Individual Instruction

  • Ages: 7-18
    Mon, Jan  16, - Mon, Apr  24,
    12:00 am

Adults and teens are invited to register for this class coached by local early music experts. Music of Bach, Telemann and other Baroque greats will be explored.

  • Mon, Jan  16, - Mon, May  1,
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Experience the world of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell and more in this early music ensemble. Strings, winds, violas da gamba and recorders all welcome.

  • Ages 5-12
    Tue, Jan  17, - Tue, Apr  25,
    5:00 pm - 5:54 pm

The Saint Paul Children’s Chorus offers a challenging choral program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Each choral session includes general musicianship, sight-reading, vocal technique and both unison and two part singing.

  • Tue, Jan  17, - Tue, Apr  25,
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This ensemble class is for viol players who have played a minimum of five years and who can play independently on complicated rhythmic music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Emphasis is on single line interpretation of polyphonic music, and becoming aware of the role each part plays in the whole This class strives for musical expression and understanding to bring about an artful interpretation of ancient music.

  • Tue, Jan  24, - Tue, Apr  4,
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Experience the joy of making music with other adults in this ensemble. Participants will expand their knowledge of the Baroque repertoire, as well as expand their ensemble and listening skills

  • Ages 7 to 18
    Thu, Jan  26, - Thu, May  4,
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Adults
    Thu, Jan  26, - Thu, May  4,
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Understanding basic music theory enhances musician’s ability to learn, perform, and listen to the music effectively.  In this course, students will master the basic elements of music theory as well as sight reading and ear training through creative activities.  No prior knowledge in music is required. Ages 7 to 18 Adults Tanaka, instructor Class Begins: (more…)

  • Session 3
    Sun, Apr  2,
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Sun, May  7,
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Four music driven interactive workshops on the artistry of interpretation. Teens and adults (all instruments, voice included) who are interested to enhance their individual musicianship and deepen self awareness through music.

Event Phone: 651-224-2205

  • Mon, Jul  10, - Fri, Jul  21,
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music offers three summer camps. The Children’s Music Workshop is open to children who have completed Kindergarten up to 6th grade. Maestros of the Future is open to ages 13 to 17. In Harmony With Autism is open to ages 8 to 12. For more details download our full camp brochure HERE  or register through the links below. (more…)

  • Mon, Aug  7, - Thu, Aug  10,
    9:00 am

Maestros of the Future is a music and leadership workshop that encourages students to enhance their communication, problem-solving and team work skills through the study of chamber music.  Open to ages 13-17, students will participate in small and large group ensembles, coached by faculty and guest artists. Other activities during the workshop have included individual (more…)

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music offers instruction to students of all ages. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each student, taking into account the background of the individual and musical goals. Prospective students are interviewed and an assessment is made of  strengths and skills. Lessons are taught by established and recognized artist-teachers.

Students typically enroll for 30 to 34 lessons for the year. Cost for individual instruction ranges from $30.50 – $34 for a half-hour lesson. Forty-five minute and hour long lessons are available for more advanced students. Partnered lessons are available. Students split the cost of lessons ($15.25 to $17 per half hour). Payment plans are available. Please review our policies.

The Conservatory subscribes to a comprehensive approach to musical studies, exposing students to the theoretical and historical aspects of music, as well as the joys of performing. Studying within the context of a conservatory environment enables students to participate in recitals, repertoire classes, and ensemble experiences.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music features an international faculty of accomplished instructors and performers.  We accept students of all ages at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill. Students benefit from the experience of belonging to a music-making community, frequent performance oppurtunities, and an approach to learning that emphasizes cooperation over competition.


Peter Arnstein    Kim Craig      Asako Hirabiyashi     Ora Itkin

Ivan Konev     Oleg Levin      Patricia McPherson      Kari Peterson      Elena Piastro

     Sandy Waterman


Ewa Bujak, violin and viola        Jay Hildebrand, Guitar  

Natalia Moiseeva, violin     Leif Petersen, violin     Emily Rolka, violin

Wendy Tangen-Foster, violin     Andrea Stern, harp     Jeanne Trelles, cello


Rena Kraut, clarinet

Laura Nortwen, oboe



Kathy Lee, chorus       Marita Link       Sandy Waterman, Broadway voice


Derrick Raiter


Paul Boehnke, baroque ensemble      Julie Elhard, viola da gamba and renaissance band

Cléa Galhano, recorder     Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord

Marc Levine, baroque violin and baroque ensemble

Jean Allison Olson, recorder


Kora Boisvert        Sandy Waterman


Peter Arnstein           Ivan Konev