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Maestro Makers, Southern Wisconsin’s premier in-home music school, is dedicated to making music lessons a fun, comfortable, and convenient experience for students of all ages and skill levels. In addition to enhancing one’s musical abilities, Maestro Makers prioritizes a love for music and fosters an eagerness for learning and playing.

Our roster of instructors are not only some of the most talented music teachers in the area, but also performers of the highest caliber. Here, the same gifted performers inspire students and provide master instruction. Maestro Makers will harness each student’s natural ability, and develop its expression in the place where the student feels the most comfortable and open to learning, his or her own home.

We’re currently offering instruction in the Milwaukee and Madison areas.

“Choosing Maestro Makers was one of the best parenting decisions we have ever made. The incredible convenience of having an in-home lesson has allowed our son to grow his confidence as a musician and student.”

Michelle Jacobsohn

Mequon

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“I have been taking lessons with Maestro Makers for a few years. I am an older student and very grateful for the fact that they come to my house. I would not make the effort to go to someone else’s studio. Lessons in my home have made it possible for me to continue with something that I truly enjoy and which would not have been possible otherwise.”

Patrice Linn

Shorewood

In Their Words

  • "Matthew has been teaching my kids for 11 years and counting. He is an amazing pianist and works very well with my kids. It is also great that he comes to our house!"

    Chris Haines Whitefish Bay
  • “I have been taking lessons with Maestro Makers for a few years. I am an older student and very grateful for the fact that they come to my house. In addition to their excellent teaching, I am actually improving. The convenience of coming to my home makes all the difference in the world. I would not make the effort to go to someone else’s studio. Lessons in my home have made it possible for me to continue with something that I truly enjoy and which would not have been possible otherwise.”

    Patrice Linn Shorewood
  • “Choosing Maestro Makers was one of the best parenting decisions we have ever made. The incredible convenience of having an in-home lesson has allowed our son to grow his confidence as a musician and student. Family and friends cannot believe how much talent was uncovered in such a short period of time, and look forward to hearing our son play whenever they have the chance.”

    Michelle Jacobsohn Mequon
  • "We love that Matt comes right to our house for lessons. That is a big plus. He is great with our daughter, very patient, and a great teacher. She has made great strides with her piano skills."

    Jennifer Huizenga River Hills
  • Mr. Russell is an instructor at The Academy of Performing Arts, and he has played a very important role in helping to shape our daughter into a young musician. While working with Mr. Russell, the most impressive quality I saw was his patience with children. He's very good at explaining complex musical theory in multiple ways to help create a deep foundation and understanding of music. He also has written a book and created a website as a resource to help educate his students. Mr. Russell has a deep passion for the violin, and he carries it through into his music instruction. He models proper etiquette and shares a very wide knowledge of music during his lessons. I am thankful that my daughter gets to see different ways that she may incorporate music into her future.My daughter truly looks forward to her lessons and has grown so much in her musical journey. I believe Mr. Russell would be an asset in any musical capacity, and I give him my highest recommendation.

    Jill Mlinar
  • Paul taught our 15-16 year old son, Nicholas, cello until he relocated to Wisconsin last year. Nicholas was an introductory cello student–but played piano, violin, and trumpet for a number of years prior to taking up the cello. Paul was an energizing instructor with the skill, patience, and zeal for music that sparked Nicholas' passion in a way that a "conventional" teacher could not have. I particularly liked that Paul sensed Nicholas' passion and motivated him to work hard while enjoying the journey. I personally appreciate musicianship and immediately recognized Paul's skill at interpreting, playing, and communicating the inner workings of classical cello. I also saw that Nicholas resonated with Paul and learned more effectively as a result.

    Scott Cummings
  • Emma is an amazing teacher to work with! She is very friendly, and very talented. She has helped me personally change my playing tone for flute, which is very beneficial. Along with tone, she has helped me work on technically challenging parts of a piece, and shows me different ways I can practice the section to help me learn the part very quickly. Emma is a phenomenal teacher and I enjoy working with her.

    Kate
  • Emma continues to be an amazing flute instructor for my daughter. Once my daughter started taking lessons with Emma, her skill level has soared and Emma has given my daughter professional and academic advice that is priceless. My daughter and I highly recommend Emma to any student who wants to excel.

    Joanne

“Emma continues to be an amazing flute instructor for my daughter. Once my daughter started taking lessons with Emma, her skill level has soared and Emma has given my daughter professional and academic advice that is priceless.”

Joanne

Shorewood

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