The Music Studios @ Kessler & Sons
Private, Professional Music Lessons

The Music Studios @ Kessler & Sons offer the most impressive assembly of professional players and teachers in the state! We don’t let just anyone teach in our shops. Instead, we insist on only the highest caliber musician in order to teach private music lessons in our Music Studio.

How Much?
Most of our instructors charge between $25-$30 per half hour lesson, once a week. Many of the instructors also offer hourly rates for more advanced students. They comprise the finest instructional staff in Las Vegas, all true professional level musicians living and breathing music in our fabulous city!

No Commitment
Our lessons require no pre-payment or minimum lesson commitment. You schedule a recurring weekly lesson and you can cancel at any time… however, once you see the growth in your playing performance, we doubt that you will want to!

These lessons are affordable, and taught in our studios found at all 3 of our locations.

Take a browse through our professional instructor list and when you find a teacher that you are interested in studying with, simply submit an inquiry form on their bio page. If you don’t find one listed teaching at a store of your preference, please give a call or send an email to the store directly.


Professional Instructors

Flute & Piccolo

Our Professional Flute Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Dr. Carmella Cao

Dr. Cao earner her Doctorate of Musical Arts from UNLV and currently teaches at CSN.  Carmella has been a judge of both middle and high school honor band competitions and is a current member of the Henderson Symphony.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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July Ivy

Professor Julie Ivy has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has a Masters Degree cum laude in Flute Performance & currently teaches music theory and ear-training at UNLV. She has played with the Nashua Symphony Orchestra, The Nevada Chamber Orchestra, The Southern Nevada Wind Ensemble, and the Nevada Symphony Orchestra. She has been a frequent judge for solo and ensemble festivals and all- state flute auditions.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Dr. Lisa Schroeder

Dr. Schroeder holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from University of Iowa and has held teaching positions at U of I in addition to holding professor of flute and instructor positions at several other universities. Dr. Schroeder has been a judge for CCSD honor band, Las Vegas Flute Club Young Artist Competition and National Flute Association competitions.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Clarinet

Our Professional Clarinet Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Rayne Ellison

Rayne Ellison is a local professional clarinetist and educator. She has over 30 years professional playing experience, playing with The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Symphony, and Opera Company, as well as the Nevada Chamber Symphony, Nevada Pops, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Goulet and others.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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D. Gause

D. Gause has been active as a musician for over three decades on the Las Vegas Strip. She has been the principal clarinetist for The Phantom of the Opera. Dr. Gause has earned four academic degrees and is also a multiyear recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She currently serves as a Professor at the College of Southern Nevada.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Jim Lewis

Mr. Lewis has two master degrees (Music and Music Education) and was a band director for over 30 years in addition to being the school district’s District Music Coordinator and Director of Jazz Studies. He is a professional player in Las Vegas and LA.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley and East Locations

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Oboe/Bassoon

Our Professional Double Reed Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Molly Murphy - Oboe

Ms. Murphy held the position of Executive Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and was principal oboist. She has a degree in viola performance and has been a music educator in CCSD for over 25 years!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Elizabeth Scott - Oboe

Currently the Director of Bands at Faiss Middle School; previously directed for Elkhart County School District, Elkhart, IN. Performed with multiple groups at Ball State University, Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra and has taught Oboe privately for almost a decade.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Ashlea Sheridan - Bassoon

With a Masters in Bassoon Performance, Ashlea is equipped to help any level of bassoonist reach their potential! She also serves as the Paraprofessional for Bassoon at the Las Vegas Academy!

Available for lessons at:
GV Location

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Saxophone

Our Professional Saxophone Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

 

Jim Lewis

Mr. Lewis has two master degrees (Music and Music Education) and was a band director for over 30 years in addition to being the school district’s District Music Coordinator and Director of Jazz Studies. He is a professional player in Las Vegas and LA.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley & East Locations

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Charles McNeal

Charles has been a featured performer at many national and international festivals including: Monterey JazzFestival (CA), San Jose Jazz Festival (CA), San Francisco Jazz Festival (CA), Playboy Jazz Festival(CA), Telluride Jazz Festival (CO), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Porretta Soul Festival (Italy).

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Trumpet

Our Professional Trumpet Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Dr. Rod Henley

Dr. Rod has the “WOW” factor with a Grammy on his resume and has created for Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network. He is a professional performer and a professor of music at the collegiate level. He offers recitals and workshops in addition to private lessons and in 2016 his students took 1st and 3rd chairs in CCSD honor band.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley & West Locations

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Jason Levi

Hailed as the “best of the best” by the Las Vegas Sun, Jason has performed with countless top shows and celebrities including: Cirque du Soleil, Boyz II Men, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), The Temptations, The Four Tops, Donny and Marie Osmond, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, Human Nature, The O’Jays, and many more.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location


Dan Stott

Dan specializes as a performer in orchestral repertoire and chamber music and has performed with many of the Los Angeles Area Orchestras, the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as with many musicals, operas, chamber groups and shows in the Los Angeles Area. With a Masters & Bachelors degrees in Trumpet Performance AND a Bachelors in Music Education, Dan is uniquely qualified for the full range of student to professional trumpet lessons in all musical genres!

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Trombone

Our Professional Trombone Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Dr. Rod Henley

Dr. Rod has the “WOW” factor with a Grammy on his resume and has created for Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network. He is a professional performer and a professor of music at the collegiate level. He offers recitals and workshops in addition to private lessons and in 2016 his students took 1st and 3rd chairs in CCSD honor band.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley & West Locations

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Low Brass

Our Professional Low Brass Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Tom Frauenshuh

Teaches French Horn
om Frauenshuh is currently playing horn in the Henderson Symphony, and also performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Southwest Florida Symphony.

Available for lessons at:
West Locations

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Dr. Rod Henley

Dr. Rod has the “WOW” factor with a Grammy on his resume and has created for Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network. He is a professional performer and a professor of music at the collegiate level. He offers recitals and workshops in addition to private lessons and in 2016 his students took 1st and 3rd chairs in CCSD honor band.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley & West Locations

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Violin

Our Professional Violin Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Valeri Glava

Valeri has traveled all over the world and performed in many different countries; from the Kremlin in Moscow Russia to the UN in New York City. An exceptional performer and teacher!

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Martha Gronemeier

Ms. Gronemeier has a Masters in Violin Performance and is the associate concert master for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Martha is a professional performer as well as an educator having been a professor at UNLV and an orchestra director.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Dr. Tianna Harjo

Dr. Tianna Harjo currently performs with Lady Gaga in her Jazz & Piano Residency at the Park MGM. She holds a Doctorate in Music from UC Santa Barbara.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Greg Maldonado

Dr. Maldonado has taught private, chamber, and university for over 30 years and has performed extensively including with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Greg is much sought after as a judge AND as an educator. He is currently a local orchestra director, professional performer, and a conductor for the LVYO (Las Vegas Youth Orchestra).

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Molly Murphy

Ms. Murphy held the position of Executive Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and was principal oboist. She has a degree in viola performance and has been a music educator in CCSD for over 25 years!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Lee Schreiber

Lee earned a B.M. from the University of Arizona on a full ride scholarship. Since then she has devoted herself to performing and teaching music.Lee founded a general music program for preschool aged children called Musical Friends. She is also a founding member of a klezmer band named Meshuggina Klezmorim and has performed at numerous events city wide & has performed with Tim McGraw, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Elton John, and many more.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Sharon Street-Caldwell

Ms. Street-Caldwell had 6 violists and 1 violinist at all state last year and her students have been first chair multiple years. Sharon has a Bachelors of Music, is an original and current member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and a professional performer. She has been a judge at Solo and Ensemble, an adjunct at UNLV, and a music educator. She is a natural teacher!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Viola

Our Professional Viola Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

 

Martha Gronemeier

Ms. Gronemeier has a Masters in Violin Performance and is the associate concert master for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Martha is a professional performer as well as an educator having been a professor at UNLV and an orchestra director.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Dr. Tianna Harjo

Dr. Tianna Harjo currently performs with Lady Gaga in her Jazz & Piano Residency at the Park MGM. She holds a Doctorate in Music from UC Santa Barbara.

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Greg Maldonado

Dr. Maldonado has taught private, chamber, and university for over 30 years and has performed extensively including with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Greg is much sought after as a judge AND as an educator. He is currently a local orchestra director, professional performer, and a conductor for the LVYO (Las Vegas Youth Orchestra).

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Molly Murphy

Ms. Murphy held the position of Executive Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and was principal oboist. She has a degree in viola performance and has been a music educator in CCSD for over 25 years!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Sharon Street-Caldwell

Ms. Street-Caldwell had six violist and 1 violinist at all state last year and her students have been first chair multiple years. Sharon has a Bachelors of Music, is an original and current member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and a professional performer. She has been a judge at Solo and Ensemble, an adjunct at UNLV, and a music educator. She is a natural teacher!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Cello

Our Professional Cello Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Erich Baker

Erich studied with Martha McCrory and Margaret Christy, both of whom studied under the great Pablo Casals. Erich moved to Las Vegas and began playing showrooms at hotels and eventually on to playing with the Frank Sinatra Orchestra. He has also played with Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, Andrea Bocelli and Alicia Keyes.

Available for lessons at:
West Location

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Greg Maldonado

Dr. Maldonado has taught private, chamber, and university for over 30 years and has performed extensively including with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Greg is much sought after as a judge AND as an educator. He is currently a local orchestra director, professional performer, and a conductor for the LVYO (Las Vegas Youth Orchestra).

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley Location

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Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony is a Suzuki certified teacher holding a BM in Cello Perforrmance from UNLV and has performed professionally on Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers and on The Elvis Experience. His passion and fun loving personality ensure his students have a fabulous time becoming better musicians!

Available for lessons at:
Green Valley & West Locations

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Bass

Our Professional Bass Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Carlos Holguin

Along with gigging and teaching private students, he is also an adjunct music professor at the College of Southern Nevada. He intends to challenge his students and help them push passed their limits and reach their musical goals. If you are passionate about laying down the low-end as a bass player or simply want to learn how make people dance with your bass grooves, he can help!

Available for lessons at:
East Location

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Guitar

Our Professional Guitar Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Carlos Holguin

Along with gigging and teaching private students, he is also an adjunct music professor at the College of Southern Nevada. He intends to challenge his students and help them push passed their limits and reach their musical goals. If you are passionate about laying down the low-end as a bass player or simply want to learn how make people dance with your bass grooves, he can help!

Available for lessons at:
East Location

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Peter Sittler

M.A. Education/B.A. Music Performance – Mr. Sittler has been teaching guitar and electric guitar at Kessler & Sons Music for over 8 years. He is also an elementary school teacher with the Clark County School District with over 15 years teaching experience. Mr. Sittler has performed and recorded 4 CDs with various groups on the East Coast and in the Las Vegas areas.

Available for lessons at:
East Location

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Bajo Sexto

Our Professional Bajo Sexto Teachers – Listed Alphabetically

Carlos Holguin

Along with gigging and teaching private students, he is also an adjunct music professor at the College of Southern Nevada. He intends to challenge his students and help them push passed their limits and reach their musical goals. If you are passionate about laying down the low-end as a bass player or simply want to learn how make people dance with your bass grooves, he can help!

Available for lessons at:
East Location

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