Please call (920.498.2228) or email our education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Boyd F., Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Boyd started playing and learning guitar at age 12. He loves playing fingerstyle guitar with influences from 30's acoustic blues players such as Blind Boy Fuller and Gary Davis to modern players like Leo Kottke and Phill Keagy. He started his guitar education with the local great Bob Balsley and continued with Mike Irish at UWSP and Don Linke at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Milwaukee. Boyd has performed in bands ranging from off-broadway musicals to rock and roll and from bluegrass to jazz. He spends a lot of time writing original music and enjoys the challenge and joy guitars bring to life.
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.
Tony P., Bass Gutiar
Tony has been playing bass for over 15 years, originally starting with double bass in elementary school. Ever since then he has had the passion to play in live bands and more recently start teaching. You will see Tony around Green Bay playing with various bands such as The Wide Right Turns, 18 Days, and hosting a plethora of open jams. He has a jazz background from UWGB, but can teach any style the student wants to learn and caters to the musical taste of each specific student. Tony has a vast knowledge of bass tone and finds great inspiration from Victor Wooten all the way to Billy Sheehan.
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.