Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts / Classes & Programs / Music

Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

MCA offers private music lessons for all ages and at any level of their musical journey.

Students will learn to be better musicians by working on posture, technique, expression, self-evaluation, and music literacy. Dependent on student interest the following styles may be taught: classical, traditional/folk and contemporary (jazz and musical theatre) repertoire. Students will be expected to purchase method books the instructor feels best address the student’s needs. Year-round open registration is accepted for private lessons and lessons are arranged between student/family and the instructor. Lessons are held in MCA’s Recital Hall which features a baby grand piano and in 4 music practice rooms. Many instruments are also being offered online during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Three times annually MCA holds music division concerts, an opportunity for private lesson students to perform. Additionally other performance opportunities throughout the community may be available for other interested students.

Tuition:

  • 4 Lessons $76.00
  • 8 Lessons $144.00
  • 12 Lessons $204.00 (best deal)

Instruments: Brass (including Trumpet, Euphonium, and Trombone), Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Violin, Voice, Bass, Oboe, and Recorder.

What you need need at your house to have a successful online lesson:

  • your instrument
  • a device with a camera and microphone (internal microphone should be fine unless you need to be far away from your device to be at your instrument.
  • optional: headphones or external speaker
  • a wired connection (most reliable) or a strong wireless signal (around 1.5 Mbps for upload speed).  A 4G connection traditionally works as well.

Meet our music instructors

Ryan Ballanger

Ryan Ballanger

Instructor

  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
Dawn Burmeister

Dawn Burmeister

Instructor

  • Voice
Catherine Deysach

Catherine Deysach

Instructor

  • Flute
  • Piano
Lisa Douglas

Lisa Douglas

Instructor

  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Guitar
Larry Fink

Larry Fink

Instructor

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Brass Instruments
Amanda Grace

Amanda Grace

Instructor

  • Songwriting
  • Early Childhood Music
Dave Gudmastad

Dave Gudmastad

Instructor

  • Trumpet
  • Euphonium
  • Trombone
  • Bass
Aleah Harvey

Aleah Harvey

Instructor

  • Piano
Grace Hendrickson

Grace Hendrickson

Instructor

  • Piano
  • Voice
Kayla Jannsen

Kayla Jannsen

Instructor

  • Percussion 
  • Piano
Julia Kirk

Julia Kirk

Instructor

  • Violin
  • Piano
Linden Kirscht

Linden Kirscht

Instructor

  • Voice
Meghan Knudsen

Meghan Knudsen

Instructor

  • Piano
Lauren Mechell

Lauren Mechell

Instructor

  • Piano
Ruby Oian

Ruby Oian

Instructor

  • Voice
  • Piano
Lindsy O'Shea

Lindsy O'Shea

Instructor

  • Voice
Patrick O'Shea

Patrick O'Shea

Instructor

  • Voice
Theresa Remick

Theresa Remick

Instructor

  • Piano
  • Voice
Rachael Ryan

Rachael Ryan

Instructor

  • Cello
Lauren Saner

Lauren Saner

Instructor

  • Piano
  • Clarinet
Kristi Krause

Kristi Krause

Instructor

  • Oboe
Brandon Lamberson

Brandon Lamberson

Instructor

  • Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Trombone

Madeline Young

Instructor

  • Guitar

Joel Zabel

Instructor

  • Violin

I like our piano teacher’s enthusiasm. I appreciate that you offer dance classes which do not require girls to dress in immodest clothing.

Parent of MCA Music & Dance Students

I just wanted to write and say thanks for the wonderful experience you gave my son, at camp this week.  He consistently came home happy, I heard that he really enjoyed his performance today, and he shed tears today when he realized that the camp was over.  Thank you for showing him a good time and teaching him about music and dance.  He really enjoyed himself.  Thanks for all your hard work!

Father of "Imagine That" Camper

LOCATION & CONTACT

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

E-Mail: mca@smumn.edu

Contact Us

HOURS

All in-person MCA programs and performances are cancelled through May 8, 2020 in a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phone calls and emails will be responded to during this time.

 

 

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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