Schroeder Smith
Minneapolis, MN
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Schroeder Smith

Schroeder S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm very good with young students. Flute is very difficult for smaller, younger ones because of the instruments size. And it's difficult to even get a sound sometimes.

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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15 Reviews
Richard B.
Profile-location-online Online

My first lesson with Schroeder was a marvelous experience. Amazing enthusiasm he brings to the table. I recommend him to anyone who is beginning or is seeking to move up on the instrument. Can't wait for the next lesson.

Posted Oct 4, 2021
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Schroeder has done an excellent job teaching my son to play the saxophone. He makes the lessons fun and connects the learning to applicable examples that make sense to my child.

Posted Sep 8, 2021
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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.

Posted May 22, 2021
Alan ..
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher, fun classes, leaning a ton!

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Leo R.
Profile-location-online Online

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.
Profile-location-online Online

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
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
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Wealth of knowledge.

Posted Aug 26, 2019

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

Posted Mar 21, 2012

Great teacher---I really enjoy the lesson.

Posted Mar 8, 2012

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

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

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
Eric G.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Mar 25, 2020

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Professional Musician
Apr 1979 - Present


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


Sep 1979 - May 1983

University of Minnesota



Professional Proficiency


Certificate of Achievement
Jun 1999


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


Jul 1982

National Fraternal organization

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