Music Go Round® Woodbury is your ultimate used gear resource - we buy used musical instruments all day, every day. We understand the value of your instruments and make it easy for you to sell or trade. Bring your used music gear, such as guitars, drums, amps, bass guitars and pro-sound equipment into Music Go Round-Woodbury - we’ll pay you $$$ on the spot - and you take home that must-have piece to your collection.
Mike was the first brick in the Foundation of Music Go Round, he is our longest-tenured teacher. Mike excels with students of all levels, beginner to advanced. He is a songwriter and loves fishing. As a member of the Kurt Jorgensen band and Michael Shane band, he has performed everywhere. Mike likes many types of music. He specializes in rock, blues and country guitar. Mike loves a great song and is adept at teaching them. He is good with all ages.
Education: Waldorf College, Brown Institute
Styles: Rock, blues, soul, country, basic techniques
Years teaching: 15+
Current rate (subject to change): $20/half hour
Todd Duane (651) 247-9120 - Guitar
Todd is our blazing shredologist. He was recently named 3rd fastest shredder in the world by Guitar World magazine. If it is technique you seek, take advantage of his skills. He graduated from GIT in Los Angeles. He later went on to teach there as well as the American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria. He is a member of the band Touched which is well worth going out to see. Todd is dedicated to the art of guitar and is best suited for intermediate to advanced players. Visit Todd's website for more info:
Education: GIT, California
Styles: Classic Rock, progressive rock, metal, speed lead, technique
Availability: very limited, waiting list
Years teaching: 22+
Current Rate (subject to change): $22/half hour
Brad Steine: (651) 285-4420 - Guitar/Drums
A multi-instrumentalist, Brad plays and teaches drums, percussion, and guitar. He was the drummer for the successful Twin Cities band "Soul Tight Committee" for many years and has performed with groups in a range of styles, including: Jazz, Reggae, Heavy Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, R&B, and more. Brad has 15 years experience teaching music including 6 years as percussion instructor at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He enjoys working with students of all ages and strives to create a fun learning atmosphere where music is the focus, not lecturing. In fact, Brad likes to hold little jam sessions in his lessons, either playing guitar with drum students or drums with guitar students. This approach helps to build the students confidence and technique as well as their skills in a group setting.
Education: BA Music, St. Mary’s University Winona, MN
Styles: Classic & Modern Rock, Jazz, Blues, Theory and Reading
Years teaching: 12+
Current Rate (subject to change): $20/half hour
Michael Westbrock (612) 462-1676 - Guitar
An enthusiastic composer, Mike has multiple television and album placements including America's Got Talent and Warner Bros recording artist Geraldine Larrosa. He is well versed in modern popular music, especially rock. Mike believes the key to student success is teaching the principles of music through the songs and curriculum the student chooses. Rather than "talking at" the student, Mike works with them to discover their personal interests and to hone their strengths and improve their weaknesses. Mike is great with beginners!
First lesson free!
Education - A.A.S. Guitar Performance and Songwriting, McNally/Smith college of music
Styles: Rock, pop, metal, blues, country, music theory, reading, writing
Years teaching: 12 +
Current rate (subject to change): $18/half hour
Chris Murphy (651) 491-0833 - Guitar
Chris keeps us upbeat around here with his positive attitude. He can be found roasting coffee at Dunn Brothers early in the morning. A student of the great Billy Bernard at UMD, he knows his stuff. Chris can show you jazz, rock, country or any theory stuff you want to know. He is very patient and great with young people.
Education: BA University of Minnesota, Duluth
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Rock, basic guitar, theory, beginning guitar
Availability: limited to good
Years teaching: 7+
Current rate (subject to change): $15/half hour
Mark Olson (651) 356-7778 - Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele
Mark is one of our finest musicians. He has studied classical, jazz, rock, and blues. He has played with many different local bands and is a strong singer. Mark can direct you on your way to traditional music training, ear training, sight reading and rhythm. He can also train you how to play your favorite tunes quickly using Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston’s professional lead sheet method. Mark is very kind and patient with beginners.
Former Music Director / Minister of Worship
Education: AA Normandale College
Certified teacher of Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston's Creative piano method.
Continuing education certificates from Berklee, Emory University, University of Rochester, NY.
Studied with famous free jazz pianist Borah Bergman in NY, NY.
Availability: good, Styles: All
Years teaching: 20+
Current rate (subject to change): Monthly tuition.
Marcia Sanoden Guitar 651-235-7632 (Sunday)
Started studying classical guitar at age 13 in Japan. She studied through college, and played guitar with the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra. Picking up steel string and flat-pick styles. She learned country, pop and rhythm guitar. She enjoys improvising behind folk or country performers. Studied with Anthony Hauser, Ric Oliva, Dale Dahlquist and jazz guitarist Joan Griffith. Enjoys beginners or intermediate players/songwriters who want to improve their guitar skills.
-Education: St. Olaf College -Styles: Classical/fingerstyle, contemporary Christian, country, pop, theory & reading. -Years teaching 8+
Paul is our resident guitar tech, he loves fixing guitars and is pretty crafty at solving problems. In his spare time, he finds old guitars that need neck resets and other large jobs and fixes them up.
Rajiah Johnson - Band instrument repair
Spend a few minutes talking to Rajiah and you realize that his repair knowledge goes deep. Still, he will always admit if something isn’t his cup of tea. Rajiah has a following with local and nationally recognized players. He has worked with Maceo Parker, Joe Ford, Steve Clarke and other respected players. He specializes in difficult cases requiring “woodwind chiropractic” work. Bring in your piccolo, vintage sax, bass clarinet without worry. Rajiah is on staff as our repair department QC advisor. He performs advanced work, so drop-off required.
Experience: 22+ years
Technical training: Southeast Technical College
Rates: Per job, by quote only
Availability: Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday, 10am-2pm
Specialty: Student to Pro horns, rare and vintage horns
Other services: Professional flutist, compound bend repair, vintage instrument appraisal.
Emily Kellerman - Orchestral Instrument Repair
Emily has been making and repairing violin-family instruments since 2001. After deciding to become a luthier at age 16, she set about finding the best path to fulfill her dreams. She graduated from the Violin Repair course at Minnesota State College- Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN, and from the Violin Making and Restoration course at North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. Following that, Emily apprenticed with award-winning violinmaker William Scott for six years. In May 2011, Emily and her husband Joe opened Modern Day Music in West St Paul.
Emily's experience has taught her to respect the genius of Andreas Amati, the creator of the violin. The first violins were built in the early 1500s, and not much has changed in the intervening 510 years. When working on an instrument, it is important to remember that each adjustment can affect more than one aspect of the instrument's proportions. Everything must be aligned correctly for the instrument to sound at its best. Since violin-family instruments are made of wood, which can change over time and even from season to season, a conscientious approach is a must.
Experience: 12+ years
Technical training: North Bennet Street School Boston, MA
MN State College Southeast Technical Red Wing, Mn.
Rates: by job, free estimates.
Availability: seasonal, approximately 1-2 weeks, rush service available for an extra fee.
Specialty: Violin, viola and cello bridge shaping, restrings, damage repair, setups, full restoration.
Other services: Builds custom violins and is available as a cellist.
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