Sound Reason Music Studio
Sound Reason Music Studio

Sound Reason Music Studio

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Introduction: NOW OFFERING ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS. I have a unique, fun and effective way of teaching music to children and adults. My teaching method is heavily influenced by my time at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Over the past 40 years, I have developed my teaching techniques by writing and performing music and by giving piano, guitar and banjo lessons to students of all ages and abilities. For more information please visit my website.

Hired 9 times

Serves Minneapolis, MN

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1 employee

3 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • JimO's Songwriting For Kids

    Banjo Lessons


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Very good 4.6

10 reviews


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Maarie G.

Jim O. is a professional musician who has a vast knowledge of music that no one else has and is not written down anywhere. He loves working with people of all ages and customizes each lesson and makes it interesting and fun as he makes music come alive. My son has always wanted to learn to compose music and is so happy to be taking lessons with Jim O.
Jul 9, 2020
Ruth S.

I tried other musical experiences before, but this one was the only one that finally got me to understand music in general.
Feb 17, 2021
Jeryn L.

Banjo Lessons

Enjoying be taught banjo. JimO has made this new experience fun!
Apr 18, 2020
Viney K.

Jim started teaching both of my boys on 2 different instruments. He is a person you would look for who can identify the God given talents and embed his teaching accordingly. He always tries to bring excellence in his teaching. Thank you Jim.
Aug 4, 2020
Paul p.

He has the respect of my difficult-to-please student, who says Jim knows what he's doing and is a good teacher.
Feb 16, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My lesson prices are $26 for 30 minutes, $39 for 45 minutes and $52 for 60 minutes. These prices are effective after the student's video conferencing setup has been tested and verified.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first thing I do is learn the new student's musical interests and goals. Then, based on their current ability, I design a custom program to help them achieve these goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a B.A. degree in Music Performance from Westmar College in Iowa and continuing music education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In addition I have been composing, performing and teaching music for over 40 years.

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