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Alex M.

21 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex M.

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I have been immersed in music theory for the last 13 years & have been tutoring/mentoring people in this field for about as long as I've been studying it. From the basics up to serial/spectral music & everything in between. Comfortable in traditional, pop & "rock" music theory, & what goes into each style to make it what it is.

About Alex

Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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Madeline H.

38 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French, English
  • Awarded 1st place Junior Women's Division from Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Madeline H.

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I've been studying music theory for six years, and I've been a music theory tutor for three years. I currently study music theory pedagogy at the Peabody Institute, and I am a graduate assistant for the music theory department.
Music theory is a mathematical approach to music, and can successfully be taught to every type of learner. I have experience teaching student just beginning, studying musical form, counterpoint, atonality, and ear training. Music theory can be abstract, but it improves the understanding and appreciation of music to a listener, composer, and performer.

About Madeline

Hello! I'm Madeline, and I'm a vocal director, vocal instructor, beginner-piano teacher, and music theory tutor. I love introducing students to new repertoire, showing them a different way of looking at concepts, and helping students realize how smart and talented they are. I want my students to fe

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Brita
My daughter has taken lessons with Madeline through her school this past year and asked if she could continue with private lessons - we said an enthusiastic yes! The progress she has made in the last year is incredible and she has so much fun. Our son recently started lessons as well and we couldn't be more pleased. Madeline is a pleasure to work with and our children look forward to their weekly lessons. I highly recommend her.
Caroline
Madeline Huss is a delightful voice teacher. I enjoy every lesson. She is rigorous and knows what a student needs to improve. She gives good positive feedback and adjusts to her students needs and abilities.
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Chris D.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music (Performance and Pedagogy) from North Central University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Chris D.

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You can expect not only understanding music theory from the basics to advanced concepts but learning about it in a way that is applicable to the goals you have for your instrument or songwriting/composing.

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Saint Paul, MN

Gaw V.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hmong
  • Master of Music Performance from Sacramento State Universtiy
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gaw V.

52 Reviews
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We will learn music theory and apply it to your performances or compositions.

About Gaw

Gaw is a voice artist and music teacher. She has been performing for 20 years and has been teaching music over 10 years. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento. Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teach

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Caleb
She has a great way of teaching that has very much been helping me learn.
Angeline T.
Great teacher. Very enthusiastic.
Shreya
My daughter says that Gaw is an amazing teacher! She loves her singing class.

Shawn G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shawn G.

5 Reviews
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Understanding Music Theory has many benefits. When performing music, understanding the theory behind a piece can help you to effectively improvise, make it easier to memorize and allow you to understand what is happening or about to happen.

It allows you to analyze compositions that you like and understand why they sound so cool. It could be that it is using a tried and true technique that has been around or "breaking the rules." In memorable composition, there is usually a surprise.

My area of specialty is commercial music which incorporates popular music and jazz.

The content of study would depend on what your current level of knowledge and what you want to accomplish.

About Shawn

Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at his home studio and online. Shawn has helped students go from no musical knowledge to giving public performances. Shawn received his training at the UC, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Mu

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Paul M.
Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!
Todd
Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening.
Adolfo
He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with.

Andrew A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Classical Guitar Performance from Arizona State University
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Andrew A.

7 Reviews
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With a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Arizona State University, I have plenty of experience with music theory, and I'm here to share my knowledge with you on the instrument of your choice!

About Andrew

My name is Andrew, and I've been a musician nearly my entire life. I have a Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Arizona State University, but my background goes far beyond classical music. My performance experiences range from playing violin in my high school symphony orchestra t

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Gigi & Adam G.
Very good instructor. I was able to learn from him.
Lilly B.
Great first lesson. Andrew is awesome
Wendy T.
Andrew has been awesome with our 12 year old son. He’s figured out a way to get him excited about the guitar and we appreciate him so much!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Saint Paul, MN

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Saint Paul is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$39 average
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$52 average
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"James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays."
Tom
Took Music Theory lessons from James G.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"This was my boys first lesson and they loved it. They were so excited after class. Telling me that it felt way to short and that they are eager to have more lessons with Alyssa.
I’m also very pleased as she is a warm and welcoming person and I had an easy time communicating with her about what exactly I am looking for, our schedule, and also difficulties with entering our first lesson.

The boys will definitely, and with joy, continue their music journey with Alyssa."
Santiago
Took Music Theory lessons from Alyssa W.
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"Music theory has always fascinated me but I could never quite get the hang of it. Zack explains things clearly and works thoroughly to make sure you understand each topic and how it works before moving on. I recommend him to all of my music friends, and if you're reading this I recommend him to you,
too! You won't regret it, he's worth every penny."
Ginnie
Took Music Theory lessons from Zack D.
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"Adam is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to help people with what they don't understand. He explains things as clearly and simply as possible and is good at finding other ways of explaining things if you don't understand the first time. His kindness and patience is always a good bonus. 10/10 would recommend."
Madison
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Love Dave!

Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
Daria
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Brandon is able - and willing - to listen to the issues and concerns I have and address them with insight and clarity. He has been able to help me become not only a better Guitar Player, but a better Musician."
Frank
Took Music Theory lessons from Brandon P.
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"Ahmad is an amazing teacher to say the least!! I've playing guitar for years with never a full grasp of harmony, and within a few short hours he caught me up on some of the most vital information I was missing. A true expert teacher.. Give him a chance... You won't be disappointed!!!"
Bill
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Dave is awesome!

Dave pretty much saved me in Music Theory. I was really struggling to grasp chord progressions and melodies, Dave walked me through everything step by step until I got it. I highly recommend dave as an instructor, he'll get you through it!"
David
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"I thought Julie a great teacher for my daughter Sparrow.She was patient, honest and able to keep my young daughter focused and happy with learning and wanting to come back. My daughter says "I thought she was nice and great. I love you""
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Took Music Theory lessons from Julie P.
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