Please call (920.651.4343) or email our education coordinator at education@heidmusic.com for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Oshkosh.

Chad_EllisChad E., Acoustic, Electric, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, & Ukulele
Chad was born in Neenah, Wisconsin. Since childhood he has been interested in music and the beautiful sounds that it offers. Starting out on the piano at a young age he moved over to violin and then to guitar. In 2005, he moved to Hollywood, California to receive his Bachelor’s degree at the Musicians Institute, where he studied guitar and music from some of the best contemporary musicians in the world.
 
Chad recently returned to Wisconsin and continues to play in various bands and has recorded over 9 records with different acts.  His style of playing ranges from jazz, funk, pop, Latin and everything in between.  Two notable performances have been opening up for the legendary rock band, Jefferson Starshipand playing guitar in the MTV show The Electric Barbarellas.  He also has recently played in the award winning L.A. musical, Mulholland Christmas Carol.
 
Through his live playing experience he has learned the trade from hands on experience and wants to share his knowledge with his students.  He has taught several notable musicians, songwriters and actors.  With a weekly student base of nearly 60 students, Chad is a sought after music instructor and is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
 


Ryan K., ARyan_Knepelcoustic & Electric Guitar - Click for video introduction
Ryan was first introduced to music at the age of five when he began taking piano lessons. A couple of years later he began learning the guitar, and a new passion was born. Throughout high school he took lessons, played in a couple of garage bands, and was constantly told by his father to turn his guitar down. He went to school in Ohio, where, in addition to playing guitar, he took drum lessons and studied the history of pop music. Ryan believes that creativity is major part of playing, and his students learn not only to play the guitar, but explore their own creativity with the instrument. For Ryan, guitars are an obsession, and he inspires his students to share his excitement for music in fun and laid-back environment.