Group and Individual Lessons
(Ukulele, Guitar, Bass)
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” ― Plato
“Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.” ― Aristotle
“Keep music and art alive in our schools because the greatness of a country is not measured by wars that are won, by territory annexed or even the size of a deficit. It is measured by the beauty of the art work by talented hands, the sounds of the music created from the heart and by the wonder of the eyes and ears beholding them in joy. Art and music are the windows of the soul of any country. The greater the art created, the greater the country.” ― Clarrissa Lee Moon
“There’s that thing that can happen to you when you meet somebody and you don’t consider them extraordinary at all and then they do something like play the cello or write amazing poetry or sing and suddenly you look at them completely differently.” ― Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR GROUP LESSONS:
Learning and practicing in a group setting is a great way to acquire and develop the skills needed to play as part of an ensemble. You will also learn how music is composed and arranged, and how the elements of music work together to create a song. In a group you will become familiar with many different styles and genres of music from a variety of cultures and historical periods.
People of all ages are encouraged and welcome to join a group. Students will have opportunities to participate in recitals, workshops, clinics, and other public events. A large side-benefit of the group experience is that it helps students overcome shyness and fear of performing in public. It’s also a lot of fun!
Group ukulele lessons are 45 minutes long and are held once a week at Heid Music, 2605 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, WI 54304. Tuition for a three-month session costs only $210, plus a $25 registration fee. (The tuition fee will be prorated for students who join a group mid-session.)
The sessions are as follows:
- SPRING SESSION (March, April, May)
- SUMMER SESSION (June, July, August)
- FALL SESSION (September, October, November)
- WINTER SESSION (December, January, February)
To sign up for group ukulele lessons just go to Heid Music and fill out a referral form or call them at (920) 498-2228, and an instructor will call you to arrange lessons.
NOTE: Absolute beginners often take a few months of individual lessons before joining a group.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS:
The more serious student may prefer weekly one-on-one lessons with a qualified Heid Music instructor. If you desire to study and learn how to play the melody, harmony, and rhythm at the same time and aspire toward the higher intermediate and advanced levels of musicianship, then personal individualized lessons are your best option.
Individual ukulele lessons are held at Heid Music, 2605 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, WI 54304. To sign up just go to Heid Music and fill out a referral form or call them at (920) 498-2228, and an instructor will call you to arrange lessons.
The cost of individual lessons is $25 per half-hour lesson. A $25 dollar registration fee is also required.
“Great teachers are great learners.” — Paul Harris
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:
BA History, UW-Madison, WI, 1988; BA Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Summa cum Laude, 1996
During his early youth in the 1960s Michael learned piano from an excellent instructor (thanks Mrs. Conta!) and at age 13 taught himself guitar and played lead guitar in various bands. That was many, many years and many. many pounds ago!
He has been providing private guitar, bass, ukulele, and other stringed instrument instruction at Heid Music Green Bay since 2000. His passion for music and his interest in history and art combine to produce this website. His next project is to finalize the development of a new format for sheet music and hopes to get his work published some day.
TEACHER: “Did you practice your instrument this week?”
STUDENT: “Um, yeah.”