Patrick Marsh Middle School Private Lesson Teachers
Steve Carmichael (saxophone) is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy Bands, having performed in over 40 countries. From 2008 – 2012 he served as Director of Jazz Studies at Carthage College, Kenosha Wisconsin. Currently Steve is finishing his dissertation at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, earning a Doctor of Music Arts in Saxophone Performance. He holds a Master of Education degree from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Winds from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Active as a soloist and clinician, Steve has judge solo and ensemble clinics, concert band contest, and jazz festivals in Illinois, California, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Italy, Australia, and Japan. Many of Steve’s private saxophone and flute students have made All-State band and Orchestra, accepted to top universities around the world, employed in military bands, and are active educators in valued secondary school music programs.
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Mark Davison (trombone/euphonium/tuba) is a graduate of Sun Prairie High School. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from UW-LaCrosse. As a tubist, he has performed with a number of different ensembles including the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Davison currently teaches private trombone, euphonium and tuba lessons. He is also one of the directors for The Sound of Sun Prairie Marching Band. He is a highly sought after clinician and educator.
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Paul Dietrich (trumpet) is a Midwestern-based trumpet player, composer, arranger, and educator. He is the leader of the Paul Dietrich Quintet, a jazz group that draws on influences from modern and classic jazz, Western classical music, folk, progressive rock and other diverse genres. Their first album, We Always Get There, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim on Chicago's Blujazz record label. Equally comfortable as a performer and composer, Paul earned his Bachelor's degree in Trumpet with an emphasis in Jazz from Lawrence University in 2010 and a Master's of Music in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in 2012. He is an active performer throughout Chicago and Wisconsin, and is an active member of several of Madison's best jazz groups. EMAIL: Paul.email@example.com PHONE: 920.229.7711
Pedro Garcia (clarinet) is from Frisco, TX, recently graduated from UW-Madison with his Masters in Clarinet Performance. While at the University, Pedro performed with both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra as a principal player in both groups, along with numerous small ensembles. Originally from Frisco, TX, Pedro has created private studios back home as well as in the Madison area, teaching students of all skill levels and ages. His teachers include Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. Kimberly Cole-Luevano, and Dr. Linda Bartley.
Ken Paris (percussion) is a retired band director and educator. His teaching career included four years (1975-1979) in Fort Atkinson and thirty years (1979-2009) in Sun Prairie. Mr. Paris received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago (1975) and his Masters degree in music education from UW Madison in 1992. Professionally, he was a member of WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association), MENC (Music educators national conference) and WNBA (Wisconsin national band association). Mr. Paris was also President/Treasurer/Secretary of MACBDA (Mid America Competing Band Directors Association) for 15 years. His duties in Fort Atkinson school district included elementary band, HS marching band and all percussion lessons district wide. In Sun Prairie, Mr. Paris taught band at every level and building in the district. He also directed the HS pep band, JV sound project and Sound of Sun Prairie for many years. He was department coordinator for 6 years and taught a jazz ensemble every year since its start in the early 1980's. Mr. Paris grew up on a dairy farm south of Madison and attended school in Oregon. He loves the sport of volleyball and coached in Sun Prairie from 1986-2009. Mr. Paris retired in June of 2009 and looks forward to the opportunities of travel and spending more time with his family.
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Victoria Rockman (flute) studied Flute Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with Dr. James Grine. She is a former member of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Victoria performs in many different venues, including a Messiah orchestra, SPCT pit orchestras, as a wedding musician and various other group and solo opportunities. She has also performed a solo with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Choir in the State Capital for the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Victoria maintains a flute studio in Sun Prairie with students from as far away as Waterloo, Wisconsin Dells, and Hortonville, WI. Many of her students participate in groups such as the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Winds of Wisconsin, Shell Lake Honors Camp, WSMA State Honors Band and Orchestra, Interlochen and other honors performing opportunities. Her students consistently receive top honors in solo and state competitions, and many of them have gone on to pursue degrees in music. In addition to individual lessons, Victoria’s students are educated in flute choir experience. Her studio currently has three flute choirs, and she has recently been directing a flute choir at Sun Prairie High School. Currently, Victoria is residing in Sun Prairie, WI, with her husband, Jim, and their four children, Robert, Joseph, Alexsandra, and Anastasia.
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Tsai-Ying Li (horn) Originally from Taiwan, Tsai-Ying Li has been playing the horn since age fourteen. She received her Masters Degree in music performance in 2014 from Northern Illinois University where she received a full scholarship. Currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she studies horn with Daniel Grabois and wind conducting with Scott Teeple. Tsai-Ying has performed in Taiwan and the United Sates as a soloist and chamber musician. She has also played extensively with horn choirs, wind ensembles, and orchestras. She has taught students in Taiwan and in the United States as a horn teacher. Tsai-Ying performed on the stage of New York’s Carnegie Hall with the UW Wind Ensemble in 2015. In addition, Tsai-Ying performed and recorded in Madison with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2014. She also conducted University of Wisconsin Madison Horn Choir at Chazen Museum and performed with Wisconsin College and Faculty Brass Ensemble for Wisconsin State Conference in 2015. Besides, Tsai-Ying recently performed with Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra in 2016.
Lesson Length, Location, and Time:
Lessons take place one day per week in the music wing at Patrick Marsh Middle School. Lessons will be on Thursdays for all instruments with spots beginning at 3:00 pm and ending at 5:00 pm. Each lesson is 20 minutes long. To sign-up for lessons, please register on the main Band Lesson Academy page. Once you have completed this Mr. Gleason or the private lesson teacher will contact you to set up a specific lesson time.
Lesson Fees and Policies:
Lessons are $16 per 20 minute lesson. The tuition fee can be paid by the semester or by the month. You will be invoiced by the semester or month based on your decision. Payments are made via PayPal. Exact amounts for each semester, along with exact dates can be found below. Families are asked to commit to a semester of lessons. No refund can be made for missed lessons. Thirty day written notice is required for withdrawal from program. Without these policies it is impossible to secure quality private teachers for our students.