- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 60
- Teaching since:
Trapper is a Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true). His songwriting and storytelling have landed him on international tours with artists like the Wallflowers, Jayhawks and Old 97's and he's most recently released his second album Rangers & Valentines through the London based record label, Xtra Mile Recordings. The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.”
Aptly, Trapper has a Certificate in Rock and Roll Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and spent time as a DJ at NPR's Milwaukee Public Radio. His musicianship and industry experience have led him to instructing, where he'll help hone guitar skills from beginner to intermediate players.
Trapper was very patient with me during my first lesson. He is a confident and knowledgeable instructor which whom I am looking forward to grow and as his student.
FWe started with a booklet and some 3 chord songs. Moved to scales, which helped me play along with the first songs we learned in a new style. The little bit of theory has gone a long way. Reccomemded.
Trapper has been a great asset to my two kids. He started with one son and the other followed. It's been great for my boys to get their feet wet with their musical education and have fun with Trapper, too.
Trapper has been a wonderful instructor for our boys, Henry (8) & Will (6). He is extremely patient, easy going, and encourages the boys to show their creativity. Trapper also does a great job connecting with the boys on their personal interests. Henry & Will really enjoy their guitar lessons with Mr. Schoepp and have made a lot of progress thus far. We look forward to continuing lessons with him.+ Read More
Trap is a fun and engaging teacher. He passed along a wealth of shortcuts that helped me understand both my playing and instrument. Recommended for someone just starting out.