Joe attended McNally-Smith College of Music for guitar performance, and currently plays and tours with the powerhouse funk band, PHO (Fun fact: in 2016 Prince found the band via Youtube and invited them to Paisley Park to open for Larry Graham!)  Joe is an avid record collector and has a deep abiding love for classic blues/funk/gospel/R&B.  

30 minute lessons: $25

60 minute lessons: $50



Tzipporah JOHNSON

Tzipporah received her degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Minnesota in 2015 under the tutelage of Maja Radovanlija.  After graduation, Tzipporah began teaching at She Rock She Rock, a local Minnesota non-profit dedicated to empowering women, girls, and gender non-binary folks through the art of music.  She now serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the organization.  Tzipporah believes that music is one of the best ways to create understanding between people and empower them to be positive forces in the world.  In addition to her involvement with She Rock She Rock, Tzipporah continues to  perform at a variety of venues around the Twin Cities both on guitar and as a vocalist.

30 minute lessons: $20

60 minute lessons: $40



Guitar, Pop/Rock Songwriting, Improvisation, Teen & Adult Acoustic Pop-Rock Ensembles -Mike is a Minnesota Music Academy award-winning guitarist and songwriter dedicated to empowering the emerging and re-emerging adult and teen musician. His passion is helping students develop their own voice on their instrument. Mike merges traditional and modern music methods thus creating a balanced music lesson for the student. Mike loves demystifying the guitar  & simplifying the overwhelming world of music theory by using pop and rock music as the guide. Mike also has an extensive background writing music for T.V. radio and film and he loves teaching all styles and levels of music. Mike has collaborated with many Minnesota artists like Haley Bonar, Saltee, Carnage, Unknown Prophets, DJ Woody McBride, Dave King, Iffy). He also founded Rock Camp For Dads, Peace Den, Get On The Grid, The Modern Guitar Festival, & Rock For a Cause. Mike currently records and tours with his band Mike Michel & The Orange Goodness. www.mikemichelmusic.com

30 minute lessons: $30

60 minute lessons: $60





(320) 291-0822

Joe has been playing guitar for over 15 years and has been teaching for over a decade. He is well a versed Guitar,  Ukulele, Drums, and Bass instructor.

He plays in a variety of original bands in several genres. From funk/jam band to progessive metal, several tributes such as Avenged Sevenfold, Pink Floyd, a reggae band on bass, and being a drummer in a surf punk band, he has the experience to develop your skills in 

Joe's a Music and Math Education major at SCSU & studied Guitar Performance at McNally Smith College . He has tons of experience in working with kids, such as private lessons, drumlines, dance, and volunteering at several Recreational Centers.

On top of being enrolled in one of the best education programs in the US, Joe also runs the Kracker Jacks Drumline and tutors Math and swing dance in his free time. 


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