When you choose to take lessons at MSM, you are part of something bigger!
Who we are:
We hire only the best area teachers. We give all our teachers the flexibility to handle their own lesson scheduling and we pay a competitive wage!
We welcome ALL students. We teach music using Suzuki AND traditional methods. We believe music doesn't have borders or age barriers.
We spend the majority of our time working to make it possible for every student to learn regardless of their economic situation. From scholarships to state and local partnerships, we can make YOUR lessons happen.
We cultivate relationships within southwestern MN sending our teachers to communities in need of music instruction.
MSM Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide excellent music instruction to students of every age and level of ability regardless of their economic situation, facilitating their goals, and encouraging each to share their gifts within the community they live.
Our vision is to be a Center for music instruction in Greater Mankato known for collaborating & leading within the music community through clarity of purpose, building partnerships, working with integrity, and overall transparency in order to best serve our students.
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MSM Board of Directors
Cindy Braam Gawrych, Board President
Mary Flanagan, Director, ex officio board member
Sarah Houle, ex officio board member
Abbey Guggisberg, Voice & Piano
Anne Goedtke, Cello & Guitar
Brent Ekstrom, Cello, Saxophone, Percussion, Low Brass and Piano
Kathleen Goedtke, Suzuki Piano
Lionel Cao, Guitar
Mary Flanagan, Violin
Michael Koester, Guitar
Michelle Sedivy, Voice
Megan Wehrwein, Violin
Patti Tryhus, Violin and Viola
Sarah Houle, Low Brass
Thomas Fu, Piano & Guitar
The Mankato School of Music contracts our teachers out to the following partnership locations in southwestern Minnesota! Partnerships are a exciting part of what we offer through the Mankato School of Music and we can't wait to bring music to your area!
Elmendorf Hutterite Community
Mountain Lake, MN
Altona Hutterite Community
St. Mary's Catholic School
St. Peter Community Education
St. Peter, MN
Partnerships help underserved communities receive the gift of music!
Work with Mary (Executive Director) to bring teachers to your location!
Contact us today!
WE INVITE YOU TO DONATE!!
Be part of the growth of our program as we expand in Greater Mankato to partner with more and more area schools bringing teachers to YOU to reach MORE students providing ACCESS to a greater variety of instruments and classes!
Donate to our financial aid fund to ensure that no student is turned away who might be experiencing financial hardship.
MSM is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Make your tax deductible donation today! Thank you!