Peter Kramer

A Minnesota native, Peter has been surrounded by music since he was a child. At a young age, he became fascinated with brothers sheet music, and pretended to play along with father’s records on toy instruments. Following after his brother, Peter started taking piano lessons at the age of eight and also began taking Upright Bass in his schools orchestra. Through middle and high school, Peter played in multiple bands and continued to teach himself electric bass, guitar, harmonica, and any other instrument he could get his hands on.

After graduating from Hopkins High school, Peter began honing his skills at Normandale Community College in their nationally accredited music program and received his Associate in Fine Arts for Upright Bass in 2018. Peter considers himself a singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He strives to be a versatile musician that can sit in with any group. He loves to teach, play and write all styles of music from Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Funk, Soul, Pop, Country, R&B, Hip Hop and more. In addition to giving instrumental lesson, Peter also teaches classes in Ear Training, Music Theory,  Songwriting, and Composition.

Peter believes in finding joy through music but also developing the craft. His goal is to create a positive, friendly learning environment where patients is key. Peter gives a large emphasis to improvisation, as well as building a strong foundation of Ear Training and Music Theory. Peter currently teaches after school lessons in Edina, as well as private lessons, and continues to play with various bands in and around the Twin Cities.

 

Guitar | Slide Guitar | Piano | Electric Bass | Upright Bass | Ukulele | Songwriting | Composition


Availability

May

Monday – Tuesday: 10am-4:00

Wednesday- Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 11:30am-8pm

June –

Friday: 11:30am-8pm

July

Monday-Thursday: 10am-12:30pm

Friday: 11:30am-8pm

August

Monday-Tuesday: 10am-5:00pm

Wednesday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 11:30am-8pm

Geographic areas served:

10 Miles from Steven’s Square Neighborhood of Minneapolis, and on site at Opus Music Academy


Rates

  • $30/ half hour lesson
  • $37.50/ 45 minutes lesson
  • $50/ hour lesson

Attendance policy

If there is a known absence – i.e. vacation, holiday, event- please give me at least One Week notice in order to reschedule.

If there is an unexpected emergency – i.e. family emergency, unexpected hospital visit etc. – please contact me 24 Hours before the lesson to reschedule.

In cases of Illness, please contact me as soon as you start to feel sick, and I must be contacted at least 3 Hours prior to the lesson in order to reschedule, but more notice is appreciated.

If you know that a seasonal activity, such as Basketball season or a camp, will be starting soon and will interrupt our regular lessons, please contact me and Opus Music Academy at least two weeks in advance to find an alternate time for the our lesson.

If you do not contact me per this policy it will result in a charge for the missed lesson.

Preferred means of Contact:

Primary:Email

Secondary: Phone (voicemail and/or text as follow up in case I miss your call)