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

KEEPING YOUR LIFE LOUD & LOCAL SINCE 1997

• Open M-F 10 to 6pm / S 12-10pm •

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, pedal 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!

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 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


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 $35. All participants need an instrument.)  

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

Date/Time: April 9, 2019, Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

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 to Kindergarten)

Date/Time: April 11, 2019, Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

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


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 eight-week session concludes with a live performance at a local venue!  

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time: March 19, 2019, Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019 *No Class April 2nd

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)


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: March 20, 2019, Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019 *No Class April 3rd

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)


Teen Band

Grab your instrument and rock out in a band! Local musician, Nick Baker, 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: March 20, 2019, Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019 *No Class April 3rd

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)


Spring Chamber Music

Looking for extra motivation in your music studies? Join a chamber ensemble at Twin Town Guitars! This six-week program is an opportunity for students to experience the unique benefits and challenges of playing in a small group of 2-4 peers. Students hone their ensemble skills, broaden their musical horizons, make new friends, and have a lot of fun along the way. Complete the class with a performance at a local venue! Students are grouped by ability and age. (Previous Experience Required: Ability to read music and fundamental skills, such as proficiency in first position and basic rhythm. Private lessons in conjunction with the program are highly recommended, but not required.) 

Age: Youth & Teen

Date/Time 1: March 13, 2019 to April 24th, 2019 Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Performance Sunday, April 28, 2019 *No Class April 3rd

Date/Time 2: March 16, 2019 to April 27, 2019 Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Performance Sunday, April 28, 2019 *No March 30th or April 6th

Date/Time 3: To be arranged between instructor and group members. Six rehearsals at a scheduled time beginning Sunday, March 10th, or Saturday, March 16th, Performance Sunday, April 28, 2019

Tuition: $150 (Six Ensemble Rehearsals)


Youth & Teen Band Camp 2019 - 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 10th to June 21st, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon

Youth Camp II Date/Time: July 29th to August 9th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon

Teen Camp I Date/Time: June 10th to June 21st, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm - DRUMS FILLED

Teen Camp II Date/Time: July 29th to August 9th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm - DRUMS FILLED

Showcases on June 21st for Session I and August 9th from Session II

Tuition: $400


Girl Powered Band Camp 2019 - 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, 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: Youth 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 10th to June 21st, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Showcase on June 21, 2019

Date/Time Session II: July 29th to August 9th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Showcase on August 9, 2019

Tuition: $400


Summer Uke Rock Camp 2019

Join us for five fun-filled classes where ukulele students learn new 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: Knowledge of C, F, G, Chords.) 

Age: 2nd through 5th Grade

Date/Time: June 17th to June 21st, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon, Showcase June 21, 2019

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

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 8, 2019, Mondays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019 - LEAD VOCALS, DRUMS, BASS & GUITARS FILLED

Date/Time: April 9, 2019, Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019 - LEAD VOCALS FILLED

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)


Twin Town Tributes: Million Dollar Quartet

What do you get when you start with Elvis Presley, add a little Jerry Lee Lewis, a pinch of Carl Perkins, and a dash of Johnny Cash? The Million Dollar Quartet! Join local musician, Chris Holm, as he takes this group through music from the Quartet's Sun Records days. This six-week class ends with a performance at a local venue too!


Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 8, 2019, Mondays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)


Twin Town Tributes: Eagles - Lead Vocals, Bass & Guitars FILLED

Take it Easy with Ryan Smith, guitarist of Soul Asylum, as he takes this tribute band through the masterful pieces of the Eagles! This six-week class ends with a performance at a local venue.


Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 10, 2019, Wednesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

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: Teens & Adults

Date/Time: February 11, 2019, Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, Showcase March 9, 2019

Tuition: $80 (Four Group Classes)

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. (Harmonicas are also available at Twin Town Guitars.) 


Age: Teens & Adults

Date/Time: February 11, 2019, Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $80 (Four Group Classes)

Group Guitar for Beginners

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

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 21, 2019, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

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 the class with a group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 21, 2019 Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

Tuition: $150 (Eight Group Classes)


Six Strings for Six Weeks

Designed to bridge the gap between Beginning Group Guitar and Intermediate Group Guitar classes, the focus of Six Strings for Six Weeks is to develop your skills and confidence on the guitar. This class is centered around playing songs that help you progress by introducing you to tablature, different strumming patterns, and new chord fingerings. Play with other people at your level in a relaxed setting, and have fun! The only previous experience you need is to know the A, D, E, G, and C chords, and we'll take it from there!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: March 16, 2019, Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm *No Class April 6th

Tuition: $100 (Six 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: April 9, 2019, Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)


Uke2

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

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 11, 2019, Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase May 18, 2019

Tuition: $100 (Six Group Classes)


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)


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: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Tuition: $75


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, March 14, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $30


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, March 16, 2019, from Noon to 4:00pm

Tuition: $200 (Includes All Supplies)