Lighthouse 2019

Lighthouse 2019

This year was a bit different as we split up into two classes, added a guitar element to the class and started a general music program at the school. This year’s songs are quite good. Lot’s of gems in there. Quite a few about food…it’s almost like it’s a class full of growing teenagers.

St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center  – In School Concert

St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center – In School Concert

Through a generous grant by the Stillwater Area Schools Partnership Plan, and a recommendation by superintendent Denise Pontrelli, Discover Music was able to partner with the St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center to put on a songwriting class that culminated in a live show at the school! We had about 10 students perform out of the 17 that participated in […]

Cool Threads, Great Cause

Cool Threads, Great Cause

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2nd Annual Rock and Ride!

2nd Annual Rock and Ride!

Sunday June 11, 2nd Annual Rock And Ride! Ride 12pm-3pm After party with live music on the patio 3-7pm Raffles, giveaways, food, drinks, and more! All proceeds benefit music education for kids via local 501c3 non prorfit, Discover Music. Opinion Brewery in Newport, MN https://www.facebook.com/events/1511549072189204/

Edgewood 2017

Edgewood 2017

This class was really a delight. We tried some new things this year. We delved into the science of acoustics and spent a long time on musical careers and industry. I think the thing I will remember most about this group of students is how much they cared about each other. I didn’t see impenetrable social cliques, everyone seemed pretty […]

Westwood 2017

Westwood 2017

  This class got off to an interesting start…it was the first year we tried doing the songwriting class year round during the day at this school. So instead of signing kids up we just decided to convert one of the 7th grade general music classes into a songwriting class…SURPRISE! Some were enthused, others were not. We worked through it […]

Lighthouse 2017

Lighthouse 2017

This class was an interesting mix of students who had taken the songwriting course for the second, or third, time and had a lot of experience to draw upon as well as first-time songwriters. I was surprised by the musical risks they were willing to take and the confidence they approached them with. Usually students shy away from the big […]