Private Lessons

Private Music Lessons

Piano duoThe Academy offers private lesson instruction in nearly every musical discipline including piano, violin, cello, string bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, voice, guitar and percussion. Private lessons are offered in weekly private sessions of 30, 45 and 60 minutes. Students may choose their desired lesson length, or may consult their instructor to determine the lesson length appropriate for their study.

Students are placed with instructors based on their personal objectives for pursuing musical study. Each student's individual experience is of utmost importance to the Academy of Music, and we believe the experience begins with each student's relationship with their instructor and a common understanding of goals and preferences.

Piano - We offer private instruction on piano for beginning through advanced level students.  Instructors are available for a broad range of interests including Shared Suzuki Piano lessons for ages 3.5 and up, beginning piano for the young student, standard piano repertoire and MMTA participation, or contemporary style playing.  Adults wanting to brush up their skills or pursue their "always wish I'd taken lessons" dreams are welcome!

Voice - The Academy voice studios offer private instruction to students elementary age through retired adult.  Instructor backgrounds include Twin Cities professional singers with the men's ensemble Cantus, musical theater, and experienced collegiate level educators. 

Strings - Our Private lessons for violin, cello and string bass are offered for beginner through all ages. Each instructor brings their individual teaching philosophy to lessons, with music reading curriculum introduced early based on individual student abilities. Ensemble for beginning level violin students is offered too.
 
Brass - We provide private music lessons on trumpet, trombone, tuba and euphonium.

Woodwinds - Lessons are offered on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, flute, recorder, and saxophone.

Percussion - Private Percussion lessons offer the options of the full range of skills needed for Band, Orchestra, or Rock Band drummer: Drumset, Mallets (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), World Drumming (Congas, etc...), Snare, Concert/Orchestral percussion. 

Theater - Our theater program was developed to provide instruction for specific acting skills and opportunity for show participation. Private acting lessons mentor each student to build confidence and necessary skills to navigate the theatre world. 

Guitar-  Lessons for beginners through adult offer choice of style in classical, rock or blues guitar.  Fundamental technique and individualized planning for lessons is based on student needs and interest.

Music Theory-  Enhance your musical skills in sight reading, ear training, key signatures and basic theory with classes that supplement your knowledge.  A basic building block and tool for understanding music and composition, knowledge of Music Theory will benefit students of any musical discipline.
 
"What is man's ultimate
direction in life?
It is to look for love,
truth and beauty."
-Shin'ichi Suzuki
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