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Children's Music For Schools

Did you know that I'm available to play children's music for schools in the Minneapolis area? I am currently working on a brand new album of children's songs that the whole family can enjoy. In terms of live music, I can sing songs solo (acoustic guitar), as a duo (guitar and cello) or as a trio (guitar, cello, drums). Because of the new songs I'm recording, I can really cater my set towards kids as needed.

If this is something you would be interested in, please contact me using the email address below of the form on this website!
Jesse Norell
norjes1(at)gmail(dot)com

GoFundMe for New Album is Online!

I'm recording a children's album tentatively titled "Raising a Ruckus!" I'm hoping to raise Down syndrome awareness! 

In these beginning stages, I could use your help getting the newly launched GoFundMe off the ground. Having a few contributions early on really helps (even a small amount). Would you be willing to take a look at this? 

https://gofund.me/df9265e9

Aorta Borealis (my record released in March) was a success! I'm really happy with the way it turned out and the way local and national media took interest in the project. WCCO4, FOX9, and Good Morning America all asked me if Alyssa sang on the record, which she didn't... but I can get her and Tyler to sing with me now! I hope to raise Down syndrome awareness through some silly rock songs I've written through the years with my kids! 

Thank you for your support of the arts, music, and kids of all types! 

- Jesse

One-on-One Songwriting or Guitar Lessons 
Did you know I teach songwriting!? See details below and let me know if you know anyone who might be interested!

Have an unfinished song? Want to write songs but don't know where to start? Want to record your own demos? I can help! I have 25+ years of songwriting experience, 10+ years of guitar teaching experience, and I've been featured on WCCO4 News, FOX9 News, and Good Morning America. 

Each class will be focused on YOUR songs and how we can enhance and finish them, improving your craft along the way. Once completed, our time can be used to record a demo if desired. All musical styles are welcomed. 

Lessons can be virtual by exchanging video and audio files (and conversations can happen over Zoom). Or we can meet at my home office/studio in Mounds View, MN. *Masks may be required depending on the phase of the pandemic. 

Daytime slots are available as well as some evening options. $35 for a weekly half-hour slot, $60 for a weekly hour-long slot. One-month commitment/payment in advance. 

Here's an example of a song a helped a student write.

Send me a message about songwriting or guitar instruction and I can send you more info.

Can't wait to meet you! 
Jesse Norell

norjes1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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