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Emily passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
May 2008

Hi, I'm Emily. I've been teaching awesome students like you since 2008. I love to help students of all skill levels develop their style, musicianship, and creativity. Whether you're a seasoned picker just brushing up, or you're a total beginner, let's get you started on your musical journey.

Since 2002, I've played music professionally as a solo artist, band member, composer, session musician, and hired touring musician in many genres including rock, blues, country, r&b, folk, and metal. While obtaining my Bachelor's Degree and my Associate's Degree, I studied jazz and classical music. It is my pleasure to bring what I've learned from these experiences to my students.

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Jan 2015 - Present
Fret Planet, LLC

Online guitar video tutorials and free sheet music

Guitar Lesson and Music Instructor
May 2008 - Present

Professional Musician
May 2002 - Present


Music Business
Sep 2011 - May 2014
Carroll University
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Milwaukee Area Technical College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best of 2016 Award
Dec 2016
Best of 2015 Award
Dec 2015
Associate Degree Lamp of Knowledge Award
May 2012
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Jim Krueger Memorial Music Scholarship
May 2006
Acoustic Fest - Manitowoc, WI


Phi Theta Kappa
Aug 2010

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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I can teach you these great songs and many more in our 1-on-1 live videochat lessons!
Here's what your view looks like during our 1-on-1 live video lessons!

Your lessons will be live and 1-on-1, but here's an example of something a beginner would learn in lessons.
Your lessons will be live and 1-on-1, but this video gives you an idea of my teaching style.
Photo by Emily Z.

Photo by Emily Z.

Photo by Emily Z.

Photo by Emily Z.

Here's an example of a topic we may cover in a 1-on-1 live online guitar lesson!

4 Reviews

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Jos Apr 6, 2018
Electric Guitar · In studio

My 10 year old son has been taught by Emily for over 4 years. She’s great at teaching at a level my son would be able to understand, yet challenging enough for him to step outside of his comfort zone to play classical, rock, blues and every other genre you can think of. I’m excited to see what they son’s musical future holds, as his skill level is steadily progressing! She’s a sweet teacher who genuinely cares about her students! I would recommend her as a teacher to guitar players of all ages and any skill level.

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Stacy Apr 2, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My son Aidan, who is 12 has been taking lessons with Emily for a few months now and he really enjoys her instruction. She is supportive, encouraging, a good listener. What I like the best about her is that she cares about the foundational skills and technique of playing which is so important. Then she also really cares about what the student is interested in learning. One week my son showed her a part of a song he was trying to learn and at the next week lesson she had the music for the song and they were working on it. I can tell she is very passionate about guitar and loves working with children. We are very happy!

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Matt Mar 30, 2018
Guitar · In studio

There aren’t enough superlatives in my lexicon to describe what a fantastic teacher Miss Zimmer is. She knows how to keep it fun and interesting and keeps me coming back for more. I went to her as a beginner and she made me feel comfortable and took away my anxiety.

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Kris H. Mar 29, 2018
Guitar · Online

Great teacher! patient with my needs, really knows how to connect real music topics with fun songs and riffs. would recommend.

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