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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Lake Elmo

Diedrich W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Kevin F.

Minneapolis, MN
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Michael M.

Minneapolis, MN
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Diedrich W. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Ear Training, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

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 Linden Hills for the past 8 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 have owned my own home in Linden Hills for 7 years and I love living here and being a part of the community. You can find me taking advantage of so much that Lake Harriet has to offer: swimming, biking, walking, rollerblading, and of course taking in all the great concerts at the Bandshell.

*** Lesson Details ***
From the first lesson, my students learn, they grow, they feel good about themselves - and they get results. Whether adult, teenager or child, I find out what music inspires and I use this music to give access to learning regardless of level. Whether a Disney song, the Doors, or Debussy, I fuel your lesson with what lights you up. I am positive, attentive and also discerning. Quickly, I find out what learning style works best for my student; by ear, visually, or intellectually, and I spend the time to customize their materials and lesson plans to an extraordinary degree. If a student thrives with me being highly energized, or with me being more mellow, or if they have special needs, I'€™m able to adapt to what works best for my student. It is a joy and privilege to be a teacher, but especially a music teacher!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My favorite thing about my studio is that it's QUIET! Perhaps you know what it's like to have a lesson next to another lesson going on, or because of noise, you just can't hear yourself or concentrate. Another favorite thing is that it's right in the business district of Linden Hills. I have instruments, amps, laptop, stereo, mics...anything we need.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I often allow new students to use a loaner guitar of mine until they feel comfortable committing to purchasing their own. I help them find the right guitar for themselves by searching for used gear and accompanying them to the store. I offer music stands, guitar tuners until they purchase their own. I provide all audio files and written materials.

*** Specialties ***
I teach ALL styles. I most often teach students wanting to play and sing songs from pop, show tunes, alternative, country, rock, singer/songwriter and jazz standards. I specialize in songwriting and often my students create their own compositions regardless of level. Improvisation is also a key part of my teaching.

Kevin F. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years of teaching experience and constantly work to find better ways to show people how to be great. I am currently working on 4 new books in the Percussion area and about a dozen more for other instruments.I work with each student to find out what motivates them and how to set goals to reach whatever level they seek. I have worked with almost every age possible and find it exciting to see people find out how great they are.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be positive and you will be pushed to be your best. I work with each student to find out their goals and then show them the fastest and best way to reach those goals. As long as you follow instructions and practice, you can expect amazing results! Most of my students are in the top bands, make All-State auditioned groups, get highest ratings at Solo & Ensemble contests and know how to play!Even when time is a concern, I can still help you move forward. I always take where students are and show them how to get to the next step. I can move at any rate the student wants to move. I am committed to having them have fun and get better!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 Drumsets, Timpani, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bells, Snare Drums, marching drum pads, Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Auxiliary Percussion (too many to list) and also TV/Audio equipment to help with playing with music while we do lessons!

*** Specialties ***
I have a series of Rhythm books that are used in multiple schools. I also am well-versed in Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Steel Drums, and Mallet Percussion

Michael M. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

I have been performing since age 7 playing classical piano in recitals with my sister. I got my first guitar at the age of 12. At 15 I was playing around town with different bands. After years of playing in garage bands, I applied to Wayne State University and enrolled in their music department. I have a variety of musical experiences to draw from which is a benefit to my students. Over the years I have done everything from playing in the local "Battle of The Bands", opening for rocker Marshall Crenshaw with my band "Caf Society" and playing with jazz great Vincent York at The Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival. Currently, I prefer to concentrate on teaching and helping others, whether they want to play for their own enjoyment or aspire to play professionally.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you just want to play for your own enjoyment or you want to eventually play professionally, I can help. My teaching style is designed around the needs of each student. My goal is to encourage and inspire my students at every lesson and to encourage them to believe in themselves. I try to listen carefully to my students so that I can understand and help them reach their goals. After we figure out what you want to learn, I'll help you develop your skills so that you can play rock, blues, jazz or even learn how to solo. I believe that all my students have the ability to express themselves to some degree on the guitar, my goal is to help them as best I can, using my experience and knowledge of the instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home: Basement studio, seating for parents, amplifier, music stand, metronome and tuner.

Groove City Guitars: Teaching studio/rooms, seating for parents, amplifier, music stand, metronome and tuner.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I come prepared with lesson materials (handouts etc), students will provide their own guitar

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beg to adv. Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz and Music Theory.

Thomas C.

Saint Paul, MN
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Chris G.

Minneapolis, MN
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Rick W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Thomas C. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

A love of music began in the third grade. I started on a silver metal clarinet and have not stopped playing. I am a musician, composer, arranger and performer. I hold a B.A. in music and have taught in the schools for 22 years. I bring extensive knowledge and humor to my teaching. I enjoy working with all age levels and pride myself on being intensely positive.

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus of music lessons is to overcome problems and increase skill and enjoyment in performance. I always want to focus on what was done well and carefully work on skills that will increase enjoyment. I will play with you to model and help you self correct as you learn musical concepts and musicianship. We will use method books for fundamentals and supplement with music that interest the students. After a time students will learn skills needed to perform a wider range of music

*** Studio Equipment ***
Most instruments

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide an instrument, method book, stand and supplies for that instrument. I will bring an instrument to play along and model.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly and orff methods

Chris G. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Hi I'm Chris G. I'm bringing 12 years of professional music experience, as well as a 2 year certificate from the Player's School of Music. One could say I'm formally self-taught. I started playing gigs from the young age of 18. I have a full range of styles and sounds I've learned over the years. If it's out there, I can teach you to play it.

I've played in bands with styles ranging from acoustic folk and bluegrass to loud rock and funk. I am all about music. I am a member of the music ministry at Substance Church of Roseville. I have successfully passed a back round check at my church. I desire to work with people of all ages to help them become better musicians. It's what I love to do. I have been teaching for over two years now, right out of music school.

Can't wait to show you all I have to offer. A professional yet fun approach.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will vary based upon the level of the student. It includes harnessing the student's raw talent in combination with fun, practical approach to musical concepts.

Including:

-Learning to play your favorite songs. note by note.

-Student/Teacher Play-along and backing tracks.

-Learning different musical styles

-Learning Contemporary Harmony
(Diatonic Harmony and Nashville numbers system)

-Learning to Spell Chords

-Learning Scales

-Sight Reading (highly encouraged, not required)

We dive into learning a song that the student wants to learn. I'll prepare two assignments to be practiced through to the next lesson. We review, we either move on or stay on the assignment until they've grasped the concept. We simply continue to learn songs and musical ideas together until the student knows how to teach themselves.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lakland 5 String Bass

-Lakland 4 String P Bass

-David Eden WT 1000 Amplifier

-David Eden 2x10 Cab

-David Eden 4x10 cab

-David Eden 2x12

-Gallien Kruger 1x12 Combo

-Nord Stage 2 88 Key Piano

-Alvarez 6 String Acoustic Guitar

-Line 6 Modeling Guitar Amp

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lakland 5 String Bass

-Lakland 4 String

-Alvarez 6 String Acoustic Guitar

Galien Kruger 1 x 12 Combo

*** Specialties ***
My best quality is helping a student learn how to function and play well with a band. I'm very ensemble minded. When you learn from me, you learn from an active working musician and educator.

Rick W. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Rick W. graduated in 2003 from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a BA in Music, and a minor in Philosophy. He's taught guitar at the Mount Olivet School of Music in Minneapolis since graduation, and also does house lessons. Rick plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Musical Pit Orchestra and Wedding gig. He also taught at Dayjams Rock Music camp in St. Paul for the five summers of its existence. In his spare time he writes YA Stories and Musicals, as well as running a Music Theory Blog about Tonal Trends in popular music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons consist of Ear Training, Note Reading, Improv/Jamming, and learning pop guitar Riffs/Changes/Parts. Rick also loves to transcribe any and all music the student wants to learn but for which they cannot find the sheet music or internet tab. Rick prefers to teach what the student wants to learn, but if they're not sure what that is, he helps them figure that out.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wifi, Computer, and iPhone. I make good use of technology during lessons. Much used apps include Guitarbots, Slow Down Music Trainer, TabPro, and the Guitar Toolkit (metronome, tuner, etc.)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Same: Laptop, Guitar, Lotsa Apps.

*** Specialties ***
Music Theory and Songwriting. 

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