For general inquiries on individual lessons with Heid Music, please complete and submit this form.

In addition, you can call 920.734.1969 or email our education coordinator at for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Appleton.


Chris F., SHead_Shots_041axophone Improvisation - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction 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.

Bio_pic-page-001Noah H., Composition & Improvisation - (not currently accepting new students) 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_iMike I., Composition & Improvisation - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction 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.

IMG_0503Bruce K., Composition & Improvisation - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction 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 Martin Headshot   ColorTheresa M., Composition - (not currently accepting new students) Click for video introduction

Theresa Martin has been offering private instruction in piano, clarinet, and composition since 2009.  She is also an internationally recognized, award-winning composer and appears as guest lecturer at universities around the country. She received her DMA in composition at the University of Michigan, Masters’ degrees in composition and clarinet performance at Arizona State University, and has also studied piano for 17 years.  She performs frequently on both clarinet and piano in her church, local ensembles, and at international music conferences. Some of her students have gone on to win music competitions, scholarships and Fulbright fellowships.  She teaches beginning to advanced levels, and offers both in-person and online lessons.  When not composing, teaching, or performing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and two cats. More info on Theresa Martin is available on her website: