Stringbean Music - where you can get a new guitar or drum set, and then learn how to play it right at the store.
Michael Johnson began playing guitar over 20 years ago, and has played with such area bands as Junk & HigherGround. In addition to playing with area bands, Mike has played all across the Midwest opening for such acts as Bullet Boys, Warrant, Slaughter, Foghat, and Firehouse.  During this time Mike has recorded three CD’S and is currently in the studio working on another project.   Having spent the last 17 years teaching Mike has the experience and expertise to instruct both the beginner and the advanced student.  A graduate from Bismarck State College Mike specializes in rock guitar styles, improvisation, ear training, and song writing.  Students can also gain instruction in advanced theory, composition, country, jazz, and spiritual styles of play.
If you’re looking to start out or just have some fun learning a few of your favorite songs Mike is your man.
You can contact Michael at 701-226-5632 or feel free to email him at

Nick Ehrhardt has been playing guitar for 12 years, ever since he was 12 years old. Having taken guitar lessons for 5 years from local instructor and session musician, Bill Pope, Nick has studied music theory, ear training, improvisation, and is fluid in many flat-picking and finger picking techniques. He has been influenced by artists such as Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Brubeck, and Jimmy Bruno, with musical genres ranging from rock to classical to jazz. Nick welcomes students ages 9 and up from any influence and has a very flexible approach to teaching that revolves around the individual student. Nick has toured the midwest with Ben Suchy and also played lead guitar with Buffalo Alice for two and a half years. Nick is currently playing with one of North Dakota's top country bands, Rocky Top.
To contact Nick, he can be reached anytime at 471-6294 or via email at

Kristin Kitko holds a bachelor’s degree in education and has been teaching and performing nationally for over 20 years. Kris offers lessons to students of all ages, levels and abilities in guitar, piano, bass guitar, and percussion. Using a mixture of her own curriculum and other prepared materials, she teaches rock, jazz, classical, folk/country, and blues. In her instruction, Kris covers note reading, chords, ear training, music theory, and songwriting. For the younger student, she incorporates music games to foster the student’s natural desire to participate in active, energized learning. At her studio, students have the opportunity to record themselves singing/playing and to bring home their own CD—for no extra charge. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the big Kittyko Spring Show and other events throughout the city, if they’d like. When performing for kids, Kris is known as “Kittyko.” She has released two critically-acclaimed CDs for children which are used in school systems nationwide. Email her at: or by phone at 258-6667. Visit her online:

Brad Stockert earned a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Mary. He has taught privately since 1991, focusing on snare drum, drum set, and mallets. He has been playing professionally as long as he can remember. He plays and teaches a wide range of genres, including rock, jazz and classical.
You can contact Brad at 701-527-4509 or feel free to email him at
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