Patrick Marsh Middle School Private Lesson Teachers
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.
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Kai-Ju Ho (clarinet) Kai-Ju Ho is a versatile clarinetist performing internationally in recitals, concerti, chamber music, and orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Ho was the First Prize winner of the International Clarinet Association’s Young Artists Competition in 2012. Her playing was heralded as “very musical, with smooth technique and clean playing” in The Clarinet Journal’s 2012 performance review. Kai-Ju is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and she is now currently finishing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music where she studies with Professor Linda Bartley. She is also a distinguished recipient of Paul Collins graduate fellowship, the highest award at the University of Wisconsin School of Music dedicated towards exceptional performance and leadership within the university. Kai-Ju has received numerous awards, including First Prize in the 2015 Irving Shain competition, winner of the 2013-2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music concerto competition, winner of the 2013 Sidney Wright Award. As an active orchestral musician, her orchestral appearances include performances with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Blossom Music Festival Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival Orchestra, Chimei Philharmonic Orchestra, and Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
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Cheyenne Brickner (percussion)
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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Alex Henton (horn) is currently Co-Principal Horn of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan. He joined the orchestra in August of 2014. Alexander is from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin and graduated high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy. He went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Horn Performance and Music Theory from Temple University. For graduate study he went to New England Conservatory and earned his Master's degree in Horn Performance. Outside of school Alexander has performed at the Hot Springs Music Festival, Audition Mode, as a Woodwind Quintet Fellowship recipient at Bowdoin International Music Festival and in a festival in Siena, Italy that no longer exists. Alexander has been lucky to have had many great teachers and influences in his education, and is grateful for everyone that has ever taught him. He owes the most to Jeffrey Lang and Denise Tryon, who both not only taught the horn, but life as well. He has played in masterclasses for Karl Pituch, Dale Clevenger and Frøydis Ree Wekre.
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.