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 Summer 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. 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 2012-2013, 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, 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, 4 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and her West Highland Terrier, Oliver. 

Emilie offers private piano lessons. 

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, and just welcomed a baby girl into their family in May! 

Lauren offers private flute and piano lessons. 

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 working towards her nursing degree and performs locally as a singer songwriter. She also has a 4 year old daughter. Brittany brings abundant talents with her and we are blessed to have her at Kindermusik with Emilie!

Brittany offers both group ukuele lessons as well as private ukulele and guitar 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.

Kathleen Nottingham

Kathleen Nottingham grew up and studied violin in Kenosha, WI, performing from elementary through high school in orchestras, small ensembles and State Solo & Ensemble. She was a member of the Tremper Golden Strings, led her high school orchestra as first chair, and participated in the Wisconsin State Honors Orchestra.
 
After high school Kathleen attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for violin performance, studying violin, theory, and piano for two years. She also earned a degree in Communication with a minor in psychology. She volunteered regularly as a performer for local theatre productions and recorded with local musicians out of Pine Hollow studio.
Currently, Kathleen is studying guitar, developing her songwriting skills and recording a debut album with her band Ghost in Color.
 
Kathleen offers small group violin classes as well as private violin 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 ukuele and guitar lessons.