In addition to our small group music & movement classes for younger children, we also offer weekly 30 minute private piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, woodwind, and brass lessons! 

Private Lesson "Things to Know"

Private Lessons are $94/month. Private lessons are on a monthly subscription enrollment. The same price is charged each month and is based on 45 lessons per year. Our lessons calendar will show when our scheduled breaks are when we will not have lessons. Tuition is the same no matter how many lessons are in that month. Some months there will only be 3 lessons because of holidays but some months there may be 5 lessons depending on how many weeks are in that month. It will usually average out to 4 lessons per month.  

Enrollment is online and requires a credit card at time of enrollment. Payment for upcoming month of lessons is charged on the 1st of the month.

We do not refund for missed lessons but if the teacher needs to cancel a lesson we will attempt to reschedule the lesson or we will apply a credit for that lesson for the following month. 

We ask for a 1 month notice for cancellation of enrollment in our program. 

Email us at kindermusikwithemilie@gmail.com to register or if you have any questions!

Teaching Team:

Emilie Gaschke

Emilie Gaschke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood Education. In addition to her Elementary Education Degree Emilie is also a classically trained pianist and teaches private piano lessons. She has also accompanied for both children's and adult choirs throughout the years and loves being able to use her skills in this capacity. 

Emilie has been a Licensed Kindermusik Educator since 2010. In the fall of 2010, Emilie started Kindermusik with Emilie in Kenosha.  She began her program with 2 small classes of 7 children. As of March of 2019, Kindermusik with Emilie is now offering over 30 classes each week and reaching over 300 children per week with both private Kindermusik classes and Kindermusik @School classes (a program created by Kindermusik for school and daycare settings), at a local preschool.



Each year, Kindermusik International recognizes Educators through the Kindermusik MAESTRO Program, a status a Kindermusik program earns based on excellence in several categories. MAESTRO MEZZANINE Educators are in the top 5% of all Kindermusik programs. Only a year after starting, Kindermusik with Emilie received MAESTRO MEZZANINE status for the 2011-2012 year as well as the following years from 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016. This is an honor to have achieved this status those 5 years and Kindermusik with Emilie’s goal is to earn this award each and every year by continuing to provide the excellence in teaching and service that families in Kenosha have come to love and appreciate. In 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Emilie was awarded the MAESTRO CONDUCTOR'S CIRCLE award for being in the top 1% of all Kindermusik programs worldwide.

Emilie is proud of her award-winning Kindermusik program and is passionate about educating parents and caregivers on the benefits of music for their children. Her desire is to share her love of music with children and their families. She lives in Kenosha with her husband, Daniel, 4 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and her West Highland Terrier, Oliver. 

Lauren Lewis

Lauren received her B.A. in flute performance from Carthage College in 2018. Since her time at Carthage, she has taught private flute, piano, and directed flute choirs at a number of institutions including Christian Life School, Zion Benton Township High School, Carthage Arts Academy, and Veritas Music and Learning Center.

In early 2019, Lauren and violinist, Mary Kelly Hutchinson, formed a music duo called Dulce Duo in which they enjoy performing around Southeast, WI.

Lauren and her husband, Adam, like traveling, trying out new recipes, and spending time with their cat, Penny!

Brittany Lumley

Brittany Lumley has been playing string instruments for over 20 years. She grew up in Kenosha playing cello, eventually picking up guitar in high school. Brittany wrote her own songs, played at open mics, and joined two bands while earning her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is a substitute teacher and performs locally as a singer songwriter in the band Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers. She also has a 3 year old daughter. Brittany brings abundant talents with her and we are blessed to have her at Kindermusik with Emilie!

Lisa Larson

Lisa Larson is a local music teacher who currently teaches music at All Saints Catholic School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Green Bay, WI in Music Education with a triple license certification through the State of Wisconsin in general, vocal, and instrumental music K-12. She has been teaching and arranging music for local and private school districts since 2016. Lisa’s primary instrument was classical marimba, but she teaches voice as well as various woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

She enjoys accompanying her students, and serving at church. Lisa and her husband recently welcomed their first baby boy! She is very excited to be a part of the team here at Kindermusik with Emilie.

Shaina Tolefree

Shaina Tolefree graduated from UWM with a B.A in psychology with a minor in comparative literature and she is currently earning a M.S. in elementary education. She started violin lessons at 10 year of age and has been playing the violin for 19 years. In middle school when she started playing with an orchestra is when she really developed a love for the violin.

She earned first chair in orchestra for the first time in 7th grade and she worked hard to maintain first chair throughout all of middle school and high school.

In highschool she auditioned for a group called the Golden Strings and was accepted. The Golden Strings is an elite, traveling, strolling orchestra group, with opportunities to play at fancy hotels and restaurant parties.

With the Golden Strings she was able to travel to Hawaii where they played at all types of fancy events there such as at Pearl Harbor and at the Polynesian Cultural center. Some of her other travels include castles in France and Germany, a boat on the Seine, and on the streets of Prague.

In highschool, her love for music extended to choir and she also eventually picked up guitar, ukulele, and some piano.

She also played at Tremper’s annual Madrigal Feast and also Chamber Orchestra, which was an extracurricular orchestra. Outside of school, she also taught private lessons. Once in college, she played for the Parkside Symphony Orchestra.

Shaina will be teaching beginner and intermediate violin this summer and we are so excited to have her join our team!