St. Francis Music Center Lessons

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Lesson Price
- 1/2 hour private lesson $17 = $204 quarter
- 1 hour private lesson $31 = $372 quarter

Music Therapy Price
- 1/2 hour session $18
- 1 hour session $35

Family membership fee: $10/year

WHY STUDY THE ARTS?


Many different studies have proven:

  • children who study the arts show an increase in higher thinking skills, problem solving skills, and motivation to learn

  • children who study the arts score higher on academic achievement tests, including an average 20 points higher on SAT scores

  • the arts teach the value of discipline, teamwork, and the rewards that each can bring

  • people involved in the arts have enhanced empathy for other people and cultures, improved powers of observation and a deeper understanding of the world

 

PIANO


Private piano lessons are available for students of all ages and abilities. We are prepared to teach beginning students up to the most advanced students. Many adults choose to fulfill that life-long wish to play piano by taking lessons. Students are also encouraged to take part in recitals at the end of each quarter. As students advance, other opportunities are available, including the Keyboard Festival and concerto auditions with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra. Our piano lessons are very comprehensive and include music theory, sight-reading, technique, ear training and performing.

PIANO WITH DR. TURLEY


Intermediate and advanced piano students and teachers have a unique opportunity to study with a true piano artist close to home! Dr. Edward Turley, faculty member at the College of St. Benedict / St. John's University will teach lessons here every other Monday evening.

ORGAN


Church and recreational organ lessons are available to students of all ages and skill levels. Our advanced students are in great demand to play at local church services, weddings and funerals.

BAND INSTRUMENTS & PERCUSSION


Private lessons on all band instruments are available to students of all ages and abilities. School band students benefit greatly by private one-on-one lessons and often move ahead more quickly in band. Beginning students are given more options as to the instruments they would like to play (including drums) when they take private lessons. Advanced students who want to continue playing in college also benefit from private lessons.

GUITAR & BASS GUITAR


Have you dreams of playing in a rock band or playing folk songs and singing around the campfire? Private lessons are available to people of all ages on acoustic, electric or bass guitar. You can choose to study classical, rock, jazz or country music. All students will receive a strong fundamental background on guitar that will allow them to grow into strong musicians, whatever the final goal. Lessons are also available on banjo, mandolin and ukulele.

VIOLIN, CELLO, VIOLA & STRING BASS


We offer private violin, cello, viola, and string bass lessons at the Music Center. Our outstanding teachers are able to teach all levels, from beginning to advanced. The area schools do not have orchestra or string programs, so this is an opportunity for students who desire to play a stringed instrument to have high quality instruction.

VOICE


Private voice lessons give you the opportunity to develop your voice to its full potential. You will develop a fundamental understanding of the voice and useful singing and speaking techniques. Problems of breathing, body alignment, tone production, tension and diction will be addressed with specific exercises. Singers, speakers and actors are welcome!

St. Francis Music Center Piano
St. Francis Music Center Piano
St. Francis Music Center Guitar & Drums
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Music Store

Music and supplies can be purchased at the Music Center. The office carries music for all instruments, guitar strings, music stands, metronomes and other accessories. Music and supplies can also be special ordered.

Instruments
Some instruments can be rented at the Music Center

 


The rental fees are:

Keyboards......................................................................

$15

Guitars.............................................................................

$10

Snare Drum Pack.........................................................

$10

Electric Guitar/Amp...................................................

$15

Violins..............................................................................

$15

Cello.................................................................................

$25

Rental rates are per month, plus tax.


St. Francis Music Center Choir
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Ukuklele Circle – Jam Sessions


Jam, sing, learn, create with your fellow Ukulele players!!  Time and dates to be determined.  Call the Music Center for details, 320-632-0637!!  FREE!!

Ukulele Refresher Class, 4 weeks

 

Ukulele refresher course for those who can play the Ukulele

Mondays from 12:30PM – 1:30PM, September 10 – October 1, 2018

Instructor, Kevin Stueven

Minimum of 4 students, $40.00

 

Ukulele Intermediate Class, 8 weeks

 

Ukulele Level II for those wanting to play to the next level

Mondays from 12:30PM – 1:30PM, October 8 – November 19, 2018

Instructor, Kevin Stueven

Minimum of 4 students, $80.00



Ukulele Beginning Class, 8 weeks

 

Ukulele Level I for those beginning the journey to play the Ukulele

Thursdays from 2:00PM – 3:00PM, September 27 – November 15, 2018

Instructor, Kevin Stueven

Minimum of 4 students, $80.00

 

BRASS ENSEMBLE

 

Meets Tuesdays year round from 6-7pm, exploring music from a variety of styles and genres. The ensemble is open to kids and adults with a minimum two years of study on a brass instrument. If you are looking for an opportunity to play in a smaller ensemble and expand your playing experience, please join us! The ensemble is free to all participants and you may join at any time. Please call in advance to register your name and instrument so we can prepare music for you.

 

MUSIC THERAPY


Music therapy is a type of expressive arts therapy that uses music to improve and maintain the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals—involves a broad range of activities, such as listening to music, singing, and playing a musical instrument.  Our therapist works with all ages to meet a variety of needs from individuals with mental health needs, disabilities, brain injuries, or stress reduction.

ST. FRANCIS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 

 

The St. Francis Percussion Ensemble, co-directed by John Tetrault and Amanda Jansen, is a 7 member performing group that explores the versatility of the percussion family of instruments. The group’s repertoire spans a variety of styles including street percussion, world percussion, and reimagined pop/rock covers and jazz standards. Performance opportunities include SFMC functions as well as external show around the Central MN area. Musicians involved do not necessarily have to be trained percussionists. Requirements are only that they read rhythm and pitched music at a high school level. Membership by audition and interview only, as availability allows.

 

FINANCIAL AID


Financial Aid is offered to families with low incomes or special needs through grants from the Laura Jane Musser Fund; the Minnesota State Arts Board; Five Wings Arts Council; Mille Band of Ojibwe; Pine Country Bank; Morrison County Foundation; and private donations. You may call and request a form or stop into the office.  Financial aid will pay half the cost of the tuition.