2018 - Summer Music Instructors

Click on the instrument listed to show available instructors. Some instrument may not have instructors listed.

Faculty level instructors have their names in PURPLE with an asterix. The rest of the instructors are UW-Stevens Point student instructors whose names are in BLACK.

 Banjo

Tom McComb*

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 Baritone

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them."

 Cello

Nayoung Ryoo

Nayoung is a first semester junior with a major in Music Education. She is currently a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra cello section. In South Korea, she was a section leader for six years in her church orchestra. While in music high school, she was a president of the students. Nayoung won several awards as a cellist such as, Most Outstanding Lower Strings Players in Concert Orchestra, Winner of the 2nd KICS and CTS Music Competition, and Student of the Year, to name a few. She has traveled to several voluntary missionary trips to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Cambodia to work as a music area assistant.

 Clarinet

Alexandra Gordon

Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.

Alexandra Gordon Profile Picture


 

Casey Urbanek

Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments.

​Brenna Ohrmundt

Brenna is a senior Instrumental, General Music Education and Clarinet Performance major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During her studies at Stevens Point, she has performed as Principal Clarinetist in the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, along with multiple chamber groups and solo performers. Alongside her performance, Brenna is an established educator with her budding studio, her positions with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has been a part of the Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin for multiple years. She has lead a multitude of clarinet and woodwind workshops for local schools, becoming a noted teacher in the area. As a conductor, she has won the UW-Stevens Point conducting contest and has lead the UWSP Wind Ensemble in a performance in October 2017 and has led the Wausau Community Theatre in the summer 2018 as their pit conductor for Disney's "Little Mermaid". After graduating this December, her lifetime goal is to become a professional conductor and collegiate music education professor. She is a fun, quirky educator with a unique teaching style and looks forward to teaching your students!

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 English Horn

Arin Lemke*

Arin is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. She is a Biology major, but music is definitely one of her passions. She began playing oboe 11 years ago. In high school, she was involved in a touring band/choir group that went on tours across the United States. She has taken lessons and studio, been a part of the Concert Band and Orchestra, and played in a woodwind trio. Arin has also studied reed making and English horn. Also offering Oboe music lessons.

 French Horn

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Kayla Wenos
(Intermediate Piano)

Kayla is a 5th year student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point studying Instrumental, Choral, and General Music Education. She has been playing horn for 11 years and has studied under Dr. Patrick Miles and Dr. Andres Moran. She currently plays in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and a student Brass Quintet. Kayla has been singing for much of her life, and has studied under Dr. Matthew Markham and Professor Susan Bender. She is currently a member of the UWSP Concert Choir, and has performed roles in the UWSP Operas. Kayla has been playing piano for many years and has advanced to the state level of WSMA solo and ensemble for her piano events along with her other instruments and voice. Kayla has a passion and a lot of enthusiasm for music and is excited to share this with her students.

 Euphonium

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them." 

 Flute

No instructor available at this time.

 Guitar

Tom McComb*

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 Harmonica

Tom McComb*

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students. 

 Mandolin

Tom McComb*

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students. 

 Oboe

Arin Lemke* 

Arin is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. She is a Biology major, but music is definitely one of her passions. She began playing oboe 11 years ago. In high school, she was involved in a touring band/choir group that went on tours across the United States. She has taken lessons and studio, been a part of the Concert Band and Orchestra, and played in a woodwind trio. Arin has also studied reed making and English horn. Also offering English horn music lessons.

Alexandra Gordon

Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.

Alexandra Gordon Profile Picture

 

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​​Brenna Ohrmundt

Brenna is a senior Instrumental, General Music Education and Clarinet Performance major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During her studies at Stevens Point, she has performed as Principal Clarinetist in the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, along with multiple chamber groups and solo performers. Alongside her performance, Brenna is an established educator with her budding studio, her positions with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has been a part of the Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin for multiple years. She has lead a multitude of clarinet and woodwind workshops for local schools, becoming a noted teacher in the area. As a conductor, she has won the UW-Stevens Point conducting contest and has lead the UWSP Wind Ensemble in a performance in October 2017 and has led the Wausau Community Theatre in the summer 2018 as their pit conductor for Disney's "Little Mermaid". After graduating this December, her lifetime goal is to become a professional conductor and collegiate music education professor. She is a fun, quirky educator with a unique teaching style and looks forward to teaching your students!

 Percussion

Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson is a second semester junior, majoring in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Music Education. He performed with UWSP's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and has played drum set with Jazz Combos. In addition to UWSP's ensembles, he has been a substitute percussionist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and has played in the pit orchestra with Central Wisconsin Community Theatre. Curtis has had the pleasure of being the Percussion Coach with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as a Percussion Tech with Chippewa Falls High School Marching Band.

 

 Piano

Alexandra Gordon
(Beginning Piano)

Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.

Alexandra Gordon Profile Picture


Andrea Franklin

Andrea Andrea Franklin is a senior studying Choral and General Music Education with a minor in piano. She has been playing piano since she was six, studying with Julie Jorgensen and Stijn De Cock, Ph.D. Although she has spent a lot of time with the piano, Andrea's main instrument is voice. She has been singing since she could talk, and has spent four years studying voice at the collegiate level with Matthew Markham, Ph.D. She has also worked with Professor Susan Bender and Professor Chelsea Betz in master classes. In high school, she participated in musicals, concert choir, show choir, and chapel accompaniment. She also participated in Solo and Ensemble for three years in many events, receiving an Exemplary Award for her classical voice solo in 2014. Andrea is also an avid composer, having studied with Charles Young, Ph.D, Jonah Elrod, and Matthew Buchman. She has had seven pieces premiere on the UWSP campus and has participated in the Very Young Composers Program for two years. Andrea loves teaching music, and is always excited to help her students reach their full potential as a person and musician.

 

Casey Urbanek
(Beginning Piano)

Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments. 

 

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Kayla Wenos
(Intermediate Piano)

Kayla is a 5th year student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point studying Instrumental, Choral, and General Music Education. She has been playing horn for 11 years and has studied under Dr. Patrick Miles and Dr. Andres Moran. She currently plays in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and a student Brass Quintet. Kayla has been singing for much of her life, and has studied under Dr. Matthew Markham and Professor Susan Bender. She is currently a member of the UWSP Concert Choir, and has performed roles in the UWSP Operas. Kayla has been playing piano for many years and has advanced to the state level of WSMA solo and ensemble for her piano events along with her other instruments and voice. Kayla has a passion and a lot of enthusiasm for music and is excited to share this with her students.

 Saxophone

Alexandra Gordon

Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.

Alexandra Gordon Profile Picture


Casey Urbanek

Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments. 

 Trombone

Jesse Frozene (Beginning Trombone)

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them." 

 

 Trumpet

​Adam Warnke

Adam began playing trumpet in the 5th grade, and has had a passion for music ever since. He believes in a solid foundation of the fundamental basics when first learning the instrument. Adam has a wide knowledge of music theory along with many genres of music including Classical, Jazz, and Church Music. Adam is currently pursuing a Trumpet Performance degree under Brent Turney as well as a Jazz Studies Minor under Mathew Buchman. He also performs regularly throughout the Central and Northeastern Wisconsin Area. Adam loves teaching private lessons and hopes to bring the same musical passion he has to his students. 

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 Tuba

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them."

 Ukulele

Tom McComb*

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 Viola

No instructor available at this time.

 Violin

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​Paul Frater*

Paul Frater has been playing violin for nearly 30 years. He has played in the UWSP Symphony Orchestra, Green Bay Civic Symphony, the Green Bay Youth Symphony, and, for many years, as the 2nd violinist in the Allegro String Quartet, Door County, WI. Paul loves to play violin and share his love of music by teaching others. His other hobbies include pretty much anything outdoors.


 

 Voice

Andrea Franklin

Andrea Andrea Franklin is a senior studying Choral and General Music Education with a minor in piano. She has been playing piano since she was six, studying with Julie Jorgensen and Stijn De Cock, Ph.D. Although she has spent a lot of time with the piano, Andrea's main instrument is voice. She has been singing since she could talk, and has spent four years studying voice at the collegiate level with Matthew Markham, Ph.D. She has also worked with Professor Susan Bender and Professor Chelsea Betz in master classes. In high school, she participated in musicals, concert choir, show choir, and chapel accompaniment. She also participated in Solo and Ensemble for three years in many events, receiving an Exemplary Award for her classical voice solo in 2014. Andrea is also an avid composer, having studied with Charles Young, Ph.D, Jonah Elrod, and Matthew Buchman. She has had seven pieces premiere on the UWSP campus and has participated in the Very Young Composers Program for two years. Andrea loves teaching music, and is always excited to help her students reach their full potential as a person and musician.

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Kayla Wenos

​Kayla is a 5th year student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point studying Instrumental, Choral, and General Music Education. She has been playing horn for 11 years and has studied under Dr. Patrick Miles and Dr. Andres Moran. She currently plays in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and a student Brass Quintet. Kayla has been singing for much of her life, and has studied under Dr. Matthew Markham and Professor Susan Bender. She is currently a member of the UWSP Concert Choir, and has performed roles in the UWSP Operas. Kayla has been playing piano for many years and has advanced to the state level of WSMA solo and ensemble for her piano events along with her other instruments and voice. Kayla has a passion and a lot of enthusiasm for music and is excited to share this with her students.

 

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​To Register

Summer 2018 online registration will open on May 1, 2018. Again, please review the available summer instructors.

Fees

Music Lessons Pricing

30, 45, 60 minute lessons available.

Please review the summer pricing as they have changed from the fall and spring semesters.

Instruments

Students must provide their own music instruments.

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To cancel your registration, your request must be done in writing by emailing us at uwspce-aco@uwsp.edu. Cancellation request made to your music instructor will not be accepted.
 
Full refunds are available if cancelled before the first lesson. Make-up lessons for cancelled lessons may be scheduled in advance with the instructor. Students who miss a lesson without prior notice will be charged for that lesson. Lessons must be completed by the end of the term, lessons do not carryover into the new term. Any other arrangments must be approved by the instructor and the program manager.