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We offer lessons for a variety of instruments.  Click on the names to learn more about our instructors below!

Teacher Instrument(s)
Elizabeth Becker Violin, Viola
Jim Knutson Drums, Percussion
Brad Lebakken Violin
Kaye Lehrman Clarinet, Piano, Voice, Viola, Violin
Kyle Renfro Guitar
 
 
 
Elizabeth Becker - Violin, Viola

Beth Becker has taught in the School District of La Crosse since 1988. She currently directs orchestras at North Woods and Roosevelt Elementary schools (grades 4 and 5) and at Logan Middle School (grades 7 and 8). She also plays Assistant Principal Viola in the La Crosse Symphony, teaches the River City Strings, and conducts the Wesley Methodist Youth Orchestra.

During her college years, Beth studied viola with John Tartaglia (Minnesota Orchestra) and violin with Young Nam Kim, and in 1989 she graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, with a B.S. degree in Music Education.


Since moving to the La Crosse area, Beth has conducted the La Crosse Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra, received her Master of Education - Professional Development Degree, and taught privately.

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Jim Knutson - Drums, Percussion

Jim Knutson has taught at Onalaska High School, St. Mary’s University in Winona, and Cotter High School.  He has directed week-long world music academies in Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison and La Crosse.  Jim also plays with and has soloed with the La Crosse Symphony and directs the Bell choirs at English and First Lutheran and plays in the Praise Band at his church.  He was the timpanist/clinician with the professional concert band, Windiana, on their China Tour in the summer of 2006.  He has music published with RGM and his group “Latin Vibe” gigs in the tri-state area.  Jim’s website:  couleeregionmusic.weebly.com describes his other musical offerings including the 10 piece CR Steel Band, the CR High School Jazz All-Stars and the CR Drum Ensemble.  Jim was guest artist at the 2014 Percussionfest, taught at a music camp in Haiti July 2014 and was inducted into the Austin, MN Music Hall of Fame in May 2014. 
 

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Brad Lebakken - Violin

An active teacher, performer, composer and arranger, Brad Lebakken starting playing violin at the age of eleven. His teachers included Carlos Quian and Richard Kucinski.  He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from James Madison University under the tutelage of Paul McEnderfer.  He then continued his studies at Northwestern University with Gerardo Ribeiro, earning a Masters Degree in Violin Performance. He later received a Masters Degree in Education and Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Mr. Lebakken has played in the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, the Roanoke Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony (Minnesota), and the Winona Symphony.  He is currently the principal violist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and principal violist of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, of which he is one of the original members.  He has been featured as a soloist with the Winona Symphony and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, and has twice conducted the La Crosse Symphony in their performance of Jubilo!, his own arrangement of Christmas carols.

He has maintained a private teaching studio for sixteen years, including four years as a teacher in the Viterbo University Preparatory School of the Arts, and has taught in the school districts of Onalaska, La Crosse and Eau Claire.

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Kaye Lehrman - Clarinet, Piano, Voice, Viola, Violin

Kaye Lehrman received her B.A. in Music from Luther College and her M.A. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She taught classroom music for eight years and has taught piano for twenty years.

Kaye moved to La Crosse from Dubuque, Iowa, where she had forty private students at the Northeast Iowa School of Music. She has also played viola with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and piano for community theatres.

Kaye has accompanied for both Onalaska and La Crosse School Districts as well as the La Crosse Community Theatre. She is organist and choir director at Faith Lutheran Church in La Crosse and plays clarinet in the La Crosse Concert Band.
If you would like to contact Kaye about lessons, you may email her at
kaye.marie@hotmail.com
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Kyle Renfro - Guitar

Kyle Renfro is a student of Classical Guitar and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Having played electric guitar for 13 years and studied the Classical style for 3, Kyle has played in many bands and teaches many styles of music including Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Classical, Metal, and many more. Lessons are catered to the student's goals and style.

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Page Summary: SSE Music offers guitar lessons, piano lessons, keyboard lessons, drum lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, bass lessons, in our La Crosse location. We also accept students from the following surrounding communities such as Onalaska, Sparta, Tomah, Holmen, West Salem, Viroqua, Mondovi, Arcadia, Westby and Osseo.

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