Here is Byron's online teaching schedule
Monday: 2:30- Peter
Mike is teaching both online and in person
Jacqueline is teaching online!
10:30 May be open
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
Weekly teacher list: (more details below)
Mondays: Mike (Woodwinds, guitar, piano), Nathan (violin, viola)
Tuesdays: Jacqueline (beginning piano), Mike (Woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice), Joe (bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, Cello, percussion)
Wed: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice), Matt (guitar, piano, drums),
Thurs: Byron (drums, percussion), Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Jana (voice), Joe (bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, percussion, cello)
Friday: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano),
Sat: Mike (woodwinds, guitar, piano), Rebekka (piano, guitar, vocals), Jacqueline (beginning piano), Ashley (Violin, piano, voice)
Sundays: Piper (piano, guitar, voice, uulele),
Jana has openings!!
Email Jana for details!!
Ashley is our youth mentor. She has been coming to our studio since she was young and is involved with theater, orchestra, volley ball, and loves learning new instruments. She is in high school and can teach beginning violin, beginning piano, ukulele and voice. She is very serious about her music but she is patient, friendly, and approaches music in a fun way. Her rate for a 30 minute lesson is $15. You may call/text her at 612-423-7833
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Matt is teaching in person at the studio
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.
Please welcome our newest teacher Joe Richardson. Sign up for 4 lessons, get one free!!
6:00 Hendrix/ Valco
Byron is flexible with lesson times. Please call him to discuss what day and time works with your schedule
Mike Abresch teaches Piano, Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, ukulele, 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 $30 per lesson.
Matt Johnson teaches Guitar, Drums, piano, ukulele, 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
Byron is teaching online!
1:30: Guillermo (hour long)
Nathanis a violin and viola teacher at our studio. He used to manage the string department at Schmitt Music. His rate is $36 per lesson. 612-210-8183
Jana teaches voice. She is $40 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
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.
Ages 5 and up only
6:00 Tanya (everyother week)
6:30 Astrid (every other week)
11:30 Lily -every other week
12:30 jayden every other week
please note: there are available times every other week at 11:30 and 12:30
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.
Performance Music Lessons
Joe Richardson is a gigging musician and a retired school teacher. He teaches electric and upright bass, guitar, beginning piano, cello, ukulele, and hand percussion. He likes to have fun and share his excitement about music to encourage his students by exploring and learning music. He designs an individual approach for each student based on his or her age, interests, strengths, and goals, and, by understanding their unique learning styles, he finds methods that help students develop their curiosity, talents, and skills. Maintaining a positive, up-beat learning atmosphere, Joe strives to have every student leave each lesson feeling happy and successful!
You can reach him at 612-203-8309.
Take advantage of this sale!
Buy 4 lessons, get one free
(new students only for Joe)
Please call or text (651) 274-5123
Grand Opening Special
First lesson is $15. Then,
Price is $25 per 30 minute lesson.
Joe offers a family discount: as long as your child is already here, the family could pay less! Call or text for details.
Thursday - online only
Piper is a music education major at North Hennipen Tech. College. She's been playing piano and guitar for 12 years. She can teach beginning guitar, piano, ukulele, 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 4 years. 763-614-4003
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.