Michael Neumeyer

Michael N.

South Milwaukee, WI

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About

Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

No need to be nervous before my lessons. I have taught lessons to ages 6 to students in their 70's! My lessons have a comfortable atmosphere where students can be okay learning with mistakes; through trial and error. I always keep a light mood with quick bits of humor. I teach in a relaxing way, but at the same time you may expect to leave with new musical knowledge every lesson. I enjoy showing the connections between music and other areas of study and life. I always finds ways to work a student's personal interests into lessons. I always strive to help students learn how to practice in an efficient and organized way.

I am a published composer and active performer/teacher/conductor with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Conducting!

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Experience

UW-Milwaukee Youth Percussion Ensemble Percussion Director
Oct 2014 - Present
Youth Wind Ensemble

Director of the Youth Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Coach
Aug 2011 - Present
High School

- Oversees teaching and coaching of the front pit ensemble for the marching season.

Private Music Teacher
Jan 2007 - Present
Private Studio

I have taught private students for over 7 years and I continue to grow my studio skills. From 6 year old children to adults in their seventies, I can work with anyone!

Cudahy Percussion Director
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Cudahy High School

Marching Band Percussion Caption Head

Music Teacher - Drumming & Guitar Class
Jun 2007 - Aug 2012
Port Washington-Saukville School District

Created a drumming class called "Turn the Beat Around" and also taught a group guitar class

Education

Masters of Music - Instrumental Conducting
Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2001 - Dec 2007
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Certifications

Instrumental Education License
Dec 2011
State of Wisconsin

Certified to teach instrumental music

Orff-Schulwerk Approach to Music Education
Jul 2010
University of St. Thomas

Earned my Level I Certification for a great approach to teaching that includes saying, singing, dancing, and playing. Not to mention very cool instruments to learn with!

General Music Education License
Dec 2007
State of Wisconsin

Certified to teach ages 0-21

Awards

Gunild Keetman Scholarship
Jul 2010
American Orff Schulwerk Association
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
May 2001
Port Washington High School

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Dec 2010

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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American Orff Schulwerk Association
Dec 2007

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Our Mission is: to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and, to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.

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National Association for Music Edcuation
Dec 2007

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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National Association for Music Education
Jan 2007

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2002

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

Clips of me in performance and in a group teaching mode!  Enjoy catching a flavor of my teaching style! :)
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Performance of Marimba Variety Show

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12 Reviews

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D'Astou B. Sep 4, 2016
Singing · In studio

Exceeded all my expectations! My sister really appreciated and learned a lot and I can already see a positive change in her singing confidence.

Nicole R. Aug 8, 2016
Singing · In home

My 10 year old daughter was very nervous but Mike did a good job of getting her past it. Gave a lot of positive feedback!

Drew F. Jun 24, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Mike was very knowledgable and friendly! He was very encouraging and helped me overcome my doubts. If you're on the fence about taking lessons from him, definitely do it - you won't regret it!

Arjun K. Dec 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

Had an amazing first lesson! Michael is patient and a great musician.
Also - we watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the same day! :D

Jennifer Q. Sep 1, 2015
Trumpet · Online

Michael is a wonderful instructor. He was very patient with my 11 year-old daughter. She learned many useful things from correct posture, proper fingering, how to read the sheet music properly, tone, counting...I could list many more things. He emphasized the importance of warm up exercises, different scales, and then practicing songs in sections and then piecing it all together. I would highly recommend this instructor.

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Troy Aug 21, 2015
Trumpet · Online

I really liked my teacher's personality! I love learning new notes!

Wen Z. Jun 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

great teacher, interesting method. I really enjoy the lesson!

Jackie T. May 25, 2015
Piano · In studio

Michael is very knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him.

Cassius T. May 1, 2015
Trumpet · Online

Michael is the best instructor! He has such patience and works with my son so well. Even though we have only had a few lessons Michael is able to tailor the lessons to fit my son. He is encouraging, prompt, and very personable. We are excited to continue lessons to improve my son's skills!

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Ricky B. Apr 26, 2015
Vocal Training · Online

Great! Willing to work with needs and very knowlegable to train on goals.

Tina M. Mar 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Michael is great with my kids. He is teaching my youngest daughter, age 11, the drums and my oldest, age 13, the guitar. We are able to all come together and he takes them one at a time. He is very encouraging to the girls, even when they mess up he has something positive to say to show them the correct way of doing it. In just 3 lessons I can see improvements and they are both very excited when we get home to show dad what they learned.

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Joshua T. Jan 12, 2015
Music Theory · Online

Mike was very cordial from the first email, and contacted me not long after I had scheduled lessons for the next week. He was very eager to begin teaching, as well as proactive in his communications with me.

As we began, we quickly discovered what areas of music theory that I needed help in. While I did not have a microphone, he was able to explain enlightening concepts to me while being open for questions at any time. He also drew helpful diagrams on a whiteboard as he taught, which granted more clarity.

Afterwards, I received an email with material that I could use to study, and he gave suggestions as to what to apply my knowledge to.

Mike is definitely worth looking into if you want a relaxed, informative and experienced teacher for such a great price.

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