Join us at Schmitt Music Minnetonka for the Summer Lesson Kick-off Celebration. Sign up for summer lessons, get door prizes, free refreshments and save $10 OFF your registration fee when you refer a friend! See what new and fun print materials are available!
Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm
Click here to check out our Lesson Search Tool – you can view our lesson offerings, search teachers and read bios or check availability, and even sign up for lessons online!
Select inventory at Schmitt Music stores must be liquidated by May 31, and that means SUPER SAVINGS FOR YOU! You’ll find huge clearance deals including closeout pricing on select guitars, amps, pianos, keyboards and more, and GET 75% OFF on clearance print music & accessories!
The selection is limited, and varies by location. Hurry in to your Schmitt Music store to find huge deals on Steinway pianos, Kawai pianos, Lyrica pianos, and Roland digital pianos. Find demo and scratch & dent savings on select band & orchestra instruments, and get up to 40% OFF on clearance guitars and amps from Fender, Line6, Vox, Ibanez, ESP-LTD, Bedell and more! Plus, all in-stock Breedlove acoustics are 25% OFF our already low prices, and you can get any non-method guitar music for 15% OFF! You can even save on introductory music lessons – just $9.99 for a trial lesson!
All participants will play in trumpet ensembles with each other and with Chuck & Dave. Everyone receives free CDs, sheet music and discounts on musical products, and you’ll get to explore Schmitt Music’s new Trumpet Shop! It’s the best selection of trumpets in the Midwest!
Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm
May 11, 1–4 p.m. (Dress Rehearsal and Songwriting Workshop) Showtime: May 12, Nomad World Pub, 2–5 p.m. Live Performance! Tuition: $500
Live your Rock & Roll dreams by experiencing the entire music-making process with these national artists:
Mike Arturi, drummer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Tim Mahoney, singer/songwriter and finalist on “The Voice”
Jim Peterik is a founding member of the Ides of March and Survivor. Jim’s songwriting credits include “Vehicle,” “Hold on Loosely” (38 Special), and “Eye Of The Tiger.”
You’ll get real world professional insight about songwriting, rehearsing, the music business and presenting a polished live show. All participants will be placed in bands on the first day of the workshop. Each band will receive direction and coaching from Mike Arturi and Tim Mahoney in preparation for a live performance at the Nomad World Pub. Jim Peterik will visit and counsel all the bands during dress rehearsal following his songwriting/live performance master class. Jim will also be present for the final performances wrapping the show up with a three song set accompanied by Mike and Tim!
Learn a song, record & submit a video, get the most votes and WIN!
You could win a guitar just by getting the most votes in our Hal Leonard Guitar Play-Along Video Contest! Just learn a song from a “Play-Along” book, record yourself performing with the included CD tracks and upload your video to YouTube. Then submit your information and you’re done! All ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter.
“Play-Along” books will help you learn songs by everyone from Lennon/McCartney and The Rolling Stones to B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Weezer and Nirvana… and many more!
Did you like Camp Rock or School of Rock? Then you will love Rock Star Academy! Whether you want to be a rock star or a classical musician, Rock Star Academy will have the amazing instructors, classes and performances that you are looking for! Classes include band, choir, show choir and rock band, as well as practice time, create your own ensemble times, music theory and music history. Students will have the opportunity to compete in our Rock Star Academy Talent Show and the two week camp will end with an amazing All-Camp Performance.
When: Monday – Friday, July 8 – July 19 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Glacier Hills Elementary in Eagan, MN (view map)
Join us from 10 AM – 1 PM on Wednesday, February 27th for two free presentations by Lynn Godfriaux Maloy at Schmitt Music Denver.
10:00 AM – “Dyslexia and the Keyboard: When Students Can’t Read”
This presentation discusses issues surrounding elementary, intermediate, high school, and college piano students with reading problems, and addresses non-traditional teaching approaches.
11:30 AM – “Dyslexia: Recognizing the Invisible and How Teachers Can Help”
We’ll cover the myths and facts about dyslexia; the “3 camps” in the medical and educational fields concerning whether dyslexia is a correctable or a permanent problem; issues in this country with it being defined as a disability; international issues with diagnosis and special educational support; and how music teachers (piano, instrumental, classroom) might recognize and help students with dyslexia.
Lynn Godfriaux Maloy is a nationally and state-certified piano teacher through MTNA and CSMTA. Lynn received her music degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied pedagogy under Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk. Her applied teachers have included Dr. Digby Bell and Dr. Edward Gates (OU); Dr. Keith Walliingford; and Alvin Chow (CU Boulder). She is a member of MTNA, CSMTA, PPMTA, AMS, and the recently inducted CS Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Lynn presented part one of her dyslexia lecture at the CSMTA State Convention in 2011 and will be presenting both sessions at the 2013 MTNA National Convention. In 2010, she published The Well-Tempered Poet: 24 Pictures and Poems, which is available online through Amazon, Authorhouse, and major book sellers.