Music lessons in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Call us at 612-743-0942
to arrange your first piano, singing, voice or guitar lesson.
Looking for music lessons for yourself
or your child?
Have you always loved music and wished you could play? Maybe you have a son or daughter, or know of a family member or friend who would be interested in learning to play the piano or guitar or sing. Our passion is to help people - both children and adults - experience the incredible beauty of making music, and their own creative voice in the process. We have helped hundreds of people reach their musical goals. Our fun, educational and affordable individual lessons give students opportunities to meet their musical goals and become lifelong music makers.
We believe a strong foundation will benefit students throughout their musical career, and include the following in lessons: music reading, improvisation, composition, play-by-ear, harmonization, technique, theory, music of different time periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary), music of different styles (such as rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.) today’s popular music, special holiday requests and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you learn in your lessons?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose Brighter Minds Music as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. When you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
What styles of music do you teach?
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical. We help you reach your musical goals.
How is technology used in lessons?
A unique component of Brighter Minds Music is the use of a computer lab station in addition to lessons on a grand piano or guitar. Students of all ages have the opportunity to learn using music software and create their own music. You can also bring your own device to the lessons and work with your teacher to use it to benefit your playing and learning.
Are your teachers qualified?
Our teachers are highly-trained, experienced professionals who know how to get results in a caring, creative environment. Our teachers all have degrees in music. Their educational background and teaching experience gives you the best in music education. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search for outstanding teachers throughout the twin cities and have a detailed interview process, which saves you time and money.
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What are the expectations of me?
To get the most out of music lessons, it is helpful to have the student / parent / teacher / staff on the same page. Let us know your musical goals, and we can help you reach them.
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What music lessons do you offer?
Have you wanted to learn how to play piano? Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn a piano sonata, your favorite Youtube piece, or play for sing-a-longs, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will not only show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
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Have you wanted to learn how to play guitar? Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
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Voice / Singing Lessons
Have you wanted to learn how to sing? Our voice lessons for children, teens and adults are available in a variety of different styles such as musical theater, pop, jazz, christian, disney or classical. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. Whatever your goals are, our voice teachers are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you.
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Music for very young children
Do you have a friend, family, neighbor or co-worker with a baby, toddler or preschooler? We also have early childhood music classes that would be perfect for them.
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Tell me about your studio...
How do lessons work?
Individual lessons are held weekly at the same day and time. We also offer musicianship classes free of charge to current students. We are a year-round school, and you can enroll anytime.
What if I have to miss a lesson?
No problem! Come to our musicianship make-up classes instead. They are typically 60 minutes and students get to make music with their peers.
What are the lesson formats?
We offer three different lesson formats: 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute lessons. Each lesson package includes:
How much is tuition and rates?
There is an enrollment fee of $35. Families who have not taken lessons in two or more months must re-enroll.
How are payments made?
Payments are made via pre-authorized debit or credit cards.
What if I have to withdraw?
When a student registers for lessons, we anticipate that this will be a long-term relationship. However, if it is necessary to discontinue lessons, 4 weeks written notice must be given with lessons paid through that period.
It is easy to get started
Lessons are first come, first served, so
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