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Are ‘Resort Bubbles’ Safe?

Are ‘Resort Bubbles’ Safe?

As vaccination numbers continue to climb and experts gain a better understanding of COVID-19, more industries are adapting. Tropical resorts in Hawaii and the Bahamas have started to host visitors in “resort bubbles,” requiring travelers to complete a series of tests...
A Huge Thank-You To You!

A Huge Thank-You To You!

Late last March, I was sitting by my wife’s hospital bed, holding her hand as she delivered our fifth child into the world. I had my phone in my other hand, looking at the latest news about the state going into lockdown and texting with my staff about the next steps...
Re-Opening for In-Person Lessons

Re-Opening for In-Person Lessons

Students and Parents, I am excited to announce that Minnesota School of Music will be re-opening for in-person lessons on Monday, June 15th. Here is what you need to know: 1. You will continue to have the option of doing online lessons for as long as you’d like....
A Journey Worth Taking

A Journey Worth Taking

The year was 2002, and Erin and I had moved out west to California. This was before we were married – I was playing in a band and life was a real adventure. That being said, we hadn’t had the opportunity to explore much of the Golden State when we first...
Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

At MnSOM, we love it when our students have some big wins. So, when Connor Poitras reached an incredible milestone in his musical journey, we just had to share it with you. Connor has completed his fifth straight year of guitar lessons at our school and has the...
Staying Stateside for St. Paddy’s

Staying Stateside for St. Paddy’s

There’s no place quite like Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day. What was once a purely religious holiday to honor the legend of St. Patrick chasing all the snakes out of the country has turned into a global celebration. But if a trip to Ireland isn’t in...
Love and Music

Love and Music

This month, we celebrate love and relationships, so I thought I’d share a story I haven’t touched on much in this newsletter: how my wife Erin and I first got together. Believe it or not, our relationship has lasted 22 wonderful years — the majority of our lives. Not...
Talk to Your Teacher

Talk to Your Teacher

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day and the meaningful connections in our lives, we wanted to touch on a key part of any good relationship: communication. From significant others to business partners, having an open dialogue is crucial to any … CONTINUE...
Create Your Own Odyssey

Create Your Own Odyssey

One of the oldest stories in Western literature is Homer’s “The Odyssey.” This epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his long journey home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus’ travels were fraught with mythical monsters and magic, many of the places he visited...