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PRIVATE LESSONS & CLASSES

We will, we will, rock you!

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, lap steel guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, drums, piano, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, 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!

On-Line Lessons & Classes 


On-Line Private Lessons

From beginning to advanced, traditional to experimental, we offer on-site lessons in comfortable studios for guitar, lap 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)

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On-Line 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 it is available for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone, french horn 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

Tuition: $120 Per Student

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On-Line Songwriting

Learn about songwriting and gain confidence in your ability to write, with local musician and songwriter, Ryan Smith. 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: Teens & Adults

Date/Time: July 20, 2020, Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm 

Tuition: $80 (Four Group Classes)

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On-Line Group Guitar for Beginners

If you are brand new to playing guitar, or have some experience from years ago, this six-week class is for you. Group Guitar for Beginners starts at square one with naming the guitar parts, learning guitar care and developing proper technique. You learn simple melodies, a few basic chords, and a song that you get to perform at a Twin Town Guitars music showcase too. If learning to play guitar is on your bucket list, this class is the best place to start!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: July 11, 2020, Saturdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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On-Line Six Strings for Six Weeks

If you took Group Guitar for Beginners, this six-week class is your next stop. Continue developing your skills and confidence on the guitar by starting with A, D, E, C, and G chords. Then, we'll add a few more chords, strumming patterns and fun songs. Play with other people at your level in a relaxed setting, and just have fun! 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: July 9, 2020, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

Register


Fall Classes for All Ages


Private Lessons

From beginning to advanced, traditional to experimental, we offer on-site lessons in comfortable studios for guitar, lap 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)

Register


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)

Register


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 it is available for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone, french horn 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

Tuition: $120 Per Student

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Fall Classes for Youth & Teens


1, 2, 3 Music & Me

This six-week class prepares adult/child pairs for music lessons by sharing the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, and harmony through engaging and interactive singing, musical games, and movement. Spend hands-on time with different timbered instruments, both tuned and non-tuned, as well as experiment with each of the instruments' unique musical qualities. Fun and loads of laughter included at no extra charge!   

Age: 3 to 4 Years (Pre-Kindergarten)

Date/Time: September 19, 2020, Saturdays, 10:15am to 11:00am

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

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Music Lesson Readiness

This six-week class prepares children for private lessons by encouraging the development of fundamental music skills and ideas, as well as independent practice. Classes include elements of the following musical themes; rhythm, melody, expression and context. Students learn to listen, create, and perform through exploration and play!   

Age: 5 to 7 Years

Date/Time: September 19, 2020, Saturdays, 10:15am to 11:00am

Tuition: $100 Per Student (Six Group Lessons)

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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: 6 to 10 Years

Date/Time: October 6, 2020, Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $115 Per Student (Drumsticks Six Group Lessons)

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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 $35. All participants need an instrument.)  

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

Date/Time: October 6, 2020, Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

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

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Youth Band

Have fun rocking out with a band! Instructor and local musician, Dave Mehling, helps students pick a band name, practice songs, try a new instrument, and learn the skills needed to perform on stage. This six-week session concludes with a live performance at a local venue!  

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time: September 15, 2020, Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, *No Class October 13th, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

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Bridge Band

If you are ready to move past Youth Band, this is the place for you. Instructor, Nick Baker, leads these rockers through eight weeks of fun rehearsals, and the class ends with a live stage performance!

Age: 11 to 13 Years

Date/Time: September 17, 2020, Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, *No Class October 15th, Showcase November 14, 2020 

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

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Teen Band

Grab your instrument and rock out in a band! Local musician and member of the Melismatics, Mark Wade, leads this group through rehearsals, while students work to sharpen playing and stage performance skills. This eight-week session ends with a live performance at a local venue. 

Age: 13 to 16 Years

Date/Time: September 17, 2020, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, *No Class October 15th, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $150 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Youth & Teen Band Camp 2021 - Sessions 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 Years & Teen 13 to 17 Years

Youth Camp I Date/Time: June 14th to June 25th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon

Youth Camp II Date/Time: August 2nd to August 13th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon

Teen Camp I Date/Time: June 14th to June 25th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Teen Camp II Date/Time: August 2nd to August 13th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Showcases on June 25th for Session I and August 14th from Session II

Tuition: $400

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Girl Powered Band Camp 2021 - Sessions I & II

We've got an amazing summer camp just for girls! In this fun and friendship building, two-week long camp, girls work with instructor, Kat Hansberry, 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: Youth 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 14th to June 25th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Showcase on June 25, 2021

Date/Time Session II: August 2nd to August 13th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Showcase on August 14, 2021

Tuition: $400

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Fall 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 weeks, conclude with a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 5, 2020, Mondays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020 - Vocals, Guitars & Bass Filled

Date/Time: October 6, 2020, Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020 - Vocals, Guitars, Bass & Drums Filled

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Twin Town Tributes: The Blues Brothers

Join Colin Monette, local musician, as he leads students through the magical music of The Blues Brothers. This six-week class ends with a performance at a local venue. 

Age: Adult

Date/Time:  October 4, 2020, Sundays, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Twin Town Tributes: CAKE - Vocals, Guitars & Bass Filled

Join local musician and songstress, Kat Hansberry, as she leads this group through music by the amazing alt-rock band, CAKE. This six-week, tribute band class ends with a performance at a local venue.


Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 6, 2020, Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Twin Town Tributes: Juanes - Vocals, Guitars, Bass & Drums Filled

Join local musician and songwriter, Ryan Smith, as he takes this group through music by Colombian superstar, Juanes! This six-week session finishes with a stage performance at a local venue. 


Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 7, 2020, Wednesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Jazz Combo for Adults

Join Colin Monette, local musician, as he leads instrumentalists through the basics of playing jazz. Learn the lingo of jazz, how to improvise, and play several jazz standards in a supportive and inspiring setting. Brass, woodwind, percussion, bass and guitar students are all welcome to join. This six-week class ends with a performance at a local venue. 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Winter, 2020

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

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Songwriting

Learn about songwriting and gain confidence in your ability to write, with local musician and songwriter, Ryan Smith. 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: Teens & Adults

Date/Time: October 19, 2020, Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, November 14, 2020 

Tuition: $80 (Four Group Classes)

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Blues Harmonica

Get your blues on with Minneapolis musician and songwriter, Chris Holm. Chris teaches basic theory and melodies, as well as bending, vibrato and trill effects and usage. Please bring a C Harmonica to class. Purchase of both the class and Hohner Special 20 Harmonica are also available.


Age: Teens & Adults

Date/Time: Winter, 2020

Tuition for Class: $80 (Four Group Classes)

Tuition for Class and Harmonica: $120 (Four Group Classes & Hohner Special 20 Harmonica)

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Group Guitar for Beginners

If you are brand new to playing guitar, or have some experience from years ago, this six-week class is for you. Group Guitar for Beginners starts at square one with naming the guitar parts, learning guitar care and developing proper technique. You learn simple melodies, a few basic chords, and a song that you get to perform at a Twin Town Guitars music showcase too. If learning to play guitar is on your bucket list, this class is the best place to start!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 8, 2020, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

Register


Six Strings for Six Weeks

If you took Group Guitar for Beginners, this six-week class is your next stop. Continue developing your skills and confidence on the guitar by starting with A, D, E, C, and G chords. Then, we'll add a few more chords, strumming patterns and fun songs. Play with other people at your level in a relaxed setting, and just have fun! 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 3, 2020, Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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Intermediate Group Guitar

If you've played guitar for a year or more, or if you've dreamed of playing in a band, the six-week Intermediate Group Guitar class is a great place to sharpen your skills. We'll work on several songs, and if you want to branch out, there are opportunities to play lead parts or melodic riffs. At the end of the session, we'll perform at a Twin Town Guitars music showcase. 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 8, 2020, Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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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 $35.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 6, 2020, Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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Uke2

If you completed Uke Group for Beginners, or you feel ready to move past the six basic chords of C, F, G, D, E7, and A, this class is for you. Doesn't matter what shape or color of ukulele you play, we just want to jam with uke! We'll complete this class with a live performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 8, 2020, Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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UkuLadies & Gentlemen

This class is for folks who have more than a few songs under their belt and feel comfortable playing most chords. This class also includes fingerpicking, complex strumming styles and advanced song arrangements. We'll complete this class with a live performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: October 8, 2020, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase November 14, 2020

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)

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It's Now or Never

If you are kicking yourself for not picking up that guitar you've had for years, or wish you 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, ukulele, violin, keyboard, and vocals.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled as a Private Lesson

Tuition: $120 (Four Private Lessons)

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Seminars and Workshops


Beginning Violin Workshop for Adults

This two hour-long violin workshop provides adult learners with the best possible start in learning how to play the violin. Both beginners and people who are looking for a "refresher" will find this class a wonderful fit. You don't need to read music, and you will leave playing a couple tunes! (We also have a few loaner violins available for use during the workshop.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Tuition: $75

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Build Your Own Fuzz Pedal

Get an in-depth look into the wild world of fuzz!  This pedal is based on classic designs from the 1960's like the Colorsound Fuzz, Vox Tonebender and Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, but made even better with modern True Bypass Switching, power jack and an LED.  And, know for certain, that before you leave this workshop, you will own an amazing fuzz pedal that you built with your own, two hands!  (No experience required, and space is limited to 5 participants.)

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 2020, from Noon to 4:00pm

Tuition: $200 (Includes All Supplies) *A $100 Deposit is required within one week of registration to ensure space is held. Payment may be made at the front counter or via PayPal. Payment instructions included in class confirmation email.

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On-Line Music Theory Basics

This workshop covers 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, TBD, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $30

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