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.
Dana D., Piano
Dana graduated from Lawrence University with a bachelor degree in Piano Performance. She has been a private piano instructor for 20 years and previously taught the Yamaha Junior Music Course at Heid Music. She teaches a traditional curriculum, but also includes a variety of musical styles to keep it fun for the student. Her students regularly receive excellent ratings in local and state music festivals. She accepts beginners to advanced students ages 8 and up.
Dana published a solo piano arrangement in 2012, which has sold copies worldwide. She has performed in several variety bands and also performs for wedding ceremonies. Over the years, she has played several other instruments including bass guitar, drums, alto sax, flute, and bassoon. She enjoys golfing, water sports, and playing music with her husband.
Tasha H., Piano
Tasha graduated from St. Norbert College with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and an add-on certification teaching music to students with disabilities. She has been teaching piano and alto saxophone since 2002. Her teaching style is based off the student’s interests and goals as a musician. She uses a method series and integrates music theory, sightreading, and artistry. Tasha likes to incorporate music the student prefers to play as well. She likes lessons to be fun and relaxed; and is also a firm believer in ‘Practice Makes Perfect.’
In addition to teaching music, Tasha has directed a church band for Saturday night services, accompanied students on performances, and performed with ensembles. She also has experience in private literacy tutoring. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys reading, cooking, and the outdoors.
Katie K., Piano
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. 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.
Pamela T., Piano
Pamela Terry is new to the area, but comes to us with over 30 years of teaching experience. She previously taught in Peshtigo Wis., but has recently moved to the Green Bay Area. In her curriculum, she uses many different series, and students are encouraged to bring in any music they are interested in playing, along with their lesson books. She holds group lessons twice a year, where they perform in front of other students at their own level. They learn recital etiquette, discuss the good qualities of each performance, and experience playing in front of others without intimidation of a large group. She has maintained a full schedule of about 30 students for the majority of her teaching years and many of them will tell you their favorite part of lessons are the prizes! She believes learning to play the piano should be educational and fun and uses games where they accumulate points during the lessons to earn prizes and keep her students motivated. Her enthusiasm and love of teaching is what keeps her students excited about playing.
Stella T., Piano
Stella earned her Master's degree in both Piano Performance and Pedagogy from National Conservatory of Music in Baku, Azerbaijan. She moved to Green Bay in 1992 and currently has over 40 years of experience as a piano teacher. As a teacher, Stella is patient, creative and confident. She is committed to a high standard and excellent quality of musical education. Her curriculum consists of both piano lessons and theory, which focuses on helping her students achieve their full potential. Stella believes that teaching includes a continuous journey of discovery in which her students uncover the skills that enable them to become successful learners. She provides several opportunities for her students to perform in front of an audience and participate in WMTA competitions and festivals, where they place highly year after year. Stella is also an active member of National Federations Club and WMTA (Wisconsin Music Teachers Association). She is accepting students ranging from 4 years of age to adult.
Amy V., Piano - Click for video introduction
Amy Van De Hey graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Norbert College. She has been teaching piano at Heid Music since 2004. Amy incorporates music theory, technique, artistry, and performance into each lesson. Her teaching style is centered upon creating a stress-free environment in which to learn and enjoy music. Most of Amy’s students have been studying with her for years. She accepts beginning through early advanced students, ages 7 and beyond.
Amy is also the instructor for First Steps in Music, a music introduction class for infants and toddlers and their parents. She loves making music with her young friends, knowing that early exposure to melodies and rhythms provides a basis for future musical enjoyment and study.
Outside of teaching Amy enjoys singing in the Dudley Birder Chorale, gardening, crochet, and spending time with her family.
Stephanie Zinkel has a music education degree from the University of WI - Green Bay. In the past, she has taught grades K - 8 general music. Currently, she is Director of Music and organist at a local church. She has been teaching piano since 1997. Her style of teaching is based on the student. Beginning students learn from a method series and supplemental fun books. Intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to learn traditional piano repertoire as well as more modern, familiar songs. Opportunities for recitals and competitions are offered throughout the year.