Schroeder Smith

Schroeder S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Music Performance

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Performing live music is tremendously difficult. There are secrets :)

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Schroeder passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Schroeder delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1985

" 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.

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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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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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6 Reviews

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Patrick Aug 26, 2019
Piano · In studio

Wealth of knowledge.

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!

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