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.
Jim H., Woodwinds
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.
Tasha H., Saxophone
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, sight reading, 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.
Rachel M., Woodwinds
Rachel is a recent graduate of UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Music. She has been playing flute for 15 years, and studied music and flute performance at UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh. Throughout the years, Rachel has performed with a number of wind symphonies, jazz bands, worship groups, pit orchestras, and chamber ensembles.
In addition to flute, Rachel also provides instruction on alto saxophone and clarinet. She enjoys sharing her passion for music with her students and creates a fun and comfortable learning atmosphere for each student. She encourages students to study the styles of music that interest them the most,while incorporating theory and artistry into each lesson. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys baking, sewing, and playing with her adorable cat, Charlie.
Ken P., Woodwinds - 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.