Music Lessons

The St Cloud Music Academy offers music lessons in:

Guitar, voice,singing, piano, drums, violinĀ and bass. You can also Join a Band!

Frequently asked questions:

What do you learn in your music lessons?

That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We don't treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.

A seven year old having their first guitar lessons will have very different needs that a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the Academy as your lessons provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.

If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite types of music and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

What styles of music do you teach?

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country and blues.

Are your instructors qualified?

Many of our instructors have college level education in the music field. Others have extensive experience playing and performing in professional bands. All of our teachers are passionate about music and enjoy passing on the joy of music to their students. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parents on a personal level.

Guitar and Bass Lessons: Ages 5 and up

Our guitar teachers teach rock, pop, blues, country, and metal on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners can expect to work on chords, scales, simple melodies, basic theory, sight reading and of course, your favorite songs! We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of texts to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CD's or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Voice lessons: ages 6 and up

Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz or R & B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artist, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. Vocal lessons can also help those looking to pursue a career in TV and radio.

Piano lessons: ages 5 and up

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from pop to more traditional. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for piano with you.

Drum Lessons: ages 6 and up

St. Cloud Music Academy is especially known for it's drum program. Many of our students are young musicians that are not interested in learning piano first. Our drum instructors teach rock, pop, jazz, funk, blues, country, and metal. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and reading is encouraged. Drummers are always in demand in local clubs and churches. You do not need a drum set to begin taking lessons. Students may start out with a practice pad and sticks. Students may use St. Cloud Music Academy's full size, real drum sets at their drum lessons.

Sign up today by calling 320-293-0588 or email.

Rates: A flat month to month rate of $100.00 ($25.00 per lesson on a four lesson average each month. On longer months, the 5th lesson is always FREE.) All fees must be paid by pre-authorized credit or debit cards. Lessons are available: Monday-Thursday 2:00 - 8:30 pm Friday 2:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm "It's easy to take the next step...."

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