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.
Michael B., Woodwinds
Michael Buerger is a Wisconsin born multi-instrumentalist and educator who has a passion for all things music. After his time in the military, he attended the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance. He has performed and taught lessons in schools spanning the globe for over 15 years teaching a myriad of musical genres and techniques. When it comes to beginning wind players, learning how to breathe and breath-control are the most important things to learn. Any student who can develop these will go far. All lessons are tailored to the individual with a focus on the basics, technique, musicality, and of course FUN!
Brian K., Oboe
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.
Craig M., Woodwinds
Craig Mason attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he received a Comprehensive Music Education Degree (Vocal, Instrumental, and General). Craig also earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has taught Band, Choir, theater, music theory, jazz, marching band, and chamber ensembles in public and private schools, as well as at the university, collegiate, and adult level.
Craig has received numerous awards for his teaching and his ensembles. He is also an adjudicator, composer, arranger, drill writer, conductor, and performer. Many of his compositions and arrangements can be found at: Score Exchange, Allentoff Music, HaMaR Percussion, and Solid Brass Music. Specialties: Clinics, arranging, composing, teaching, consulting, private study, French Horn player, conducting, marching band drill writing, custom composing and arranging, Sibelius music software.
Megan O., Flute, Clarinet
Flutist Megan O’Connell recently earned a Master of Music in performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently serves as Instructor of Flute at Beloit College. While at UW-Madison, Megan studied with Timothy Hagen, Stephanie Jutt, and Jeanne Swack and performed with the UW Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and several small student groups. Winner of UW-Whitewater’s 2014 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition and runner-up in UW-Madison’s 2018 Irving Shain Woodwind/Piano Duo Competition, Megan also earned a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from UW-Madison (2009) and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from UW-Whitewater (2015) where she studied with Robin Fellows. Megan currently performs with the Madison-based Impromptu Chamber Orchestra, and in her free time enjoys supporting local live music of all genres.
Edi R., Alto Saxophone
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.