Tristan started his music journey back in 7th grade with saxophone, but he eventually moved over to guitar and quickly fell in love with it. Since then, he’s played in many different school bands, church bands, and ensembles. When Tristan went to college, he decided to pursue music as a career. He earned a degree in guitar performance and later went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Augsburg College. While keeping up with his studies, Tristan trained with Nick Raths.

When Tristan is not playing guitar, he enjoys hanging out with his friends, family, and loving girlfriend, He also studies outer space, hits the gym a few times a week, loves listening to a good podcast, and enjoys reading. Tristan also works to keep his cat out of trouble and his two dogs from chasing the squirrels!

With Tristan, you will spend time learning about the wonderful instrument that is guitar. From learning the many complexities of guitar to playing a few songs to impress your family, friends, or even that special someone, you will enjoy your time in lessons with him.

Tristan prefers teaching acoustic guitar along with some electric. He teaches all musical styles except for classical and jazz. Tristan works with students 9 years old and up.




Saturday & Sunday


Geographic areas served:

10 miles from Brooklyn Park



  • $30 / half hour lesson
  • $35 / half hour lesson in home


Attendance Policy

Students must notify Tristan of absences 24 hours in advance in order to guarantee a makeup lesson. Any notice given less than 24 hours in advance is not guaranteed a make-up and may not receive a refund for the lesson. Certain exceptions may apply determined at the discretion of the instructor. Should Tristan need to cancel a lesson for any reason, a student will receive a make-up lesson for their missed absence.”