Our Teachers

You can see more details, and the classes taught by any of our teachers by selecting them below.

Jessica Hanson

Jessica Hanson received her Kindermusik license in 2006 and is now the director and teacher of Take Note Studio.  Her college major was in piano/education with the goal of teaching music...

Leslie Edwards

Leslie Edwards has been teaching at Take Note Studio since 2007. Miss Leslie received a B.A. in Music (ministry/church history) from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN , and she also became a tr...

Lauri Lillibridge

Lauri Lillibridge started playing the piano when she was eight years old. She taught private lessons while a student at UW-Eau Claire, where she received her B.A. in Secondary English Education. D...

Keith Krumrich

A guitarist for over 25 years, Keith Krumrich has enjoyed teaching guitar students of all ages and levels for the past 20 years. Having been formally trained in Jazz Theory & Performance at McN...

Amy Edler

Amy Edler graduated from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota with a B.S in Community Psychology and Child and Family Studies. Participating in choir as a young child throughout c...

Amy Allen

Amy Allen graduated from Lakeland College with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She taught for 2 years for the Manitowoc Public School District before becoming a mom and staying home full time...

Heather Kirchner

Heather Kirchner received her BS in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2003, and taught in the Fox Valley area before moving to Manitowoc.  In 2008, she became a cer...

Char Schleucher

Char Schleucher received her Kindermusik license in 2017 and is thrilled to teach at Take Note Studio. She received her Bachelors of Communications at Michigan State University in 2003. Music has ...

Erin Nycz

Erin Nycz graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and Drama and English. After graduation she worked across the country as a professional actor, model, and sp...

Heidi Dabb

Heidi Dabb studied piano with Sister Cecilia from ages 5-18. She graduated from UW Oshkosh in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in piano performance and pedagogy. Heidi has been teaching private lesso...

Becki Dahmer

Becki's love of music started at an early age when she would crash her sister's dance classes. Once she started a dance class herself, it all took off from there. Becki attended UW-Madison where s...

Megan Baradic

Megan Baradic began learning piano as a child, and has since also delved into guitar, voice, ukulele, and drums. As an education student in her Junior year at Silver Lake College, her passion lies ...

Heather Garrington

Heather Garrington has spent more than a decade and a half working with children as a youth pastor. In 2006 she was certified as a child care lead teacher by the state of Wisconsin. More recently,...

LisaJo Borchers

LisaJo Borchers earned a BA in Music Education and has spent over 30 years performing and teaching violin, viola & 'cello. Students of Ms. Borchers benefit from her knowledge of string pedagog...

Anna Sanner

A pianist for over 20 years, Anna Sanner is living her dream of being a wife, mommy, and piano educator. Her love for music led her to get a B.A. degree in piano performance from Corban University...

Letha Dernlan

Letha Dernlan taught K-6 music for 38 years in the Manitowoc Public Schools. She has been involved in church music for over 40 years as a pianist and directing adult and children's choirs. Letha ha...

Emily Cattani

Emily graduated from Silver Lake College with a B.A in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. While studying, she was a featured vocalist and pianist in the colleges jazz ensemb...

Kyle Matenaer

Kyle Matenaer grew up in Southern Wisconsin and has been playing the piano for over 20 years. Kyle received his BA in Piano Performance and Modern Music Ministry from Visible Music College in Memph...

Shannon Harrison

Shannon Harrison has been involved with her children at Take Note Studio theater program since 2013. She enjoys working with children and she taught for over 30 years in both children and teen pro...