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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.

Financial Aid

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. 

  MSOM Mission Statement



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. 


Executive Director
Contact for help with ALL general questions

Mary Flanagan



Program Coordinator
Contact for help with registering

Michelle Sedivy



MSOM Board of Directors

Cindy Braam Gawrych, Board President

Mary Flanagan, Director, Secretary, ex officio board member

Daniel Braam, Treasurer

Craig Hanson

David Stordalen

Jenny Stratton

Amber Bentler

MSOM Teachers

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

Michelle Sedivy, Voice

Megan Wehrwein, Violin

Patti Tryhus, Violin and Viola

Thomas Fu, Piano & Guitar

MSOM Bookkeeper
Contact for help with invoicing and questions regarding payment.

Katie Faugstad



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Summer Lessons

The Mankato School of Music contracts our teachers out to the following partnership locations in Greater Mankato the southwestern Minnesota region! 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

Henderson, MN

St. Mary's Catholic School

Madelia, MN 

St. Peter Community Education

St. Peter, MN

MyPlace Mankato

Mankato, MN 

Partnerships help underserved communities receive the gift of music!


Work with us to bring teachers to your location!

Contact us today to see if our program

is compatible with yours and if our teachers can help meet your needs!




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!

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