Schroeder Smith
Minneapolis, MN
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Schroeder Smith

Schroeder S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginner to intermediate

About Schroeder S.

" 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 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 how music works-the theory

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Leo R.
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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.

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Felicia A.
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So positive and upbeat. Always just wants to get you playing and will help you get there in a fun way that will translate to skills you can take to the real world of music.

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Dylan M.
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Even from my first lesson I’m even more excited to learn from Schroeder. Super passionate and enthusiastic about his work. Extremely experienced and very kind individual. Highly recommend indeed

Posted May 18, 2020
Eric
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Posted Mar 25, 2020
Aaron J.
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Schroeder is an amazing musician, he has a great ear for music, and is a fantastic teacher. He's really fun to work with, and he makes you feel comfortable. I always look forward to our lessons!

Posted Jan 3, 2020
Patrick
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Wealth of knowledge.

Posted Aug 26, 2019
PatriciaC

Excellent flute teacher. Inspiring and motivating. An exploratory journey in music and very enjoyable. I look forward to my lessons!

Posted Mar 21, 2012
WesleyS

Great teacher---I really enjoy the lesson.

Posted Mar 8, 2012
KathyH

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!!

Posted Nov 11, 2011
RoxanneH

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.

Posted Aug 9, 2011
BethK

I really appreciate the connection you've made with Jacob. It has really helped foster his passion for music. Thank you!

Posted Jul 1, 2010

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Experience

Professional Musician
Apr 1979 - Present

Schroeder

I've been a professional musician and private teacher for 35+ years. Many recordings. Some on the radio ( may have heard some ) Classically trained but also educated in the "Real" world of music

Education

Bachelors
Sep 1979 - May 1983

University of Minnesota

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Achievement
Jun 1999

Billboard

Certificate of achievement for songwriting. Member Best R&B group in the Twin Cities

Awards

Leader
Jul 1982

National Fraternal organization

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