Cello, Composition, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Viola, Violin, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Mozart’s Gym is a music school that focuses on training complete musicians by teaching the core concepts of music and building the fundamental skills of musicianship. The school offers both private coaching and team classes, with lessons in:
* Violin, Viola & Cello
* Theory & Composition
* Recording Technology
Mozart's Gym is located next to Vino Cappuccino in the Brookfield Village, and features a recording studio, a large classroom/piano lab, several private studios and a very comfortable lobby for waiting parents and siblings. We accept all school-age children, with students as young as 4 years old, and offer programs for adults as well.
My Musical Education Background
Aeron Ogden- Director, Piano Instructor, Music Theory & Composition
--B.A. in Music (piano major)- Grace College
--M.M. in Music Composotion & Technology (all but thesis)- UWM
--18 years experience as a private music teacher.
Kristin Knutson- Voice Instructor
--B.M. in Vocal Performance- The Juilliard School
--Graduate Study in Musical Theatre- The Manhattan School of Music
--Professional experience in musical theatre (New York and Milwaukee) and as a singer on a cruise ship
Jaime Dringenburg- Violin, Viola and Cello Instructor
--Degree in Music Education- Wartburg College
--Graduate Studies- Towson University
--Classroom general music teacher with years of private instruction experience
Matthew Tucker- Recording Technology Instructor
--Dual Degree in Recording Arts and Music Business- Full Sail University
--Freelance recording engineer who has worked in TV, Film, Advertising and Corporate & Private Events
Robin Carnitz, Piano Instructor
--B.A. in Music (piano major)- Alverno College
--Experience as an accompanist for various Milwaukee organizations
Luke Edgewood, Pop/Rock Piano Instructor
--Extensive experience as one of Milwaukee's premier professional pianists- Piano Blu, 88 Keys, BLU at The Pfister Hotel, Vino Cappuccino
Genres and Subjects Taught
Our instructors have an incredibly broad and diverse background in music: Classical, Rock, Jazz, Opera, Pop, Musicals, Sacred...
We are purposeful about building fluency and appreciation in both classical and popular music and the music of different cultures through our weekly lessons and the quarterly student workshops.
We are also a distributor of Hal Leonard music books, which makes connecting students with effective curriculum and exciting music a seamless and convenient process.
Our rates are competitive with other top Milwaukee area programs- currently around $26 per 30-minute lesson. Our unique pricing structure offers signicant discounts for longer lesson periods, instruction in more than one instrument area, and families with more that one student enrolled in lessons.
Please feel free to check out our website for more details and specific rates.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
--Beginner Lessons: K4 - 5th Grade (Aeron Ogden & Robin Carnitz)
--Conservatory Program: 6th Grade - High School (Aeron Ogden)
--Pop/Rock Piano, Keyboarding: 6th Grade - Adult (Luke Edgewood)
Voice: Age 7 - Adult
Violin, Viola & Cello: Age 5 - Adult
Theory & Composition: Advanced music students 6th Grade - Adult
Recording Technology: 6th grade - Adult
My Certifications and Awards
My Musical Influences
Although we were all inspired by great musicians and the music we each love, our greatest influence came from our parents. This is why we encourage parents to get involved- sit in on lessons, ask questions, encourage successful practice routines. Even if you have no music knowledge or experience, you are a vital part of your child's music training. We can equip you with the tools and information to help your child have the best possible experience.
Thank you for teaching me piano. It is really fun to play all the different songs you teach me.
Aeron has been such a pleasure to work with. He always puts me at ease and understands how to best guide me through my journey of piano and musical discovery.
Anyone looking to have their kids take piano lessons...or take lessons yourself: Aeron rocks...and makes it a very fun experience for all!!
Menomonee Falls, WI
We searched a long time for a piano teacher like Aeron - trying several teachers. My children have two very different personalities. He has successfully motivated them both in a way that I have not observed before. My kids no longer mind practicing and have dramatically improved since we started with Aeron. They not only have a tremendous amount of respect for him, but enjoy him and look forward to their lessons. THANK YOU!!!!
As we mentioned last night, we were so impressed with the talent and confidence shown by all of the students. It is very evident that you cultivate a love of all aspects of music, with the result being a budding group of talented musicians and also children that feel confident to express themselves in a variety of ways. Seeing the results of your encouragement for your students to pursue their dreams of writing and performing music is truly inspiring. In particular, the musical collaboration that you foster among your students is extremely impressive. You are helping to mold these children into not just talented musicians, but confident young adults that will feel empowered to pursue their goals in life.
… this weekend we had a houseful of out of town relatives. David delighted them all with his new piano skills. There was even a sing-along as everyone spontaneously started to sing "Can't Help Falling in Love..." as he played. It was wonderful!
…thank you so much for all that you are doing with Braydon, She has been practicing for the recital and just loves that she gets to put a little "Braydon" into the song. You are amazing and thank you for taking the time to get to know her.
Elm Grove, WI
“Personally, I am very impressed with you, your facilities and approach to music with kids. I wish my older ones would have had this option… you all do great work.”