WCM at Kettle Moraine
Sign-up for virtual lessons with world-class teachers & musicians
Get a jump-start on WSMA competition or just play for fun!
Build your skill with expert teachers who have performed at Carnegie Hall, with our hometown Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and more!
Online lessons are held after the school day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and are open to all members of the community – all ages and experience levels welcome.
Register today to get a jump start on school band and orchestra, or just have fun. Hurry – lesson times are limited and will fill quickly!
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INSTRUMENTS, INSTRUCTORS, & SCHEDULES
Leanne League, Violin/Viola
Undergraduate Degree, Violin/Baroque Violin | Eastman School of Music & Florida State University
Masterʼs Degree | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leanne League is the violin and viola professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she was named the 2010 Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the American String Teachers Association. She is the associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony and assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed extensively with the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. Her performances have taken her to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Vienna, Graz, Spoleto, Slovenia, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.
Leanne’s Fall 2020 Kettle Moraine Availability
Tuesdays from 3:30pm — 6:30pm; 7:30pm — 9:00pm | Updated 08/26/20
Sam Winternheimer, Bass
Bachelor Degree | Michigan State University | Master Degree, Jazz Studies | Florida State University
As an active bassist residing in Milwaukee, WI, Sam performs professionally in a wide variety of musical styles, as a leader and as a sideman, on upright bass and electric bass. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, where he studied with world-renowned bassist, Rodney Whitaker, and received his Master’s Degree in jazz studies from Florida State University. He has studied classically with the Assistant Principal of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Robert Goodlett, and taught alongside Robert at the Quattro String Academy in Indianapolis, IN. He currently serves as the Bass Instructor at Eastern Illinois University. As a seasoned teacher, Sam enjoys working with students with experience ranging from beginners to professionals.
Sam’s Fall 2020 Kettle Moraine Availability
Tuesdays from 3:30pm — 9:00pm | Updated 8/26/20
Tobias James, Guitar
BM – Cleveland Institute of Music | MM – Peabody Institute
Was a prize recipient at Guitar Foundation of America, Indiana International Guitar competition, All Ohio Stroud Competition, East Carolina Guitar competition, Louisville Guitar competition and others.
Tobias’ Fall 2020 Kettle MOraine Availability
Tuesdays from 3:30pm — 4:30pm; 7:00pm — 8:30pm | Updated 8/26/20
Colin O’Day, Percussion
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Percussion Performance | University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Has performed as a substitute and extra percussionist and timpanist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. During the summer, plays with the Northern Sky Theater, a theater company that performs at Peninsula State Park in Door County, WI.
Colin’s Fall 2020 Kettle MOraine Availability
Thursdays from 3:30pm — 9:00pm | Updated 8/26/20
Haeshin Shin, Piano
DMA – Boston University
Recently has performed at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (Seoul, Korea), Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and Tsai Performance Center (Boston), as well as at Harvard, the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, among others.
Haeshin’s Fall 2020 Kettle Moraine Availability
Thursdays from 2:30pm — 3:30pm; 4:30pm | Updated 8/26/20
George Teague, Cello
MM – Chicago College of Performing Arts
George teaches private lessons and also in the Suzuki Strings program. George’s teaching strongly revolves around Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that “Every Child Can!” It is this belief that every person possesses the ability to play beautiful, satisfying music. An accomplished performer, George has held principal seats in numerous orchestras, including the CCPA Symphony and NAU Symphony Orchestra, as well a cello section member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
George’s Fall 2020 Kettle MOraine Availability
Fridays from 4:30pm — 7:00pm | Updated 8/26/20
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Meet Our Teachers
The heart of the Conservatory is our faculty, consisting of over 100 teaching artists. We build on the legacy of dedicated and talented musicians who have learned, studied and worked here before us for well over a century.
Tuition & Payment Plans
Thanks to our partnership with the KM School District & KM Community Education, the Conservatory is able to offer KM families a resident discount of up to $90 per semester. Enrollment is ongoing on a first-come, first-served basis. Lesson packages that begin mid-semester will be pro-rated for the remaining weeks.
KM Residents (2 – 16 weeks) – $35/lesson
Non-Residents (2 – 16 weeks) – $38.46/lesson
KM Residents (2 – 16 weeks – piano only) – $36/lesson
Non KM Residents (2 – 16 weeks – piano only) – $39.46/lesson
Payment plans are available for families who wish to split their payments into monthly amounts over the course of the academic year. The initial payment is due at the time of registration and, following that, autopayments will be applied to a credit card on the first of each month.
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