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Zakk A., Acoustic & Electric Guitar - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction
Zakk has been teaching electric and acoustic guitar since he was 13 years old to students of all ages and skill levels. He is able to teach any style of guitar, but his strongest areas are rock, blues, jazz, classical, and folk guitar.
Beginning at the age of 7, the study of the guitar has become Zakk's lifelong pursuit, and he continues to take lessons today. “Even teachers need to keep learning to grow as musicians.”
As a professional guitarist, singer, and songwriter, you may have seen him perform with his award-winning band (2014 WAMI Award), Bad Habitz, or at one of his solo acoustic shows. Zakk has also played with national acts such as: Sebastian Bach, Tom Kieffer, Vince Neal, Blue Oyster Cult, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Great White, Jackyl, Kip Winger, and Mike Tramp.
Zakk believes in a theory based approach to studying guitar with an emphasis on proper technique and learning songs that reflect the musical interests of the student. He uses method books to provide a framework for learning, along with weekly assignments to achieve short and long term goals. He also places an emphasis on improvisation, song writing, and having fun!
Larry has been playing guitar since he was a teenager. He started teaching in 1990 after playing in various bands for 15 years. Over the years he has played electric & acoustic guitars, drums, bass guitar, and harmonica. He has traveled, recorded, and written songs. He teaches electric & acoustic guitar, how to read notes or play by ear. He enjoys teaching all ages from very young to seniors.
Mike I., Acoustic, Electric, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, & Ukulele - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction Click for video introduction
Mike is an instructor of Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, 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.
David learned to play guitar from his father at a very early age. At 12 years old, he was playing at church and school functions. At age 17, David founded the band Leviathan, which toured Northern Michigan and the towns bordering Michigan and Wisconsin. He has written and recorded three CDs, wherein he played all the instruments and sang the vocals. He wrote a jingle for Starbucks, Lake Geneva, where he accepted the opportunity to play his own music live. David has taught since 2003 and accepts students of all ages. He developed teaching methods that greatly accelerate the process of learning with focus on playing by ear and writing music.
Debbie W., Wernick Method Group Class (Adult Students Only) - (not currently accepting new students)
Debbie began playing music in the form of baritone ukulele in grade school. She developed her skill through group and individual lessons, as well as being self-taught in the guitar. Guitar and ukulele, including baritone, are all instruments Debbie has learned over the years. She has performed in the Fox Valley in a duo with Cory Arndt, for numerous charity and special events. She is a Wernick method instructor in bluegrass; however, the styles of music Debbie embraces cross many genres. Chord structure, rhythmic skills, and ear training all play a strong part in Debbie's teaching. An important factor introduced throughout Wernick classes and lessons is the many benefits of and skills helpful to play with others. The primary focus of it all is having fun and your love for the instrument!