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The Paddleboard Craze Is Here to Stay

The Paddleboard Craze Is Here to Stay

What’s ‘SUP? Outdoor and exercise crazes come and go almost as fast as hairstyles and popular app games do. But every once in a while, a trend comes along that remains popular — think karate, which spiked in the ‘60s and again in the ’80s, and it can still...
Music Classes For The Youngest Members Of Your Family

Music Classes For The Youngest Members Of Your Family

Music lessons are highly individual, but they’re also often a family affair. We’ve taught so many siblings over the years, and many have asked about lessons for the youngest members of their families. Previously we’ve offered lessons for kids as young as 5, but that’s...
Meet Our New Office Manager John Hodges

Meet Our New Office Manager John Hodges

We’re happy to introduce John Hodges as MnSOM’s office manager! John joined the MnSOM family last year as a guitar teacher after finishing his seminary degree at Yale and relocating from the East Coast with his wife, Hopewell, who is doing a Ph.D. program at the...
Fourth of July Fun Facts to Share With the Kids

Fourth of July Fun Facts to Share With the Kids

What do your kids know about the Fourth of July? Do they know it’s a day when you have a barbecue, spend time with friends and neighbors, and watch a fireworks show? These hallmarks of the holiday certainly do make it fun and memorable, but they don’t really exemplify...
Are ‘Resort Bubbles’ Safe?

Are ‘Resort Bubbles’ Safe?

As vaccination numbers continue to climb and experts gain a better understanding of COVID-19, more industries are adapting. Tropical resorts in Hawaii and the Bahamas have started to host visitors in “resort bubbles,” requiring travelers to complete a series of tests...
Pro Tips To Create A Motivating Playlist

Pro Tips To Create A Motivating Playlist

Whether summer temperatures drive you to work outside or simply make you want to move indoors where the air conditioner is blasting, having an upbeat playlist can help you quickly pass the time and feel good, too. There’s no better way to learn how to put together a...
A Huge Thank-You To You!

A Huge Thank-You To You!

Late last March, I was sitting by my wife’s hospital bed, holding her hand as she delivered our fifth child into the world. I had my phone in my other hand, looking at the latest news about the state going into lockdown and texting with my staff about the next steps...
Re-Opening for In-Person Lessons

Re-Opening for In-Person Lessons

Students and Parents, I am excited to announce that Minnesota School of Music will be re-opening for in-person lessons on Monday, June 15th. Here is what you need to know: 1. You will continue to have the option of doing online lessons for as long as you’d like....
A Journey Worth Taking

A Journey Worth Taking

The year was 2002, and Erin and I had moved out west to California. This was before we were married – I was playing in a band and life was a real adventure. That being said, we hadn’t had the opportunity to explore much of the Golden State when we first...