Drew Stinson

Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Drew Stinson began playing bass guitar in elementary school. His first musical love was rock and roll and heavy metal, and who can blame him? That stuff is awesome. He wasn’t so keen on practicing at this time but he loved performing live! This passion for community and performance lead him to forming a jazz fusion group in high school with friends old and new.

Now he really needed to practice! Drew began to discover a whole new side of music through history, improvisation, theory, composition, jazz, classical, and new instruments. This hunger for new experiences through music brought him to McNally Smith College of Music where he studied bass performance. Here he also learned about different cultures, met amazing people, and played a bundle of music. During his stay at McNally, he played in every kind of ensemble imaginable ranging in genre from blues to pop. His experience playing in these various settings in addition to his formal education has provided him with the practical and professional knowledge to deliver a well-rounded education.

Sadly the school closed and left many (including him) wondering what their next move would be. One of these moves was a step towards education. Drew had taught a little bit during his time in school and really enjoyed it! With 4 years of teaching experience under his belt and well over a decade of performance experience, he continues to teach passionately. While keeping on the performance path and keeping his eye on new education opportunities, Drew still searches for authentic experiences through music.




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Geographic areas served:

Drew is available to teach virtually, at the Opus studios in New Hope and Robbinsdale, and in homes in a 15 miles radius from South Minneapolis.



  • $25 / half hour lesson
  • $30 / half hour lesson in home
  • $50 / hour lesson
  • $55 / hour lesson in home

Attendance Policy

Cancelled lessons require a 24 hour notice for a credit or rescheduled lesson to be considered. Day of cancellations are nonrefundable.