Please call 920.734.1969 or email our education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Appleton.
Chris F., Saxophone Improvisation - Click for video introduction
Chris Felts has played the saxophone for more than 15 years and has privately taught saxophone for more than seven years. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he earned several awards in music and music performance. An avid musician, he performs on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones in a wide range of musical styles (classical, concert, jazz, funk, Latin, pop, etc.) with a variety of different bands and ensembles. Chris teaches students of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, and enjoys tailoring his teaching to fit each student’s educational and performing goals.
Noah H., Composition & Improvisation - Click for video introduction
Noah Harmon has been immersed in music his entire life. As a child, he performed in many different capacities including the Appleton Boychoir, the World Old Time piano playing competition (where he received first prize), as well as various local rock and jazz bands. As a young adult, he enrolled in Lawrence University and graduated with a degree in piano performance. Since then he’s been performing in venues all across the Fox Valley and can boast 7 years teaching at Heid music. When he teaches, he makes sure his students understand how to read music – so they can appreciate and perform greats ranging from Bach to Billy Joel. Composition and improvisation lessons are also offered so sign up as soon as you can!
Mike I., Composition & Improvisation - Click for video introduction
Pastor Mike is an instructor of Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Piano for students of all ages. He teaches with a very individual style, allowing for differences in how each student learns and what they want to get out of lessons. He is easy going, preferring to encourage a love for the instrument rather than force his students in a direction they don't want to go. That said, if you want to be pushed, he will gladly provide that incentive. He is also a youth minister at Cornerstone Church in Menasha, where he teaches and counsels students in middle school and high school.
Bruce K., Composition & Improvisation - Click for video introduction
A highly experienced instructor and performer, Bruce Koestner teaches piano students with a wide range of styles and abilities. Able to offer training in both classical as well as improvisational jazz/rock genres, he understands that while the study of music is quite challenging, there is also a desire by students to keep the lessons fun and entertaining. Classes in composition and arranging are also available. Having received a music degree from Northwestern University, Bruce is currently the music director at Christus Church in Greenville, as well as a regular performer at George’s Steak House and other venues in the community. He is also a member of the Fox Valley Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
Theresa M., Composition - Click for video introduction
Dr. Theresa Martin teaches beginning to advanced-level piano, clarinet, and composition students and also offers group composition seminars throughout the year. She has been teaching at Heid Music since 2009, and she also teaches adjunct clarinet at Lawrence University and UW Fox Valley. A typical piano or clarinet lesson with Dr. Martin involves scales and technique, playing and learning new repertoire from various books, learning about music theory and building skills in ear training and sight-reading. She promotes proper technique and daily practice, and she encourages her youngest students by making lessons fun with a positive rewards system. In her spare time she performs as a clarinetist in the Waupaca Area Orchestra, Fox Valley Concert Band, and Vento Winds, volunteers as a pianist at her church, and composes music commissions for people all over the world. She holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of Michigan, Masters degrees in composition and clarinet performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in composition and performance from UW-Milwaukee. For more information please visit Theresa's website.