4:40 Kyle K
6:15 Brenna/Open e/o
8:00 Brian/ open E/O
Our teachers are experienced music professionals with backgrounds in teaching and performance.
Performance Music Lessons is lead by Rebekka Fisher a licensed music teacher, who is also an instructor at the studio. On this page you will meet our teachers and learn about their backgrounds, lesson offerings, and lesson calendars.
In a very short time Jana taught me a few incredibly important lessons. Protecting my voice, breathing correctly while I’m singing, opening up my voice and singing intentionally quickly made a huge impact on the quality of my music. She is a gifted singer and generously shares her gifts and knowledge with her students.Ben Pigorsch
Jacqueline teaches beginning piano. She has a degree in Child Development from University of Minnesota with a minor in dance. She has studied the piano from a young age and learned guitar in her teens and has sang on stage with bands. She works well with young children and children with ADHD. She uses the Alfred Method books for piano. Rate is $25.00 for 30 minutes. text at 612-799-8314 to schedule a lesson.
Ages 5 and up only
Josie is teaching both online and at the studio. Her schedule varies, so please give her a call to see what openings she has
5:15 Matt/Lydia S.
5:50 Olivia/ E/O open
6:25 Mallory/ Jayla
Jana is teaching online and in the studio
Weekly teacher list: (more details below)
Mondays: Matt (drums, bass, guitar, piano, voice), Mike (Woodwinds, guitar, piano), Nick (guitar, piano, sax, ukulele, voice, woodwinds
Josie (violin, strings), Nick (piano, guitar, woodwinds)
Tuesdays: Jacqueline (beginning piano), Mike (Woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice), Kaela (Piano, vocals)
Wed: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice),
Matt (guitar, piano, drums),
Thurs: Byron (drums, percussion), Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice),
Josie (violin, strings)
Friday: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano),
Sat: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Rebekka (piano, guitar, vocals), Jacqueline (beginning piano)
Sundays: Piper (piano, guitar), Nick (guitar, piano, sax, ukulele, voice, woodwinds),
Byron Johnson-Blanchard teaches drum set and percussion lessons. He holds an AAS degree in percussion performance from McNally Smith College of Music. With nearly a decade of teaching and performance experience, Byron merges college level music theory with knowledge acquired on the job. Lessons with Byron are structured, fun, and can be tailored to the student's interests and needs. He teaches students of all ages. When he isn't teaching, you can find him playing with his band Amethyst 3, a collaborative jazz group called Silverback Trio, and numerous other musical projects.
His Methods include:
*Stick Control: For the Modern Snare Drummer - George Lawrence Stone
*Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer - Ted Reed
*The Art of Bop Drumming - John Riley
*Reading Text for Drummers - Paul Stueber, Jess Wheeler, Dave Stanoch, Gordy Knudtson
*Drum Styles and Independence Techniques - Gordy Knudtson
*Snare Drum and Drum Set Techniques - Gordy Knudtson
Students are welcome to bring in any school texts or other texts that fulfill their interests/needs.
His rate is $25 per lesson. You may call/ text him at
6:00 Hendrix (every other week)
Matt Johnson teaches Guitar, Drums, piano, ukelele, voice, and bass. Matt plays in many bands around the Twin Cities and has been playing professionally for 16 years. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He is currently playing in the band Mojo Rojo. Matt teaches his students to play popular music and can teach music theory, notation and playing by ear. 612-886-4520. If you don't hear back from Matt, call 651-303-4810. Click here to see Matt
Mike is teaching online
Jacqueline is teaching online!
4:40 Nicole Welle
Nick Culliton is a recent graduate with his Bachelors degree in Music Education including a License to teach in the state of Minnesota. He teaches guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and woodwinds. He is new to our studio and offering a sale: buy 4 lessons, get one free. He has played in rock bands for 6 years and can teach electric guitar and rock singing. He also has a background in theater.
Nick Teaches on Mondays
Mike Abresch's Schedule
Please call or email for availability. He is at the studio 4-8pm Monday through Friday
and Saturday 8am to 2pm.
If the schedule says "every other week" that means there is an opening at that time every other week. Contact Josie for more etails.
Byron is flexible with lesson times. Please call him to discuss what day and time works with your schedule
Times for Friday and Saturday are open, Let Jana know what time works for your schedule
6:00 Tanya (everyother week)
6:30 Astrid (every other week)
Piper is ready to start teaching in the building again. (she also teaches online too). Her room has plexiglass dividers between teacher and student. Her room is very large to allow enough distance between them.
Josie teaches strings (including violin). She has played for 17 years, taught private lessons for 7 years, and performs professionally. She has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and has taught in Taiwan. Please call her to set up a time for your lesson 763-442-6128.
Fee is $29 per lesson
6:00 Eva (every other week)
Matt is at the studio on Wednesdays with enough distance for students to be more than 6 feet away. Plexiglass shields are also in his room.
Kaela teaches voice and piano. Kaela has a bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Music Business from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Kaela is a patient and soft spoken teacher who encourages her students with positive reinforcement. She uses the Alfred method for piano and for voice she emphasizes vocal health, warm ups, range and technique. Kaela has experience singing in a collegiate choir and an a capella group. Rate is $25.00 for 30 minutes.
Call or text at 763-381-7559 to schedule a lesson
Jana teaches voice. She is $35 per 30 minute lesson. Jana is a voice teacher with 30 years of nonstop professional experience in vocal performance on the highest levels as a lead singer and background singer around the U.S. and the world, including touring with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Jewel, Don Henley, and many shows with other stars. She started her vocal experience singing in 40 choirs until high school graduation, and from then on she has vast experience in every style of singing and currently performs every week. Her vocal warm ups came from one of the voice teachers to the stars and her choir teachers. She teaches breathing also. She teaches students to sing more like their favorite artists where the students choose songs and she shows techniques, breathing, and control on how to hit the notes and grow the vocal range in a healthy way. Jana teaches students to sing more like rock stars with good technique. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see a video of Jana
Kaela is teaching online!
E/O means "every other week"
Byron is teaching online!
Performance Music Lessons
Jana has openings!!
Email Jana for details!!
1:00 Krystal (every other)
You can reach him at 612-203-8309.
Mike Abresch teaches Piano, Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Oboe, and is a performing musician who has taught in Blaine for 18 years. He became a member of the Macalester College symphonic band at age 14, and became a member of the University of MN Jazz Ensemble I at age 17. At the U of M he majored in music performance, studying flute with David Eagle. He is also a three-time National Flute Association competition winner, and the creator of the website jazzimprov101.org, a uniquely effective beginning jazz improvisation method. In addition to his musical experience, Mike has spent 20 years working in the field of human services.
You can reach him at 612-203-8309. Mike@performanceMusicLessons.com
He charges $25 per lesson.
Piper is a music education major at North Hennepen Tech. College. She's been playing piano and guitar for 12 years. She can teach beginning guitar, piano, voice, theory, and songwriting. For guitar, she uses the note reading method from the FJH method series. She also teaches tablature along with chord and strumming patterns. She is patient with children and has been at our studio for 3 years.
Nick is ready to start teaching in the building again. His room has plexiglass dividers between teacher and student. His room is very large to allow enough distance between them.
This fall we are prepared for your lessons
to be safe with our big rooms and plexiglass