Green Bay Woodwind

Rachel M.


Offering in-person instruction

Hi, I'm Rachel! I hold bachelor's degrees in Instrumental Music Education and Psychology from UW-Green Bay, and I'm currently a music teacher at Washington Middle School in Green Bay. My primary instrument is the flute, and I've had the pleasure of performing with various wind symphonies, jazz bands, worship groups, pit orchestras, and chamber ensembles.


Aside from the flute, I also offer instruction on the alto saxophone and clarinet. Music is my passion, and I love sharing that enthusiasm with my students. My goal is to create a fun and comfortable learning environment for each individual, fostering a love for music in the process. I believe in tailoring lessons to the student's interests and encourage them to explore the styles of music that resonate with them the most.


Throughout our lessons, I incorporate music theory and artistry to help students develop a well-rounded understanding of music. It's important to me that my students not only play their instruments but also develop their musicality and expressiveness. I'm here to support and guide you on your musical journey, whether you're a beginner just starting to explore the world of music or an experienced player looking to further refine your skills.

Ken P.


Not currently accepting new students

Hi, I'm Ken! I hold a B.A. from St. Norbert, and I pursued my passion for music further with a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University, followed by Doctoral Studies at the same institution. With over thirty-seven years of experience, I recently retired from teaching 5-12 grade band and general music at West De Pere Public Schools.


Throughout my career, I've been actively involved in the music community. I am a master adjudicator for WSMA Music Festivals, and I've been judging district and state festivals since 1972. Additionally, I've had the honor of serving on the board for secondary music education with the Wisconsin School Music Association.


Music has been an integral part of my life, and I've had some incredible opportunities to perform with various groups. For over twenty years, I've been a proud member of the Green Bay Packer Band, bringing music and excitement to the fans. Furthermore, I had the privilege of leading one of the tailgate bands for nine years.


When not playing with other ensembles, I lead my own jazz band called The River City Six. The joy of music doesn't stop there, as I also serve as the director of the De Pere City Band, where we bring the community together through music.