Our Mission

Minnesota School of Music offers personalized music lessons in a friendly, professional environment.

Are we the right music school for you?

Are you looking for high-quality, professional music lessons for your child? Would you like to participate in their learning? Want to join a thriving community of parents just like you? Then you’ve come to the right place! Because at Minnesota School of Music, we are committed to empowering youth, uniting families, and building community–all through personalized, parent-inclusive music lessons.

At Minnesota School of music, we recognize the important role parents play in their child’s musical development. That’s why, unlike many of our competitors, we invite parents to sit in on their child’s weekly music lesson. During each lesson, our instructors give parents the knowledge and skills to help their child succeed during at-home practice. Not only do students appreciate parental support during the lessons, MnSOM parents gain the satisfaction knowing they helped their child achieve weekly goals during at-home practice. What can feel better than participating in your child’s musical success?

Are you not able to sit in on your child’s lesson? Want to run a few errands instead? Maybe your teen needs a little space? No problem. Our friendly instructors make sure you are up to speed by saving a few minutes at the end of the lesson to communicate important details. So, feel free to grab some groceries , fill your tank, or give your child some freedom, and we’ll get you plugged in when you get back.

Do you have multiple children? Are you worried about having to find a babysitter during your child’s lesson? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! Our spacious, family-friendly facility offers something for everyone—TV’s, cartoons, coloring sheets, wi-fi, you name it, we’ve got it! So, bring the siblings along and we’ll help entertain them!

Lastly, as a national award-winning music school, our professional customer service staff is here to support your family along your child’s musical journey! We’ll greet you by name. We’ll remember your child’s birthday. And, we’ll make sure our lessons start and end on time so you can make it home for dinner!

If you are still reading, you would likely fit right in at Minnesota School of Music. Our school is made up of hundreds of families like yours. To get started, give us a call at
(763) 452-9370. Or, to learn more, simply click the Request Info button below, and one of our friendly staff members will reach out to assist you.

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brand new book, “More Than Music” today!

Looking for the right music school can be tough especially for first-timers interested in enrolling themselves or their loved ones for music classes. To help beginners grasp the fundamentals of music and shed light on certain expectations, elaborate discussions about guitar, piano, voice, and drum lessons have been included. This book also touches on the simple questions of how to determine when your child is ready for music lessons to advanced questions such as how to measure progress and the importance of recitals. More than Music will effectively walk you through everything there is to know about music schools and more!

Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Read on to learn more about how your child could benefit from becoming a Minnesota School of Music student.

1. Piano, Guitar, and Voice Lessons—all in one location!

We are the only school in Blaine that offers all of these popular instruments: Piano, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, and Voice in one location. By offering all of these popular instruments in one location, we are able to save families time and money. No more driving from place to place. We’ve got everything under one roof!

2. The Most Qualified Teaching Faculty in Blaine

We have 14 music teachers, all with university training. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your musical goals and helping you to be successful. With as least three instructors for each instrument, we are confident we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and dedicated to helping you learn the style of music you want to learn in their music lesson.

3. The Widest Range of Music Lesson Times Available 6 Days a Week!

We are the only music school in Blaine that offers music lessons six days a week from early in the afternoon to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule. Give us a call at (763) 452-9370 for up-to-the-minute availability.

4. A Proven Track Record of Excellence Since 2013

We have been serving the families of Blaine and surrounding areas since 2013. Our mission is to deliver personalized, parent-inclusive music lessons that empower youth, unite families, and build community. And that is what we do. But don’t take our word for it.
In 2015, CBS News named us to the “Best Music Shops in MN” list, as well as the “Best Places for Guitar Lessons in MN”list–the only school in MN named to both lists!

5. A Comfortable Parent’s Area for Our Clients

With over 3800 square feet, we have the most parent-friendly waiting area in Blaine. Instead of waiting in a retail music showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent’s area with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, magazines, and bottle water service. We also have an area designed especially for kids with a lego table and a coloring station. Want to watch the big game? We’ve got you covered there also. With a big screen tv tuned into Minnesota sports teams, you’ll never have to miss a play while you’re here. If you prefer, you are also invited to sit in on your child’s lesson anytime you like.

6. Convenient location

When we ask our customers why they chose MnSOM, the first thing they usually say is “friendly, professional staff.” The second thing they often say, is “location.” At Minnesota School of Music, our students don’t have to bother with messy downtown commutes or spend time looking for open parking meters. Instead, we offer a spacious parking lot directly in front of our facility so you can save time and money. Located just 1 block off I-35W on the border of Blaine and Circle Pines, we offer lessons in a safe, convenient, and family-friendly location. In fact, CNBC recently named Circle Pines as the “3rd Most Perfect Suburb in America.” What better place to learn music?

7. Professional Customer Service Staff

We have a professional, full-time customer service staff to help ensure your experience at MnSOM is first class. Whether it is getting you information you need to stay informed, or simply offering a warm welcome at each visit, our customer service staff is here to serve you.

8. Free Music Recitals

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is worth it is to have their child participate in a recital. And what better place to watch your child perform than at a premier Twin Cities venue? University students spend thousands of dollars for the opportunity to perform in a professional concert hall and we offer this experience to our students for FREE! We also offer a variety of other performance opportunities throughout the year for students seeking additional experience.

9. Trophies, wristbands, and certificates to celebrate student achievement

We are the only school in Blaine that gives students the opportunity to earn trophies, colored wristbands, and certificates for passing musical tests. Students become inspired as they earn wristbands and climb the “Musical Ladder™.”

10. No long-term contracts

While many of our competitors require families to sign costly, long-term contracts in order to stabilize business revenue, we have a different approach. We offer personalized music instruction in a friendly, professional environment. This ensures our customers not only remain satisfied, they can’t wait to come to their next lesson. No contracts necessary!