Music Teacher Bios
Program Director, Piano Lessons
Marcy teaches piano and is the Lesson Program Director at Morgan Music. She has a bachelor's degree in music therapy from UW-Eau Claire and has worked as a music therapist and music minister. Marcy designs the lessons specific to each student's goals. She recognizes that piano lessons need to incorporate teaching the value of discipline and hard work while also having fun. She teaches all ages and has a passion for helping her students develop a lasting love of music. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and involved with its local chapter, Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association.
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Composition & Music Theory
Jerod K. is an accomplished musician who has been playing professionally for the past 14 years. His focus has been in jazz, classical, rock, pop, country, and bluegrass. He has performed saxophone, flute, and clarinet in every lower 48 US states, the lower Canadian provinces, and most of Japan. He studied at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City. He is proficient in many instruments including: saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, acoustic/electric guitar, upright/electric bass, ukelele, piccolo, recorder, penny whistle, composition/songwriting, and music theory. His love of music and its instruments is only matched by sharing his knowledge with any and all who would want to learn.
Jennifer teaches to all ages and all levels, beginner through advanced. She has played the piano since she was nine, has a degree in history, and is currently finishing a second degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Jennifer is a professional musician, and is active in the community and university as a solo performer (piano and harpsichord), accompanist, and vocal coach. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Music Teachers’ Association. As a piano teacher, she seeks ways to best meet the unique needs and desires of her students, while simultaneously keeping a focus on developing a healthy piano technique. She has a particular interest in the history of music, and tries to develop this curiosity in her students so that they can better understand the historical and cultural context of the music they play.
Dr. Julietta R
Harp Lessons, Voice Lessons, Composition Lessons, and Piano Lessons
Julietta’s doctorate and masters degree is in music composition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her second masters degree is in harp from Northern Illinois University where she studied harp with Liz Cifani and received training in Healing Harps from Dr. Ron Price. Julietta is a professional singer/songwriter as well as
classically trained harpist and composer. She has composed an opera, two concertos, and numerous chamber works for harp, voice, piano, and other instruments. Julietta is passionate about the art of teaching and has enjoyed working with a diverse range of students including students with special needs. Her approach is
flexible, assisting students in achieving their individual goals. She has developed a harp curriculum for adult beginners called “Classics at Your Fingertips” and “Technique at Your Fingertips” books 1-5. She has also developed a harp curriculum for children called “Plucky Bunny’s Harp Adventures” books 1-3. In addition to being well grounded in technique, students are encouraged to explore a wide range of repertoires and to create their own music.
Piano Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Trombone, Beginning Band Lessons
Ari Carlson is a music student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she is finishing up her bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education. Her primary instruments are trombone and piano, but she enjoys teaching beginning band lessons to students on any instrument. She has been playing trombone since she was ten and piano since she was eight, so she has had a lifelong passion for music! Ari tailors lessons to the individual needs of her students to find a healthy balance between hard work and fun. When teaching lessons, she uses a combination of teaching by rote as well as with print music.
Sean has a bachelor's degree in guitar performance from Berklee College of Music, and now works as a performing musician in the Eau Claire area. Sean aims to instill a solid base of musicianship in all of his students. He focuses on the elements of time, proper intonation, efficient technique, and a basic understanding of music theory.
Sean has been teaching guitar lessons since the age of 15, and aims to keep lessons up tempo and engaging. Students can expect to spend as much time playing as they do listening.
Guitar Lessons, Beginning Harmonica Lessons
After starting on clarinet and oboe, Mike began playing guitar in the 8th Grade. Later he played guitar in his high school jazz band, started a rock band, and made friends from different backgrounds as he played guitar while serving in the military. He currently plays guitar in two bands, one electric and one acoustic. After more than thirty years of teaching secondary English, he retired from public school teaching and now he teaches again -here at Morgan Music.
"Studying music improves one’s self-esteem, work ethic and yes, even quality of life! I particularly enjoy teaching guitar and helping my students experience the power, magic and joy of music!" -Mike
Guitar Lessons, Bass Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Exploring Music Lessons
Adam has been creating music in the Chippewa Valley for nearly 20 years. He plays in multiple groups spanning all genres. Adam is obsessed with all things music and guitar, and he'd love to share that joy and passion with you!
Percussion Lessons, Beginning Band Lessons
Kelly Wohlbier holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She taught band, orchestra, and general music in the Stevens Point School District before she moved to the Chippewa Valley. Kelly is a licensed instrumental music instructor, and currently teaches percussion at the High School and Middle Schools in Chippewa Falls.
Dr. Brian A
Flute Lessons, Violin Lessons
Brian grew up playing violin and flute in Plano, Texas. He went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in flute performance, including a doctorate from the University of Kansas. Brian enjoys performing music from the 18th century to today as a soloist and as Principal Flute of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. He has been teaching students of all ages and abilities for over ten years. As a teacher, Brian helps students achieve their full potential by developing self-sufficient learners and artists. He is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association.
Lydia Hynson Park, a Milwaukee native and recent Eau Claire resident, began teaching cello during her undergraduate degree at Lawrence University. After transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she continued her path in pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Music. She then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University. Lydia received a scholarship to play in the Graduate String Quartet, earned a Certificate in Cello Pedagogy, and a Master's in Music from CSU. After completing her degree, she taught lessons at both the String Academy of Wyoming and throughout the Northern Colorado area. She also founded and managed The Fort Collins All-City High School Honors Orchestra.
Lydia specializes in teaching very young beginners (ages 4-8) a modified Suzuki program that involves weekly private lessons, group lessons, and yearly recitals. With the structure of the Suzuki method, Lydia incorporates other aspects of music as well, including singing, dancing, composing, and improvising.
Staš teaches drumset and percussion and is an Eau Claire native who is fortunate to have been involved in many musical opportunities growing up and while at Memorial High School such as State Honors Band and State Solo Ensemble. He graduated from UWEC with a music liberal arts bachelors degree and emphasis in percussion where he participated in groups such as wind ensemble, jazz, symphony orchestra, BMB, and percussion ensemble. He has performed in the pits of over 2 dozen ECCT and CVTG productions, performs jazz around town, and regularly plays timpani and percussion in the Chippewa Valley Symphony and Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. He also tours nationally and records with many area bands such as Them Coulee Boys, Elvessa, Naalia, and Raptor Octavius. He previously taught at the Eau Claire Music School where he taught students of many abilities and as young as elementary school age. He believes in framing lessons around the student’s interests as much as he can with the primary goal of finding joy in playing music.
Piano Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Oboe Lessons, Bassoon Lessons
Music has been part of Becky's life for as long as she can remember. She began playing the piano at age 5 and the oboe and clarinet at age 11, adding the bassoon and other woodwind instruments a year later. Becky taught piano and woodwind lessons for seven years at her own studio in Prescott, WI, also teaching piano lessons at the Hastings, MN Veterans Home for three of those years. Becky teaches beginning to advanced piano, oboe, bassoon, and clarinet lessons. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, including adults and students with special needs. Her approach to lessons is tailored to each student's strengths, abilities, and interests.