Cascio Music Lessons & Instructors - Take Lessons At Cascio Interstate Music Store Located Near Milwaukee, Wisconsin On National Avenue In New Berlin, WI

Cascio Offers Music Lessons for All Ages & Skill Levels

We offer personalized music instruction with some of the best teachers in the state! These lessons encompass technique, theory, performance and songwriting for all different types of instrument, including:

  • GUITARS: acoustic, electric, bass
  • PERCUSSION: drum set, mallets, marching symphonic, jazz, latin or R&B
  • PIANO: keyboards, organ, acoustic
  • STRINGS: violin, viola, cello, bass
  • WOODWINDS: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe
  • BRASS: trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba
  • VOICE: rock, pop, classical or opera musical theater
  • SPECIALTY: accordion, harmonica, ukulele

Lessons run between $17 to $25 per half hour (though 45 minute or one hour lessons are also available) and are determined by individual instructor. Lesson hours run Monday to Thursday (10am-7:30pm), Friday (10am-6:00pm), Saturday (10am-4:30pm) and Sunday (11am-3:30pm). Instrument rentals are also available in-store. Please contact us at CascioStore@interstatemusic.com. All lessons are availabe at Cascio's Retail SuperStore located at 13819 W. National Ave. in New Berlin, Wisconsin (located near Milwaukee).


Instructor Bios: Guitar | Percussion | Piano | Strings | Woodwinds & Brass | Voice | Specialty




Guitar Teacher Bios | Back to Top


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Jim Barr

Guitar, Electric Bass

  • Has taught in the Milwaukee area for over 20+ years.
  • Studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Participated in the MATC Guitar Music program under Jack Grassel. Has studied rock, blues, American finger style, classical, and jazz with numerous other area guitarists and educators.
  • Teaches students to recognize the fundamentals of guitar music theory and their respective application to the fingerboard, as well as the elements that differentiate musical styles. Knowledgeable in theory, harmony, analysis, transcription, ear training, and sight reading methodology.
  • Voted Milwaukee's "Best Music Teacher" by the Shepherd Express.
  • Welcomes enthusiastic students of all ages and abilities.
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Doug Boduch

Guitar

  • Studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Emphasis on guitar technique, theory and improvisation and is also versed in rock, blues, classical and finger style techniques.
  • Has taught in the Milwaukee area for over 25 years.
  • Currently working as a freelance music editor and recording artist, producing instructional CD's and videos for the Hal Leonard Corporation and performs regularly in the area with his band, The Acoustix..
  • Welcomes all skill levels from beginner to advanced, electric or acoustic.
  • Learn your favorite songs while getting a solid education on the fundamentals of guitar.
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Joey Carini

Guitar

  • Education includes studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, as well as a Bachelor's Degree from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Studied with Greg Koch for two years.
  • Currently performs with SaddleBrook, Lovanova and No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band).
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.
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Dallas Dagenhardt

Guitar

  • Degree in Music Recording and Technology with an emphasis on Music Theory.
  • Performs locally and around the Midwest with the band "Super Custom Deluxe".
  • Nominated for WAMI "Guitar Player of the Year" in 2006.
  • Specializes in many styles of rock, blues and pop music.
  • Tailors lesson to each student's needs and interests.
  • Shows students the musical skills needed to perform with other musicians.
  • Can help students with guitar tone and effects.
  • Teaches ages 8 and up.
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Jeff Dagenhardt

Guitar

  • Degree in Mechanical Technology from MATC.
  • Over forty years experience playing and teaching guitar.
  • Opened for bands including Lynard Skynard, Cheap Trick, Blues Brothers and others.
  • Has played at every Summerfest up to 2003.
  • Specializes in blues, classic rock, fingerstyle and some metal.
  • Flexible scheduling. Learn your favorite songs. Set your own pace.
  • Teaches ages 7 and up. Full or part time students welcome.
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Gary Hofstad

Guitar

  • Introductory lesson is free, all ages welcome
  • Students learn guitar using the music they want to play.
  • Over 35 years experience playing and teaching various styles including Rock, Blues, Country, and Pop.
  • Specializes in all aspects of fingerstyle guitar, including Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin, Ethnic, and American.
  • Teaches theory and creativity to students interested in composing, arranging, and song writing.
  • Educated at U.W. Madison in theory/composition and at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, with a degree in classical guitar performance.
  • In addition to teaching, experienced as a music editor, studio musician and performer with both local and national acts. Currently plays solo and with several jazz and acoustic groups.
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Dan Johnston

Guitar

  • Educated at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, emphasis on jazz and music theory.
  • Adv. studies with Gregory Scott, Chris Hansen, Greg Carpenter, Troy Stetina, Don Linke, Jimmy Stewart, Bill Martin, and Jack Grassel.
  • Over the years, has performed with many popular groups, opened for national acts, released his own CD's and made several television appearances.
  • Has been the guitarist (since 2005) for the house band of the Milwaukee chapter of a national women's showcase known as Chick Singer Night, was formerly with Chas’n Masin\\on, and currently performs with the Zach Pietrini Band.
  • Area teacher since 1992, Cascio Interstate Music teacher since 1998.
  • Teaches all styles of music, specializing in blues, rock, country and jazz.
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Dave Kasik

Guitar, Electric Bass

  • Music Occupations Degree from Milwaukee Area Tech College. Graduated with Honors.
  • A professional musician for over 42 years.
  • Played and recorded with Leroy Airmaster, Jim Liban, Short Stuff, Spanic Boys, Jon Paris, Sam McCue, and Tim Castle and Young Southern.
  • Specializes in blues, blues rock, rock & roll and theory.
  • Teaches ages 4 and up.
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Jon Matelski

Electric Bass

  • Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance, U.W. Stevens Point 1996.
  • Private Instructor in Milwaukee area since 2004.
  • Member of band “Highway 414 (blues, classic rock, originals).
  • Freelance jazz performer with groups such as the Howard Schneider Orchestra, Mr. Lucky
  • Swing Syndicate, Burgundy Ties, and the Dick Strauss Orchestra, etc.
  • Has played with the Central Wisconsin Symphony.
  • Lessons emphasize ear-training, music theory, reading, and transrcription of students choice music.
  • Teaches ages 10 and up.
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Matt Miller

Electric Bass, Guitar

  • Studied at UW-Eau Claire and at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA.
  • Teaches a variety of styles including jazz, classical, Latin and rock.
  • Has performed with national artists like Jeff Coffin, The Flock, Chris Poland, Ignacio Berroa, and American Standard. Currently performs more locally as a hired musician and is an active composer /writer of music for both radio and television.
  • Teaches both individual and small group music theory courses tailored to teach students how to become strong leaders, understand improvisation, and become versatile musicians.
  • Offers specialty group lessons to small ensembles looking to expand their knowledge of all styles of music and develop their own sound as an original group.
  • Works as a producer, helping solo artists/songwriters and bands develop their career as writers. With his studio also being a recording studio, he will produce songs and projects for an affordable rate. He has worked with artists Eagle Trace as well as Keegan Calmes from the popular band Vinyl Theatre.
  • Lessons are tailored to the individual student’s needs, offering a progressive course for advancing students of all ages and styles. Willing to accept beginning students if they are serious and self motivated.
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Jim Mitchell

Guitar

  • Bachelor of Music - Classical Guitar Performance degree from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
  • General music certification - General Music K-6 from Mount Mary College.
  • Performed for the Milwaukee Classical Guitar Society, weddings and parties.
  • Has played in master classes of Angel Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Robert Guthrie and numerous others.
  • Constructs his own guitars.
  • Cascio Interstate Music Instructor since 1990.
  • Teaches a variety of styles including jazz, classical, folk and rock.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.
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Keith Pulvermacher

Guitar

  • Cascio Interstate Music Teacher since 2002
  • Voted Best Acoustic Musician by the Shepherd Express in 2016
  • Over 30 years experience playing live and recording with regional, national, and internationally renowned artists.
  • Performed at the Riverside, the Pabst Theater, Summerfest, Turner Hall, and The Rave; headlining and opening for artists like Darius Rucker, Paula Cole, Hall & Oates, Chris Isaak, The BoDeans, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Howard Jones, Rick Springfield, Thompson Square, and more.
  • Strong experience in song writing, music theory, and developing talent and confidence.
  • Works great with students of all ages, and on every level of performance.
  • Has performed all over the world, from London to Los Angeles.
  • Playing style comparable to John Mayer, Eric Clapton, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
  • Approaches every student differently to develop the individual personal goals of each student.
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Don Szymanski

Guitar

  • Professional musician for over 30 years. Don has performed & recorded with many bands during the span of his career from Milwaukee to New York.
  • Proficient teaching skills in: music theory, songwriting, improvisation, reading and writing transcription, advanced playing technique with special attention in helping his students visualize the fret board in a way that they will understand scales, chords, arpeggios & soloing.
  • Patient and caring teaching style. Learn at the pace you are comfortable with.
  • If you want to learn songs exactly as they were recorded, Don will precisely explain & write out for you a note by note transcription of your favorite songs along with teaching you the special playing tricks used by the artist.
  • Over 25 years of professional teaching experience (children to elderly).
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Jim Waller

Guitar

  • Studied with Richard Pick, James Yoghourijian, master classes with Andre Segovia.
  • Performed at Wisconsin Conservatory and across Wisconsin on lute and other early musical instruments.
  • Backed Patsy Cline, Ray Price and appeared on Johnny Cash show on tour playing guitar.
  • WAMI award winner for bluegrass banjo.
  • Lecturer / performer on ethnic instruments for The International Institute.
  • Guitarist in "The Elegant Gypsies".
  • Teacher in Milwaukee area for over 25 years.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.

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Bob Hudy

Percussion

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Instrumental Music Certification from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Orchestral percussion including marimba, xylophone, bells, marching percussion, and drum sets of all styles.
  • Instructor for the state high school honors band at UW-Green Bay.
  • Adjudicator for the Wisconsin Federation of Music. Serves as Master Adjudicator at District and State levels of the WSMA (Wisconsin State Music Association).
  • Performs and records professionally with many diverse groups. Clinician in-demand throughout the Midwest.
  • Active member of Central State Judges Association, judging of drum corps throughout the Midwest.
  • Listed in Modern Drummer magazine's International Directory of Drum Instructors.
  • Has over 40 years teaching experience specializing in drum set, symphonic, marching and ethnic percussion.
  • Experienced conductor of symphonic and marching bands, jazz ensembles, pit orchestras and percussion ensembles.
  • Teaches ages 8 and up.
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Justin Krol

Percussion

  • Attended UW-Oshkosh and UW-Milwaukee. Over 15 years playing experience.
  • Extensive international and domestic touring including Europe, South America, Australia and Africa.
  • Currently tours and performs around 150 dates a year with Fresh water Collins (Milwaukee), The Celebrated Workingman (Milwaukee), Corey Hart (Madison) and The Amber Estate (Minneapolis).
  • Current endorser of GMS Drums, Istanbul AGOP Cymbals and Silverfox Drumsticks.
  • Enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.
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Mark Mantel

Percussion

  • Born 1961 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Received Ph.D at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Music explores the creation and layering of dense musical materials derived from physical models, text-driven and real-time live electronics, "found-objects," and theatrical elements.
  • Started musical life as percussionist and remains active in the performance of orchestral and chamber music, avant-garde, experimental, rock, blues, and new music.
  • Actively involved in the first wave of independent music, playing rock, crossover, and punk.
  • Orchestral training and experience opened the doors to studio work in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Buffalo and other cities.
  • Performed orchestral percussion (primarily in modern music ensembles) in New York and Europe.
  • Remains active as a conductor and improviser in the U.S. and Europe. His music has been heard throughout the U.S., Japan, Australia and Europe.
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Dave Schoepke

Percussion

  • Studied at UW-Waukesha and UW-Whitewater.
  • Workshops with Ed Thigpen (Sarah Vaughn), Gordy Knudten (Steve Miller, McNally Smith Music School), Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny), Jim Chapin and Dom Famularo.
  • Teaches all styles jazz, Latin, funk, rock, metal, as well as drum line/corps style techniques.
  • Builds a lesson plan around student's individual needs starting at age 5; all abilities and levels accepted.
  • Recorded drums on 50 plus albums.
  • Drummer/Percussionist for international artist Willy Porter since 2002.
  • Currently in local all-original music groups Stomata (jazz), Tweed Funk (blues,soul), Lovanova (progressive), Moloko Shivers (alternative), Blank Radio (avant garde), and Led Zeppelin tribute band No Quarter.
  • 10 WAMI nominations for "Drummer of the Year", winner in 2009, as well as numerous wins with multiple groups and dozens of nominations.
  • Conducts clinics, is a member of the Vic Firth Teachers Network, plays 200 shows per year, and has toured North America and Europe extensively.
  • Multiple radio, TV and nationally syndicated live music appearances, plus played on recordings/albums that have been featured on radio all over the world.
  • Performed in direct support as opening act for numerous international artists including: Alice Cooper, BB King, Susan Tedeschi, Cheap Trick, Whitesnake, Hollywood Vampires, Peter Frampton, Guster, Dennis De Young, John Mayall, George Thoroughgood, Carl Palmer, Soul Asylum, 31, Thin Lizzy, Joe Ely and many others.
  • Please see www.daveschoepke.com for updates, videos, discography, concerts, clinics, and full biography


Piano Teacher Bios | Back to Top


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Roza Borisova

Piano

 
  • Studied at Miami University in OH, CCM in Cincinnati and at UWM.
  • Attended the Music Academy of Gnesin's in Moscow, Russia.
  • Has played in the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, where she worked as assistant and principal.
  • Works at Lawrence Academy of Music as a cello teacher.
  • Current freelance musician in the Milwaukee area.
  • Teaches beginner cello ages 5 and up.
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Alissa Sawyer

Piano/Voice

  • Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Saint Mary's University, currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education at UW-Milwaukee.
  • Former choral and general music educator at De La Salle Elementary School, grades K-7, in Memphis, TN.
  • Served as music liturgist and piano accompanist in church and various recitals.
  • Active singer at weddings and recitals. Soloist at the Cathedral of Milwaukee, member of the Cathedral Choir.
  • Former member of the international-touring University Choir, Cathedral Choir of Memphis, and lead singer for praise and worship bands.
  • Has recorded original compositions and collaborated with other projects as both vocalist and pianist.
  • Experience with teaching beginning and intermediate piano and voice students, ages 6-20.
  • Enjoys teaching young musicians!
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Jeanne Hryniewicki

Piano

  • Studied at Alverno College.
  • Active teacher for over 25 years, teaching students of all ages, retired Director of Human Resources for Cascio Interstate Music.
  • Past President of the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs (WFMC), representative from Wisconsin to the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Executive Board Member of the NFMC, Secretary/Treasurer for the North Central Region of the NFMC, Vice-President of the North Central Region of the NFMC and currently National Recording Secretary for the NFMC.
  • District Chairman of the WFMC Waukesha Area Federation Festival and Wisconsin State Junior Composers Chairman.  Co-Chairman of the WFMC State Festival Competition.
  • In addition to WFMC and NFMC, active member of the Milwaukee Music Teachers Association and Lake Country Music Club, President and Treasurer of the Cascio School of Music Federated Club, Adjudicator for WFMC Federation Festivals as well as MAPTA and WMTA Auditions.
  • Students actively participate in WFMC Junior Festival, WSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest, the WFMC State Festival Competition and three student recitals per year.
  • Enjoys working with students from 5 years old to adult.
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Mary Thomas

Piano

 
  • Holds a B.A. in Music Education and Music Therapy from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Completed a four-year course at the Well-Prepared Pianist Institute with internationally renowned Master Teacher, N. Jane Tan.
  • Studied jazz at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with Mark Davis and David Hazeltine.
  • Performs, accompanies, and adjudicates in the greater Milwaukee area.
  • Previously taught at White House of Music; has been a full-time teacher at Cascio since 1998.
  • Specializes in the “correct technique,” music theory, jazz/classical/pop, accompaniment skills, and preparation for college auditions and placement exams.
  • Also teaches organ, and has been an organist in local churches for over 25 years.
  • Welcomes students ages four to adult, all skill levels, and works with special needs students.
  • “I believe that studying music sharpens the mind and ear, and provides a lifetime of joy. It’s a gift to share this pleasure and a privilege to teach piano.”

 

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Stas Venglevski

Piano

  • Masters degree in Music from the Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
  • Instructor at Cascio Interstate Music since 1996.
  • Studied accordion with famed Russian accordionist, Friedrich Lips.
  • Active participant in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community Education Program (ACE) and in Milwaukee theater productions.
  • Check out his website: www.stasv.com
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Alicia York

Piano

  • Undergraduate degree earned from Charter Oak State College.
  • Piano training includes many years of lessons with Hal-Leonard composer/arranger Carol Klose, Dr. Judit Jaimes of UWM and “well-prepared pianist” teacher Barbara Bunge.
  • Performed in the greater Milwaukee area in such venues as Concordia University with Acacia Theatre, IrishFest with Kylemore Folk Band, the Polish Center of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Opera On-Tap.
  • 14 years of teaching experience.
  • Teaches private music lessons because she enjoys helping people of a variety of ages and skill levels grow in their expertise and love of music.
  • Her studio is founded on a philosophy of musical enjoyment through excellence. Knowledgeable musicianship and persistent practicing creates an environment for creativity and fun!
  • She uses a classical music approach that focuses on classical repertoire, technique, arranging, scale work, and performances to build confidence and ease of playing.
  • Alicia is a member of Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs and offers performance opportunities throughout the year.
  • Accepts piano students 5 years or older but takes on younger students on a case-by-case basis.


Strings Teacher Bios | Back to Top


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Roza Borisova

Cello

  • Studied at Miami University, MA. Lived in Oxford, OH.
  • Attended the Music Academy of Gnesin's in Moscow, Russia.
  • Has played in the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.
  • Worked as assistant and principal.
  • Worked at Lawrence Academy of Music as a cello teacher.
  • Current freelance musician in the Milwaukee area.
  • Teaches cello of all levels ages 3 and up.
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Jon Matelski

Double Bass

  • Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance, U.W. Stevens Point 1996.
  • Private instructor in Milwaukee area since 2004.
  • Member of band Highway 414 (blues, classic rock and originals). Has played with the Central Wisconsin Symphony.
  • Freelance jazz performer with groups such as the Howard Schneider Orchestra, Mr. Lucky Swing Syndicate, Burgundy Ties, and the Dick Strauss Orchestra, etc.
  • Lessons emphasize ear-training, music theory, reading, and transrcription of students choice music.
  • Teaches ages 10 and up.
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Jim Schultz

Violin, Viola, Cello

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Studied with original 1st and 2nd violinists of the Fine Arts Quartet.
  • Currently performs with the Larry Lynne Band - country / rock.
  • Performs at Summerfest, State Fair, Country USA and Country Thunder.
  • Opened for Rascal Flatts, Tommy James, and Willie Nelson.
  • School, college, community theatre and orchestra experience.
  • Fiddle - WAMI nomination for "String Player of the Year".
  • Cascio Interstate teacher since 1999. Private and group teaching experience.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.
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Holly Trimborn Schuh

Violin

  • Studied with Leonard Sorkin, founder of the Fine Arts Quartet and master classes with Pinkas Zukerman.
  • Staff Musician and violin instructor at University of Wisconsin Washington County. Students have been accepted for further study at Oberlin, UW and with Eugene Fodor.
  • Concertmaster of opera and musical comedy orchestras throughout the Milwaukee area.
  • Performer and lecturer on ethnic styles of violin playing for the International Institute.
  • Featured performer at National Governor's Convention (1998) and World Trade Conference (2000). Solo violinist for Public Access Easter Television special (1994).
  • Solo violinist on CDs for several Wisconsin artists and CDs used for dance performances in Chicago, New York & Miami.
  • Violinsit / fiddler for "The Elegant Gypsies".
  • Averages over 250 performances per year at clubs, festivals, corporate events, weddings and formal recitals.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.


Woodwinds & Brass Teacher Bios | Back to Top


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Jenny Fedyszyn

Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree - Music History & Literature from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Principal instrument: clarinet; Secondary Instrument, Saxophone
  • Trained in both classical and jazz music.
  • Past adjudicator in the greater Milwaukee area.
  • Cascio Interstate Music instructor since 2003.
  • Tailors lessons individually to each student, allowing for advancing skills at each student’s pace.
  • Eager to spread knowledge and love of music in a fun, yet structured teaching environment.
  • Welcomes motivated students of all ages and skill levels, and highly enjoys working with eager beginning and intermediate students. 
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Amy Miller

Flute

  • Bachelor of Music - Flute Performance from UW-Whitewater.
  • Performed with the UW-Whitewater Symphony Orchestra.
  • Cascio Interstate Music instructor since 2001.
  • Welcomes students of all ages and skill levels.
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Matt Miller

Trumpet

  • Studied at UW-Eau Claire and at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA.
  • Teaches a variety of styles including jazz, classical, Latin and rock.
  • Has performed with national artists like Jeff Coffin, The Flock, Chris Poland, Ignacio Berroa, and American Standard. Currently performs more locally as a hired musician and is an active composer /writer of music for both radio and television.
  • Teaches both individual and small group music theory courses tailored to teach students how to become strong leaders, understand improvisation, and become versatile musicians.
  • Offers specialty group lessons to small ensembles looking to expand their knowledge of all styles of music and develop their own sound as an original group.
  • Works as a producer, helping solo artists/songwriters and bands develop their career as writers. With his studio also being a recording studio, he will produce songs and projects for an affordable rate. He has worked with artists Eagle Trace as well as Keegan Calmes from the popular band Vinyl Theatre.
  • Lessons are tailored to the individual student’s needs, offering a progressive course for advancing students of all ages and styles. Willing to accept beginning students if they are serious and self motivated.
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Peter Neumer

Saxophone, Flute

  • Offers instruction to all levels of players and musical styles.
  • Saxophone performance major from Berklee College of Music.
  • Active player with over 35 years of experience.
  • Featured saxophonist with Sly and the Family Stone (1984-1986), featured performer with the jazz group Venture at the Curacao Jazz Fest (1993-1996), member of Daryl Stuermer band (1988).
  • Currently performing with 52nd Street Band, Kris Crow Band, Milwaukee Tool Shed Band, and Alter Ego.
  • Keilwerth saxophone artist and clinician since 1990.
  • 2010 WAMI Award Winner for "Reed / Brass Player of the Year".
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Chris Nowak

All Brass Instruments

  • Welcomes all students, ages 8 and up (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels of Study)
  • In his seventh year as the Director of Bands for the Whitnall School District, as well as the District K-12 Music Education Coordinator
  • Earned his BFA in Instrumental & General Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he studied trumpet with Mark Niehaus (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) and Kevin Hartman (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
  • Has performed with a number of artists, including: Wayne Bergeron, Maynard Ferguson, Steve Weist, and Doc Severinsen.
  • In addition to maintaining an active teaching studio at Cascio, he is a certified adjudicator for the Wisconsin State Music Association and is an active freelance musician in the Milwaukee/Chicago area performing with a number of groups including: The Basilica Brass Ensemble, Command Performance, Jayk, and Saturday Detention.
  • Current affiliations include: High School Band Directors’ National Association, the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, the International Trumpet Guild, and the National Association for Music Education.
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Luke Repetti

Woodwinds

  • Bachelor of music from UW-Oshkosh with an emphasis in Saxophone Performance and Music Business.
  • Performed with the University Wind and Jazz Ensemble.
  • Trained in all styles of music including Jazz and Classical.
  • Has been a part of several bands and groups in the Milwaukee area.
  • Enjoys teaching music of all ages and skill levels.
  • Excellent with Solo and Ensemble guidance and preparation.
  • Very good with Beginners.
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Darralyn Scott

Flute

 
  • Bachelor of Music Flute (equivalent) from UW-Whitewater. Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • UW-Whitewater Flute Camp staff.
  • Played at National Flute Convention in Kansas City (1994). Played master classes with Judith Ormond of Milwaukee Symphony and with Laura Barron, soloist and Fullbright scholar of McGill University, Montreal.
  • Judge for area festivals such as the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs.
  • Teaches Suzuki flute method as well as traditional flute methods.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up for flute, and ages 11 and up for voice.
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Jill Streator

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

  • Bachelor of Arts degree - Music Education from St. Benedict College.
  • Current woodwind technician for Cascio Interstate Music.
  • Active instructor for over 10 years. Cascio Interstate Music instructor since 2001.
  • Past performer in various ensembles, community bands and churches.
  • Enjoys working with highly motivated students of all ages and skill levels.
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Dan Zaffran

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

  • Bachelor of Music degree - Northern Illinois University.
  • Holds teaching licenses in general and instrumental music.
  • Band director in the Milwaukee Public Schools since 1998.
  • Has taught instrumental lessons and directed several middle and high school bands.
  • Member of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) and the National Association for Music Education.
  • Emphasis on Jazz Performance including jazz arranging and transcription of jazz solos, comprehensive theory, ear training and history.


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Alissa Sawyer

Voice/Piano

  • Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Saint Mary's University, currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education at UW-Milwaukee.
  • Former choral and general music educator at De La Salle Elementary School, grades K-7, in Memphis, TN.
  • Served as music liturgist and piano accompanist in church and various recitals.
  • Active singer at weddings and recitals. Soloist at the Cathedral of Milwaukee, member of the Cathedral Choir.
  • Former member of the international-touring University Choir, Cathedral Choir of Memphis, and lead singer for praise and worship bands.
  • Has recorded original compositions and collaborated with other projects as both vocalist and pianist.
  • Experience with teaching beginning and intermediate piano and voice students, ages 6-20.
  • Enjoys teaching young musicians!
  • Teaches 10 years old and up
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Darralyn Scott

Voice

  • Bachelor of Music (Voice) degree from UW-Whitewater. Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Professional engagements at Festa Italiana and the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, and as a chorister with the Baltimore Opera Chorus, the Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI, the Bluemound Park Estates Independence Day Celebrations, and many area churches.
  • Performed operas in Chiari, Italy at the International Institute of Vocal Arts.
  • Recently organized performing events for students performing solos and duets at the Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies in Sussex, WI and the Sussex Village Park 50th Birthday Celebration.
  • Received two semesters of training in Pedagogy - the method of teaching singing.
  • Studied diction with acclaimed professor Thomas Grubb of the Juilliard School of Music.
  • Enjoys teaching the following styles: broadway, opera, art song, pop and some rock.
  • Assists singers in developing a strong, beautiful tone and good control of their voice.
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Alicia York

Voice

  • Undergraduate degree earned from Charter Oak State College.
  • Piano training includes many years of lessons with Hal-Leonard composer/arranger Carol Klose, Dr. Judit Jaimes of UWM and “well-prepared pianist” teacher Barbara Bunge.
  • Performed in the greater Milwaukee area in such venues as Concordia University with Acacia Theatre, IrishFest with Kylemore Folk Band, the Polish Center of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Opera On-Tap.
  • 14 years of teaching experience.
  • Teaches private music lessons because she enjoys helping people of a variety of ages and skill levels grow in their expertise and love of music.
  • Her studio is founded on a philosophy of musical enjoyment through excellence. Knowledgeable musicianship and persistent practicing creates an environment for creativity and fun!
  • She uses a classical music approach that focuses on classical repertoire, technique, arranging, scale work, and performances to build confidence and ease of playing.
  • Alicia is a member of Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs and offers performance opportunities throughout the year.
  • Accepts piano students 5 years or older but takes on younger students on a case-by-case basis.


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Dave Kasik

Harmonica

  • Music Occupations Degree from Milwaukee Area Tech College. Graduated with Honors.
  • A professional musician for over 42 years.
  • Played and recorded with Leroy Airmaster, Jim Liban, Short Stuff, Spanic Boys, Jon Paris, Sam McCue, and Tim Castle and Young Southern.
  • Specializes in blues, blues rock, rock & roll and theory.
  • Teaches ages 4 and up.
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Stas Venglevski

Accordion, Bayon

  • Masters degree in Music from the Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
  • Instructor at Cascio Interstate Music since 1996.
  • Studied accordion with famed Russian accordionist, Friedrich Lips.
  • Active participant in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community Education Program (ACE) and in Milwaukee theater productions.
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Jim Waller

Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Various Ethnic Strings

  • Studied with Richard Pick, James Yoghourijian, master classes with Andre Segovia.
  • Performed at Wisconsin Conservatory and across Wisconsin on lute and other early musical instruments.
  • Backed Patsy Cline, Ray Price and appeared on Johnny Cash show on tour playing guitar.
  • WAMI award winner for bluegrass banjo.
  • Lecturer / performer on ethnic instruments for The International Institute.
  • Guitarist in "The Elegant Gypsies".
  • Teacher in Milwaukee area for over 25 years.
  • Teaches ages 5 and up.
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