Guitar | Piano | Bass | Banjo | Ukulele
Lyle teaches guitar lessons at all levels, plus electric bass lessons, piano lessons, banjo lessons, and ukulele lessons. He has a Bachelors degree in Music Theory & History from the University of Wisconsin, and has been teaching private lessons for the last 25 years. His approach to teaching music lessons is based on a belief that music is a language, and students work toward the goal of communicating musical ideas as naturally as they speak. Consequently, Lyle uses activities like improvisation, ear training, and composition in his courses. Lyle also regularly performs as a soloist and with various groups throughout Wisconsin. When not practicing, Lyle enjoys reading, gaming, and exploring Madison with his wife and two children.
Jake is a local pianist with a background in classical music and a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. To Jake, musical ability is a valuable skill anybody can possess. He aims to teach students to be independent, persistent, and goal oriented as they discover the potential of their memory. Jake's interest in Japanese contemporary composers has opened a world of inspiration he shares as a YouTube member and performing cover-soloist. He also works at transcribing music and writing his own compositions.