Arts
Music

CODA

co•da
/ˈkōdə/
noun
the concluding passage of a musical piece or movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure.

Private Music Lessons

Now your Brookfield Academy scholar can study music with top-notch private instructors right at school. Our highly-qualified music instructors guide your student to new musical heights whether they are just beginning on an instrument, expanding their skills in choir, band, or strings, or looking to reach a new level of musical mastery.

Enjoy the convenience of completing music lessons right on BA’s campus while building foundational musical literacy in a supportive and challenging environment.

Schedules are flexible to meet your student’s needs.

Lesson Offerings

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  • Primary School

    Brookfield Academy offers individual lessons to students in Levels K4–2, in Constitution Hall, for the following instruments:
    • Piano
    • Violin
    • Voice
  • Lower School

    Brookfield Academy offers individual lessons to students in Levels 3–5, in Liberty Hall, for the following instruments:
    • Piano
    • Violin
    • Voice

    Brookfield Academy offers individual lessons to students in Levels 4 & 5, in Liberty Hall, for the following instruments:
    • Alto Saxophone
    • Bass Clarinet
    • Clarinet
    • Euphonium
    • French Horn
    • Guitar
    • Tenor Saxophone 
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Viola
  • Middle School

    Brookfield Academy offers individual lessons to students in Levels 6–8, in Freedom Hall, for the following instruments:
    • Alto Saxophone
    • Cello
    • Bass Clarinet
    • Clarinet
    • Euphonium
    • French Horn
    • Guitar
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Tenor Saxophone
    • Viola
    • Violin
    • Voice
  • Upper School

    Brookfield Academy offers individual lessons to students in Levels 9–12, in Patriots Hall, for the following instruments:
    • Alto Saxophone
    • Cello
    • Bass Clarinet
    • Clarinet
    • Euphonium
    • French Horn
    • Guitar
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Tuba
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Tenor Saxophone
    • Viola
    • Violin
    • Voice
  • Fees and Policies

    • $32/30-minute private lesson.
    • Lessons are held one day a week, each week there is a full day of classes, with the exception of the first week of school in August, all noon dismissal days, and the last week of school in May.
    • Lessons are not held if school is cancelled due to inclement weather.
    • Families will need to provide instruments for practice at home. Your instructor will be able to provide information on rental instruments and low-cost purchase options.
    • If you cancel lessons during the term, you will be billed for four lessons past the date of cancellation. 
    • Cancellations within 48 hours will be billed however every effort will be made to reschedule.
    • Parents should contact Julie D’Arruda regarding make-up lessons/conflicts/cancellations. 
     
    Questions: Julie D’Arruda, Director of Summer and After-School Programs,
    julie.d’arruda@brookfieldacademy.org
Questions, contact Julie D’Arruda
262-783-3200 x175 | julie.d’arruda@brookfieldacademy.org

INSTRUCTORS

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  • Alec Burke - Brass

    MM UW-Milwaukee; BS Ball State
    Mr. Burke is pursuing his M.M. in Performance from UW-Milwaukee as the Trumpet Teaching Assistant. An Indiana native, Alec previously served as the Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Education Coordinator. Alec performed as the 2017 Concerto Soloist with the Music for 
    the Sake of Music Symphony Orchestra, a chamber musician for Classical Music Indy and other music non-profits, and as a lead trumpet player for numerous musicals and shows across Central Indiana.
  • Louis Cucunato - Guitar & Piano

    BM UW-Milwaukee, MM Indiana University
    Mr. Cucunato has taught music and guitar for over 10 years to students of all ages and enjoys teaching a wide range of guitar styles from Bach to Beethoven and modern rock and folk. He was a semi-finalist for the Leo Brouwer International Composition Competition in 2019 and studied Classical Guitar Performance under Ernesto Bitetti at the IU-Jacobs School of Music. View his video here.
  • Marcya McReynolds - Voice & Piano

    BA Roosevelt University/Chicago Musical College
    Ms. McReynolds has over thirty years of experience teaching voice. She is a frequent performer with credits including: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lyric Theater of Illinois, and Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee. She loves teaching students on material they are passionate about in a wide range of genres from opera to jazz and musical theatre.
  • Laura Eiche - Piano

    BM and MM University of Wisconsin
    Mrs. Eiche studied Piano Performance at University of Wisconsin with Carroll Chilton, Howard Karp, and Jack Radinsky. She has many years of private and ensemble teaching experience and has prepared hundreds of students for performances and auditions.
  • Jill Hollander - Voice & Piano

    BA Lawrence University, BA Alverno College
    Ms. Hollander's local performances include Florentine Opera, Shorewood Players, and Sunset Playhouse. Her favorite vocal genres include Broadway, Classical, Pop, Light Opera, and Jazz. Jill has been teaching voice privately and in schools for nine years. She teaches all levels of voice as well as beginning and intermediate piano, and was voted top 13 voice teacher's in Milwaukee by Expertise. Listen to Jill Hollander here.

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  • Sanda Masic - Woodwinds & Piano

    Graduate Certificate, UW-Milwaukee, BA and MA University of Arts Belgrade, Serbia
    Sanda holds bachelor and masters degrees in Flute Performance from the Faculty of Music Art in Serbia and a Chamber Music Diploma from UW-Milwaukee.  Sanda was active as a performer and flute instructor at the music school Nevena Popović in Grocka. As a soloist and touring orchestral musician, Sanda has performed internationally. After beginning her studies towards a DMA in flute performance in Serbia, Sanda was invited to go to the United States to join the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music at UW-Milwaukee as a TA.
  • Laura Mintz - Strings & Piano

    BM Indiana University, MM University of Michigan
    Mrs. Mintz is an alum of Mimi Zweig's Indiana University String Academy and trained as a Suzuki teacher with Judy Offman in Houston, Texas. Performance credits include New World Symphony, New Haven Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Laura has many years of private and ensemble teaching experience and has prepared hundreds of students for performances and auditions.
  • Thomas Spitz - Strings

    BFA UW-Milwaukee
    Mr. Spitz's teaching experience includes instruction of violin, viola, cello, and bass students in both private and classroom settings. He has performed with the Milwaukee Philharmonic, Festival City, Kenosha, Racine, and Moraine symphony orchestras. Mr. Spitz has helped establish the Whitewater after-school strings and New Berlin summer school strings programs, and is an active faculty member and principal violin II with the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra.
  • Carl Storniolo - Percussion

    BM Northern Illinois University, MM University of Wisconsin
    Mr. Storniolo has been a percussion educator for over 30 years and held faculty positions at UW-Milwaukee, Alverno College, and the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. His performance credits include Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Pangea Steel Drum Group, and Present Music.
  • Suae Yun - Piano

    BM Northeastern Illinois University
    Miss Yun studied under Susan Tang and Inna Falicks for her degree in Piano Performance at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. She has 15 years of teaching experience and enjoys helping students achieve their musical goals.
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