Killen Piano & Brass is a private music studio in the Duluth-Superior region providing affordable lessons for piano, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
I will summarize in one word what I want my students to gain from music lessons: joy. Music should never become a chore and, in the way I teach my students, music never becomes one. I combine fresh contemporary pedagogy with time-tested methods, encouraging my students to explore music that they actually enjoy that develops fundamental skills in ways that empowers rather than frustrates.
- From day one, basic skills are learned and reinforced so that students are prepared to play a variety of music—from classical to pop and everything in between.
- I help students craft long term goals for themselves that helps them develop a sense of direction and accomplishment as they progress.
- I strive to have my students leave each of my lessons knowing how to practice and prepare for their next lesson, so they leave feeling confident and assured instead of intimidated or confused.
For your convenience, I offer both at-home lessons as well as lessons from my home studio.
$20/30 min lesson or $35/hr lesson (recommended for intermediate or advanced students)
All lessons are billed and prepaid one month in advance.
In addition to one free 30 min trial lesson, I offer absolute beginners a discounted $15/30 min lesson for the first four lessons.