Please 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.
Rob M., Drums & Percussion
Rob Murphy received a bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh in Music Business and Recording Technology. After interning at Omnisound Studios in Nashville Tennessee he relocated to Madison to begin teaching and continue performing. Throughout his career he has studied under Michael Kowleski, Dr. Allison Shaw (UW-Oshkosh), Dr. Marty Robinson (UW-Oshkosh) as well as Branden Morgan (Misery Signals). His influences and performance experience range from classical percussion, auxiliary percussion to drum set. In the past he has performed with The Jazz Orgy as well as The Traveling Suitcase. Currently, he can be heard performing with bands such as Bron Sage and Royal Station. Rob Murphy is committed to helping students of all ages and experience levels expand their skills and appreciation for music by cultivating a strong foundation of technique, literacy and music theory.
Edi R., Drums & Percussion
A professional musician and educator with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Jazz Music Education. Edi has more that 30 years of experience as a professional musician and music instructor of all ages in piano, guitar, drums, saxophone and bass. Currently, he is the leader of three music projects: Son del Atlantico, Edi Rey y su Salsera and Madisabor. He has participated in many music festivals and events such as Isthmus Jazz Festival, Waterfront Festival, Jazz at Five, Latin Fest, and Colombian Fest among others. You can visit his Facebook page to learn more.
Edi's methods focus on teaching the technique of the instrument, sight reading, and music theory. Edi goes beyond teaching how to play songs. He actually uses songs as tools to reach the most important goal, which is learning to play the instrument with an appropriate technique, good reading, and knowledge of music history.