14 Benefits Of Becoming A Minnesota School of Music Student

14 Benefits Of Becoming A Minnesota School of Music Student

Eric Nehring and his son, Caleb Nehring playing guitar at Minnesota School of Music

1. Guitar, piano, drum and singing lessons – all in one place!

MnSOM students enjoy the ability to study multiple instruments in the same location. This saves our students time and money. We have many families who takes lessons on multiple different instruments at the same time. No more driving from place to place.

Guitar teacher working with young guitar student during lesson at Minnesota School of Music

2. Personalized lessons

Our expert instructors are all fully-trained employees that are here to serve our students. Whether you want to learn Bach or Bob Dylan, our friendly instructors make it a point to get to know you, and then apply our proven teaching methods to ensure you actually learn the music you want to learn.

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3. Convenient location

Located in Blaine (35W and Lake Dr), we are just minutes away from anywhere in the North Metro. We welcome students from Andover, Arden Hills, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Hugo, Lexington, Mounds View, Lino Lakes, New Brighton, Plymouth, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, St. Francis, and White Bear Lake.

Student and teachers gathered onstage during Minnesota School of Music Bravo Concert Series

4. Performance opportunities

Every spring, summer, and fall, our students have the opportunity to perform in our Bravo Series recitals at Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University. This world-class facility provides the perfect onstage experience regardless of a student’s performance background.

6 pianos in the piano lab at Minnesota School of Music

5. Fully stocked lesson rooms

Our acoustically-treated lesson rooms are fully equipped with libraries, technology, and instruments. Forgot your book? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Left your guitar at home? Not a problem, use ours. Simply put, we’ve got your back. Just come in and enjoy your lesson.

two students posing with guitars during photoshoot at Minnesota School of Music

6. Student picture day

Every year, we host a FREE picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student’s parents LOVE as they all want quality photos of their children.

young piano students smiles with trophy in lobby of Minnesota School of Music in Blaine, MN

7. Student achievement system

We are the only musical school in Blaine that offers our students the chance to earn colorful wristbands and trophies for passing musical exams. Do other musical schools offer prizes? A few. But our students receive trophies with their names on them! And the best part? It’s completely FREE to participate! What’s better than that?

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8. Unlimited make-up lessons

If one of our students misses their lesson, they can sign up for a FREE make-up lesson. That’s right FREE make-up lessons. What’s the catch? There is none. We simply offer FREE make-up lessons. Did we mention they are unlimited? So, go ahead and attend your child’s game, go to the lake, or take the night off, we’ll get you scheduled for a make-up lesson no questions asked.

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9. Concert series pianos

Our piano students get to study on concert-level instruments. Our Schiller concert series pianos provide the ultimate lesson experience. Students gain the benefit of proper form and technique. Not to mention, the better an instrument sounds, the more the student wants to play. Aside from hard work and expert instruction, playing a good sounding instrument is one of the most important determiners of student success. Go ahead, sign up and give one of our Schiller concert pianos a try.

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10. Comfortable waiting area for parents and siblings

Come enjoy your visit in our spacious, comfortable lobby complete with wi-fi and Kids Zone. We’ve got a flat screen TV with sports, spacious tables to get work done, magazines, bottled water, and more. And for the kiddos, we’ve got a coloring station, reading nook, and other activities for them to pass the time. Of course, we encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson anytime they’d like.

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11. Clean restrooms

Who wants to use a dirty restroom? Not us, and not our customers. That’s why we do regular restroom checks to ensure our facilities are in tip-top shape.

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12. Professionally trained instructors

We search far and wide across the Twin Cities and beyond to find the most talented, dedicated, and kind instructors. Then, we provide high-level professional development training to ensure each of our instructors are equipped to meet both our educational, and customer service standards. We are the only school in the area that provides such comprehensive training to our faculty. Give us try, and we are confident our team will meet or exceed your expectations.

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13. Professional office staff

Many music studios leave the front desk unstaffed. Or even worse, staffed by the answering machine. Not us. We are fully committed to customer service. Our customers are welcomed by name at each visit and enjoy professional customer service at every visit.

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14. Month-to-month lessons

We only want to work with students who truly want to be here. That’s why we offer month-to-month lessons. Our customers are enrolled on monthly recurring agreements with no long-term commitments. Want to discontinue lessons? No problem. We’ll be sad to see you go, but we’ll make it easy with no penalties. Just let us know by the 15th of the month that you’ll be discontinuing and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that easy!