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Music Lessons in Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee has been known as home to world renowned musical venues like the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, The Northern Lights Theater, Marcus Amphitheater and The Rave. This state is also where many famous musicians trace their roots. Some noteworthy artists include rappers Coo Coo Cal and Rico Love as well as blues giant Hubert Sumlin, jazz clarinetist Woody Herman, pianist Liberace and many others. If you have a passion for music and you would like to take part in the rich music history of Milwaukee then why not go out there and become a musician. Perhaps one day you may have the opportunity of performing in one of the aforementioned venues or becoming as successful as your Milwaukee local artists.

However, as you can imagine before doing so you will need to learn your material. As far as learning music goes, our Milwaukee music lessons are without a doubt your best bet. When you enroll in our music lessons we will teach you the vital elements you will need to know in order to be successful with any musical endeavor including singing, dancing or playing your instrument of choice. In addition, we will help showcase you as the total performer through the help of our comprehensive lessons and world-class teachers, who generously share practical tips and methods which they have learned based on experience. We have lessons suited for beginner, intermediate and advanced students and will develop lesson plans that cater to the individual needs of each student. Another great part about our Milwaukee music lessons is that you can personalize your lessons by arranging the schedule that fits your lifestyle and by selecting the teacher who can help you reach your goals.

If you’re looking to learn music in the easiest and most comfortable way, consider taking lessons with us. So give us a call and sign up for our Milwaukee music lessons today. We are here to help answer any questions you may have.

About Michael J.

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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.

Milwaukee, WI 53214
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About Gabriel H.

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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.

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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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Elliana January 11, 2018
· Drum · In home
Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
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Josh G. December 18, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.
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Patricia S. December 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Professional, on time and ready to get to work. I am excited to learn and Gabriel's enthusiasm and knowledge are great motivation. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Gabriel H.

Gabriel H.

Milwaukee, WI 53212
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About Keith W.

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*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must provide their own instrument and private place for lesson with NO distractions

*** Specialties ***
Although I can teach beginning and advanced guitar techniques my specialty is Jazz guitar as I am a professional jazz guitarist.
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Keith W.

Keith W.

Milwaukee, WI 53218
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$25 / 30-min

About David B.

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About David
I have 28 years of experience teaching students of all ages . I'm patient and I love kids. I have a college degree in Jazz studies and did a classical piano recital
my senior year in college . I also can play and program synthesizers . For many years I performed playing jazz piano ,being a keyboardist in bands playing popular music, and accompanying ballet classes with classical music .
*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard in living room seating for parents .

*** Specialties ***
Beginning piano,Jazz Improvisation,Classical Piano, and Synthesizer Programming .I've taught using various piano methods including Alfred,Schaum,Faber ,and Bastien.
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David B.

David B.

Milwaukee, WI 53211
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$25 / 30-min

About Heather R.

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Having begun teaching lessons while still in high school, I went on to major in music and graduated with a degree in sacred music in 1999. Since earning that degree, I have accompanied for three separate vocal music CDs using original improvised piano accompaniments. I have played sacred music in church for 25 years and have a great deal of experience improvising with hymns. I have taught piano, flute, choir, and general music at a private academy for over ten years. Having recently earned my Masters in Education, I enjoy discovering students' strengths and seeking to shape them into the best musicians and individuals they can be.
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Kate October 20, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great choice for a teacher. My kids enjoy seeing her each week.
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Paige July 12, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Mrs. Ross has a passion for perfected technic. She takes time on making sure things are done properly and is very encouraging along the way. She is a wonderful teacher with a bright and helpful attitude. You never need fear asking a dumb question to her. She is always very thorough in her answers. She makes learning fun and the students want to learn.
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Nicole July 8, 2015
· Piano · In studio
I took piano lessons from Heather Ross in high school before going on to take a piano pedagogy major in college. Her teaching was a definite help in preparation for my college studies, and I learned much from her during my time studying under her. Heather is a knowledgeable and skilled teacher who understands what it takes to bring a student from one level to the next.
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Heather R.

Mukwonago, WI 53149
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About David R.

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I have been giving guitar lessons for 10 years and playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I will customize each lesson to meet your needs and give you the tools that you need to achieve your goals. Along the way, I will broaden your horizons to accomplish more than you thought possible!
I have 15 years of experience playing in bands with a wide variety of music styles. I also have experience with song writing and recording as well as performing. I can help you learn to play Pop, Rock, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Heavy Metal, and Thrash Metal music.
If you have any questions, just ask. Don't forget to click the "GREEN BUTTON" to get started right away!
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Lucas B. August 30, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
It's always overwhelming when your trying out a new instrument for the first time but David is the one to show you in the right direction. In just a short hour, he had showed me the basic principle on how to play and how to read the notes off the page which were greatly helpful. I can't wait to go to my next session!
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Kevin R. August 12, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Very nice and friendly instructor. I sure will recommend Dave.
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Jerry January 25, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I really like taking guitar lessons from Dave R. He makes the lessons fun and I learn a lot! I can He show all my friends and my mom the new songs that I'm learning. Dave R. is very patient with me if I have trouble learning something. never rushes me and lets me learn at my own speed.
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David R.

David R.

Waukesha, WI 53186
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About Trapper S.

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About Trapper
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 a
nd industry experience have led him to instructing, where he'll help hone guitar skills from beginner to intermediate players.
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Wanda W. October 10, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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.
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Jonathan September 16, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
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.
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Kristen September 16, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
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.
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Trapper S.

Trapper S.

Milwaukee, WI 53211
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About Christopher G.

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About Christopher
Hi!
I have been playing guitar for 25 years.
I have taught hundreds of student how fun guitar can be.
I have played in bands all over the USA.
Opening for bands like Evanescence, Filter, Smashing pumpkins, Stabbing westward,
Slayer, Pantera and more.
I absolutely love to teach others, teaching is a part of who I am.
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Shaun December 15, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Chris and I live in different states, and we use Skype for our lessons. It is working out great. His schedule has been flexible, and he plans our lessons around my hectic schedule. I am a beginner, and Chris is patient, positive, and encouraging. His teaching style and personality are great. He makes me feel calm, and relaxed during our lessons. I always look forward to my next session. He is an excellent person and instructor, and I highly recommend guitar lessons from Chris.
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Sam Fargus December 15, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Chris was my favorite teacher by far this year. I actually went to about 6 different teachers in town.
But none of them were giving me the info I was looking for most of them seemed bored. But Chris is my teacher for life he made everything fun, easy
And actually gave me absolutely everything i was looking for. If there was a certain song part I wanted to learn he would either know it already. Or would learn it for me specifically then teach me in a way that was easier than say a youtube video. He knows like hundreds of songs off the top of his head... Crazy!
Thanks again chris
See ya next week!!
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Christopher G.

Christopher G.

Milwaukee, WI 53213
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$30 / 30-min

About Krystal E.

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I have been teaching private trumpet lessons since 2006 and have been playing professionally for nearly as long. I received my Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education (505, 506) from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009. I spent a year teaching privately and gigging, and went back to school for my Master of Music in 2010. I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013 with my Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Wind Conducting. I spent my time at UW-M as a Graduate Conducting Associate and Teaching Assistant, working with students ranging from middle school through post-college. Since then, I have been maintaining a regular trumpet studio and freelancing in southeast Wisconsin.

I have performed in a wide variety of groups and ensembles throughout the years; consequently, I am comfortable teaching a
wide variety of styles to a variety of age groups. I have performed with the Madison Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Philharmonic. I am a regular member with Milwaukee Festival Brass, a European-style brass band, as principal solo cornet, as well as the Beloit-Janesville Symphony on Principal Trumpet. Contrastingly, I also freelance regularly with New Orleans-style brass bands similar to Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, jazz ensembles (I am an active member in the East Side Jazz Orchestra), funk and blues bands, in ensembles accompanying professional choirs, and for religious services in the Milwaukee area.
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Dana October 18, 2017
· Trumpet · In studio
My daughter has been taking trumpet lessons with Krystal for many years and loves her time with her. She is professional in all ways and has limitless knowledge of the instrument. My daughter has faced a few challenges since starting and Krystal has gotten her through them all, working with her to prepare my daughter to audition for and be placed as one of the youngest students in our local community youth orchestra, as well as earn first ratings on her district solos. She is beyond accommodating with our hectic schedule, which is incredibly rare for a private instructor. Krystal is a huge reason my daughter loves playing as much as she does and I cannot recommend her enough. As a parent, the most important aspects I require in a private instructor are a love of music and a love of teaching. Krystal embodies these both, and we are lucky to have found her.
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Krystal E.

Krystal E.

Milwaukee, WI 53207
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About Silver F.

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I have a bachelor's degree in violin performance from Miami University (in Ohio) and am currently pursuing a master's degree in violin pedagogy at UWM.

I believe that learning music should be a positive experience, and that learning to play an instrument greatly enhances the quality of one’s life. While teaching you or your child how to play the violin, I will also incorporate musicianship skills such as music theory, technique, ear training, and sight-reading. Above all, I will always maintain a positive learning environment. I will be using a combination of Suzuki method techniques and other methods (such as Mimi Zweig and Paul Rolland principles) and repertoire. For more info, go to my website at silverflightstudio(.)weebly(.)com (without the parentheses).
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Angela October 20, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Silver is such a caring and conscientious instructor! They are able to adapt and pull from many methodologies in order to meet the needs of the students. I felt like the instruction was tailor made for my child. What I liked most was Silver's focus on only one skill at a time and constant use of positive remarks to motivate my daughter. In addition, Silver challenged her to practice regularly. It continues to be a fantastic experience for our family.
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Silver F.

Silver F.

Milwaukee, WI 53211
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