Appleton Woodwind

Chris F.


Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction 


I have been playing the saxophone since 1995 and have been teaching it privately since 2003. My journey in music led me to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where I received multiple awards in music and music performance.


As a passionate musician, I find myself performing on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, delving into a wide range of musical styles, including classical, concert, jazz, pop, Latin, and funk. My love for music drives me to collaborate with various bands and ensembles, such as Men In Suits, Fat Brass Inc, and the Big Band Reunion.


My lessons encompass the entire spectrum of saxophone playing, starting from the fundamentals like proper embouchure, tone, hand position, dynamics, and counting rhythms. As we progress, I introduce more advanced techniques like vibrato, altissimo, improvisation, growling, false/alternate fingerings, and more. Moreover, I love delving into the rich history of the saxophone.


Teaching students of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, brings me immense joy. I take pride in tailoring my lessons to match each student's unique educational and performing aspirations.


Theresa M.


Not currently accepting new students

I'm Theresa Martin, and I've been offering private instruction in piano, clarinet, and composition since 2009. Music is my passion, and I'm grateful to be an internationally recognized, award-winning composer. My love for music has taken me to universities across the country, where I serve as a guest lecturer.


My journey in music education has been rich and diverse. I earned my DMA in composition at the University of Michigan and pursued Masters' degrees in both composition and clarinet performance at Arizona State University. Additionally, I've dedicated 17 years to studying the piano.


As a performer, you can find me frequently playing both clarinet and piano at my church, local ensembles, and even at international music conferences. It's a joy to share my music with others and connect through the power of melodies.


In my teaching journey, I've had the pleasure of nurturing talented students who have gone on to win music competitions, scholarships, and even Fulbright fellowships. I teach students of all levels, from beginners to advanced, and I offer both in-person and online lessons to accommodate your needs.


When I'm not immersed in composing, teaching, or performing, you'll find me cherishing precious moments with my husband, son, daughter, and two adorable cats. If you want to learn more about me and my musical endeavors, feel free to explore my website:

Heidi M.


Not currently accepting new students

I am a classically trained flutist and pianist who loves sharing the joy of music with others! I have
been teaching flute and piano for over 12 years. I teach beginning-advanced flute students, and
beginning-intermediate piano students.

One of my favorite things about teaching privately is the opportunity to teach students of all
ages and with a wide variety of interests! I am passionate about meeting you where you are at
and helping you become the musician you want to be! This includes building up your technical
ability, exposing you to even more music in a range of styles, and helping you build a habit of
regular music practice.

Although primarily a classical flutist, I have experience performing and teaching a range of
instruments and styles. I love teaching classical music, but also contemporary chord charts and
lead sheets, as well as improvisation and composition. I am excited to help you learn to play the
music you love best!

I hold 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.