Please call (920.498.2228) or email our education coordinator at for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Green Bay.

JimJim H., Brass
Jim holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Lawrence University and recently retired after 37 years of teaching high school band in the Coleman School District.  In addition, Jim also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Silver Lake College.  Jim is comfortable teaching all standard band instruments and enjoys assisting students realize their full musical potential.  He appreciates seeing students improve their skills over time and enjoys seeing the personal pleasure they gain in their musical accomplishments.  Jim is a Master Adjudicator in the State of Wisconsin for WSMA sanctioned solo & ensemble festivals, and is a founding member of the NorthEastWisconsin (NEW) concert band, an 80+ ensemble of adult musicians.
KatieKatie K., Brass
Katie graduated from UW-Green Bay with her Bachelor’s in piano with a minor in music education. She went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Music in 2014. Currently, she teaches in the West De Pere School District where she directs two jazz bands, assists with marching band and teaches band lessons. Prior experience includes having taught middle and high school band as well as high school choir and general music. 
Katie began studying piano at the age of 4 years old, and has studied various styles of guitar since the age of 12. She played trombone and trumpet through high school and college, and continues to play in the community. Her passion for teaching quality music instruction through private lessons has been going strong since 2006. She also serves as an active member of local music organizations, attends conferences, adjudicates for WSMA, and always tries to stay informed about current trends in music education for the benefit of her students.  
When she is not teaching music, Katie enjoys performing and composing. She plays piano in her church’s contemporary praise band, and plays piano in the community and for weddings. She has had several original compositions and arrangements performed throughout the country including New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Montpelier, Vermont and several performances here in Green Bay.  

Ken P., Br20140421_154957ass - Click for video introduction
Ken holds a B.A. from St. Norbert, a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University and Doctoral Studies at Northwestern University.  He is retired from teaching 5-12 grade band and general music with thirty-seven years at West De Pere Public Schools. Ken is a master adjudicator for WSMA Music Festivals and has judged district and state festivals since 1972.  He has served on the board for secondary music education for the Wisconsin School Music Association.  He has played with the Green Bay Packer Band for over twenty years and led on of the tailgate-gate bands for nine years. He has his own jazz band, The River City Six, and is the director of the De Pere City Band.