James Chenevert, Ph.D.
James Chenevert, Ph.D.

James Chenevert, Ph.D.

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Introduction: I provide piano lessons and music theory tutoring in my home,16615 Norwood Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55345. I am a professor emeritus of music from Texas Woman's University from which I retired and returned to my home state of Minnesota. I hold the NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) from the Music Teachers National Association. You may see reviews from other students on my Thumbtack profile page. James Chenevert I love teaching music to students of all ages, and take pride in tailoring the instruction to each individual to best suit their needs and optimize development.

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Valerie A.

Piano Lessons

My daughter has loved taking piano lessons from James Chenevert. He's been extremely professional, very responsive to our scheduling needs, offers new songs that keep my daughter engaged, and is very positive and affirming during lessons, which is so important and motivating. All this for a very affordable price. We'd highly recommend him to anyone considering lessons. I trust my daughter will continue learning from him for a long time to come.
Feb 7, 2018
Amy A.

Piano Lessons (for adults)

Jim is a great teacher with a very pleasant teaching style. I took piano lessons as a kid (forced by parents) and hesitantly decided to pick things back up as an adult. I'm in my 9th week. Jim is very patient and understanding of those hectic work weeks when there's not a lot of practice time in between lessons. We go at my own pace with no pressure to be perfect each week (I got that a lot as a kid) and I'm getting a lot out of each weekly lesson. I look forward to practicing on my own at home because the music selections are fun and well-known. I also think he's very reasonably priced too given his extensive musical background. It's a real bargain!
Feb 23, 2017
Vincent M.

Piano Lessons

I have been taking lessons from Jim for about 6 months. He not only teaches how to play, he is also very good at explaining the concepts behind what he is teaching. He is an excellent piano teacher and I would highly recommend him to all - whether beginner or more accomplished player.
Oct 18, 2014
Jane G.

Piano Lessons

I am enjoying my piano lessons a great deal. James is helping me establish my own plan, learning at my own rate. He is always ready for me when I get to his house and has a beautiful grand piano that I enjoyed playing.
Apr 29, 2015
Emelia O.

Piano Lessons

I've taken piano lessons with Mr. Chenevert for two months now. He has been fantastic, very kind and patient. I've learned quickly, thanks to his wonderful teaching. Five stars for this teacher and this find on Thumbtack!
Nov 1, 2013
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James Chenevert


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $48 for a 60-minute lesson, $36 for a 45-minute lesson, $24 for a 30-minute lesson.

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

    I determine the experience and musical interests of the student and select appropriate teaching materials. Piano lessons or music theory tutoring are provided one-on-one in my home studio. During the Covid-19 pandemic I am providing lessons online through Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and Google Duo.

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

    I received Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in music from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also hold the NationaIly Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (NCTM) credential from the Music Teachers National Association. Prior to starting my own independent studio, I taught in the music departments at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Texas Woman's University.

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