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.

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.

 

008[1]Michael L., Acoustic & Electric Guitar - Click for video introduction
Guitar is fun to play and Mike's studio emphasizes having fun while learning to play music. Michael Lee studied jazz and theory at UW Stevens Point. He has been teaching guitar since 1993, and his students’ ages range from 5 to over 80. Throughout the year there are opportunities for performances. Michael emphasizes note and chord reading and theory. Various styles of lessons are offered; rock, jazz, country and folk. When not teaching, he enjoys riding his bike with his daughter. You can see pictures and videos of Michael's studio on Facebook, as well as his Faces of Rock.

 

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Chris W., Acoustic & Electric Guitar - Click for video introduction
Chris has a Jazz Performance Degree from St. Mary's University, Winona, MN. He was an adjunct professor of Guitar Studies and Music Business Master Classes. He studied Bebop with Bill Ebbert; Music Technology with Kevin Dailey; Classical Guitar with Larry Zipkowski; guitar with Miko Weaver (guitar player for Prince); and with Chris Rosenberg at the Manhattan School of Music. He traveled with a Christian Rock Band in Europe and played Funk in a group called Network in the Twin Cities. He currently plays in a group called Playtime. His musical influences include Kurt Whalen (sax), Earl Klugh, Pat Methny, Ernie Wats and Keith Jarret. He feels honored to be teaching at Heid Music.