Introducing Milwaukee's newest world-class instructors

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Introducing Milwaukee’s newest world-class instructors

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New Students – Just $185 for your first six lessons!*
From Juilliard and Carnegie Hall, to international concert venues, and even our hometown Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – our newest faculty members are standing by to help you and your family learn to play. Instructor schedules are filling up quickly, so register today for your first six lessons!

AGES: All Ages
LOCATIONS: Downtown Milwaukee, Bayside/Fox Point, Brookfield

 

BROWSE BY INSTRUMENT

New – Guitar | New – Piano | New – Strings/Suzuki | New – Woodwinds & Brass | Full Faculty – All Instruments

 

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* Instructor availability is accurate as of 9/12/19. Real-time availability is subject to change, based on demand. Tuition does not include registration or historic preservation fees.


New Guitar Faculty

Tobias James, Guitar

Selected Education
BM – Cleveland Institute of Music | MM – Peabody Institute

Fast Facts
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 2019 Lesson Availability

Bayside/Fox Point | Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

 

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New Piano Faculty

Chris Rottmayer

Chris Rottmayer, Jazz Piano

Selected Education
Master Degree, Jazz Studies – University of South Florida | Doctor of Musical Arts (second year) – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fast Facts
He is a current Walt Disney World cast member, performing with the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, and is the jazz piano instructor at the University of South Florida, where he holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies.

 

Chris’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Bayside/Fox Point | Sunday Afternoons

 

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Haeshin Shin, Piano

Selected Education
DMA – Boston University

Fast Facts
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 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Wednesdays from 3:00-9:00pm

Bayside/Fox Point | Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Brookfield | Tuesdays from 2:00-8:00pm

 

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Rodolfo Faistauer, Piano

Selected Education
MM – Strasbourg Conservatory, France | DMA (in progress) – Northwestern University

Fast Facts
Rodolfo is new to the Conservatory, and Rodolfo has over 10 years of private teaching experience. He has played solo and chamber music in Brazil, France, Austria, Germany and the United States. Rodolfo’s major goal is to help his students develop a balanced and free approach to the instrument in which technique and musical understanding are integrated and the sense of curiosity is always nourished.

 

Rodolfo’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Fridays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm ; Saturdays from 9:00am – 9:45am, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

 

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New Strings Faculty

Mary Kelly Hutchinson, Violin

Selected Education
BA, Violin Performance | Carthage College

Fast Facts
Prior to the Conservatory, she was the assistant director and a violin teacher at the Carthage Arts Academy, providing a well-rounded education for pre-college and adult students in the Southeastern Wisconsin area. Mary Kelly also teaches in the Conservatory’s Suzuki Strings program.

 

Mary Kelly’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 5:15pm – 6:00pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 

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Jasmin Jawad, Harp

Selected Education
BM – Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University | MM – Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

Fast Facts
Served as Principal Harpist with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Performed at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago with Joshua Bell and has played under the baton of Franz Welser-Most, Michael Stern, Giancarlo Guerrero, Andrea Quinn, and Bramwell Tovey.

 

Jasmin’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

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george teague cello

George Teague, Cello

Selected Education
MM – Chicago College of Performing Arts

Fast Facts
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 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Tuesdays from 4:30pm-7:45pm

Bayside/Fox Point | Mondays from 3:45pm-7:45 pm

Brookfield (Starts October 24) | Thursdays from 4:30pm-7:45pm

 

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New Woodwinds & Brass Faculty

Samantha Haake, Flute

Selected Education
MM & Performer’s Certificate – University of Wisconsin

Fast Facts
Winner of the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Concerto Competition. Frequent performances with Present Music – Milwaukee as part of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee flute ensemble.

 

Samantha’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Wednesdays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 6:30pm – 9:00pm; Fridays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

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Bill Helmers, Clarinet

Selected Education
MM – The Juilliard School of Music

Fast Facts
Has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony since 1980. Has worked with many other orchestras, including Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cleveland, Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Opera and Rochester. Has also been a member of the contemporary ensemble Present Music since the group’s inception.

 

Bill’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability

Downtown Milwaukee | Mondays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm

 

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emmy rozanski trombone

Emmy Rozanski, Trombone

Selected Education
DMA – Arizona State University

Fast Facts
She is adjunct music faculty at Alverno College, a teaching artist for Sistema Ravinia, and low brass instructor at Highland Park High School. She is currently the principal trombonist for the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (Skokie, IL) and has recently performed with the International Women’s Music Festival Orchestra (Madison) Summit Brass (Denver), the Powder River Symphony (Wyoming), and the Billings Symphony (Montana). In 2016, Emmy toured Switzerland performing with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble.

 

Emmy’s Fall 2019 Lesson Availability(starts september 23)

Downtown Milwaukee | Mondays from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

 

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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.

 

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