Teachers

The experienced and educated teaching staff at Twin Town Guitars believes that anyone can be a musician. Twin Town music teachers carefully focus on student strengths, while taking in to account each individual’s musical goals and tastes. Patience, practice, and plain old fun are the keys to making our students both successful and happy musicians. Find out more about the talented and vibrant Twin Town Guitars teaching staff by browsing through their background information below.

Start guitar lessons, bass lessons, piano lessons or ukulele lessons with Nick Baker, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Nick Baker

GUITAR, PIANO, BASS & UKULELE

Nick is a multi-instrumentalist who performs with many projects including Fragile Canyons, Maria & the Coins, Yarp, and Francis Johnson, that have been featured by the Current, Cities 97, and City Pages. Nick studied jazz improvisation as a Cassler Music Scholar at St. Olaf College, and holds a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota. Nick came to Twin Town Guitars after spending three years in public education and enjoys working with students of all ages. 

Nick strives to meet any student's personal goals and supports the development of skills through an integrated process of repertoire, technical exercises, and understanding of theory. Students learn how and why music is constructed, and are exposed to different styles of music through listening and song selection. Nick uses songs to teach theory by example, for example, a closer look at your favorite Beatles song to learn about conventional Western harmony. Nick likes to take song suggestions from students and strikes a warm balance between solid expectations and fun, student-driven selections. 

Start guitar lessons, ukulele lessons or bass lessons with Joe Christensen, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Joe Christensen

GUITAR, BASS & UKULELE

Joe Christensen is a teacher, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He enjoys playing and creating in many different musical styles and environments. Hailing from the Twin Cities and studying guitar performance at McNally-Smith College of Music, Joe has been gigging since middle school. He continues to build his resume and musical interest every day. He toured with modern R & B artist Velvet Negroni, opening for Tame Impala, while gracing many large stages including two sold out nights at Madison Square Garden.  Joe produces music for R&B Band, King Pari and plays guitar in Minneapolis funk outfit, PHO. 

Joe loves to get students excited about their instrument by diving into the music that moves and inspires them to play. Joe encourages students to play creativity and to find their own voice, while also providing students with the tools necessary to achieve their musical goals. 

Start guitar lessons, piano lessons or vocal lessons with Liz Collin, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Liz Collin

GUITAR, UKULELE, SONGWRITING & VOCALS

Liz has been playing guitar since she was 9 years old. As a youth student she studied classical guitar and went on to learn rock, blues and jazz as a teenager and young adult. She was a member of middle school and high school choirs, and started writing original compositions for guitar and voice at the age of 19. She began performing regionally with her rock/jazz band in 2013, and writes the majority of the music for her band. Liz has been teaching elementary school for over five years, and is currently finishing her Master's in Education at the University of Minnesota. She has a passion for education, music and performance, and loves working with kids and adults of all ages. 

Start saxophone lessons, clarinet lessons, piano lessons, or flute lessons with Nelson Devereaux, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Nelson Devereaux

SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, FLUTE & PIANO

Nelson Devereaux is a recording artist, composer, teacher, arranger and woodwind player living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Milwaukee native Nelson Devereaux started playing alto saxophone at 8 years old, studying with Berkeley Fudge at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. When he was 18, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied saxophone with Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Currently, Nelson studies with saxophonist, Jeff Coffin. (Bella Fleck, Dave Matthews Band). 

Upon finishing his degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance, Nelson began touring with Har Mar Superstar and recording, arranging and touring with the indie-rock band Bon Iver. Nelson has since played some of the biggest venues and music festivals in the world: Coachella ('17-'18), The Hollywood Bowl, Primavera Barcelona ('15, '16), Hammerstein Ballroom, Copley Symphony Hall, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and many more around the United States, Europe and Canada. In 2019, Nelson joined and toured the US and Europe with Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) and the Uptown Controllers, playing Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Flute and supporting vocals. 

An avid recording artist, Nelson has also completed recording work with bands such as Polica, Lizzo, Mark Mallman, Paul Cherry, The Mile High Club, Suko Pyramid, Max Devereaux, Klassik and many more!  

As a teacher, Nelson has taught privately since high school, when his band directors allowed him to instruct their Jazz IV zero hour class. Nelson has been teaching saxophone, flute and clarinet at Twin Town Guitars since 2012 and has been on judging panels for jazz education in Iowa and Minnesota. He specializes in individual study, where lessons span classical and jazz, and he has helped students prep for auditions and gain entrance to the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony, Minnesota Youth Jazz Band, Minnesota Junior Winds, as well as college auditions! 

In 2020, Nelson became a SYOS Mouthpieces (Paris, France) endorsed artist on saxophone and clarinet. Nelson's latest record releases, "BAD WATER" and "2" (with CATSAX) are available on Bandcamp and on other streaming platforms. He is left handed.

Taylor Donskey teaches bass, ukulele, guitar and piano at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis!

Taylor Donskey

UKULELE & BASS

A graduate from the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Taylor enjoys exploring the many avenues music provides. He has been playing electric bass for over ten years and the ukulele for nearly a decade. Taylor understands the drive that pushes aspiring musicians to become performers out in the community, as well as the joy of playing along with family and friends. Utilizing the ukulele's charm and simplicity, Taylor supports musical goals and inspires the students' desire to progress. He is a local songwriter and performer, and he plays bass for the indie pop group I Like You, the pop rock outfit, The Dives, and the neo-soul/RnB group, Sonic Intention.

Start guitar lessons, bass lessons, piano lessons, ukulele lessons, or theory and composition lessons with Ethan Elseth, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Ethan Elseth

GUITAR, BASS, UKULELE, PIANO, THEORY & COMPOSITION

Raised in the northwestern tip of Minnesota, Ethan Elseth has resided in the Twin Cities for the past six years, working as a professional musician, teacher and composer. He received a Bachelor's Degree in instrumental composition and a second degree in Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Ethan tours nationally and internationally with Har Mar Superstar and has a strong passion for writing music for orchestral musicians. He has collaborated with such orchestras as the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Ethan also writes music for Rock Star Supernova winner, Lukas Rossi, for commercial licensing use, and for various forms of media. Initially a self-taught musician, Ethan understands that it can be a little overwhelming when you first start music lessons, and he also knows what it feels like to get stuck in a musical rut. Ethan uses his own personal experience in these areas to help students overcome barriers and to truly help students excel. Ethan loves to see the light bulb go off in a students head, and he conducts lessons with great patience and cordiality.

Start drum lessons with Terah Gilbertson, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Terah Gilbertson

DRUMS

Terah's musical journey began once she discovered her passion for drums at the age of ten. She was trained in classical percussion and drums in Berlin, Germany, and then received her Bachelor of Music degree in the U.S. During high school and university, Terah played percussion for concert bands and orchestras, including a European honor band concert in Vienna, Austria. She played drums for musicals, jazz ensembles, basketball pep bands, various rock, dance and church bands, studio recording gigs and touring bands. Later, she focused solely on drum set, her favorite style being anthem-rock and anything groove. She has been teaching private drum lessons since 2004. An eventual move to California provided Terah the opportunity to play rock gigs around Los Angeles, and to perform as a drummer at Disneyland for five years. During her time with Disney, she was chosen to be the lead drummer for a Screen Actors Guild national commercial and a major company convention. She helped teach drum parts to new hires, and here's a fun tidbit: she got to teach Mickey Mouse as well! 

Terah can teach you to read notation and follow charts, or to simply listen to songs and decipher the beats together. Her philosophy is to let the student choose since we all learn best in different ways. She believes you are never too old to start something new! Music has been such a fulfilling part of her life that she truly enjoys helping others achieve steps toward their own musical goals and dreams.

Start vocal lessons, piano lessons, ukulele lessons, or songwriting lessons with Ashley Groves, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Ashley Groves

VOCALS, PIANO, UKULELE & SONGWRITING

After studying voice for 10 years and graduating with a degree as a Recording Artist, Ashley discovered a love for teaching music! As a person who digs spending time with people and music, it could not be more ideal. She's now been teaching music lessons for four years and is always excited to meet new students. With training and experience in Classical, Broadway, Jazz, Soul and Pop, it's easy to start learning to sing and play in a healthy way. If you want to find Ashley outside the studio, you can catch her at one of her band's shows in the Twin Cities.

Start guitar lessons, bass lessons, piano lessons, ukulele lessons, drum lessons, or vocal lessons with Kat Hansberry, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Kat Hansberry

PIANO, GUITAR, UKULELE, BASS, DRUMS & VOCALS

Hi, I'm Katherine, but you can call me Kat. I've been studying piano since I was four years-old, and I picked up guitar, ukulele and percussion through junior high and high school. I went on to study percussion performance at the University of Wisconsin Superior, where I also began exploring voice and bass guitar. Sometimes I rap. I have been teaching privately since 2012, and I love it more than anything. Lessons generally include a combination of theory, ear training, technique, fundamentals, composition and terrible puns. I put passion above all else, and my primary goal is to discover what we can do together to encourage a life long love affair with music. 

Start drum lessons with Rebecca Hanten, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Rebecca Hanten

DRUMS

I started playing drums when I was in 6th grade. When it was time to join the school band, I wanted to try the saxophone, but my best friend was convinced that she wanted to "bang the drums." We were inseparable and she was the bossy one, so I conceded and chose to play the drums too. After starting the band, I knew my friend was onto something because I LOVED playing the drums and became a fanatic at an early age. My best friend quit the school band in middle school but I always thank her for convincing me to "bang the drums" and, in turn, develop a life-long passion. Throughout high school, I played in Concert band, Marching band, Jazz band, and my own rock bands while taking private lessons throughout. The summer after high school, I joined a regional all-drum Drum Corp, called "Su Fu Du," which performed nearly every weekend that summer. Since then, I have traveled all over the country and internationally with various touring rock bands performing everywhere from small clubs to House of Blues'. I perform locally about twice a month with my current band, The Evening Rig. Teaching lessons is relatively new to me but receiving lessons is not. I know what worked well for me when I was taking lessons and want to share that experience with my own students. I strive for a unique and personal journey through the musical path that the student wants to take. From expanding knowledge received in school band, to experimenting with their own musical endeavors.

Start guitar lessons, banjo lessons, harmonica lessons, or bass lessons with Chris Holm, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Chris Holm

GUITAR, BANJO, HARMONICA & BASS

I've been a playing and performing music for 20 years. I began on acoustic guitar, electric lead and rhythm, and then moved on to harmonica and banjo. I have been teaching lessons for these instruments for the last five years. On guitar, I teach standard tuning rock & blues styles but specialize in open tuning fingerstyle  folk and blues, including slide. On harmonica, I mainly play country blues lip-pursed style, but also get into Chicago blues tongue-blocking techniques. On bass, I focus on rock, blues, and classic country styles. And, on banjo, I play three-finger bluegrass style. I prefer to tailor my lessons ti the student rather than have a set curriculum. I teach what the student wants to learn, at the pace they are comfortable with, and with equal focus on techniques, theory and application. I currently play in Minneapolis bands Heatwave & Landman and The Fattenin' Frogs. I also perform solo acoustic blues and folk on guitar and harmonica. My true love is American roots music, whether playing it or teaching it.

Start guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, bass lessons, or piano lessons with Patrick Horigan, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Patrick Horigan

PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, & UKULELE

Patrick Horigan is a left-handed musician who performs and teaches a wide array of musical genres. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he came to the Twin Cities to study music at McNally Smith College of Music. Patrick quickly became a multi-instrumentalist for several local bands, playing keyboards and synthesizers in funk band, PHO, guitar in indie rock outfit, Good Doom, and bass at Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis. Patrick approaches lessons with an optimistic attitude toward student progress with musical literacy, improvisation, rhythm and feel, tone and overall musical knowledge. He highly encourages learning based on the student's musical interest, as well as setting goals to maximize progression and to get the most out of lessons. Patrick's lessons are offered in a warm, fun and educational environment.

Start drum lessons with Lars Johnson, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Lars Johnson

DRUMS

Lars Johnson is a drummer and educator from St. Paul who has been teaching drum lessons since 2012. His main goals as a teacher are to foster the student's love for music, while pushing them to unlock their full potential as a creative musician. Lars has performed all across the country with many groups including the McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch, and Sister Species. Lars has also toured extensively in the United States, Europe and China with Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass. He received a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in 2013. Since receiving his degree, Lars has studied with several world renowned drummers including Mark Guiliana (David Bowie), Steve Goold (Sara Bareilles), and Gordy Knudtson (Steve Miller Band). 

Start trumpet lessons, trombone lessons, French horn lessons, or baritone lessons with Sten Johnson, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Sten Johnson

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, FRENCH HORN & BARITONE

Sten Johnson has been teaching trumpet, trombone and French horn to beginning and advanced students since 2006, and he believes that anyone can learn to play! He is a dedicated teacher whose aim is for his students to enjoy their instrument while reaching their playing goals. He has toured nationally and internationally with New Sound Underground, Youngblood Brass Band and others, and maintains a busy schedule while at home in Minneapolis. Sten earned a B.M. in Trumpet Performance from McNally Smith College of Music and is a locally grown product of St. Paul's Como Park neighborhood.

Start guitar lessons or ukulele lessons with Lila Karash, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Lila Karash

GUITAR & UKULELE

I've been playing guitar since high school, originally inspired by listening to a local rock station on the East Coast. After college I moved to California and completed the Musicians Institute of Technology Professional Guitar program, then arrived in Minneapolis to join the local music scene. Through the years I have played, performed, and recorded with various types of rock bands, mostly original music ranging from grunge and hard rock to pop and fusion-influenced odd-meter rock. Recently I've been exploring fingerstyle and writing acoustic instrumentals. I am excited to be teaching guitar. My students range in age from children to adults. I find that each student is unique, and I aim to tailor my lessons according to the student's learning style and his or her musical taste.

Start trumpet lessons or vocal lessons with Cameron Kinghorn, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Cameron Kinghorn

TRUMPET & VOCALS

Cameron Kinghorn is a vocalist, trumpeter, and songwriter who performs regularly at major venues in the Twin Cities, as well as nationally and internationally, appearing most frequently as the frontman of neo soul group Nooky Jones and as the trumpeter of Afrobeat/Afrofunk band Black Market Brass.  When Cameron isn't making and performing music of his own, he can be seen performing with local, national and international artists such as Dessa, and The Minnesota Orchestra, The New Standards, Aby Wolf and Champagne Confetti, and Mild High Club, with whom he performed at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival.

Start guitar lessons, piano lessons, or drum lessons with Jason McGlone, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Jason McGlone

DRUMS, GUITAR & PIANO

After moving from the soul city of Detroit, MI to Minneapolis in 2007, I quickly realized just how special the Twin Cities music community is. As a percussionist, teacher, producer, and recording engineer I have always carried a simple philosophy. Work hard to do what you love while enriching the local community! My primary goal as a teacher is to get students engaged and to have fun with the material. Learning rhythm and limb independence is an essential part to playing any instrument. Drum lessons are often a great way for beginners to discover their passion for playing music. Drum lessons include learning to read rhythmic notation, rudiments, groove studies, and playing along to your favorite songs. Are you interested in playing the drums in the studio? Do you play in a band and want to prepare for the big session? As a recording engineer, I can help you perform at your best and share my tricks to achieving a great drum sound. My credentials include a B.M. in percussion and a B.S. in music production from McNally Smith College of Music. I am currently performing with Heartbeats, The Fontanelles, and the Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra (including members of Heiruspecs, Ashley Gold). I also engineer records at The Hideaway (Minneapolis), The Terrarium (NE Minneapolis), and Essential Sessions (St. Paul).

Start guitar lessons, piano lessons, ukulele lessons, or vocal lessons with Dave Mehling, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Dave Mehling

PIANO, GUITAR, UKULELE & VOCALS

I've been studying piano since I was eight years old. In my teens I began singing and performing, with an emphasis on modern pop (The Beatles), jazz (Nina Simone, Bill Evans) and modern music (Phillip Glass). I've studied with Ryan Frane at the University of MN - Duluth as well as  performing in their Jazz Ensemble. I play in local bands The Fontanelles and Portage, and have accompanied dozens of vocalists and musicians over the last decade. I love music and am truly dedicated to helping students of every age find a way to play the music they want to play. Every lesson includes fundamentals, theory, improvisation and listening to music.

Start violin lessons, viola lessons, or cello lessons with Hayley Nelson, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Hayley Nelson

VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO

Hayley has a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota. She has served as principal cellist of Lirica Chamber Ensemble, associate principal cellist of the Kenwood Symphony, and is most recently founder and cellist of the Alcott String Quartet. 

Hayley has taught privately for eight years, structuring her lesson plans according to the goals and learning style of each student. She encourages all of her students to perform solo recitals regularly throughout the year. Many of her more advanced students play in GTCYS orchestras and chamber groups. In particular, Hayley enjoys working with children and beginners, helping them develop a strong foundation in order to ensure enjoyment of the instrument and a bright future full of musical possibilities.

In her teaching, she uses the Suzuki repertoire in conjunction with scales, sight-reading development, etudes, fiddle tunes and any other materials which might benefit the student's path.

Start cello lessons, guitar lessons, mandolin lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, or vocal lessons with Julia Peterson, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Julia Peterson

CELLO, GUITAR, MANDOLIN, UKULELE, PIANO & VOCALS

Julia Peterson is a Twin Cities-based musician and Minneapolis native. She has been playing the cello for 20+ years and has formal classical training on the instrument. She received a B.A. in Music from Dartmouth College and spent her summers at classical music festivals across the U.S., including places like Eastern Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival. She is now a multi-genre player, playing with local jazz ensembles, Old Time groups, and local singer-songwriters, such as Ginger Bones, Mary Bue and Carlisle Evans Peck. Julia is a songwriter in her own right, composing and playing on several instruments, and has started various groups and projects since she moved home to Minneapolis in January 2017.  She is a youth mentor with Free Arts MN and wants to establish songwriting workshops at local homeless shelters.

Start vocal lessons, piano lessons, or music theory lessons with Allison Raney, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Allison Raney

VOCALS, PIANO & MUSIC THEORY

Allison has been playing the piano and singing since the age of seven, and is thrilled to be teaching music and putting on shows for a living! Currently, she teaches high school music at MTS Charter School in South Minneapolis and private music lessons at Twin Town Guitars. Lessons with Allison are student centered, focused and fun. Through the study of voice, piano or music theory (or all three), students work toward their individual musical goals. Allison is a licensed K-12 music teacher, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Urban Education. You can see Allison perform with her jazz trio, The Apple Cellar Trio, around the Twin Cities.

Start saxophone lessons, clarinet lessons, or flute lessons with Lucia Sarmiento, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Lucia Sarmiento

SAXOPHONE, CLARINET & FLUTE

Growing up in Peru, Lucia was influenced from a young age by the classic jazz cats like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, as well as the gritty more modern Chris Potter and Michael Brecker. A graduate of McNally Smith College of Music, Lucia has been mentored by Eric Kamau Gravatt since the summer of 2015, as a member of his Jazz Quintet, Source Code. Together with some of the finest players in the Twin Cities, this group explores the depths of free improvisation. In August, 2016, Lucia joined New Sound Underground, a jazz fusion/funk band from the Twin Cities, which has packed venues including the Dakota, Icehouse, Paisley Park and Festivals such as South by Southwest. Lucia's teaching style is patient with a sprinkles of fun all along the way! She both guides the student and tailors lessons to help students reach their musical goals.

Start guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, or bass lessons with Will Scott, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Will Scott

GUITAR, UKULELE & BASS

Hello, my name is Will Scott. I am a guitarist, composer and music educator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, where I studied music theory, composition and performance. I have been an active musician for over a decade, and I am well versed in a variety of different styles including: rock, pop, blues, jazz, metal, folk, and fingerstyle picking. 

As a performing musician, I have played guitar in rock bands, big bands, jazz combos and choral ensembles. I have performed at many venues around the midwest, including First Avenue's Mainroom in Minneapolis.

I teach private guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis. Working with students of all ages and ability levels, I adapt my lessons to complement each student's unique interests and talents. I help my students develop strong foundational skills while maintaining a fun and supportive learning environment. It is my mission to provide knowledgeable instruction and customized lesson plans to help each student reach their musical goals.

Start guitar lessons, bass lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, or vocal lessons with Ryan Smith, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Ryan Smith

GUITAR, BASS, PIANO, DRUMS & VOCALS

Ryan Smith has been professionally teaching, performing, recording, and writing music for over 15 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Bethel University, where he studied classical guitar with Dr. David Crittenden.  Ryan is well-versed in many styles including rock, alternative, indie, classical, blues, and jazz.  He has been nominated for "Best Guitarist" in the Minnesota Music Awards two years in a row and his experience with the music business, touring, and recording allows him to give progressive lessons for all ages and abilities.  Since 2001, Mr. Smith has been the singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist for The Melismatics, who have been featured on MTV, MTVU, VH1, NBC, Animal Planet, and ESPN, among others.  They have also toured internationally playing such festivals as Lollapalooza, SXSW and Summerfest.  In addition to his guitar, bass, and drum teaching, Ryan has worked with many students interested in songwriting and studio recording.

Start guitar lessons or ukulele lessons with Danny Tolchiner, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Danny Tolchiner

GUITAR & UKULELE

I first started playing guitar as a freshman in high school. I quickly became enthralled with the instrument. Playing, listening, and discussing music are all passions of mine. I love every genre from blues to rock, and from bluegrass to jazz. I currently play in a band that touches on many of these genres which strengthens my ability to teach almost any style. I make every effort to cater lessons to individual student interests for a more personalized lesson. 

Start guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, or bass lessons with Mark Wade, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Mark Wade

BASS, GUITAR, PIANO & UKULELE

While Mark Wade has played music since the age of seven, his professional music career began when he started playing bass for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra at age 16. Following high school, he studied bass performance at Music Tech in Minneapolis. Mark has been the bassist for indie power-pop band The Melismatics for 20 years. The Melismatics have released seven albums, toured across the United States, as well as internationally, and played many music festivals including Lollapalooza, Summerfest, SXSW, and NXNE. Additionally, he has toured with several other music projects in the United States, Japan and the UAE. Mark has taught private music lessons for more that 20 years. He welcomes all learning styles and focuses on keeping lessons fun and positive. He caters lessons to each student's goals, which might include reading, ear training, composition, theory, or just having fun learning new songs or techniques.

Start guitar lessons with Jeremy Ylvisaker, Teacher at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis.

Jeremy Ylvisaker

GUITAR

Jeremy Ylvisaker is a musician, composer, producer, and teacher who has worked with Bon Iver, Bruce Hornsby, John Prine, Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Swamp Dogg, Damo Suzuki (Can), Anais Mitchell (Hadestown), Shahzad Ismaily, Mouse On Mars, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and more in venues such as Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, at the Capetown Jazz Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, and more. A career highlight was playing Prince’s guitar parts with his original New Power Generation band members in tribute after his passing. Jeremy has released several solo recordings and several as a member of Alpha Consumer, and has created scores for films such “Reframed: Forgotten FilmRemembered”, now in the Walker permanent collection. He also recently created an online multi-media variety show called Nights for All Time. As an instructor, Jeremy’s been a guest clinician at Junior Composers, a guest speaker at IPR College of Creative Arts, an adjunct music instructor through Mankato State University, and teaching at Twin Town Guitars forever. He likes to encourage creativity at every level using traditional and non traditional ideas about sound, harmony, time, and whatever else might come along.