Introducing Milwaukee’s newest world-class instructors
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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!
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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
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 2019 Lesson Availability
Bayside/Fox Point | Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
New Piano Faculty
Chris Rottmayer, Jazz Piano
Master Degree, Jazz Studies – University of South Florida | Doctor of Musical Arts (second year) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
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
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 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
Rodolfo Faistauer, Piano
MM – Strasbourg Conservatory, France | DMA (in progress) – Northwestern University
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
New Strings Faculty
Mary Kelly Hutchinson, Violin
BA, Violin Performance | Carthage College
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
Jasmin Jawad, Harp
BM – Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University | MM – Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
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
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 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
New Woodwinds & Brass Faculty
Samantha Haake, Flute
MM & Performer’s Certificate – University of Wisconsin
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
Bill Helmers, Clarinet
MM – The Juilliard School of Music
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
Emmy Rozanski, Trombone
DMA – Arizona State University
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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