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

COVID Policy: Updated March 14, 2022

In accordance with recent changes to federal CDC guidelines and local health department recommendations, Kindermusik with Emilie will no longer require masks inside our building. Based upon the current data available, we fully support each family and individual to decide what is best for them, whether they choose to continue wearing masks or whether they choose to no longer do so.

Kindermusik with Emilie remains fully committed to the health and safety of our enrolled families, our staff, and our greater Kenosha community. We will continue to monitor CDC and local recommendations and we will continue to adjust our guidelines as appropriate or necessary.

We encourage everyone to wash hands with soap and warm water before and after classes/lessons, or to regularly use the hand sanitizer located throughout our facility as needed.

As always, all classroom props and instruments are sanitized after each use, and our entire building, including the playroom and other high-contact surfaces, are regularly cleaned and sanitized.

We ask enrolled families experiencing symptoms of COVID or other illness to stay home and contact our office for potential make-up class/lesson options.

Finally, we appreciate your support and understanding throughout these past two years as we have sought to minimize the risk of illness at our music school, and we ask that you continue to support the individual choices that others make for their own families at this time. 

 

Private Lesson "Things to Know"

Private Lessons are $105/month. Private lessons are on a monthly subscription enrollment. The same price is charged each month and is based on 46 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. 

 

Megan Weaver

Megan studied music at Carthage College with Drew Williams, Michael Schneider, and Etsushi Edward Kawakami. She graduated with a Music Core degree, which she enriched with a dance minor, piano lessons, composition lessons, music education courses, and a study tour in Austria and Germany under the instruction of Jörg Birhance. Furthermore, she attended the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, where she studied with Manuel Ramos and Teresa Greenlee, and she currently plays with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and “Would You Kindly?” acoustic-electric rock band.

Megan enjoys teaching students of all ages and backgrounds and loves to help students set and reach their goals. Her caring, holistic approach creatively engages each student in their studies and develops their musical talents as well as critical thinking and time management.

Megan offers private beginner and intermediate violin and viola lessons and beginner and intermediate 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.

Leah Gawel

With a “vibrant energy” and a passion for knowledge, Milwaukee-based actor Leah Gawel, M.M., received her B.A. in Music Theatre with a minor in Dance from Carthage College.

Throughout her collegiate career, she has performed internationally, such as touring with a production of Seussical in China. She was also a member of Carthage Choir, winners of the 2019 Spittal International Choral Festival in Spittal, Austria.

Locally, she has been seen in MIRACLE ON 34TH ST: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Doris) at Forte Theatre Company, and has done understudy work at First Stage Theatre Company in THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.

Leah has worked as a dance instructor both locally and internationally, teaching classes at The Boys and Girls Club in Kenosha, and choreographing at Kwan Kwan Theatre School in Jinan, China.

When the pandemic hit, Leah made the courageous decision to go back to Carthage College to get her M.M. in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy. Drawn to the program for its scientific and fact-based curriculum, she specializes in cross training and functional voice training, with a passion of studying the effects of psychological trauma on the voice.

Leah offers private voice lessons and and leads our Musical Theatre Camps!

Yevanhelina But 

Yevanhelina But is a pianist from Ukraine. She has been playing piano since she was 3. In 2020, she graduated from the Kyiv Lysenko State Music Lyceum, Ukraine. She currently studies at Carthage College pursuing a Piano Performance degree. Yevanhelina is the winner of many international competitions in Ukraine and the USA. She has also held many recitals in Ukraine and abroad.

Yevanhelina has experience in teaching piano to both children and adults. She has also written a book that helps kids learn music using colors.

Yevanhelina offers private piano lessons.

Martha Veto

Martha Veto is a teacher of both piano and cello, and has private students of all ages, young children through adults.

She attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, and served as principal of Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Parkside Community Orchestra, and has played both piano and cello with the Racine Symphony Orchestra. A member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Teachers National Association, and the local divisions of these National Groups, she enjoys preparing her students for performances and contests. Her students, have attained high honors at both the local and State levels. She and her students have had fun being in parades, and performing in various community outreach settings. Martha has performed in numerous recitals and wedding/party events, and has done much accompanying both soloists and as church choir accompanist. She also enjoys various venues and has played in Praise Bands, Cowboy Bands, Bluegrass, and Irish Bands as well as dabbling in a variety of other instruments including banjo, ukulele, and baritone.

A mother or four and a grandmother of two, Martha enjoys sewing, tent camping, and bike riding. So grateful that her father started her on piano at age 5, she cannot imagine what her life would have been like without being actively involved in music.

Martha offers private piano & cello lessons.