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School Of Music

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Jim Kube

Jim Kube
Drums / Percussion
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Educator of Snare Drum, Drum Set,Marimba/Xylophone, Orchestra bells,Timpani, Hand Percussion techniques.
Studied music education at UW Milwaukee and has more than 30 years' teaching experience.
Employed by the Menomonee FallsSchool District in the summer as apercussion instructor, preparingselected percussionists for their rstyear within the Falls band program.
Current student base includes Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Sussex, Richeld, Hubertus, Colgate, Butler, Lannon, Waukesha, Pewaukee, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee and Greeneld.
All levels and styles, from beginner to pro.More than 35 years' performing andrecording experience.
Performs periodically with various bands.Records with various artists such as Eden Concept and Eric Biggins Band
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Nick Zwirlen

Nick Zwirlen
Guitar/Bass
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Nick Zwirlein has taught bass guitar, and guitar privately for 8 years, at Brass Bell Music and Wondersound. He has performed on guitar all over Milwaukee and Chicago, most notably at Summerfest and Martyr’s, and has performed on bass guitar at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. Nick is comfortable in styles ranging from jazz to metal, and teaches students from beginner all the way to advanced. Nick also happens to be an accomplished cellist and recording engineer. He lives in Menomonee Falls with his wife Stacey, the director of bands and orchestra at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI.
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Donny Jirschele

Donny Jirschele
Guitar
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Donny Jirschele’s guitar experience started at age five, when his Father Roy started giving him lessons.
Donny continued taking lessons from his Father until age twelve. At that time Donny joined his first band with some older boys, 15 and 16 yr. olds.
The band played most Friday and Saturday nights earning Donnyenough money to buy his first nice guitar and amp.
Donny continued taking lessons from a friend of his family – Jamie, who was a Berkeley School of Music grad.
Donny continued lessons and playing out most week ends on and through college, of which Donny studied music at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Out of college Donny played full time and traveled with the band Kathouse for a couple of years.
Donny then moved to Milwaukee to play with the band Mirage, and then started teaching guitar and working at Mars Music.
A few years later, Donny started teaching at the Academy of Music in 2004, now called Wondersound Music.
To date, Donny continues to enjoy teaching beginners on up to the most advanced student – Some of which study song writing,as Donny oers his expertise on thissubject as he encourages the guitarist to write music.
Donny currently writesmusic for his band Skye Pilot.Rock On!
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Rob Wessel

Rob Wessel
Guitar, bass
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Rob Wessel studied guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for 9 years, in classes and lessons taught by David Hazeltine, Michael Sullivan, John Foshager, and Don Linke. At the National Guitar Workshop, Rob has studied guitar in classes and seminars taught by Mike Keneally, Terry Syrek, Matt Smith, Harry Jacobson and other gifted musicians.

Rob has been playing in local bands since the 80's, as well as writing and recording music in his studio. Rob’s original recordings have placed in the finalists in the Musician Magazine Best Unsigned Band competition, and have earned him a scholarship to attend the National Guitar Workshop.

Rob is an experienced guitar, bass, who has taught students in styles ranging from rock and metal to blues and acoustic. Rob teaches all levels of guitar and bass
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Michelle Grzanna

Michelle Grzanna
Piano, Voice, Sax, Flute and Clarinet
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Michelle Grzanna is a composer, Jazzsaxophonist, vocalist and music teacher. She teaches piano, voice, saxophone,flute, and clarinet.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education with two certifications in Instrumental and General Music K4-12th grade from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Ms. Grzanna started learning music at the age two with violin and shortly after she, started piano lessons.
Michelle Grzanna later joined the family band as a vocalist. She performed with her mother, brothers and sisters all over the Milwaukee area starting at a very young age.Michelle started recording in the studio in Australia during her tour with the UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands. She then recorded her next CD in a big band style called “Playing Hardball” with the UWM Jazz Ensemble.
Ms. Grzanna performs for various events such as clubs and private parties in a jazz combo style. Michelle has been teaching privately since 1996 and has been teaching at Wondersound Music since 1997.
Michelle is comfortable teaching all ages from preschoolers to adults.
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Bridget Currier

Bridget Currier
Piano
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Playing since the age of five, Bridget studied under Margaret Hader (Nashota, WI) focusing on classical repertoire and technique and participating in several performances. During high school, Bridget participated in solo ensemble competitions earning 1-Star ratings at the state level. At UWM she studied theory, ear training/sight reading, Choir, class voice, child psychology and psychology of education. She has done post graduate studies at the Waukesha Co. Conservatory of music in jazz piano. She is currently studying piano pedagogy.
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Jennifer Feucht

Jennifer Feucht
Voice and Piano
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Jennifer Feucht began her education as a Musical Theatre major at UW-Stevens Point. She then transferred to UW-Milwaukee to get her degree in Music Education and after a few years there realized that teaching private voice and piano were her true passions.Even as a young child, she always she was headed to a career in music and performing. In her school days, she was involved in musicals, plays, show choir, vocal jazz, madrigals, pep band, jazz band. You name it and it involved music; she wanted to be in it. She was also a soprano in the State Honors Choir her senior year. Over the last few years, she has been performing in her local community theatre groups and been a member of the vocal jazz trio, Bootless Betties. She was also a performer and a Madrigal Singer at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Currently, she teaches voice and piano lessons at Wondersound Music, Milwaukee Lutheran, Lake Country Lutheran, and Mayville High School, where she is also the accompanist for the choirs. She is also the Music Director for Accompany of Kids, a local Menomonee Falls singing and dance troupe.
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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson
Guitar Piano
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Tom has been a professional musician for 30 years and teaching for 25 of them. He is proficient in teaching most musical styles including; finger style, jazz, pop, rock, blues and classical for students of all ages and skill levels.Providing beginning instruction on piano and folk stringed instruments. Emphasis on development of positive/productive practice habits, sight reading skills, technical skills, ear training, applied music theory, arranging and composing for the instrument, improvisation, and music appreciation.

He has played with many working bands including The UnXpected and currently Shirley Green.

He is also a BIG JAM Coach and has a few immediate openings.
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Dave Melstrand

Dave Melstrand
Woodwinds, Guitar
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Dave Melstrand has been a private music teacher for more than twenty years. He has taught students from ages four to sixty-eight on saxophone, clarinet, guitar and beginning piano. His students perform well at the state solo and ensemble competitions, have won concerto competitions, and also placed second in the country at National Honors Band. Many of his students have pursued musical study at college and even attended the Paris Conservatory of Music.
Dave received his music degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where he studied classical and jazz under Professors Jack Snavely and Curt Hanrahan.
He then pursued further jazz studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music under Berkely Fudge and Don Linke, and also privately with Curt Hanrahan.
Dave’s performance experience consists of various small jazz combos, salsa bands such as Bajo Zero and Isla Adentro and also some big band experience. His focus in the lessons is based mainly on developing a strong foundational understanding of musical skill where the students learn to develop for themselves important practice habits requiring dedication, perseverance, concentration and memory. His advanced students are encouraged to develop their own musical voice through improvisation and composition.
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Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson
Brass
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Greg Nelson is a native of Wisconsin. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music Education in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Master of Music Education in 1997 from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Mr. Nelson is a trumpet player but has also spent many years honing his skills as an instructor on all brass instruments. Mr. Nelson spent 20 years as the Director of Bands at Hartford Central Middle School. Under Mr. Nelson’s Direction, the Central Middle School Band program grew in size and was successful in all aspects of performance. The program offered three concert ensembles, marching band, two jazz bands and various small ensembles. His confidence with the ensembles allowed them to attend a contest in the Chicago area where the band received a Superior rating under his leadership.
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Annette Perkins

Annette Perkins
Woodwinds, Strings and Piano
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Bachelor of Arts MusicPerformanceUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeOboe and English HornAssociate Degree MusicPerformanceUniversity of Wisconsin GreenBayFlute and PianoPrivate Music Teacher Since 1991WoodwindsPianoStringsGood Hope Christian Academy 20022008General Music TeacherBand, Orchestra and Choir DirectorMy main goal is to spread the joy of music to all. I like to challenge my students sothey can be the best that they can be while still keeping lessons enjoyable. Music isa great foundation in which skills such as: selfdiscipline,responsibility,coordination, and problem solving skills are harvested.Over the years I have had several students involved in: Milwaukee Youth SymphonyOrchestra (MYSO), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Youth Music Ensembles(UWAY), and Green Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra (GBSYO).I have numerous students that have received high honors from Wisconsin SchoolMusic Association State Solo Festival and Wisconsin School Music AssociationRegional Solo Festival (WSMA).I am currently a member of The Concord Chamber Orchestra and The MenomoneeFalls Symphony Orchestra.
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Katy Johnson

Katy Johnson
Voice
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Katy Johnson is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in voice performance at UW-Milwaukee. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in psychology from UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She has performance experience with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, The Skylight Music Theater, and The Alchemist Theater.Her performance experience spans both the opera and the music theater genres, as she has a passion for both fields work as a crossover artist. She also has experience singing pop/rock/jazz music with bands and at festivals such as the Taste of Chicago. She began as a clarinet player in middle school band, expanded her activities to voice, piano, trumpet, and saxophone in hopes of pursuing music as a profession. The method she uses in voice pedagogy is called body mapping. In addition to principals shared with the Alexander Technique such as releasing tension to allow a free sound, body mapping allows a student to explore a variety of sounds in a safe and efficient way. Body mapping will give your child insight into what physical processes are happening as we sing, and we will learn to distinguish the different processes for different styles of singing and all of the in-betweens so that your singer will produce a healthy but GREAT sound!She will also utilize performance methods developed by the late Wesley Balk. He developed the idea of a complete singer-actor and provided many exercises in exploring performance and acting! These exercises are very fun and allow the student to expand their performance capabilities to create a believable and exciting performance all through experiment and play!In addition to music, her other hobbies include baking, cooking, painting, riding her bicycle, exercise, nutrition, dancing, reading, shopping, and watching movies…or the occasional Netflix TV series marathon :)
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Sande Becker
Guitar
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Sande Becker has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. She specializes in Acoustic Guitar. So, if it's folk of flamenco, classical or country, if singing and playing is your thing, Sande is for you. She teaches all ages and skill levels and has just a few opening currently.
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Theresa Bollhagen
Violin, viola
and guitar
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Theresa Bollhagen has been teaching violin, viola, and guitar since 2003. She majored in violin with a minor in viola under the instruction of Jamie Hofman of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; and majored in guitar at Milwaukee Area Technical College under the instruction of Jack Grassel and Steve Peplin. Her philosophy of teaching is to have fun with music while learning the techniques and fundamentals of the student's chosen instrument. She teaches not only what the student should learn, but also what they want to learn. In addition, she introduces them to styles they may not be familiar with to help make them well rounded musicians. Also, she is familiar with the teachings of the Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee Public Schools' music programs, and some local youth orchestras, WSMA, and their requirements, which helps make her students successful. She has also performed with a variety of bands and orchestras ranging from classical toheavy metal.Instruction is available for all ages in violin, viola, and guitar and music theory and istaught by a teacher with 10 years experience. Lessons are once per week for a half hour,and are catered to fit each student individually. There is emphasis on note reading for allinstruments, however, students are taught to play by ear as well. For violin and viola, thefocus is classical, but a variety of styles is taught for all instruments. Most of all, the biggestfocus is having fun playing music!
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Sharon Goessner

Sharon Goessner
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Sharon began her musical career at the age of four studying the piano with Miss Edna Frieda Pietsch at her studio in Milwaukee. Sharon grew up playing Miss Pietsch’s compositions along with many classical works. Sharon began the oboe as a sixth grader and participated in Music for Youth for the next six years. A highlight was playing principal oboe with the Music for Youth Symphony Orchestra on a trip to Puerto Rico between her junior and senior years of high school. Sharon began the alto sax during summer school at Longfellow Junior High and participated in jazz ensemble during her high school years at Wisconsin Lutheran High School and later at Bethany Lutheran College and Minnesota State University at Mankato. She continued her study of the piano during college with Dr. Tim Lindeman at Bethany and Dr. Ann Nadeau at MSU. Sharon graduated Magna cum Laude from Bethany with an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts in 1986. In 1989, she graduated Magna cum Laude from MSU with a B.S. in Music Education. Sharon has taught piano and instrumental music at several private schools and out of her home. She and her husband Gary have three children who are 24, 22 and 20 years old. Sharon is grateful to her family for their support and encouragement and her amazing teachers, colleagues and students for their inspiration and friendship.

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