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About Michael J.

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Michael works with a wide variety of students from ages 5 and older. Michael specializes in beginner and intermediate students.

At the first lesson, the student can expect a wide variety of questions to give Michael a feel of their interests, desires and goals with playing drums. Students will be asked what kind of music they want to play and encouraged to always guide Michael to learning what they like.

Students can expect to learn rudiments, proper technique, reading rhythms and learning the songs they like.

About Michael
Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar and Chess instructor for over 8 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques.

Michael currently works as a percussion instructor for UW-Waukesha and Wauwatosa East High School. He has also been a private instructor at White House of Music, Uncle Bob's Music Center, the Theater on Main in Oconomowoc and currently owns and operates a private studio in West Allis, WI.

As a Chess instructor, he has worked and managed a private Chess Academy in Milwaukee since 2008. He works exclusively with schools districts like Wauwatosa, Hartland, Milwaukee and many private schools for their after school chess program.

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chael will cover a wide variety of topics and areas. Each lesson will focus on at least 2 different topics with an emphasis on what the student would like to work on.

Drums/percussion: Main areas of focus will include rudiments, basic drum set patterns, reading music, proper technique and what the student would like to learn.

Guitar: Areas of focus include open/bar chords, strumming, scales and applying those lessons to the music a student likes and wants to learn.

Chess: Based on experience, students will learn basic movement to advance strategy. Maneuvers like Forks, Pins, Skewers, openings and end game are all included in the lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is equipped with everything needed for each student. All supplies and major instruments provided. My studio is NOT a basement or private residence. The studio is located in the main business district of West Allis along with 80 other businesses.

*** Specialties ***
Drums: reading music, rudiments, proper technique. I teach mainly out of the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman

Guitar: Open chord and bar chord strumming that applies to learning the songs a student wants to learn.
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Ariana E. March 5, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Mike is very patient with my daughter. My daughter looks forward to and is excited about going to every lesson so far!!
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Richard March 5, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Lessons with Michael are fun, challenging and rewarding! He motivates me to do better and is flexible with my changing schedule. I look forward to continued lessons with Michael. Thank you all concerned.
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Nathan February 23, 2016
· Drum · In studio
First lesson went well. Michael is very helpful.
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Michael J.

Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI 53214
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About Gabriel H.

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I teach the ins and out of drumming up to a professional level

About Gabriel
I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of these styles, and a big part of my lesson plan is to teach my students to be as versatile as possible. Hence they have many options as far as playing music. I also play a wide variety of instruments including Piano, Latin Percussion, Mallets, Drum set, Guitar, and bass, so if at any point a student has an interest in trying something different t they have many options.

*** Lesson Details ***
Gabriel has been drumming professionally for nearly a decade, and teaching for seven years. In 2007 Gabriel received his BA in Jazz Studies/percussion pe
rformance from Columbia college Chicago, where he studied Drumset with Chicago legend Tom Hipskind, conga virtuoso's Rubin Alverez, and Giovanni Hildalgo, and studio vibraphonist Rick Embach. Gabriel has a high success rate with his students including the winner of the "Heat Strokes" drum competition 2007, Joey Handley. Gabriel's method of teaching is relaxed, yet enthusiastic he strives for making even the most complex musical ideas as simple as possible, and overall making learning fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music, Music Stands, Acoustic Piano, Keyboard, Fender Rhodes, Drum Set, Hand Drums, Guitars, Bass, metronome, amps, computer and more!

*** Travel Equipment ***
When teaching at a student's home I am able to bring: Music, Music Stand, Drum Sticks, Hand Drum, Guitar, Bass, Computer, metronome and more!

*** Specialties ***
I work out of various books for drums: Stick Control, Advanced Bop Drumming, A Funky Primer for The Rock Drummer, and also have an assortment of my own exercises and rudiments.
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Barbara October 7, 2016
· Drum · In home
I had my first lesson with Gabriel today. He created a relaxed atmosphere. He based the lesson on my needs and goals. He is an excellent teacher. The 45 Min. of lesson time went quickly. I'm ready to practice and improve my drumming skills.
I'm happy I chose to take drum lessons with Gabriel.
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William W. September 7, 2016
· Guitar · In home
William LOVED his first lesson with Gabe! He was so patient and put him right to work - which was great! We look forward to next week.
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Terrance M. February 22, 2016
· Piano · In studio
He was very patient with my 5 year old
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Milwaukee, WI 53212
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About Scott M.

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From how to hold a stick and drum rudiments through reading advanced from music and playing to a click track

About Scott
Hi! I'm Scott. I perform with a one-man band setup I created which utilizes a modified guitar and home-made foot pedals to control a drum set, while I sing on top of it all. I have a recording studio at home, and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I've written, performed and recorded my own album which made it to the 2nd round of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and was a voting member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Grammy Committee and NARAS (National Association or the Recording Arts and Sciences.) I started piano lessons from age 5 and just kept picking up more instruments and gear as I got older and never stopped learning or enjoying it!

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I have been teaching Guitars, Basses, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Music Production, Re
cording, and Live Sound for 16 years.

I can teach you note-reading, tabs, ear training, music theory, composition, improvisation in just about any style of music.

Working with people writing songs is something I enjoy thoroughly; I can help you write and record your own songs. A computer and internet access are preferred to take full advantage of the technology for learning and producing music.

Knowledgeable in Instrument repair, set-up, and maintenance, I can help you fix it, and how to spot a good instrument.

Patient and experienced, with a broad knowledge of music in most areas, I can give you hundreds of good references from previous students I've taught over the years

*** Studio Equipment ***

Guitars, basses, percussion and drum sets, a piano, saxophones, hand drums, a 20-track digital recording studio with monitors that are equalized to the room's acoustics for accurate listening and mixing, plus an assortment of microphones, amps, mic stands, cables, and connectors.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
· Drum · In home
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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About Paul N.

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Learn the basics of rhythm and beginner drumming.

How to play various drum beats, fills, stick technique.

Students enjoy learning their favorite songs.

About Paul
***My goal as a teacher***

I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them.

I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Toddlermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.

***Background***

I started playing trumpet in 5th grade and knew that music was for me. I also liked playing with drums and piano also because they seemed exciting. I've competed in WSMA (Wi
sconsin School Music Assoc.) for many years which taught me a lot about performing for judges, being relaxed, and the importance of preparation.

I started playing the guitar and bass guitar when I was 13 and have never stopped practicing and performing since. I also have done a lot of writing, recording, producing, and have a Pro Tools Studio for students to use.

***College and Teaching***

I began teaching music lessons in college and enjoyed it very much. I received my B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. There I was very much involved with guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, and being in bands and writing music. After receiving my B.A. I also took 3 years of Education classes at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I write, produce, and perform my music along with performing with bands around the Midwest.

***Life in Music***

After receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued teaching and opened up my home studio. After a year and a half I had enough students that I was able to quit my factory job and teach music full time. I've been teaching, performing, and writing music ever since.

***Performing and more***

I have been on stage performing music since I was 11. In school band, marching band, competing in music competitions, and in bands touring the Midwest.

I have recorded many CDs with bands and on my own. My most ambitious project was a CD of my original music called, "Girls". I've performed my music and promoted it by being interviewed on Milwaukee radio stations along with internet music sites such as CD Baby. It is very exciting talking on live radio about my music and my passion. It is also even more exciting, and scary, playing my music live on the radio, lol.

***Instruments Taught***

I have been teaching for over 2 decades. Students take lessons for:
* guitar (electric / acoustic)
* piano
* voice
* drums
* trumpet
* saxophone
* harmonica
* music theory / ear training
* studio recording / songwriting

I also give kindermusik lessons to 2-5 year old all the way up to senior citizens 70-93. I play parties, concerts, and Nursing Home performances.

I am experienced as an online (Skype) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide. I've witnessed great results from my online students (both national and international).

I hope I can help you with all of your musical goals and get you going in a positive musical direction.

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Brian July 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I meet Paul about three months ago, While not a complete beginner, I had tried to teach myself thru out the years and picked up a lot of bad habits. Paul helped me to see and fix my habits. Paul is a very qualified teacher, of many instruments, drums, keyboards, guitar, and others. I'm 59 years old, Paul doesn't mind my age, doesn't treat me like I'm too old to learn new stuff. And is more than willing to see me thru complete guitar instruction. Thanks Paul...
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Steve May 11, 2017
· Harmonica · In studio
Good start to my first music lesson in my life
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Johnny D. March 28, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Awesome job. Made it fun, easy to understand and listed to what my goals are. Fantastic teacher
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Milwaukee, WI 53227
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About Jimmie H.

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We will work on playing various styles such as: r&b, alternative rock, pop, Latin, Christian, Gospel, sight-reading music, learn drum rudiments, and playing along with songs from the radio.

About Jimmie
Hello. My name is Mr. Jimmie. I am married and we have two children. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a B.A. in Music and a Masters degree. I completed a Non-Degree Music Teacher certification program at Georgia State University. I play drums at church, for musicals (theater), gig with different groups from the Atlanta metro area, and produce music tracks with software such as Reason, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Native Instruments.
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Desiree June 16, 2017
· Drum · In home
Jimmie arrived on-time and ready to start. He dove right into getting to know my son and started teaching him on bells and learning rhythm since that`s what my son will be expected to know for his first year of band in the fall.
He was very good at connecting with my son and easily had him enjoying the lesson.
You can tell Jimmie has a passion for teaching children and his face lit up talking about it. He heaped praise on my sons accomplishments and my son said he truly enjoyed the lesson and can`t wait for next week.
I`d highly recommend him to teach your child. I don`t think you`d find someone else with the same passion for children. So glad I made the decision to hire Jimmie and look forward to many years of him being involved in developing my son into a awesome musician.
Thank you Jimmie!
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About Jeffery T.

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Expert Drumming Instruction in the Milwaukee Area
Study with a skilled instructor in a recording studio environment
Develop the total utilization of all 4 limbs to play the drum set
Learn to read drum music
Acquire performance skills to play and record with a combo or orchestra
Become proficient in all rock, metal, jazz or latin styles
Be able to play drum tracks just like the original recordings

jTaylor is the author and developer of the new website virtuosoDrummer.com. His personalized and deep approach to learning the instrument will ensure success for the serious student.

Affordable and flexible lesson plans are available.

Please call for more information:

jTaylor

Fresh Coast™ Music
Fresh Coast, Ltd.
818 N. 109th Street
Milwaukee WI
414.699.4899

About Jeffery
Hi, I'm Jeff Taylor and here are 2 reviews that help describe my teaching work ...

Hudson B. on July 01, 2016:
"Amazing mentor. He has taught me how to keep beat, how to handle my sticks without killing the drum or my hands. Just about any song he listens too he can write it out in to drum music and it's pretty close to what you're hearing. Amazing guy who really knows his stuff about the drums!"

Ryan R. on January 10, 2017:
"In my 10 years of playing the drums, I have improved more in the past year of studying with Jeff than the other 9 years combined. I would definitely recommend to any drummer looking to break outside their comfort zone and take their craft to the next level. It'll be worth every penny."
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Ryan Roberts January 10, 2017
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In my 10 years of playing the drums, I have improved more in the past year of studying with Jeff than the other 9 years combined. I would definitely recommend to any drummer looking to break outside their comfort zone and take their craft to the next level. It'll be worth every penny.
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Hudson Byrne July 1, 2016
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Amazing mentor. He has taught me how to keep beat, how to handle my sticks without killing the drum or my hands. Just about any song he listens too he can write it out in to drum music and it's pretty close to what you're hearing. Amazing guy who really knows his stuff about the drums!
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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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About Devin T.

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I love to play drums and I'm excited to teach you! I have 12 years of experience playing drums set and percussion, and 6 years of teaching experience. I can teach many different styles on the drum set and hand drums (doumbek, darbuka, conga, bongo, djembe, etc)

About Devin
I am a drummer/percussionist in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I have been playing drums for 12 years as a part of many groups and ensembles, including cover bands, original bands, percussion ensembles, orchestras, and world music groups. I am proficient in many different percussion instruments. I am well versed in jazz, pop, rock, metal, classical, world (Latin, Arabic, etc), and other genres. I earned a bachelors degree in music from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Although percussion and drum set were my main focus, I took part in many aspects of music; emphasizing in composition and new media programs as well.

I teach students ranging from child to adult. With the exception of basic rudiments, technique, and other time keeping knowledge, I primarily give student led lessons; guiding the student when needed wit
h questions and answers. I have found this to be the most productive, as the student remains actively engaged with the lesson. I incorporate other instruments into my lessons; this helps the student understand music as a whole and how their parts fits in. For example, I often reference other percussion instruments and melody instruments when listening to recordings. I also will play simple bass or piano lines to accompany the drum set groove played by the student. With todays technology, I stress the importance of recording and critiquing oneself. I offer this as a part of my lessons.

I love playing drums and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!
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Michael Huwert December 14, 2016
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I had the pleasure of taking drum lessons from Devin during my senior year of high school. I was looking to attain a stronger skill set in multiple areas of percussion before attending college. Devin is very personable, articulate, and has a fun personality that made it easy to learn. He is very knowledgable, and I feel that I gained an edge going into college by taking lessons from him.
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About Jay Y.

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I am knowledgeable to teach the basics on drums and instill good habits for beginners.

About Jay
My name is Jay and I am a multi-instrumentalist and music engineer, who is eager to teach and create. I am college-studied for recording and performance. I have a big background in music theory while playing bass, guitar and drums. I am happy to teach online as well as come over to your setup and help you achieve what you are looking for. Music should be about finding your voice and how you best to express that. It takes hard work and if you're willing to put the time in, I'd like to help.

I am most proficient on bass and working in production with Logic but I am familiar with Pro Tools, Cubase, and Ableton Live.
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Riley Robinson June 20, 2016
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Jay has been doing lessons with my 12 year old son this summer. My son loves him, he is patient and comes up with songs my son loves!
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About Adam C.

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I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's in Jazz Studies, and have been teaching private drum lessons for over a decade. My lessons are tailored to achieve YOUR goals, and I design a unique lesson plan to fit your learning style. I have experience working with every age group, and have even coached school ensembles, and given clinics about a variety of music topics.

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I strongly believe that playing music should be nothing but pure joy. Learning to play the drums is simply the process of training your body and mind to better express yourself using rhythm and timbre. This process can vary greatly from person to person, and the end result is different for everyone. Although the process of learning anything can feel like a chore at times, I believe every moment of study should be designed to achieve your personal goals. The learning process should be fun, and easy to navigate. Playing music becomes more fun the better you get, and the path to

About Adam
Hey drummers! I love music, and the only thing I love better is sharing the art of making music with you! I feel that drums are the backbone of music and that rhythm is essential to synchronizing all the emotions we express through music. Let's embark on a journey together to explore how playing music becomes exponentially more fun the better you get!
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Alex D. August 26, 2017
· Drum · In home
I hadn't had a music lesson in about 35 years, so I wasn't sure what I was getting into. I had bought a drum set for kicks and was screwing around a bit but hadn't really focused on much of anything and was pretty much treading water. Incremental improvement but nothing to write home about.

I've found that Adam is ready to meet you at your level and he has got me working on some basics (a reminder of just how sloppy my playing was/is) and I (think) I'm improving pretty rapidly and am starting to recognize things I hadn't noticed before. If there's an issue, it has been my erratic practice schedule. He has also been really flexible with respect to schedule, lesson length etc. - important for someone like myself who is works and has kids with their own busy schedules.
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Alex August 9, 2017
· Drum · In studio
I'm completely new to the drums and decided to do a trial lesson with Adam several months ago. The lessons are fun and informative, and I have improved so much since I started lessons with Adam. He does a great job of starting good drumming habits, and building off of basics so that you can be a well-rounded drummer. He is a great teacher, combining his expertise with what you as a student want to learn so that it's fun and interesting. Highly recommended for both beginners and drummers with experience looking to improve!
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Suzie August 9, 2017
· Drum · In studio
I'm completely new to the drums and decided to do a trial lesson with Adam several months ago. The lessons are fun and informative, and I have improved so much since I started lessons with Adam. He does a great job of starting good drumming habits, and building off of basics so that you can be a well-rounded drummer. He is a great teacher, combining his expertise with what you as a student want to learn so that it's fun and interesting. Highly recommended for both beginners and drummers with experience looking to improve!
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About Damien C.

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I've developed steadily over the years and gained most of my skills from playing with different musicians. I have spent the larger part of my 25+ years drumming in bands that were writing their own original works. This gave me the ability to develop my ear, develop some of my own techniques, and use critical thinking skills to write the best parts that I could to the music being presented to me. When I started out I didn't want to be or sound like anyone else. Dedicating my life to original music gave me the freedom to express myself and put my feelings and emotions into the music that I play. Taking lessons from me would open your drumming world up to your own interpretations. Once you're ready I take it a few steps further and pick up a bass and/or guitar while you are drumming to develop your feel for timing, fills, rhythm changes, and give your muscle memory and critical thinking skills a workout.

I include a handful of the basic rudiments in my beginner lessons but I WILL NOT ...

About Damien
As stated in my teaching profile, "Taking lessons from me would open your drumming world up to your own interpretations. Once you're ready I take it a few steps further and pick up a bass and/or guitar while you are drumming to develop your feel for timing, fills, rhythm changes, and give your muscle memory and critical thinking skills a workout." In addition to that I have a network of musicians that would make themselves available to play along as well.

There's many teachers out there but finding one that is compatible with you and your personality as well as having the ability to let you develop and grow as you want to versus urging or forcing you to be a carbon copy of themselves is the key. If you put me at the top of your list you might not have to look any further. The good thing is that if you do try me first and don't think I
'm the right fit for you there are still MANY teachers out there for you to try.

I'm currently in a band that's gigging around Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha and beyond. We've just passed 8yrs together and have been performing live for over 7yrs. I'm a member of the Council of Festival Committees. I have been on the Board of Directors of WAMI, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, for the past 3 years and have been on the WAMI Youth Showcase Committee, which is held every year at Summerfest for the past 6 years. I am an advocate for original musicians and increasing market share for original music as a whole. I'm proud to announce that I have created and successfully launched an all original performing arts showcase titled, the Midwest Original Music Festival, that took place at Croatian Park in Franklin, WI over the weekend of 8/18 - 8/20. I have many connections within the music industry and I'm an all around good guy to know.

I have not paid the $20 through this website for a background check because it would just be a redundant expense for me. I'm a family man with a 9yr old son. No criminal record. Non smoker. No drug or alcohol dependencies. My background has been checked by my son's school so I would be able to be a chaperone. Also, In 2016, I had passed a background check through the Wisconsin Department of Justice to obtain my concealed carry permit for my part time job.
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Milwaukee, WI 53215
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