For all woodwind and brass instruments, we teach a mixture of methods with emphasis on reading music, handling and care of the instrument and learning a repertoire appealing to the student.
Although we utilize method books to structure lessons, we also allow the student to choose the type of music they want to learn to play. We feel you can learn your instrument from the music of Disney or Broadway Musicals just as effectively as you can from Bach, Beethoven or Brahms!
Please let us know if you do not have an instrument as we can help direct you to area businesses where you can rent or purchase them.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN WOODWIND OR BRASS LESSONS?
Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.
If you enroll here for woodwind or brass lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC CAN I LEARN?
We teach all styles from folk to classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With at least 2 teachers on each instrument you are sure to find the best match for YOU.
ARE YOUR WOODWIND AND BRASS INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn't automatically make you a teacher--that's why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!
We search the Coulee Region area for the top teachers who embody the high values at Onalaska Music Academy. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours in the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. Our instructors have graduated from institutions such as University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Viterbo University, University of Minnesota, DePaul University and Bob Jones University. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parents on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN TO PLAY A WOODWIND OR BRASS INSTRUMENT?
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play a woodwind or brass instrument. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
I DON’T HAVE ANY MUSICAL BACKGROUND OR ABILITY. CAN I STILL HELP MY CHILD PRACTICE?
Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.