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Kevin F.

31 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
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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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Shae K.

24 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, I speak English. I also can sing, , pronounce French, Spanish, German, Latin
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Sacred Music from North Central University; MN
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Shae K.

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I teach piano both as a starting to other instruments and as a goal in and of itself. My method is to teach as much as I can in the learning style of the student. I have taught from every available piano method book out there. The goal is not to get through each book as quick as we can. The goal is to become a student who enjoys making music. The student and I work as much as we can during the lesson time on the understanding of the songs, method, style, and theory of music. Therefore, if a someone does not have much time for practice during a week, as happens for time to time, they will still learn and progress.

About Shae

I am an music instructor with 30 years of experience. I have a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Music with a major in Voice. I have been playing piano for 38 years with having been an accompanist for choirs and soloists and a pianist at weddings and churches. I am a believer that anyone can learn pia

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Gayle
Enjoyable and a good start
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My 2 girls started with Shae when they were 5 years old and both enjoyed their lessons. Shae is patience and good with kids. Even though we don't have the best schedule, the girls liked her so much I couldn't switch to a different teacher even though it could have saved me a few dollars too.
Melissa K.
Shae is a great teacher, she is very patient, and my son enjoys his lessons. We have been with Shae for several years, and it has been fun watching my son's ability grow during that time.
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John S.

17 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • B.A. - Psychology from St. Olaf College
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Paul K.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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.

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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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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $41
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Zachary J.

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About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.

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"Loved it. Lots of basic questions answered!!! Perfecto, almost. A bit of a technical glitch on my end."
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"My son has been working with Eddie since June of 2019. He is very patient. Highly recommend."
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Took Drawing lessons from Eddie B.
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"John was a very patient and helpful instructor. Two of the participants had no water color experience and he provided them with a good understanding of the concepts as well as providing most helpful examples of how to actually do water colors. Will definitely ask John for a follow up session if we return to Las Vegas in the future."
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Took Painting lessons from John D.
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"She is great! I have learned a lot and had so much fun with her.
She refreshed my mind after 17 years of not touching any brush neither doing any sketching....
I highly recommend her and can't wait for her upcoming classes in her own studio!"
Manifa
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"I've had four lessons now and I'm learning quite a lot!"
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Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Sharron was wonderful!! Her experience is amazing. She provides direction, practical tips, support all rolled into an hour of enjoyment!"
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Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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