Appleton Piano

Studios Accepting New Students

Carrie G.

Beginning Piano

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. 


Bruce K.


Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction

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.

Studios that are not currently accepting new students

Noah H.


Not currently accepting new students

I'm Noah Harmon, and music has been my lifelong passion. From a young age, I found myself immersed in various musical experiences, from singing with the Appleton Boychoir to competing and winning first prize in the World Old Time piano playing competition. I even rocked out with local bands in the jazz and rock scenes.


As a young adult, I pursued my love for music further by enrolling at Lawrence University and earning a degree in piano performance. Since then, I've been gracing venues all across the Fox Valley with my musical talents. Additionally, I've been proudly teaching at Heid Music for over 10 years now.


When I teach, my goal is to ensure my students fully understand how to read music, opening up a world of musical appreciation and performance. From the timeless works of Bach to the catchy tunes of Billy Joel, we'll explore a wide range of musical greats.


But that's not all! I also offer lessons in composition and improvisation because I believe that creativity is an essential part of any musician's journey. So, if you're ready to dive into the world of music and uncover your own unique sound, don't wait any longer—sign up for lessons today.

Mike I.

Rock/Pop Piano 

Not currently accepting new students


I'm Mike, and I'm thrilled to be your music instructor! I specialize in teaching Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, and Piano to students of all ages, including you!


When it comes to teaching, I firmly believe that every student is unique, and that's why I embrace a highly individualized approach. I take the time to understand how you learn best and what you want to achieve from our lessons. It's all about tailoring the experience to suit your musical journey.


I'm a laid-back and easy-going teacher because I truly want you to enjoy your time with the instrument. My priority is to encourage a genuine love for the music, rather than imposing a strict direction that may not resonate with you. However, if you're looking for a challenge and want to be pushed to new heights, I'm more than ready to provide that extra incentive.


So, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned musician looking to fine-tune your skills, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.


 Jean K.


Not currently accepting new students


I'm Jean, and I hold a degree in piano performance from Lawrence University. With over 30 years of teaching experience, my greatest desire is to instill in my students a genuine love for music, especially when it comes to playing the piano.


In my teaching approach, I blend traditional methods with applied theory, providing my students with a strong foundation for a lifetime of musical learning and enjoyment. Watching my students grow and develop their skills brings me immense joy.


Working with adults is a particularly special aspect of my teaching journey. Many adults share a deep wish to play the piano or rediscover their passion for it after years of being away from the instrument. I firmly believe that piano playing can be a positive and enriching part of an adult's life, and being part of that process is both a pleasure and a privilege for me.


So, whether you're a young aspiring pianist or an adult looking to reignite your musical journey, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way. Let's create beautiful music together and make the piano a source of joy and fulfillment in your life!


Theresa M.


Not currently accepting new students

Teresa 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 a 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.


Heidi M.


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.