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You can also call (608.829.1969) or email our education coordinator at email@example.com for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Madison.
Brian K., Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele - (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.
Jeff L., Acoustic Guitar - (not currently accepting new students) Click for video introduction
Jeff has performed with bands and done solo guitar concerts for more than 30 years, and taught students for more than 20 years. He plays and teaches most styles of music, specializing in jazz, progressive rock, classical and fingerstyle solo guitar. He also teaches electric bass. He has released three CDs, including the score to a musical play, a jazz/rock mixture of covers and originals, and most recently, “Jeff Larsen plays Emerson Lake and Palmer,” his solo fingerstyle arrangements of ELPs best. He won a 2009 MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) for best classical piece of the year. Having written more than 100 pieces of music, he is able to help guitarists become composers as well as players. He currently has a biweekly gig at the Java Cat, playing solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of the Beatles, ABBA, Who, ELP and a mix of originals. Please visit his YouTube channel.
Mark S., Guitar, Bass Guitar, & Ukulele - Offering In-Person Instruction
Mark is a Madison native who spent many years earning his chops in San Francisco and Oakland, California. From his first gigs at The Rathskeller as a UW student, to playshops at High Sierra Music Festival, Mark's performing and teaching have been refined by his continuing love of sharing music. Mark first learned to pick out tunes with his church-piano-playing mom and was led to guitar by a bass playing older brother. He learned classical fingerpicking as a kid and encountered jazz at UW Madison, studying with the late, great Joan Wildman. Mark's teaching style combines challenging students while also just having fun. Chord theory is a specialty and he knows hundreds of pop and rock songs. If his student's delight is to geek out on the intricacies of the pentatonic scale, then he'll happily indulge. Tell him a song you want to learn and he'll figure out a way for it to work for you. As a teacher Mark has helped young students learn classical guitar pieces to be accepted into SOTA (San Francisco School Of The Arts.) His students have had success as solo artists and as band members.
Jeff W., Bass Guitar - Offering In-Person Instruction
Jeff is a graduate of UW-Madison's School of Music. His studies began with his first teacher, Rob Junceau III, continuing Into college, where he studied under Richard Davis for five years. There he performed with Davis's Black Music Ensemble, UW-Jazz Little Band and as principal bassist for UW-Madison's Symphony Orchestra. Jeff's music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences along with almost all other genres of music. Whether it be Metal, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz or Rap, Jeff has had professional playing experience in all and is willing to share any knowledge. Besides teaching he is working full time in 6 various bands and composes music for film. He recently won Madison Area Music Award's best bassist of the year for 2012.