Inspire Possible


Upcoming Dates

Fall 2019 semester: September 10, 12
*Cost: $305 12 private lessons
Payment plans available

fall RECITAL: December 14,2019 at 1:30 and 3:30pm (Emmanuel SLP campus)

register for fall semester here



At SOAR, our mission is to guide and develop the gifts of students through skilled training and one-to-one encouragement. We currently offer lessons in voice, drums, guitar, bass, and piano as well as ensembles and group classes for ages 6 and older. All of our instructors are highly trained with either a Bachelors Degree or years of experience in their field. 


SOAR (School of Artistic Refinement) is a place to empower people to reach their fullest potential in the creative arts. SOAR is a training ground to help people grow, discover, and fulfill their unique purpose-creatively.




Each student will have a 30 minute private lesson with a skilled instructor once a week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.


All ensembles will be held at the Spring Lake Park Campus during Fall and Spring semesters. 


Choir is for ages 6-12 and will meet every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 at the Spring Lake Park Campus.

In this class, students will learn rhythms, harmonies, and some basic theory knowledge. They will also learn 1-2 songs that they will perform in the recitals.

Drum Ensemble

Want to jam out with other drummers? This class can take on different forms from organized jam sessions, playing songs with others, and learning how to lock in a groove.


This is an elite group directed by JonCarlos Velez. This group will be audition only, and will be for the older students (12+). This is a great opportunity for advanced singers. This group will “tour” and do special events around the twin cities.

For more info and questions on auditioning please contact JonCarlos Velez at or Gabriella Velez at

Creative Music workshop

In this class, students will learn the foundations of music theory, composition, songwriting, and more. Students will get the opportunity to collaborate with each other, co-write songs, and learn to play/sing together. 


SOAR is now offering a week long summer camp for singers, guitarists, drummers, and piano players!

The camp will run a series of workshops and group lessons and students will have the opportunity to learn to play as a band, create their own music, and grow in their instrument.

There will be a showcase at the end of the week where students will be able to show off and perform.

SOAR Camp will be held Monday- Friday. Ages 11-18 will meet from 1-5pm. Students must have at least a year of experience on their instrument.


Students have the option of going to the Collaboration Room where there are instructors and art mentors who are there to give musical advice as well as some basic music tutoring. There will be snacks for the students (and parents)! Students can come to the Collaboration Room as they are waiting for their lesson time or waiting to be picked up. This is a great place for our SOAR community to meet and spend time together. 


Our students have the opportunity to showcase their achievements in our fall and spring recitals.



Emmanuel Spring Lake Park Campus
7777 University Ave. ne
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

  • Private Lessons every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00 (30 min time slots)

  • Private Lessons every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 (30 min time slots)

  • Ensembles and classes every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 (Fall and Spring semesters only)

  • Sound of SOAR Vocal Ensemble every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 (fall and spring semesters only)

emmanuel Maple Grove Campus
14320 93rd Ave. n
Maple grove, MN 55369

  • "Music Exploration" Class (ages 0-5)

    • Start date:TBD

    • $80 per child (email for multiple child discounts)

  • Private Lessons every Tuesday (times may vary)

  • All ensembles will be held at Spring Lake Park Campus


Fall Semester (September-December) | $305

Spring Semester (January-April) |$305

Ensembles or Classes | Collaborative Music Workshop (not available every semester) Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Drum Ensemble - $100

SOAR CAMP 2019 Week long camp for ages 11-18 $189




There will be 2 makeup lessons for the fall and spring semesters. Student must give a 24-hour notice if they will be missing a lesson. 

There will be ONE makeup lesson for the summer session. Student must give a 24-hour notice if they will be missing a lesson.

Instructor Absences: SOAR reserves the right to substitute or change instructors as needed. (No refunds or credits will be issued for classes or lessons where a substitute is provided.) If no substitute is provided, the instructor will make up the lesson.


All payments are processed electronically through debit or credit on our online system.


In order to receive a refund a WRITTEN NOTICE of cancellation (via email or letter) must be received no later than 5pm the first Friday of the start week of each session. Following this date no refunds will be issued. Please notify for withdraw from program or for any other questions/concerns.


For those who start lessons at a later date than the session start date tuition is prorated based on the remaining lesson days.


If there are no slots available please contact Gabriella Velez ( to be placed on a waitlist.


Please fill out this form to be considered for a scholarship: Scholarship Application

ADAPTIVE PIANO LESSONS -Available upon request

Adaptive lessons are ideal for students who have difficulty learning by traditional approaches because of learning challenges, or a cognitive/physical disability. Students who would benefit from an adapted approach may have difficulty maintaining focus, deficient memory, following directions and sequencing, difficulty with written notation, challenges with finger dexterity, or high anxiety (or anything else that prevents a student from learning.) In adaptive lessons, an instructor typically has additional education, experience, or training in working with these populations to accommodate a student’s learning style or to adapt to behavioral, social or cognitive issues. The student may benefit in many ways by learning an instrument, however, the instructor does not address treatment goals related to diagnoses.


soar team


Gabriella Velez | SOAR director