An Alpine Excursion

An Alpine Excursion

Nestled between Italy and Switzerland, Monte Rosa is the second highest peak in the Alps, making it one of the best views in either country and one of the more physically demanding ascents in the mountain range. In the late summer and early fall, tourists and locals...
Keeping Time

Keeping Time

As Eric mentions on this month’s cover, fall sports are kicking off! We’re excited for all our students who aspire to be athletes and want to support them however we can. We know that juggling music lessons and sports practice can be difficult, especially...
Making a Difference on the Field

Making a Difference on the Field

When you think about it, there’s a lot of anticipation this time of year. School buses are back on the road, the leaves are changing, and football is getting ready to kick off. Now I may no longer be in school, and I’m a little old to be jumping in fall...
Fall Recitals!

Fall Recitals!

Yes, it’s almost that time again. Announcing our upcoming fall recital. Registration starts Monday, September 9, 2019. We are expecting our largest concert series to date with 200 performers across 5 events. Mark your calendars. You will not want to miss this...
Fireworks and Baseball Fields

Fireworks and Baseball Fields

There are few events from my childhood I remember as clearly as the Fourth of July. Growing up in Blaine back when it still had a small–town feel, I really got the classic Independence Day experience. The parade route actually went right by my grandparents’...
‘Encore!’

‘Encore!’

Over the years, our school has had the pleasure of seeing many young enthusiasts grow into accomplished musicians. Now more than ever, we have students who are capable of some truly impressive performances. So to celebrate their accomplishments, we’re unveiling...
Chill Out

Chill Out

As the scorching summer sun beats down, it’s hard to remember that just six months ago you were shivering through the winter, whether that meant a chilly 50 F or bitter subzero temperatures. But if cooler temps sound like paradise, and a dip in the pool is no...
Joy, Faith, and Music

Joy, Faith, and Music

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my grandmother’s passing. I shared a bit about her kindness, wisdom, and generosity in last month’s Mother’s Day article. Sadly, cancer took her before she was able to read it herself. I’m...
Grand Re-Opening

Grand Re-Opening

As our school approaches its fifth anniversary, a lot has changed. Beginning as the Minnesota Guitar Academy, with no actual building to call our own, it’s fair to say we’ve grown quite a bit! Today, Minnesota School of Music offers expanded...
Journey Down a River of No Return

Journey Down a River of No Return

There’s more to Idaho than potatoes. Sitting square in the center of the Gem State is one of the largest contiguous areas of protected wilderness in the U.S. While the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness Area may not roll off the tongue as easy as...