75% of our students utilize some form of financial aid.
In order to provide the best possible music lessons to YOU, we want to hire the best area teachers and pay them a living wage. Our rates are consistent with the national average for music lessons.
At the same time, accessibility is at the heart of our mission here at MSOM and we know that the cost of lessons can be a major barrier for many families. That's why we provide discounts, apply for grants, fundraise throughout the year, seek donations, find sponsors and constantly work to provide more support to student families.
In recent years we have established partnerships with state and local financial aid programs to build on the ongoing financial aid we provide.
All of these resources are here for you! Click below to learn more!
When you choose to take lessons
at MSOM, you are part of something bigger!
What we value:
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.
Philanthropy & Fundraising Coordinator
Work cell: 507-317-4996
Abbey Guggisberg, Piano & Voice
Adam Rodgers, Piano
Brent Ekstrom, Cello, General Band Instruments
Gail Carpenter, Voice & Choir
Joseph Kruse, Drum set/All Percussion
Kathleen Goedtke, Suzuki Piano
Kyle Johnson, Piano
Lionel Cao, Guitar
Lisa James, Piano
Mary Flanagan, Violin
Mckenna Slattery, Strings, General Band Instruments
Michelle Sedivy, Voice
Megan Wehrwein, Violin
Patti Tryhus, Violin & Viola
Patrick Karl, General Band Instruments
Sarah Wei, Piano
Sharon Mautner-Rodgers, Cello
Tom Bierer, Guitar, General Band Instruments
Thomas Fu, Piano & Euphonium
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.
MSOM Board of Directors
**Currently seeking a Vice President
**Currently seeking a Secretary
**Currently seeking more board members
Interim Board President
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!
Forte Fine Arts
Le Sueur, MN
Altona Hutterite Community
Madelia High School & Middle School
St. Mary's Catholic School
St. Peter Community Education
St. Peter, MN