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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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Flute (and piano) are my main instruments. I have considerable experience playing them and teaching them to all levels and ages of students. I have performed on these instruments in various settings.

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.

38 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack
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Alex B.

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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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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.
Krystal
Alex is incredibly knowledgeable and great with students off every age group! I took lessons from him for five years and my only regrets were not having more time to practice so I could get more out of my lesson times.
During lessons we worked on sight reading, ear training, memorizing chords and scales, different picking and strumming patterns, theory lessons, and anything else that I discovered and wanted to try.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $41
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Shae K.

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

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
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"I love Kim. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable and talented!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Kim K.
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"Erin is very knowledgable about crocheting , smart, and pleasant. I got what I wanted to learn about out of this lesson. Gauge & Learning how to read a pattern."
Shari Binkney
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach."
Daniel
Took Chess lessons from Jameson T.
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"I just got done with my first crochet lesson with Kim and enjoyed it so much ! She was very patient with me and I just can't wait for my next lesson. Thank you Kim !"
Mansi
Took Crocheting lessons from Kim K.
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"Vena is an amazing teacher! She is always in a great mood and makes it easy to ask as many questions as I have. Then she takes the time to make sure that I completely understand what she’s teaching before we move on to the next step. From sewing to pattern making, Vena’s skills and concepts are truly at a professional level leaving me feeling confident in my own skills after each lesson. Vena is awesome!"
Avery
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Morgan was informative, pleasant and easy to understand. I learned a lot."
Vince
Took Hula Hoop lessons from Morgan J.
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"She was very patient, professional, and knew what she was doing."
Ruth
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"My boyfriend very much enjoyed her class! Thank you."
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Took Sewing lessons from Kim K.
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