Please call (920.498.2228) or email our education coordinator at email@example.com for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Green Bay.
Chris D., Acoustic & Electric Guitar Click for video introduction
Chris has been a professional guitarist, teacher, touring musician, as well as a recording artist since 1985. He provides a unique and well rounded experience for the student. Chris has also been nominated for guitarist of the year by the WAMI awards four times, winning three. Chris' band Johnny Wad has also been awarded more WAMI awards then any other band in Wisconsin history. He also performs with Bazooka Joe, Red Clover and Project Pink - North Americas premier Pink Floyd tribute act. His vast knowledge of tone and recording techniques qualifies him to teach many styles on guitar including rock, country, metal and extensive improvising.
Steve F., Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Steve has taught professionally since 2002, taking on students of all ages at different skill levels, as young as six years old to people in their fifties. Musical genres he teaches include pop, country pop, rock blues and some jazz. Steve really enjoys working with young students who may not have had the chance to define what their musical tastes and influences are yet. Steve has lots of patience with his students and loves developing young talent who are motivated and want to learn. His lessons emphasize developing good technique and being dedicated to their instruments to achieve their musical goals, which could include playing in a band. Steve has experience playing in bands over the years and is currently pursuing his passion for music as a solo artist. Steve gives credit to his musical mentor, Todd Buffa, professional jazz vocalist, one time Grammy nominee, and Green Bay native.
Michael M., Ukulele, Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar Click for video introduction
Michael has been an instructor at Heid Music since 2001, and has more than 40 years’ experience studying and teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele. He holds bachelors’ degrees in History and Fine Arts, Summa cum Laude. In his youth he studied piano for six years under an excellent teacher (thanks Mrs. Conta!) and was the lead guitarist/keyboardist in several bands.
Michael is the enthusiastic founder of the Green Bay Ukulele Club, and he enjoys leading club meetings, teaching group lessons, and hosting creativity and composition workshops and seminars. For more info visit their website.
His goals are to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to not only learn how to play an instrument but to play “socially,” and to also better appreciate the history of music and the important role it has played in culture and society.
“Plus, did I say that it’s fun?”
Jon T-K, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Jon picked up guitar at 13 years old and hasn't been able to put it down ever since! He plays a variety of music styles, from hard rock to sultry jazz and soothing classical guitar. Jon looks to Richie Kotzen, Tommy Emmanuel, his mentor- Dennis Panneck, and Brad "The Machine" Miller for inspiration. Originally from Green Bay, he has been a Music Enthusiast with Heid Music for nearly 2 years and is currently the Education Coordinator. He plays with various bands in the Green Bay and Appleton area on guitar or bass. Jon intends to achieve his Bachelor's in Business with a Music Minor. He teaches guitar and bass lessons here at Heid Music. Outside of work, Jon is often found drinking coffee, dreaming about new gear, or practicing.
Chuck W., Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
Chuck has been playing music for over 40 years and teaching for the last 25 years. He teaches jazz, fusion, rock, metal, blues, country, bluegrass, folk, classical and many other styles. Lessons are customized to the student’s needs, goals and musical interests. Students will be provided with the skills to write, create and improvise their own music as they build foundational skills through sight reading, scale work, tablature and chord charts. In addition to teaching, Chuck performs with several bands, and runs his own recording studio called Nite Crawler where bands and students can record. Visit Chuck's website for more information about him and his music career.