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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.


Tim_headshotTim H., Cello - Offering In-Person Instruction
As a cellist, Timothy regularly performs with orchestras such as the Fox Valley Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Wisconsin Philharmonic and many others. Tim studied cello with Uri Vardi at UW-Madison and was greatly influenced by Vardi’s approach of cello performance through awareness of tension free movement. Other teachers include Scott Tisdel and Laura Kenny Henckel, and has taken part in workshops with Gregory Sauer, Scott Cook and Matt Turner.

Tim also has a love of teaching, beginners to advanced, and uses a mix of traditional and Suzuki methods, teaches both classical and modern styles of music, and likes a balanced approach by using scales, etudes and concert repertoire to make each individual a complete cellist. Tim’s approach is concept driven and likens that to giving each student a new tool in their tool box. The more tools they acquire, the more confident they will be to complete the task.

JHandwerkerJulie H., Violin & Viola (not currently accepting new students)
Julie has a degree in Viola Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is a performer with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. She also fosters a love of chamber music through coaching small student ensembles and performing with other area musicians.  Julie teaches a blend of traditional and Suzuki methods, tailoring each lesson to the particular student’s needs, interests and learning styles. Whether it be fiddle, rock n’ roll or classical, she teaches all types of music to her students while exposing them to other areas that they can grow to love and appreciate. She incorporates music theory, practice strategies, performance techniques and other skills like time management and perseverance into each lesson.  Her teaching style is very friendly and encouraging while goal oriented. You can learn more about Julie at her website.


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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 Virtual 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.


Zoe_Markle_HeadshotZoe M., String Bass - Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction
As a musician with an exploratory approach to playing her bass, Zoe Markle has performed improvisational music with Mark Dresser, been a member of two DownBeat winning ensembles, and has commissioned music from a number of successful young composers. Her excitement for contemporary classical music has taken her to Boston as a performance fellow for the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at New England Conservatory, where she had the opportunity perform the music of Michael Finnissy and Beat Furrer. Zoe enjoys using music as a tool for community engagement. She has been a part of a jazz lecture/concert series at the Neenah Public Library for two years, experiencing first-hand the positive impact of live music and education for a community. Zoe has worked with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, developing outreach programs for rest homes and special needs classrooms in the Appleton area. Zoe has maintained a small studio teaching double bass, bass guitar, and ukulele since 2015, and loves to share her knowledge and love of music through teaching. Zoe graduated from Lawrence University Conservatory where her primary teachers were Mark Urness, Matt Turner, and Jose Encarnacion.