Schroeder Smith

Schroeder S.

5 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN

About Schroeder S.

Schroeder teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 1990
Last sign in: More than two months


I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 25 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 performed and recorded with numerous artist including The Temptations, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Bobby Z, Billy McLaughin, Presidential Inauguration 2005, The Shirelles, Martha Reeves, Larry King, The Guess Who, Quiet Riot, Loverboy, J. Hoye and many more. I received the Certificate of Achievement from Billboard Magazine for production and songwriting, etc.,etc. enough about me though.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different so I like to base lessons for each student upon their strengths and weaknesses. Some students are just beginning, others want to improve upon their skills. Some students want to learn more about Classical music, others want to learn jazz and improvisation, others rock and roll or country et. al.. Others want to know why music does what it does so to speak. I prefer a more laid back style of teaching as opposed to a very rigid approach. My students don't feel as though they are in a classroom even though they are basically. Music should be fun and lessons can be intimidating. I try to make my students as comfortable as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music studio, a very comfortable environment, sitting area for parents, music stands and metronomes (gotta have those), grand piano or keyboard. And a vast library of music to choose from.

*** Specialties ***
Beginning to Advanced piano, keys. Beginning to Advanced Saxophone.
Flute, Clarinet. Professional recording, and Theory. Classical, Jazz, rock & roll II-V-I, tritone subs, reading a real book, why chords do what they do, how to understand chords, how to read a chord chart, scales, the math involved in music, etc.

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5 Reviews on Schroeder S.

PatriciaC Mar 21, 2012
Excellent flute teacher. Inspiring and motivating. An exploratory journey in music and very enjoyable. I look forward to my lessons!
WesleyS Mar 8, 2012
Great teacher---I really enjoy the lesson.
KathyH Nov 11, 2011
wow! so knowledgeable, I can't believe what I have learned in 3 lessons. And I never feel intimidated or feel I can't learn it. And this comes from an over the hill piano player. Highly recommend Schroeder!!
RoxanneH Aug 9, 2011
Schroeder's passion for music is evident from the first lesson. He was just what we were looking for in an instructor- knowledgeable, experienced and relaxed.
BethK Jul 1, 2010
I really appreciate the connection you've made with Jacob. It has really helped foster his passion for music. Thank you!