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. 

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. Learning to play a musical instrument is a great source of fulfillment. 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. Performing music is a joy and is quite addicting! 

    Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding lessons or to make an appointment. 

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 20 years teaching experience at the University of Minnesota Duluth and over 25 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, Coop and the Kooks, The Hot Club of Duluth,  Dance Attic,, Woodblind, The Polkarobics, Father Hennepin, The Fractals, The Todd Eckart Band, The Duluth Bigtime Jazz Orchestra, The Dukes of Hubbard, Clockwork Jazz, No Wait Wait, along with performing solo American classic fingerstyle guitar. I enjoy playing a wide variety of musical styles.


Jimi Cooper



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Be sure to check out my bands  Dance Attic, The Fractals and Woodblind.