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Paul K.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
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Paul K.

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I am an pianist, improviser, composer, and music theory geek. I love jazz, classical, and rock music. Whatever style of music you want to learn, I will show you how to move toward your goals.

I love working with adults and kids alike! I can teach basic piano skills and classical technique, and for more advanced students I can teach jazz, improvisation, and composition. For every student, my goal is to make lessons fun by teaching you the music you want to play.

I have been playing the piano since preschool and have a B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota.

Playing piano is one of my favorite things to do so I'd have quite a fun time teaching you. What I teach on piano will help you understand a diverse range of instruments and even genres, and, I think, teach lessons that carry over into life.

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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Schroeder S.

13 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors from University of Minnesota
  • Awarded Leader from National Fraternal organization
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Schroeder S.

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Wanna know the secrets of how music actually works? It's actually pretty easy as long as you have someone to show you how :)

About Schroeder

" There's a difference between playing the notes and making the Music. Wanna know the difference? "I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've per

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Brian
I loved my first lesson with Schroeder, he was knowledgeable, energetic and communicated in a great way! Looking very much forward to my next lesson.
Alan ..
Great teacher, fun classes, leaning a ton!
Leo R.
Schroeder is a breath of fresh air when it comes to teaching. He makes want learn more about music in general and the saxophone in particular.
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $51
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Raycurt J.

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I have comprehensive approach to connect your musical ear with the keyboard in front of you.
Be it Classical, Pop-jazz. and Broadway styles you will enjoy the music!
Covid-19 and 20 protocols I must practice through the 2021 year event. Online (Zoom) Piano Lessons are in effect and I have transition well in this venue of training.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
Reed E.
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Lindsey R.

Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music theory, Music History, Accompaniest, Church Music,and Classical Piano from Private Lessons
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Lindsey R.

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My goal as a teacher is to share the love for music I have with my students. I use different methods for teaching as I find every student is different. I am skilled in but not limited to started beginner students. I always incorporate music theory and music history into lessons. There's room for parents to sit down and relax during lesson time as well.
Students will be required to purchase their first books.

About Lindsey

I began my musical journey at the age of 4, when I was enrolled in piano lessons. At the age of 10 I became interested in sharing my love for piano with others. So I apprenticed myself to Ruth Snowman, my piano teacher and assisted with group classes, recitals, and festivals. Once older I became

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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 many years of experience teaching students of all ages and ability levels. More of my background is explained in my biography section of this website.

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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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shae K.

24 Reviews
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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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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Minneapolis is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Very nice and patient teacher. Made the first lesson fun and not boring or overwhelming for my 5 year old. He sat through the whole 30 minute lesson without any problems because she kept it interesting for him."
Caleb
Took Piano lessons from Dilys Y.
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"Kevin is an amazing instructor. He does a great job keeping my 5 year old interested in learning and always makes it exciting for her. She LOVES him! I highly recommend him."
Sandi
Took Piano lessons from Kevin M.
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"My son has been going to Lipeng for a couple months and enjoys it tremendously! He looks forward to their lessons! What a great find!! I would highly recommend Lipeng as your piano teacher. She is patient and works with your talents and needs."
Nandita
Took Piano lessons from Lipeng C.
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"Molly is teaching my five- and eight-year-old daughters. The books and lessons are age appropriate, and the girls really enjoy the lessons and like Molly. They are making good progress. We're very pleased."
Joshua
Took Piano lessons from Molly M.
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"She’s so Patient and the fact that when you walk out of those lessons you leave with more knowledge than you had before you walked in. Glynis is amazing"
Omari
Took Piano lessons from Glynis D.
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"Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner"
Maxine
Took Piano lessons from Lella L.
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"My daughter really liked him."
Sara
Took Piano lessons from Omar G.
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"Kenny is patient with my daughter (5 yrs. old) in her learning and very encouraging! Kenny is always quick to congratulate successes and never makes the lesson feel hurried in any way. My daughter loves going to piano with Kenny!"
Hilton
Took Piano lessons from Kenneth T.
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"Randy is super helpful and experienced. I enjoy lessons and practicing. He was able to assess my lifestyle and give me some real tips/insights on effective practice. He also encouraged the skills I already built to this point. Probably the first teacher I’ve had who didn’t tell me “forget everything you know” because my real education is about to begin. He’s real, he’s practical, and he’s a genuinely good guy. And his years of experience give him this ability to be very direct and efficient with his feedback. It’s a relief to have that especially after studying music for so long. He doesn’t waste your time.

Lastly, I really do enjoy practice. It’s a new feeling lol. I came from a teacher that just tore me down a lot and didn’t build me up much. My confidence was kind of low after that. I didn’t want to practice or perform. Randy helped get me back on the horse. I feel like I have reignited what I live about performance. This was priceless."
Jonathan
Took Piano lessons from Randy L.
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"The kids really enjoy lessons with her"
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Took Piano lessons from Hannah R.
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Minneapolis Piano Lessons - Making Music in a City Full of Talent

By Beth V. - Minneapolis Piano Teacher

During my final year at Berklee College of Music, I often thought of how lucky some of my fellow classmates were to call places like New York, Los Angeles or Nashville their hometowns. Many Berklee graduates take that stressful step of moving to an unfamiliar city known for its abundance in arts culture, but for others that’s simply a familiar place called home. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Boston, I also moved back to my hometown of Minneapolis/St. Paul to begin my career as a professional musician. I’d like to share with you today how lucky musicians are to have these Twin Cities and all the potential resources available to students taking Minneapolis piano lessons.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul region is filled with profes

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sional artists, musical and otherwise. I’m not talking about hobbyists, although there are plenty of hobbyists and part-timers living here who contribute to our wonderful culture. I’m talking about full-time, profitable, top-notch craftsmen who have built their careers on their own creativity. If you don’t believe me, check out MN Original, a television show dedicated to exploring local artists.

I know what you’re saying – “Wow, I had no idea snowy old Minnesota would have enough artists and musicians locally to build an entire television series around them. Is there something in the water over there?” Close. It’s built into the school system. In addition to the dozens of music colleges in the area, Minnesota has arguably one of the most organized and detailed set of guidelines for the arts in K-12 public schools. A quick glance at the Academic Standards for Music Education posted on the Minnesota Department of Education website shows that Minnesotans not only value music education, but have the resources to deliver it properly.

We also have one of the most influential private companies in music right here, just 9 miles outside of Minneapolis. MakeMusic Inc. is the producer of Finale, the world’s leading music notation software, and SmartMusic interactive learning software. If you’re a musician, you’re no doubt using a music notation program such as Sibelius or Finale. Finale and I share the same home town, and they are extremely dedicated to delivering tools to enhance musicianship all over the world.

Many Minnesota musicians have achieved fame on a national or international level. You may have heard of Minneapolis artists such as Prince, Bob Dylan, the Jayhawks, Johnny Lang, Brother Ali, the Jets, or Morris Day and the Times. I personally live for the local artists that are HUGE right here at home. The Wolverines Big Band has been in operation for decades. The rhythm section, also known as the Wolverines Trio, has been together for over 20 years. Dr. Mambo’s Combo has been playing their steady weekly Sunday + Monday gig at Bunkers for 30 years, schooling the town in Funk, Rhythm and Blues. It’s an easy place to catch Michael Bland (Prince’s drummer). The famous Wabasha Street Caves, once a safe haven for world-renowned mobsters, now host swing night every Thursday featuring the best local Big Bands week after week. Yes, the underground swing dancing culture is alive and well in Minneapolis.

Whether you have dreams to pursue a serious music career or simply embrace a new hobby by taking Minneapolis piano lessons, this is the place to live. There’s work here. There’s play here. There are resources here. There is education here. Many people here - from private music instructors to software developers - are also professional gigging musicians. A simple search on the TakeLessons website for a Minneapolis piano lessons instructor pulls up many diverse and qualified choices in the Twin Cities area, not just one or two. Do not hesitate to get involved in music! I may not be from Los Angeles or New York, but quite honestly I think that’s why I have such a rich career in music - because I’m from the Twin Cities.

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