Music Lessons Overview

We teach music lessons in Anoka and in Ramsey, MN. Ages beginner (age 4 to 6) to advanced. Barry has a unique teaching style that feels freer than traditional lessons using music books alone. The students choose music that they would like to learn, and in those songs, Barry teaches them music theory and technique when they don’t even realize it! This way, the students stay excited about music and advance way faster with him.

After students pass his competency test, they can be paired into a teacher-led Rock Band! In a Student Band, they learn The Three C’s: Cooperation, Confidence and Creativity. These all are advantageous transferable life-long skills. We offer about a half dozen live performances a year from Church Recitals to Christmas Carols to Parades and Live Venues where all of their friends and family can come and enjoy their student’s musical achievements! We pack the house and it is FUN! So, bring your camera and your Shout-Outs to your students!

Lesson Prices:

$25 per half hour / $45 per hour / $20 per hour for Rock Band Lessons (Individual lessons are required for rock band lessons)

*** 5 live Rock band volunteer performances a year are required by each band, more are available – helping with load out, setup and load in are required, so is staying until the end of your fellow students’ performance, unless otherwise approved by Instructor Barry. 

Braven at City of Ramsey

We teach our students to give back to the community through music



The music lessons preview video and these pictures will give you a great overview of what music lessons Anoka Ramsey, MN are like at Braven Music and it will also give you an idea of how good you can be playing in a couple, few years of music lessons, just like these guys – our youngest band:



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Individual Recital at Lord of Life Church in Ramsey, MN


Braven Music School at the Anoka County Fairgrounds - Holiday in Lights 2015

The Honey Badgers with Grant Gantter Higgins, Alexander George, Chris Stauffer, and Sean Peters all have graduated to level II band with an average of three years of music lessons anoka ramsey


Playing at the COR in Ramsey, MN


Christmas at the Homestead 2014

Caroling for a memory care unit – singing to help remember – God Bless

Braven Parade Float 7

We also play on moving floats in the Anoka Halloween Parade and in the Happy Days Parade! SO MUCH FUN! We even have won 3rd place twice!




6 Responses to Music Lessons Overview

  1. Elisha says:

    HI there. I have a 6 year old son and I would love to expose him to music. Can you please tell me how to pick an instrument and how much does it cost for lessons?


  2. Ranae Lee says:

    Do you have open spot for teaching guitar with my 6 yr old son Derek? What is the cost and how long are lessons?

  3. braven says:

    Hi Maria, yes we do have openings for lessons. Half hour lessons are $25 and that is where 6 year-olds should start. We are always happy when parents are interested in music for their children, great job! Please call 763.571.9694 to schedule a lesson 🙂

  4. braven says:

    Hello Ranae, Thank you for contacting us, yes we have openings for guitar lessons $25/half hour, please call 763.571.9694 for more info and to schedule a lesson 🙂

  5. Beth says:

    Barry!! My husband and I met you and your lovely lady at the Penalty Box WEEKS ago – We have a 12-year-old drummer and I was so excited to find more about your School of Rock – I couldn’t find your card until RIGHT NOW! Can you please send me some info on drum lessons??
    Thanks so much!

  6. braven says:

    Thank you so much for contacting us Beth and I am so glad that you found our card!!! We do have openings right now and lessons are $25/half hour and $45 an hour and we have either instructor Nate or Instructor Barry available. Please call to set up a time to come in! We would be so happy to have you 🙂 763.571.9694

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