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KEEPING YOUR LIFE LOUD & LOCAL SINCE 1997

Private Lessons and Group Classes

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Wondering how it feels to be in a band? Whatever your experience or ability, we are here to help you reach your musical goals. In addition to private lessons for guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, drums, piano, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, voice, music theory and songwriting, Twin Town Guitars also provides a variety of group-based and band-style music programs which include live stage performance opportunities.

Please take a moment to view our music programs listed below, our instructor bios, our music program FAQs, or our speedy on-line registration, and we'll get you scheduled for lessons right away!

Classes for All Ages

Private Lessons

From beginning to advanced, traditional to experimental, we offer on-site lessons in comfortable studios for guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, piano, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, harmonica, voice, music theory and songwriting. Lessons are available seven days a week. We also produce winter and spring recitals at relaxed and local venues that are exciting for everyone!

Age: 4 Years - Up

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $30 (Per 30-Minute Lesson)

Sampler Session

Not sure where to begin? Join us for the private lesson Sampler Session that includes 2 Bass, 2 Drum, 2 Guitar, and 2 Keyboard Lessons. You don't need to own these instruments to attend, and at the end of the class, we'll provide you with a recommendation and options for continuing lessons with your chosen instrument. 

Age: 5 Years - Up

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $240 (Eight, 30-Minute, Weekly Lessons)

Band Buddy Duos

If you and a friend or a parent play the same instrument and would like to start taking lessons together, this is the class for you. The Band Buddy Duos program offers six lessons with a high level of instructor attention for you and your buddy, and is available for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone and trumpet. (Students supply their own instrument, or instruments can be purchased at Twin Town Guitars.)

Age: 4 Years - Up

Date/Time: Six, weekly, 30-minute lessons, scheduled based on your request and studio/teacher availability

Tuition: $120 Per Student

Classes for Youth & Teens

U is for Ukulele

During this six-week group session full of laughter and learning, discover the joy and simplicity of playing ukulele. No previous music experience is required, just your ukulele, your child or grandchild, and you. (Ukuleles are available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30. All participants need an instrument.)

Age: 4 to 6 Years (Pre-K through Kindergarten)

Date/Time: March 28, 2017 Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 4th)

Tuition: $100 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons)

Ukesters (U is for Ukulele Part 2)

This six-week long class is a continuation of U is for Ukulele. We'll learn more chords, more songs, and we'll sing and laugh. We'll also perform for family and friends at the end of the session.(Prerequisite: U is for Ukulele.)

Age: 4 to 6 Years (Pre-K through Kindergarten)

Date/Time: March 30, 2017, Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 6th)

Tuition: $100 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons)

Drum Group for Beginners

In this six-week long class, learn about rhythm and basic drumming technique, all while playing on anything from trashcans to pots and pans! This introduction to the wild world of percussion gives students an opportunity to explore the meaning of a beat and more. Also included are a pair of drumsticks and a live performance.

Age: 7 to 10 Years

Date/Time: March 29, 2017, Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 5th)

Tuition: $115 (Drumsticks, T-Shirt & Six Group Lessons)

Youth Band

Have fun rocking out with a band! Pick a band name, practice songs, try a new instrument, and learn the skills needed to perform on stage. This eight-week session concludes with a live performance at a local venue!

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time: March 15, 2017, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 5th)

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

Bridge Band

If you are ready to move past Youth Band, but are not quite ready for Teen Band, this is the place for you! We are looking for some experienced, serious rockers to rehearse for eight weeks, have some fun, and end the class with a live stage performance!

Age: 11 to 13 Years

Date/Time: March 14, 2017, Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 4th) 

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

Teen Band

Grab your instrument and rock in a band! Learn how to start a band, how to rehearse, how to select songs, and how to perform on stage. This eight-week session ends with a live performance at a local venue.

Age: 13 to 16 Years

Date/Time: March 14, 2017, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 4th)

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

Group Ukulele for Youth Homeschool Students

During this 6-week class, we'll have a blast learning about the origin and parts of a ukulele, how to care for the ukulele, and best of all, how to rock several songs with the ukulele! (No previous music experience is required, and ukuleles and tuners are available for purchase with the class.)

Age: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

Date/Time: March 21, 2017, Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am, Showcase May 13, 2017

Tuition Class Only: $75

Tuition Including Ukulele & Tuner: $125 (Six Group Classes)

Group Guitar for Homeschool Youth & Teen Students

In this eight-week beginner class, learn guitar care, tuning, strumming, chords, and songs. This class concludes with a group performance at a local venue!

Age: Youth 8 to 12 & Teen 13 to 16

Youth Session Date/Time: March 21, 2017 Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am, Showcase May 13, 2017

Teen Session Date/Time: March 23, 2017 Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am, Showcase May 13, 2017

Tuition: $200 (Eight Group Classes)

Musical Theater Workshop for Youth & Teens at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Join experienced music teacher and theater director, Allison Raney, at the amazing Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, in this musical theater skills class for youth & teens! Through exercises, students develop stage presence, self-esteem, presentation skills, vocal techniques, audition prep skills, creative movement, and expressive choreography. Explore story-telling, improvisation and character development while learning what it takes to put on a show. Family and friends are invited to a final performance too!

Age: Youth 8 to 12 & Teens 13 to 17

Youth Date/Time: July 17 to July 21, 2017, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon

Teen Date/Time: July 17 to July 21, 2017, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Showcase for both sessions July 21, 2017

Location: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Tuition: $200

Summer Sessions Youth & Teen Band Camp 2017 - Session I & II

In this two-week long summer camp, students work with instructors to develop their skills as musicians while working in a group. Daily lessons focus on topics such as microphone and voice work, improvising, stage presence, and songwriting. Students select a band name, rehearse several songs, and record their music before heading to a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Youth 8 to 12 & Teen 13 to 17

Youth Camp I Date/Time: June 19, 2017 to June 30th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

Youth Camp II Date/Time: July 31, 2017 to August 11th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

Teen Camp I Date/Time: June 19, 2017 to June 30th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Teen Camp II Date/Time: July 31, 2017 to August 11, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Showcases on June 30th for Session I and August 11th for Session II

Tuition: $400

Girl Powered Band Camp

We've got an amazing summer camp just for girls! In this fun and friendship building, two-week long camp, girls work with instructor Allison Raney to develop and hone their skills as musicians. Focusing on improvisation, stage presence and songwriting, the group concludes with a recording session and a live stage performance for family and friends!

Age: 8 to 12 years

Session I Date/Time: June 19, 2017 to June 30th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Session II Date/Time: July 31, 2017 to August 11, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Showcases on June 30th for Session I and August 11th for Session II

Tuition: $400

Summer Uke Rock for Beginners

Join us for five fun-filled classes where beginning ukulele students learn chords, work on strumming skills, play some super summer songs, complete a couple musical crafts, and end the class with an exciting performance at a local venue. (Prerequisite: None)

Age: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade

Date/Time: June 26, to June 30th, 2017, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon  

Showcase June 30, 2017

Tuition: $200

Classes for Adults

Adult Jam

Get together with a group of people and form a band! With the guidance of musician, Mark Wade, of the Melismatics, students rehearse a set list of songs from indie to classic rock, and after six week, conclude with a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 27, 2017, Mondays, 8:00pm-10:00pm (*No Class April 3rd) - GUITAR, BASS & DRUM FILLED

Date/Time: March 28, 2017, Tuesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm (*No Class April 4th) - GUITAR & BASS FILLED

Showcase for Adult Jam Classes on May 13, 2017

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

Twin Town Tributes: Pearl Jam - CLASS FILLED

Instructor Dave Mehling, of Portage and The Fontanelles, is taking this tribute band on a flannel-flyin', grungefest! After six rehearsals, this rocking adventure concludes with a live performance! 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 28, 2017, Tuesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 4th)

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

Twin Town Tributes: Minnesota Made

Local songwriter and musician, Ryan Smith, of The Melismatics and Soul Asylum, takes this band on a wild ride of music made amazing Minnesota artists and bands. This group will learn and perform the songs that make us proud to be a Minnesotan - don't-cha-know!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 29, 2017, Wednesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 5th) - VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS FILLED

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

Songwriting

Learn about songwriting and gain confidence in your ability to write! This course provides a road map of basic song structure, valuable practices that unlock jammed creative gears, individual support and feedback, and group writing activities. Come away from this four-week course with the skills to continue developing your songwriting. You also have the opportunity to perform your songs at a live venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: February 6, 2017, Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase March 4, 2017

Tuition: $80 (Four Classes)

Group Guitar for Beginners

In this eight-week beginner class, earn guitar care, tuning, strumming, chords, and a couple of fun songs. This relaxed introduction to guitar concludes and a live group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 16, 2017, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 6th)

Tuition: $150 (Eight Group Classes)

Intermediate Group Guitar

If you took Group Guitar for Beginners or already know a few chords and want to move to the next level, then this fun and stress-free class is for you! Have a great time playing with other students and conclude with a live, group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 16, 2017, Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 13th)

Tuition: $150 (Eight Group Classes)

Uke Group for Beginners

We've got a fever and the only prescription is more ukulele! In this six-week class learn how to care for and tune your ukulele, and each week, we will build on the previous lesson by adding new chords and songs. We will complete the class with a group performance at a local venue! (No previous music experience required, and ukuleles are available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 28, 2017, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase May 13, 2017 (*No Class April 4th)

Tuition: $100

Uke2

If you want to take your ukulele playing to the next level, Uke2 is for you. Doesn't matter what shape or color of ukulele you play in this six-week class, we want to jam with uke!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 30, 2017, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase March 13, 2017 (*No Class April 6th)

Tuition: $100

It's Now or Never

If you are kicking yourself for not picking up that guitar you've had for years, or wish you would have continued taking piano lessons when you were younger, now is the time to get down to business! This program includes four, weekly lessons, and a free loaner instrument if needed. (Available lessons include: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, piano, and vocals.) At the end of the program, your instructor will help you transition into additional lessons too.

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled as A Private Lesson

Tuition: $120

Seminars and Workshops

Music Theory Basics

This workshop will cover the theory of major and minor scales, keys and how they can be used to build chords. Music reading knowledge is not necessary for this class.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuition: $30