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Oshkosh Drums & Percussion Teachers

Please call (920.651.4343) or email our education coordinator at for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Oshkosh.

bio_photo_2Amanda A., Drums & Percussion
Amanda Arzberger has been an avid music student since 1998 and has studied percussion since 2003. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Amanda has studied drum set under Tim Rush and percussion under Dr. Alison Shaw. She has worked with the Oshkosh Youth Symphony Orchestra percussion section, has played in the Wisconsin Symphonic Wind Band, and is currently playing in the UW-Oshkosh Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. Amanda believes that the teaching style used should be a reflection of the student’s learning style and should help foster the student’s passion and interest for percussion. She believes the keys for success for her students are understanding and executing proper technique, sight-reading, rhythm studies, and music theory and focuses on these in lessons.


Mark B., DMark_Brums & Percussion  Click for video introduction
Mark Budwit has played drums and percussion since 1986. He has a degree in applied music from UW-Green Bay, with an emphasis in percussion studies and music history and literature. Mark has played drums professionally in bands and ensembles since 1995, and currently performs with the popular regional band RPM. He enjoys teaching any age level of percussionist, from the absolute beginner to the advanced student. Mark focuses lessons on all areas of music, including music theory, sight-reading, rhythmic studies and all forms of percussion instruments, including mallet percussion. Students have the opportunity to perform at student recitals at various points through the year. Mark believes in tailoring each students lesson experience to their own unique goals and desires in percussion focusing on having fun while attainting the skills they need to be confident to perform fluently in any setting. To see Mark perform, please check out his band RPM at and for teaching studio information please go to

2Seth S., Drums & Percussion

Seth Scherer is  currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is pursuing two degrees in music. One in music  education and the other in  percussion performance. He actively plays with the University Wind Ensemble, the top Jazz Ensemble, and various percussion ensembles. He believes in the  importance of music in young individuals’ lives. Important aspects  for young  students to have are as follows. To have the ability to read music, have strong  sight reading skills, learn music and rhythm by ear, use proper technique, and to understand basic music theory so students can reach all of their potential and musical goals. Seth also believes that each lesson should be different for every student in order to fit their specific learning abilities and bring out their full potential. 

pic1Matthew R., Marimba & Drum Set
Matthew started playing drums at the age of 9. He has a Jazz-Drum Set Performance Degree from the University of Stevens Point. He has studied drum set with Ryan Korb, Sean Connors, Ryan Biesack, Mikel Avery, Clarence Penn, and Matt Wilson. Matthew has performed all over the state of Wisconsin; performing in musicals, jazz ensembles and various other groups including the UWSP Jazz Ensemble, the UWSP Percussion Ensemble, and Big Band Reunion. He teaches the importance of proper technique and getting full sounds out of the percussion instruments.  He enjoys teaching percussion to all ages and also enjoys letting the students explore their creativity on the instrument.