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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.

Carrie Gray HeadshotCarrie G., Orchestral Strings - Offering In-Person Instruction
Carrie Gray taught strings for the Appleton Area School District for many years. Prior to that she taught piano and string instruments with Northeast Wisconsin Talent Education, a Suzuki emphasis school in Green Bay. Her performing experience includes the Green Bay Symphony and the Fox Valley Symphony. 
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from UW-Eau Claire and a Master of Music Education with Suzuki Emphasis from UW-Stevens Point. 


Eden JonesEden J., Violin & Beginning Viola - Offering In-Person Instruction

Eden specializes in teaching violin to students of all ages. A performing violinist with 20+ years of combined performance and teaching experience, Eden received her master’s degree in Violin Studies from Houghton University in Western New York. Eden also served as the Houghton Symphony Orchestra concertmaster from 2020-2022. Additionally, she completed a minor in Violin Performance at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where she was Assistant Concertmaster of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra between 2012-2014. Eden grew up in Oshkosh, WI where she studied Suzuki Violin from age four to eighteen. Since then, she has won multiple awards at academic competitions and performed internationally. In her teaching approach, she strives to create a balanced and welcoming learning environment that fosters the success of individual student goals, whether studying classical, fiddle, or any musical style in between.  


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Caitlin K., Violin & Viola - (not currently accepting new students)
Caitlin earned a degree in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, which she completed while studying with Yuliya Smead. Currently she freelances as a violinist, violist, and fiddle player throughout the Fox Valley, manages and plays in Resonancia String Quartet, and teaches students of all ages in her private studio, which she has maintained since 2014. In the past she has taught lessons with the Menasha School District’s AfterBeat program. Caitlin’s greatest joy as a teacher is seeing her students fall in love with music. Lesson content is determined by the individual student’s needs and goals in developing musicianship, technique, and repertoire. She enjoys playing and teaching many styles of music from fiddle to pop to classical, and has worked with students age 5 to adult.  
JeradMJerad M., Violin - Offering In-Person Instruction Click for video introduction

Jerad earned a Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He teaches private Suzuki lessons as well as group classes. Students will learn proper techniques for long term development, tone production, ear training, note reading and music theory. He enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels and endeavors to make learning easy and enjoyable. Jerad has studied with expert teachers and Suzuki teacher trainer's from around the world including Joanne Bath, Edmond Sprunger, Steve Bjella and Kyoko Fuller - a student of Dr. Schinichi Suzuki in Japan. Jerad has performed with various orchestras as a 1st violinist, assistant concert master and concert master. Jerad is currently a continual member of the Fox Valley Symphony as a violinist. He also coached the Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra violin section.