Steve Strand - Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Trumpet Lessons Music Lessons
Trumpet Lessons / Music Lessons in Stillwater, MN and the East Metro Area. St. Paul,
 Lake Elmo, Oak Park Heights, Lakeland, Bayport, Marine, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Oakdale, Maplewood, Roseville, Hugo, Chisago, Lindstrom, Taylors Falls, Shoreview, Hudson WI, Somerset WI

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Trumpet Lessons


Steve Strand's Trumpet Lesson Studio is  1 blk west and 1 blk north of Greeley and Hwy 36 in Stillwater, MN

Valley Music Academy
2000 Industrial Blvd Stillwater, Minnesota

My mailing address is   Steve Strand
                        2347 Hidden Valley Lane
                        Stillwater, MN 55082


$80 monthly tuition reserves a 1/2 hour time slot for 4 weeks per month and is due at the beginning of each month. It is up to each student to attend as often as possible as payment is due regardless of attendance.

As I perform for a living, I credit for any times I cannot be there. Credit is $20 per lesson missed.

Teaching materials (books, music, recorded examples, accompaniments, etc..) are provided for most situations.

Schedule Updates
Oct 28.   No lessons.       Chuck Lazarus gig
Oct 29.   No lessons.      Chuck Lazarus gig
Oct 30.    No lessons.       5th week
Oct 31.    No lessons.       5th week
Nov 25    No Lessons     reh night
Nov 27.    No lessons.      GBF gig MMC
Nov 28.    No lessons.      Thanksgiving
Dec 4     No Lessons       reh night
Dec 23 through Jan 2    No Lessons   Holiday break  Start again Jan 6



Steve Strand has been performing professionally as a jobbing, touring and studio trumpet player since 1978 and is a member of the internationally renowned a capella jazz funk horn section, Hornheads.

Steve has performed and toured with artists such as  Prince, Doc Severinsen Big Band, Larry Graham, Carmen Electra, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, Vulfpeck, Cory Wong, Intoxicats, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bolton, Trisha Yearwood, Burt Bacharach, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops, B J Thomas, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton and Johnny Mathis,  and in pit show Orchestras at the Ordway, Orpheum, Carlton Celebrity room, and State theaters.  Also performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Pops Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia and Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra.  Steve has also had appearances on MTV, MTV Europe and the Arsenio Hall Show.

His recordings include Prince, Baby Face, Mandy Moore, Hornheads, Cory Wong, Intoxicats, The Jonas Brothers, Chaka Kahn, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone) and Carmen Electra. Commercial jingle projects include BMW, Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express,  Target, CNN, Kare 11 News, WCCO 4 News, TNN Sports, ESPN, Minnesota Wild themes, Atlanta Thrashers themes, Minnesota Twins, Purina, Skippy Peanut Butter plus many others.

Steve is also a founding faculty member of Valley Music Academy in Stillwater, MN and has a studio of private trumpet students (details at

715-220-2139 office/cell


Private Lesson teacher 1976-present 

Freelance Performing and Recording Musician 1978- present

Carlton Celebrity Room Orchestra 1979-1982 

Minnesota Pops Orchestra 1982-1983 

Chanhassen Dinner Theater Orchestra 1983-86 

Ordway Pit and Show Orchestra 1987-88 1998-2001 2012-present

PRINCE and the New Power Generation 

             contract and touring 1991-94, 

             recording 1991-2016

Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra 1997-2002 

Hornheads 1991-present 


Performed with artists such as: Prince
(World and US Tours), Hornheads, Doc Severinsen Big Band tours, Larry Graham, Carmen Electra, Dan Akroyd (Elwood Blues), Lenny Kravitz, MTV, MTV Europe, Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor, Arsenio Hall Show, Michael Bolton, Trisha Yearwood, Donny Osmond, Chubby Checker, Burt Bacharach, Gladys Knight, Sister Sledge, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Bob Hope, Neil Sedaka, Joan Rivers, Louie Bellson, Hornheads -Carnegie Hall, Clarke Terry, Minnesota Orchestra, Pit Orchestras at the Ordway, Orpheum, State theaters etc...,


Artists include: Prince, Baby Face, Mandy Moore, Hornheads, Chaka Kahn, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), Carmen Electra, The Jonas Brothers, Jordan Pruitt, Honor Society, Tevin Campbell, Pedro Abruhnosa, Robert Robinson, Lorie Line, Ricky Peterson, Patty Peterson, The Blenders, The Steele Family Singers, Lifescapes (Target/Compass) Rat Pack, Jump Swing, 4Letr Word, Levi Seacer, etc...


TV and Radio Jingles for companies such as: BMW, Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express, Volvo Superbowl, Borden Foods, Jennie O, Daytons, Marshall Fields, Target, Macy's, CNN, Kare 11 news, WCCO 4 News, Newton's Apple theme, First Banks, Cellular One, Public Radio, Calhoun Square, Grand Casino, Treasure Island Casino, TNN Sports, ESPN, Minnesota Wild themes, Atlanta Thrashers themes, Minnesota Twins, Progressive Insurance, Best Buy, SuperAmerica, Hormel, Walmart, Chevrolet, Purina, Beneful, Slumberland, Calloway Golf, Sprint PCS etc..


University of Minnesota Music Performance Major 1978-82, University of Minnesota Jazz Studies and Composition 1981-82

On tour with Doc.

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