Piano lessons

Piano lessons

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Minnesota School of Music offers the best piano lessons in Blaine with age appropriate curriculum on Schiller Concert Series Pianos.  Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether your child wants to learn classical sonatina, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help them become the pianist they want to be. Our piano faculty will show them the fundamentals of sight reading, technique, and theory, but they will also incorporate their favorite songs into the lessons. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with students.

It is ideal if your child has a piano at home before starting lessons, but they can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students rent or buy small electric keyboards practice on at home. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.

To have the best success, look for the following things in a keyboard:

• 88 keys
• Sustain Pedal (when you hold it down, the sound rings out)
• Touch sensitive keys (when you play harder, it sounds louder; when you play softly, it sounds quieter)

If you are looking to rent or purchase an acoustic piano, we recommend contacting the kind folks at Jim Laabs pianos in Rosevile, MN. They offer a variety of new and used pianos at affordable prices. Whether you are looking to rent a great starter instrument, or purchase an upgrade for an advancing player, Jim Laabs will take great care of you! Tell them we sent you.

You can contact Jim Laabs here.

If you are looking to purchase a digital instrument, we recommend selecting one with 88 fully weighted keys and a sustain pedal. Of course, there are several great models available. But, with so many choices, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. That’s why we work closely with Sweetwater Sound. Their dedicated team of professionals are industry experts and provide top notch service. In fact, we do so much business with Sweetwater, we actually have a dedicated sales engineer to help make your experience amazing. Contact Luke Herian today and you’ll be in good hands.

You can contact Luke here.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our piano teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to each student’s individual needs.

If you enroll here for piano lessons, your child’s teacher will ask them about their favorite type of music, and set goals to help them accomplish whatever musical aspirations they have. Together, we will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music you want to play. With all of the teachers at Minnesota School of Music, you are sure to find the best match for you.

Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the Twin Cities for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Minnesota School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. 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 high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!

There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play piano. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.

Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.

READY TO START? YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

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HOW IT WORKS

Our lessons are one-on-one, are 30-minutes in length, and are held once per week at the same day and time. There are no-long term contracts (all of our customers are enrolled on a month-to-month agreement), and tuition is $149 per month. There is a one-time registration fee of $35. Registration is easy and takes only 5 minutes. We have friendly customer service staff to assist you 6 days per week!

PRICING

$149 / MONTH

  • Lessons are available 6 days a week.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to schedule your first lesson!