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Laura P.

14 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2020 from Lessons.com
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
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Laura P.

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Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both an intensely personal process and as an interpersonal process.

To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic piano skills if they devote ten minutes a day to it.
To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher.
To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey.

Currently, I can only take new students taking lessons on a weekly basis.

About Laura

Music is personal and brings us into contact both with ourselves and with a force beyond us. I am passionate about the spiritual awareness that results from the study of performing arts. I have worked with ages 3 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, s

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Amanda
Laura was great! I am really excited to continue working with her. She is kind, and very knowledgeable.
Kirsten L.
She added to my musical knowledge by helping me express myself through technique.
Bayley T.
My girlfriend and I are both total beginners who had never/rarely sung in front of other people before, but Laura makes us feel super comfortable! I thought it would be a challenge to do singing lessons with two different people, but she gives both of us attention and great tips. She is very knowledgeable and encouraging, and we're both learning a lot! Thank you so much!
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Kevin F.

32 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1988
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Kevin F.

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Afro-Cuban style Congas is fun and exciting. I can show you how to play so that you can perform with groups in school or groups out on the town!

About Kevin

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

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Paul K.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
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Paul K.

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I have played blues, hard rock, fingerpicking, folk, and jazz music on the guitar since 2006. I have played onstage in rock bands and jazz combos and received years of private instruction. I am a chronic improviser, a composer, a creative musician, and a music theory geek.

My enthusiasm for the guitar is related to its irreplaceable role in genres that are uniquely and beautifully American like blues, bluegrass, and rock 'n' roll.

I can teach you how to play the basics, how to solo, how to write a song, how to play jazz chords, how to play rock riffs, how to groove, how to fingerpick, or whatever you want to learn.

Check out my guitar lesson demo video on my profile to hear me play!

About Paul

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music. I’m easygoing and patient. I put

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Darren
Paul took the time to get to know me and my interests, which is valuable to me. Plus he's very knowledgable and has an easy going manner
Kj T.
Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.
Edwin B.
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John S.

17 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • B.A. - Psychology from St. Olaf College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John S.

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- 10 Years Teaching Experience
- Professional Musician
- Flexible teaching style (written notation, ear training, play-a-long songs)
- Patient & fun learning environment

About John

Hi, I'm John! I'm a full-time musician, currently splitting my time between teaching drums and touring with indie rock band Step Rockets. I've been fortunate enough to spend the past 12 years teaching, recording, and performing across North America. I started drumming at the age of 10, honing

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Chris T.
Excellent instructor! Positive, patient and great mix of focus on fundamentals vs. fun and challenging exercises to keep me engaged.
Jason G.
The first week is awesome. I had taken a class at a college for a quarter. I did very well and learned a lot. With that, John knew right where to start with me. Looking forward to getting the best sound I can. Thanks, John.
Maddy
John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3
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Amy W.

16 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from Northwestern College (now Northwestern University) in Roseville, MN
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Amy W.

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I have taught beginning clarinet both in private and group lessons and in a full beginning band setting.

About Amy

As I child I had an early interest in music, dancing and creative things. I took piano lessons and excelled at my chosen instrument, the flute, in band at school. I continued with my music training at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mus

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Josie
Very nice instructor!
My 10 year old daughter enjoyed her first lesson!
Candy
Amy is very helpful & instructive -- and, thankfully, very patient with this student.
Payton
Very nice instructor. Professional and knowledgeable of subject material. My daughter can be easily intimidated and my daughter said she felt very comfortable with Amy.
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Alex B.

39 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack
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Alex B.

39 Reviews
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20 years playing experience, 12,000+ lessons taught! You choose the music, I'll get you there. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technique and theory skills. I have taught many styles and will get you playing something you like right away!

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounde

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Janny V.
Very professional and detailed
Holly
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
Christopher
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.

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"Amazing instructor! Ray really takes the time to go over steps and make sure you actually learn the moves and perfect them. He’s very knowledgeable and attentive and friendly! Provides a great learning atmosphere."
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Took Breakdancing lessons from Raquan R.
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"I worked with Randy on my speaking voice. In just 5 weeks my voice for videos and presentations was much better and I had a plan for further improvements. He's easy to talk to, non-judgemental and provides sage advice. Randy was good at prioritizing things for me to work on, which made it easy to make progress quickly. He split tasks into those that required class time and those that I could teach myself. I'm leaving with specific exercises and books to read for self-improvement."
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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"Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!"
Aisha
Took Dance lessons from Stephen H.
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"Aurora is a super wonderful teacher! So much energy and joy - she's great with kids and adults too :)"
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Took Ballet lessons from Aurora D.
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"Working with kids requires the ability to use analogies and really understand the child that you are working with. Our experience with Adam has convinced me that he posses those qualities. He is also punctual and consistent. As the guy footing the bill, I appreciate.
We plan on continuing our relationship with Adam."
Eric
Took Child Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"I've had 4 lessons with Kelsey so far and feel like I've already learned SO MUCH. I have never had a lesson in my life before I started with her, which could be intimidating but she makes you feel very comfortable.
Kelsey is awesome and really good at explaining techniques and also making sure you understand them. She's patient and encouraging. I know I still have so much left to learn and I'm really looking forward to it! She's very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a true passion for acting."
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"My daughter looked forward to meeting with Lauren and felt like the work with Lauren was very helpful."
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Took Acting lessons from Lauren V.
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Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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