Hello and welcome to Twin Ports Guitar Lesson Studio! My name is Jimi Cooper and I look forward to meeting the needs of each student.
Background and credentials:
I have been a member of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Music Faculty since 1999. My UMD courses, Pop Styles Guitar and Jazz Styles Guitar are a very popular elective among university students. With over fourteen years teaching experience at the University of Minnesota Duluth and over 20 years experience performing regularly with a wide variety of groups I've honed my musical craft.
I am a graduate of The University of Minnesota Duluth's Jazz Studies program with a Masters degree in Music Performance from the University of Minnesota. I've performed and recorded with a number of groups including The Duluth Bigtime Jazz Orchestra, The Dukes of Hubbard, Clockwork Jazz, No Wait Wait, Hattie Peterson, Todd Eckart, The Hoot Owls and The Fractals, Fuzzy Ellis, and Dance Attic along with performing solo American classic fingerstyle guitar. My musical tastes are broad and varied.
Playing guitar is an adventure!
I enjoy helping my students reach their personal goals and encourage them to be the best musician they can be. There is much personal fulfillment to be discovered through learning to play a musical instrument. I enjoy helping my students realize the intrinsic value and rewards that can be gained through the dedication and practice it takes to become an accomplished guitarist. It takes personal dedication and determination. I encourage my students learn the value of doing something for themselves. This can be a very rewarding experience. Performing music is a joy and is quite addicting!
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding lessons or to make an appointment. For information on rates and my Personal Studio Policy click here. You may also check my Availability Page on this site to view my schedule and available lesson times.
UMD students may choose to register for my Pop Styles Guitar (MU1398) and Jazz Styles Guitar (MU 1396) courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth for lessons during the daytime while UMD is in session.
Be sure to check out my bands Dance Attic and The Fractals.
I also perform weekly at The Thirsty Pagan Brewery in Superior, WI on Thursdays from 6-9.
(Dance Attic performs at The Thirsty Pagan the 2nd Thursday of each month)