Music lessons in Mendota Heights, serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights and more.
Call us at 651-263-9475
to arrange your first piano, voice, singing, guitar, ukulele, violin or drum 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?
Students of all ages have the opportunity to learn using music software and create their own music. You can 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.
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 their music device 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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Have you wanted to learn how to play the ukulele? Beginner ukulele students will learn fundamentals such as note-reading, reading tab notation, music theory, technique, play melodies, chords and improvise. All of our instructors love teaching beginning students, and they provide a caring and creative environment for the student.
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Have you wanted to learn how to play the violin? Beginner violin students will learn fundamentals such as note-reading, reading tab notation, music theory, technique, play melodies, chords and improvise. All of our instructors love teaching beginning students, and they provide a caring and creative environment for the student.
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Have you wanted to learn how to play the drums? Beginner drum students will learn fundamentals such as note-reading, reading tab notation, music theory, technique, play melodies, chords and improvise. All of our instructors love teaching beginning students, and they provide a caring and creative environment for the student.
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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 are a year-round school, and you can enroll anytime.
What are the lesson formats?
We offer three different lesson formats: 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute lessons.
What is included in music lessons?
Your tuition includes an appointment that is reserved for you each week with one of our excellent teachers. In addition to your one-on-one instruction, students are encouraged to participate in our FREE All-Star Awards. The All-Star Awards recognizes students for meeting their musical goals with certificates, wrist bands and at certain levels even personalized trophies!
Each lesson package includes:
Top-notch music education tailored to meet your goals
Performing opportunities - formal and informal
Music Assignment Book - for you to keep track of your progress and favorite songs
Music Tote Bag - the bright orange color helps you find it right away and keeps the books out of the snow!
All-Star Awards - ribbons, certificates and trophies to recognize your achievements
Community meetups and workshops
How much are tuition and rates?
30-minute individual lessons: $136 / month ($34/ lesson)
- recommended for beginners
45-minute individual lessons: $204 / month ($51 / lesson)
- recommended for intermediate students
60-minute individual lessons: $272 / month ($68 / lesson)
- recommended for serious / advanced students
Sometimes there are 3 or 5 lessons in a month (due to longer months or studio holidays), and those months will be pro-rated.
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. Your first month is pro-rated for you. Otherwise tuition is processed on the first of the month.
What if I have to miss a lesson?
No problem! We have one of the most flexible make up systems around! Give us 24-hours notice, and you'll receive a Make-Up Pass to use with any teacher, any instrument as long as you are enrolled at Brighter Minds Music. You can even share the Make-Up Pass with another family member.
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.
Do you offer a referral program?
Yes! For each family you refer, you’ll receive a thank you gift.
How do I get started?
It’s easy to get started. We have rolling admission so you could start as early as next week!
Do you have a day of the week that is better for you? Please let me know a few days and times and we can set up your first appointment.
We look forward to making music with you soon!
It is easy to get started
Lessons are first come, first served, so
Contact us today to arrange your first lesson.