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Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.
Elif is a very skilled piano teacher for our son, who came to her already knowing piano but still wanting to better his skills. Lessons are in her beautiful home, set up specifically for piano lessons. Elif is able to listen to and watch his playing, determine what skills he needs, and how to stretch his innate abilities. My son enjoys his lessons very much--which is saying a lot! He leaves feeling enthusiastic about what he just learned, and excited about trying it out. We are very grateful to have found her, and highly recommend her as often as we can.
Music lessons (Bass and Guitar). Matt is patient and makes learning an instrument as an adult fun. He caters to your tastes and goals, the lessons never feel like a chore, it is a nice break in the routine every week. Highly recommended !!
Guy Fiorentini has been my guitar teacher for several years... When I started, i knew nothing about guitar except I liked it. I have learned about music technically, and aesthetically and how to make music ... on the guitar! He has introduced me to many talented musicians as well as his own Milwaukee Hot Club... (awesome). There was/ is so much more to learn; rhythm, chords, ear training... especially ear training.. He challenges me at each lesson and the motivation is there all the time. I want to succeed and he motivates me to no end... A great teacher! A great person as well!!!
Mike is very knowledgeable and great at putting the information into a context that you can understand. He clearly has a knack for teaching guitar. I'm taking advanced lessons and feel like I already learned a lot just in our 1hr consultation. I'm looking forward to continue working with him and definitely suggest him to anyone looking to learn guitar. Having lessons in a studio is also a big bonus!
Josefien is a premier vocal coach with all the right knowledge and skill to sharpen a student's abilities. I am very much looking forward to continuing my vocal lessons with her!
Jeremie is very professional, responsive to messages and flexible with scheduling. We are very excited to be doing lessons with Jeremie!
My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Fran for years now and has made great progress. I chose Fran because he is a professional singer as well. I am hoping one day she will want to add the singing. Fran is very nice and encourages his students without pressuring.
Kristen was awesome! I had here this past year through the voice lessons that the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater and Dance offers non-performance majors. She's taught me a lot of different techniques, many of which I have never seen before (I've been in voice lessons for five years). She helped me develop my voice greatly, and I hear a huge difference from where I was a year ago. I sound more mature, I have more stamina and my technique is much safer. If you're looking for a vocal coach, I would highly recommend going to her!
I am am adult student of Mark's. I began lessons in the Spring of 2008. When we first talked, I explained that I had played some (chords only) as a teenager for 3-4 years but then gave it up as life took over. Mark asked me some good questions about my goals and objectives. I liked him immediately. He sourced a very good starting guitar for me-in my case an acoustic as I lean that way (although I'm now playing electric as well), and at my first lesson he explained that we were going to start at the beginning and he planned to teach me to read music. I scoffed, but six years later (and several more guitars!) I am overjoyed with my love for music. Theory, history, technique and backstory all accompany my lessons. I can read sheet music and understand the concepts the math and the history. I recommend Mark to anyone wanting to learn not just the notes or the chords, but the "why" behind it. Kids, adults, beginners-doesn't matter. I've watched him with students from very young kids to senior citizens and he gets it. He knows how to relate to all students and how to get through to each of them on a personal level. Aside from being a genuinely good guy, he's a darn good player too and can teach things that I could only imagine possible when I started. I look forward to every single lesson after 6.5 years!
I've just started having lessons with Anne and I am loving it. She is very patient and knowledgeable and has lots materials available to help me accomplish what I would like to achieve.
He taught very fluidly and paid close attention to make sure I understood what he was saying. He definitely takes his teaching seriously and I look forward to more lessons.
Coltyn is Awesome! My son loves going to lessons! He explains things in a simple way that my son has really latched on to. Already I can hear improvements in my sons singing and we have only had a few lessons! I would give more then 5 stars if I could!
Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.
Both my children have taken piano lessons with Mrs. Simon. We have been taking lessons in her home for the past 7 years. Mrs. Simon is reliable, professional and very sweet! Her students participate in 2 recitals per year and one competition called "Federation". Mrs. Simon's prices are very affordable as well! She has been a blessing to our family!!! Playing the piano has really helped both my kids with typing. They are better typers than me and I owe it all to Mrs. Simon!
My kids love Mr. Kapity. His system is motivating and fun. He keeps them interested by allowing them freedom and flexibility to choose different music- and he is exceedingly patient!
I have many years of teaching experience with students of all ages. I have always had a long lasting and wonderful repoire with my students and their families.
Great all around guy, wonderful and patient bass teacher; makes taking lessons a joy!
Dean has been a highly respected member of the Milwaukee jazz community for several decades. As one of his many fans, I have particularly enjoyed his versatility in addition to his musicality and technical expertise. Dean is adept in virtually every jazz setting - including those where he must also provide the bass part. In 2005, I hired Dean as the piano instructor and combo coach for my newly formed Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Jazz Studies Program. It was immediately apparent that Dean is an excellent teacher as well. While his highly developed skills and talents are obvious, his humility, gentle demeanor, patience and caring spirit put students at ease. In the spring of 2017, Dean was still creating that ideal learning environment for students enrolled in MYSO Jazz Studies. In addition to his talents as a performer and teacher, Dean is well read, intellectually curious and conversant on a wide variety of topics – an excellent resource for young minds.
Working with Michelle, to enhance my (toddler) son's music enrichment has been such a delightful experience. She is always charming and excited to work with him. And he has no idea he's learning early music theory; he simply loves the games she puts to music. I am extremely satisfied with our decision to start him early on; we have no doubt every chance to meet with her prepares him for future music lessons!
My daughter has studied with Leiko for five years. She absolutely loves her as a teacher and looks forward to lesson time with her every week. I know some children get bored with piano lessons with their teachers and they want to quit after awhile. Leiko has kept my daughter interested in playing and learning throughout the years. She is becoming a real pianist and artist thanks to her teacher!