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Business Profile: Brighter Minds Music

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Emily Ireland, Founder and Director of Brighter Minds Music

Brighter Minds Music offers music lessons and classes for kids, teens, adults of all ages and abilities. Brighter Minds Music teachers specialize in teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice / singing lessons. In addition to individual lessons, they also have award-winning music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Founded by Emily Ireland in 2012, Brighter Minds Music's mission is to use the power of music to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
Brighter Minds Music currently has two Minneapolis locations and one in St. Paul. It hires 17 teachers who serve around 200 families. Currently, Emily Ireland is working to combine Brighter Minds Music's two Minneapolis locations into one commercial space. To do so, Emily has received technical assistance, including risk management counseling and lease assistance, from the Small Business Development Center at St. Thomas through the City’s Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP).
In addition to lessons, Brighter Minds Music offers music classes for birthday parties and childcare centers, workshops for teachers and parents, and live music for special events and weddings. Brighter Minds Music students often perform in the community at outreach recitals. As a teacher, Emily says she feels proudest when she’s watching her students grow their skills, have fun, and develop a lifelong interest in music.  

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