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Nellie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from St. Norbert College, her Masters from UW – Stevens Point, and about 20 graduate credits beyond Masters from various universities. She is offering piano and college theory prep. Nellie’s strengths are her ability to constantly read the students mind for understanding and what they can handle. Taking the new material and presenting it in manageable portions are also her strength. Nellie presents new material in a professional and friendly atmosphere. She feels counting out loud, curved fingers, note names, and practice are key ingredients.
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 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.
A highly experienced instructor and performer, Bruce Koestner teaches both young and older piano students with a wide range of styles and abilities, from beginning to advanced levels. 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.
Jean has a degree in piano performance from Lawrence University, and has taught for more than 30 years. Jean hopes to instill in her students a genuine love for music and piano playing in particular. She uses traditional methods and applied theory to give students a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and music enjoyment. Working with adults is a special pleasure for Jean. It seems that many adults wish they could play the piano or would like to start playing again after many years away from it. Piano playing can be a positive and enriching part of an adult’s life and Jean considers it a pleasure and privilege to be part of that process.
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: www.theresamartin.net.
Heidi M., Piano - (not currently accepting new students)
Heidi McFall is a classically trained flutist and pianist who loves sharing the joy of music with others! She has been teaching flute and piano for about 10 years, and is accepting beginning-advanced flute students, and beginning-intermediate piano students. Heidi loves the challenge of teaching students of all ages, backgrounds, and interests! She is passionate about teaching both the joy of music, and the discipline of regular practicing. Although primarily a classical flutist, Heidi has experience performing and teaching a range of styles. From classical music to contemporary chord charts and lead sheets, she is happy to help you learn to play the music you love! Heidi holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Maryland.