Education

School Of Music

At Wondersound Music, We have plenty of opportunities for you or your children to learn music. We teach both beginner and advanced courses.

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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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Quinn Scharber

Quinn Scharber
Guitar/Bass
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After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.Quinn moved back to Wisconsin and took up residence in Milwaukee, where he has been an active musician and teacher since 2001.
 He is a former member of The Wildbirds and is currently playing guitar and other assorted instruments in the Milwaukee-based bands Hugh Bob and the Hustle, and The Championship as well as writing and performing under his own name.
 He has toured Holland with singer/songwriter Hayward Williams and played and performed with countless songwriters and acts both regionally and nationally.
 He has won one WAMI award (Alternative Band of the Year) with The Wildbirds and two awards from 88.9 Radio Milwaukee for his 2008 song Latest Flame (Power-Pop Song of the Year) and The Wildbirds’ 2010 song Like a Cigarette (Song of the Year). In 2011 his own album Every Other was voted one of the best 15 Milwaukee albums of the year by the Onion A.V. Club.
 Most recently, he has performed on the self-titled debut album by Hugh Bob and the Hustle and The Championship's High Feather.
 Quinn teaches all levels of guitar and bass
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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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Anna Hemming

Anna Hemming
Voice, Piano
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Anna Hemming earned her Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is certified in vocal and general music education.
 She has directed middle and high school vocal music programs and taught private voice for the past nine years. Anna believes vocalists can sing any genre of music with healthy vocal technique.
 In addition to coaching traditionalrepertoire, Anna also offers a background in jazz piano and improvisation, musical theater, pop, gospel, and more.
 She also strives to develop and strengthen students’ music theory and aural skills.
 Anna is an active clinician for the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contests and Choral Festivals and has directed/coached ensembles/vocalists for multiple summer music camps.
 She welcomes voice students of any age and skill-level and beginner-level piano students!
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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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Sara Stefan
Piano
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Sara E. Stefan is a piano teacher.  She is studying music at Wisconsin Lutheran College where she has earned a music scholarship.  This scholarship includes private lessons and mentorship with one the colleges renowned musicians.
Sara has been teaching piano since the age of 16.  Her students compete in the National Piano Playing Auditions and perform for large audiences.
Sara believes that it is her job to teach her students how to teach themselves, "It is important to be independent in your studies, I can help you get to this point."
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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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Josh Becker
Guitar Piano
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Josh Becker has performed thousands of professional gigs with some of the most respected cover bands in Wisconsin including The Cheeters, Jukebox Heroes and Cherry Pie as well as many solo acoustic shows.

He has written and recorded songs in many different styles. His father is a symphony conductor and music professor and his mother is a violin teacher. Josh has taught private lessons on guitar on piano for 12 years.
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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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