Cornell Blachard

Cornell recently joined our fabulous teaching team at the Minnesota Music Factory located conveniently in South St Paul. He teaches piano lessons, voice lessons and accordion lessons. Call to learn more!


Cornell trained vocally and as a pianist since the age of nine and has become a highly sought after performance and studio musician in the Twin Cities area. He studied music, theatre and dance at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he aided many mainstage productions during his time there as Musical Director. Cornell’s love for music has created opportunities for him to perform in all corners of the U.S. and tour internationally in Scotland, China, Italy and the Netherlands. He is a new dad so currently his priorities are closer to home and Cornell looks forward to every chance he gets to teach and perform.

Lesson description

Piano and voice lessons should be productive and fun! While Cornell agrees that learning the fundamentals of your instrument is a large focus of a good lesson plan, it can often times become stagnant. He takes it upon himself to keep each lesson interesting by teaching not only what is on the page but also focusing on skills beyond basic note recognition. For example, aural skills can be developed while learning a pop song or the fundamentals of improvisation can be applied with only a few basic ideas. He strives to cater to each student’s individual interests while maintaining a regimen of fundamental exercises.