Castle Conservatory for Music
a local bully prevention program and non-profit organization
Classes and lessons available to students ages 2 and up are taught by professional musicians from a variety of backgrounds. Classes and lessons are available in piano, guitar, bass, percussion, voice, trumpet and music education. Descriptions of our teachers are available below. All classes and students in private lessons will have the opportunity to partake in a performance at the end of each session at The Castle.
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Music Classes are Non-refundable. Classes will be postponed to the following week when Beloit Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather or holidays.
Lessons are set up by weekly appointment. Cost is $20/half hour.
Depending upon the students' interests, students will have the choice to learn classical, jazz, rock n' roll, and/or popular music.
Students will have the opportunity to learn theory, technique, improvisation, and composition.
Options for guitar include jazz, folk, rock, funk, and/or reggae. Students will learn chords, reading, improvisation, and composition.
CONTEMPORARY SONG WRITING
Students will learn song-writing basics as well as playing technique, reading, and theory.
Students will focus in on many different perucssive beats. They will learn anything from a shuffle to 50's rock n' roll.
Students can further their singing abilities whether they are looking for a career or enjoyment.
In these classes geared towards younger children, students will explore playing multiple types of instruments and learn the basic
rudiments of music.
Private lessons can be arranged at any time. Simply fill out the form below or contact:
Johnny Wittnebel lives in the Beloit area. He is a member of two Beloit bands, in which he plays a variety of instruments. He has played at large audiences, such as at Summerfest 2012. His primary instrument is the guitar. However, he has teaching experience with piano, bass, trumpet and percussion.
Jake Handrich is a local talent from the Beloit area who bolstered his musical aspirations as a proud member of the award-winning 2014 Beloit Memorial High School’s Jazz Band. With experience playing various instruments such as piano, drums, and a number of other percussion instruments - as well as his experience in both jazz and classical stylings - Jake brings yet another level of depth to our group of Castle Conservatory teachers.
Sara Lemen is a local singer and piano player with vast performance experience. She holds a degree in Music from The Chicago Conservatory at Roosevelt University as well as extensive studies in Vocal Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University. She has performed at the Kaz Bar at the House of Blues in Chicago and Rockford's Coronado Theater. Her styles include spiritual and sacred music, classical, pop, jazz, country, and musical theatre.