Michael Neumeyer

Michael N.

South Milwaukee, WI

About Michael N.

Michael teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: Today

Overview

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!

Photos and Videos

playlist of ensemble works that I have written for and led the groups that played them :) enjoy!

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
CMS

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.

National Association for Music Edcuation

Dec 2007
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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.

American Orff Schulwerk Association

Dec 2007
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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.

National Association for Music Education

Jan 2007
NAFME

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.

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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12 Reviews on Michael N.

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D'Astou B. Sep 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Exceeded all my expectations! My sister really appreciated and learned a lot and I can already see a positive change in her singing confidence.
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Nicole R. Aug 8, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
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!
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Drew F. Jun 24, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Arjun K. Dec 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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
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Jennifer Q. Sep 1, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
I really liked my teacher's personality! I love learning new notes!
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Wen Z. Jun 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
great teacher, interesting method. I really enjoy the lesson!
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Jackie T. May 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is very knowledgeable. I enjoy working with him.
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Cassius T. May 1, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Great! Willing to work with needs and very knowlegable to train on goals.
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