I immediately became enchanted with the instrument, which ignited a passion in my heart for playing. At the age of 13, I attended the Riverbend Institute of the Arts in Faribault, Minnesota. The encouragement I received there plunged me into a life filled with music. Shortly after, I was selected to play in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony (GTCYS) for two years. This was an incredible experience as a young person, especially playing at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

I grew up in a nurturing community that opened up many creative opportunities and experiences and for that I am grateful. I am also thankful for all of the highly influential flute teachers that instilled skills and ...

Matthew G. Saint Paul, MN

About Matthew

Hi! My name is Matthew, and I have a great PASSION for MUSIC!

My heart, and mission, is to take your passion for music, and the music in your heart, and put it in your hands!

I've been playing acoustic guitar for 7 years, I've been leading worship at various places since I was 14, and I'm starting to produce my own music, and start a recording studio.

Right now you may be thinking: "I'll never be able to make my own music; I'm just not musical." If that's what you're thinking, I want you to STOP, because that is a lie. If you have a desire to learn, and are willing to practice even a few minutes a day, then the only thing keeping you from your dream, is the lie that you can't live it.

So what are you waiting for? Let me help ...

Ash S. Saint Paul, MN

About Ash

I am a college educated music instructor from St. Paul. I am also active in the local music scene as a singer/songwriter.
I began learning violin when I was 9 years old. When I heard the instrument being demonstrated by a teacher I fell in love with the sound. I taught myself guitar and piano shortly after.

I began teaching music on the side back in 2008 to supplement my family. As my business has grown faster than I expected I began to realize my potential as a teacher. I can now say that music instruction is my sole source of employment.

My teaching style incorporates learning the building blocks of music. If we can speak the language of music then we can take our study in any direction you desire. If you have a yearning to learn classical violin, we can do that. If ...

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