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! 

COVID Policy Fall 2021

Currently, masks or face coverings are required for anyone over the age of 4 anytime you are in the building regardless of vaccination status. Any updates or changes to this policy will be emailed out to all enrolled families and updated here. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

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 Spring of 2021, Kindermusik with Emilie is now offering over 25 classes each week and reaching over 200 children per week with both our Kindermusik classes and private music lessons.

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 2012-2016. 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, 2020, and 2021 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, 5 year old daughter, 4 year old son, and her West Highland Terrier, Oliver. 

Emilie offers private piano lessons. 

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.

Lisa offers private piano, voice, brass, and woodwind lessons.

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 offers private beginner and intermediate violin lessons.

Ruth Gray

Ruth earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and in Viola Performance at Carthage College. She is a teacher of Viola, Violin, and Piano, along with beginning lessons in several other instruments.

Ruth works full time as a substitute at Lincoln Middle School and has worked with Carthage College as a mentor for their Young Artists Chamber Music program and in high school throughout college has worked as mentor with the Lakeshore Youth program.

Ruth enjoys quiet evenings listening to music or podcasts while working on her knitting or crochet projects. She also enjoys hiking on the trails at PETS or at other parks.
 
Ruth offers private violin, viola, and piano lessons.
 
Sophie Shulman
 
Sophie is currently working towards a degree in Music and Marketing at Carthage College. She has been playing guitar since she was 12 and has been teaching guitar to young students for almost 2 years. She has performed rock music at live venues, played theatre music at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, IL, and has played jazz and classical guitar in college. Her favorite memories are of performing in the Carthage Wind Orchestra (on bass clarinet) in cities all across Japan, and getting to experience how music is able to cross age, cultural, and language barriers.
 
Sophie offers private ukulele and guitar lessons. 
 

Michael Baas

Michael Baas is a guitar player from Kenosha. He enjoys all genres and styles of music and started playing drums when he was three and then guitar at seven. Michael played in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble and studied at the West End Conservatory under Neil Davis, head of UW Oshkosh Guitar department. Currently, he plays guitar and sings in a band called Lunar Lizard and he also has a solo project under his name, creatively spelled Mykal Baas.

Beyond music, he enjoys riding his bicycle, exploring nature, looking for interesting rocks and sea glass at the beach, and spending time with friends and family. He is very excited to be teaching at Kindermusik with Emilie and looks forward to helping children, youth, and adults reach their musical goals!

Michael offers private guitar lessons.

Emma Eckes

Emma is currently a junior at Carthage College studying Music Education. Her primary instruments are the flute and saxophonem but she also teaches other beginner woodwinds. She has been playing the flute for 10 years and the saxophone for 8. While the flute and saxophone are her primary instruments, she is also qualified to teach any woodwind or brass instrument!

Emma is currently working with Carthage’s fine arts department and the Hustlin Hawk Marching Band in the Milwaukee area. When she is not working in the arts she likes to hike, read, and watch movies with her family. She is excited to meet and get to know the students here at Kindermusik with Emilie!

Emma offers private flute, saxophone, and other woodwind lessons.