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Madison Brass Teachers

Please call (608.829.1969) or email our education coordinator at for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Madison.

madison_magazineCraig M., Brass
Craig Mason attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he received a Comprehensive Music Education Degree (Vocal, Instrumental, and General). Craig also earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has taught Band, Choir, theater, music theory, jazz, marching band, and chamber ensembles in public and private schools, as well as at the university, collegiate, and adult level.
Craig has received numerous awards for his teaching and his ensembles. He is also an adjudicator, composer, arranger, drill writer, conductor, and performer.

Specialties: Clinics, arranging, composing, teaching, consulting, private study, French Horn player, conducting, marching band drill writing, custom composing and arranging, Sibelius music software

Many of his compositions and arrangements can be found at:

dustinDustin Z., Low Brass
Dustin Zimmerman has been teaching brass lessons since 2009. His teaching style focuses on honing the fundamental skills necessary for students to express themselves musically. Lessons are mostly based on reading music, with music theory and ear-training introduced as well. Theory topics focus on necessary skills for brass players, such as the harmonic series and transposition. Dustin understands that everyone learns a little differently; what works for one student does not necessarily work for all students. A strong interest in brass pedagogy has led Dustin to accumulate a wide variety of methods for tackling basic challenges to playing brass instruments. Dustin is an active performer in the Madison area, playing with groups such as the Rock River Philharmonic, the Middleton Community Orchestra and the Madison Area Trombone Ensemble. He hold degrees from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Lawrence University.