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You can also call (608.829.1969) or email our education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Madison.
Jeff D., Composition & Improvisation - Offering In-Person Instruction
Since beginning his professional teaching career in 1998, Jeff has worked with a wide range of music students in various capacities, including 5th grade beginning music lessons at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 9-12th grade lessons as the band director at Port Washington High School, first-year college aural skills as a visiting lecturer at UW-Whitewater, and graduate-level form and analysis as an associate lecturer at UW-Madison.
Jeff is especially interested in the history and theory of 19th and 20th century music. After completing a Ph.D. in Music Theory at the UW-Madison, he published articles on theories of orchestration in Theoria (2012), Organized Sound (2013), the Journal of Music Theory (2013), and Music Theory Spectrum (2014). He has also contributed articles to Best Music for Young Band (2005), an anthology of beginning band music.
Jeff currently performs with the Madison Chamber Choir, the Madison Brass Band, and the Madison Area Community Orchestra. He draws particular musical inspiration from his 11 year-old, 8 year-old, and 6 year-old sons’ curiosities about musical craftsmanship and performance.
Brian K., Composition & Improvisation - (not currently accepting new students)
Brian Koenig is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and music instructor originally from Monroe, Wisconsin. He grew up playing oboe, piano and guitar while developing an interest in the creation and composition of music. Brian attended University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received his Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis on Theory and History and a minor in Arts Management. He recently received a Masters degree in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lessons are tailored to the individual student with an emphasis on technique, musicality and personal enjoyment. Topics of theory, ear development and composition are also presented in conjunction with learning repertoire. With over 15 years of teaching and performing experience brought to each lesson, many of Brian’s students have gone on to play with successful bands and become teachers themselves. For more information, please visit his website.
Chris S., Composition & Improvisation - Offering In-Person Instruction
I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and 17 years of teaching experience. I studied the Euphonium with Roger Rocco, former principal tubist for the Honolulu and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, and first call substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
I have a Master of Arts degree from Radford University where I studied with composer Mark Camphouse. A published composer and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, I orchestrated tracks on the CD’s for the Standard Of Excellence and Tradition of Excellence Band Methods and the String Basics Method, all published by Kjos. I also worked as music editor for Kjos where I contributed both arranged and original music for exercises appearing in the Standard of Excellence Book 3 Comprehensive Band Method. I was an arranger on Martha Bassett’s Christmas album Magnificat. I later arranged it for her performance with the Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra.
My music has twice received Reviewer’s Choice in The Instrumentalist Magazine and has been recorded by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra in Great Britain, and performed by the West Point Military Academy Band. I was twice selected for the New Music Symposium in Virginia and served one year as a judge for the Symposium.
I work with students of all ages and love making lessons interesting with a variety of activities. I hope to cultivate an appreciation, understanding, and love of music that will bring joy for the rest of your life. For more information, please visit his website.