About The Twin Cities Music School

Our Story

We are parents, teachers, musicians, and entrepreneurs. We have children and busy lives like many of you. As parents, we value the positive role that music education plays in our children’s lives. It is a great privilege to be able to share this amazing experience with you!

Our Philosophy/Pledge

Our lessons are customized to the needs of each individual student. Teachers are flexible in their teaching and offer a variety of one on one activities such as, learning to play an instrument, playing and singing, songwriting, music arrangement, music production, performance, and learning to read music.

We believe that music has the ability to transform a child’s life.  Music lessons that are fun lead to inspired children.  We offer music lessons that allow kids to experience success and accomplishment. Want to enroll?

Music can change lives. We strive to create a positive and impactful experience for our students. We know that we have reached our mark when our students leave their lessons feeling energized and happy. Music lessons can be so much more than just learning to play an instrument. Music is simply what brings us together. The unparalleled experience and teacher-student relationships are what leave a lasting impression. Music is life.

Music is simply what brings us together, but lessons can be so much more than just learning to play an instrument. As teachers/mentors, we strive to create positive and impactful experiences that transform our students’ lives. We know that we have fulfilled our role when students leave their lessons feeling energized and happy. Our hope is to develop positive mentor-student relationships that build character and leave a lasting impression.

Our Mentors/Instructors

We are professional musicians and we are passionate about music. We also have families of our own so we understand the importance of having music in our children’s lives. We want each student to realize and reach their fullest music potential while enjoying the process. We love both music and teaching and we want to share that with you!

Kelly Weeks

Kelly Weeks

Director of Operations | Lead Instructor

Kelly Weeks is a talented, young, and energetic musician who began his musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing solo and with bands in the Minneapolis, Boston and Orlando areas.  

Kelly teaches:
guitar, bass guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, writing & composing, mixing & mastering

Abby Landes

Abby Landes

Music Instructor

Abby Landes is a teacher, musician, and artist originally from Glencoe, Minnesota. Music has always been a big part of Abby’s life, from early childhood piano lessons and learning guitar at bluegrass jams, to going on tour in South Korea with her university choir and writing/ performing music with her husband locally around the Twin Cities.

Abby teaches:

guitar, ukulele, piano, voice

Ben Ehrlich

Ben Ehrlich

Music Instructor

Ben Ehrlich is a Minnesota native musician who specializes in a wide variety of instruments and styles.

Ben teaches:
drums, guitar, ukulele, piano

Kyle Olson

Kyle Olson

Music Instructor

With every student, Kyle hopes to instill a love of music that will carry into their adult lives and build up the skills to make music in a variety of setting. 

Kyle teaches:
voice, piano, saxophone, mixing and master, songwriting and composing

Amanda Rice

Amanda Rice

Music Instructor

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Amanda began learning to play the guitar when she was 12 years old. She switched to bass guitar a few years later, and began playing the violin when she was 17.

Amanda teaches:

violin, guitar, ukulele, piano

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Music Instructor

Beginning with piano lessons at age five, Chris has developed a lifelong love of music. Shifting through many different instruments and genres, culminating in a bachelors degree in upright bass performance, Chris looks to pass on this enthusiasm and enjoyment of music to the next generation of young learners.

Chris teaches:

bass guitar, piano, guitar, ukulele

Tony Omodt-Lopez

Tony Omodt-Lopez

Music Instructor

Born and raised in Minnesota, Tony Omodt-Lopez has always loved music. He started his first band when he was just 10 years old and hasn’t stopped rocking out ever since. His passion for performing eventually lead him to the world of theatre, performing professionally in a variety of productions around Minnesota and Wisconsin during high school. 

Tony Teaches:

guitar, ukulele, piano

Enroll at Twin Cities Music School 

Private Lessons at Twin Cities Music School is an incredible way to be introduced to learning to play music. Beginners and experienced students alike will develop their skills further and set and achieve goals they didn’t think they were capable of.

Piano, Keyboard

Voice

Guitar, Bass

Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute

Writing, Composing

Drums

Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin

Violin