MON-FRI 10-8 • SAT 10-6 • SUN 12-6

612-822-3334 • 3400 LYNDALE AVENUE S, MINNEAPOLIS

KEEPING YOUR LIFE LOUD & LOCAL SINCE 1997

FAQs

If you have a question, we are happy to answer it!


General FAQs

When is Twin Town Guitars open, and what are the hours? 

Twin Town Guitars is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from Noon to 6pm.


What is Twin Town Guitars located?

3400 Lyndale Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

612.822.3334


How long has Twin Town Guitars been in business?

Twin Town Guitars opened in 1997, and we are proud to serve this community.


What form of payment does Twin Town Guitars accept?

Twin Town Guitars accepts Cash, Credit Cards, and PayPal.


Does Twin Town Guitars buy used gear or accept trade-ins?

Yes! Twin Town Guitars buys for 60% and trades for 70% of the amount the item can be sold for. 


What is the return policy at Twin Town Guitars?

If the item is returned without damage within 24 hours, there is a full refund. If the item is returned without damage within 48 hours, store credit is issued. After 48 hours, the item is yours to keep forever.  


Is Twin Town Guitars hiring?

All open positions are listed on the Twin Town Guitars' Employment page.


Does Twin Town Guitars sell drums?

Yes! Twin Town Guitars has a comprehensive drum shop. We carry new drums, parts and accessories, and we also offer repairs. Ludwig, REMO, DW, Zildjian, and Vic Firth are just a few of the brands that we carry. 


Does Twin Town Guitars sell parts? Tubes? 

Yes! Twin Town Guitars has lots of parts in stock including pre-amp tubes. (We do not sell power tubes.)


Music Lesson FAQs

How do I schedule lessons at Twin Town Guitars?#

Register on-lineAfter you provide some basic information, you or your child will be matched with the instructor best suited to your schedule and skill level, and musical interests. Please see our instructor bios for more information about our talented teaching staff.


What are the Twin Town Guitars' lesson rates and payment policy?#

Lesson rates are $30 per half-hour for private, individual lessons, and vary for group classes depending on the program. The group class descriptions and rates are listed on the lessons web pageWhenever possible, payment is made by either cash or check in monthly increments.


What instruments are currently taught at Twin Town Guitars?

• Banjo

• Baritone

• Bass Guitar

• Cello

• Clarinet

• Drums

• Electric & Acoustic Guitar

• Flute

• French Horn

• Harmonica

• Mandolin

• Music Theory

• Pedal Steel Guitar

• Piano

• Saxophone

• Songwriting

• Trombone

• Trumpet

• Ukulele

• Upright Bass

• Viola

• Violin

• Voice


Should I schedule a half-hour lesson or would a full hour be better?

We recommend starting at one half-hour lesson, once a week. There is no definitive answer to how many lessons a student will need to learn the basics but we suggest signing up for four lessons to start.


What are the Twin Town Guitars' policies regarding lesson attendance? What if I have to miss a lesson?

Students must be on time for lessons. If a student is late, they are charged the full amount of the lesson. A student must contact their teacher a minimum of 24 hours in advance of a cancelled lesson, or the student will be charged in full for the lesson. Except in the case of emergency or illness, cancellations made the day of a lesson will be charged in full, and will not be rescheduled. If a student cancels a minimum of 24-hours in advance of a lesson, make-up lessons are offered, but are not always possible due to student and teacher schedules. Students who cancel more than two lessons in a row may lose their lesson time slot. 


Do Twin Town Guitars' students get an opportunity to perform publicly?

Yes! We strive to give students a live experience at a venue around town. We all have a blast doing it. Recitals are 100% optional but are strongly recommended, as they are a key element of learning and growing. Performing on stage is a moment you will never forget! Currently, Twin Town Guitars hosts a spring and a winter recital, as well as many music showcases throughout the year. 


What specific teaching methods are used? Will I learn tablature or musical notes?

Each individual learns differently, so our teachers are qualified for various levels of skill and also understand the importance of customizing the lesson to fit a student's needs. Depending on the student's age or previous experience, most teachers begin with an introductory book or basic chords and eventually follow up with actual sheet music and/or tablature. If the student already has previous instruction and wants to improve specific aspects of their playing, that is no problem. Our teachers can jump right in so the student can focus on opportunities for growth, such as improvisation and technique.


Do you offer Group Lessons at Twin Town Guitars?

Yes! Please see the lessons web page for group lesson information.