Music Lessons

Music Lessons at The Phipps

 

Private Violin Lessons

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year for ages 7 through adult.

For further information please contact Sarah Bertsch at 715.381.5735 for fees and to schedule a class.

Instructor: Sarah N. Bertsch

Sarah N. Bertsch has taught violin and coached ensembles for over 20 years. Previous positions include Northwestern College, Wooddale School of music, Friendship School of Music, and Minnehaha Academy. She received her M.A. from St. John’s University and her B.A. from St. Olaf College.

 

Private Voice Lessons

Thursdays throughout the year for ages 7 through adult.

Fee: $30 per 30-minute lesson, and $45 per 45-minute lesson, which is the most common length for a weekly lesson.

For further information, please contact Margaret Jane Wray.

Classical technique: breathing and vocal production, which can be applied to musical theater, pop, and jazz styles.

Instructor: Margaret Jane Wray

Margaret Jane Wray, a dramatic soprano with an international reputation, offers private voice lessons on Thursdays at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

Wray made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1987 as Annina in Verdi’s “La Traviata.” She was quickly identified as one of the most talented young artists in the field and success soon followed. Wray went on to appear in lead roles with many of the world’s leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, La Scala, the Bavarian State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, Opéra National de Paris, La Monnaie, L’Opéra de la Bastille, Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Regio (Turin), Théâtre du Capitole, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Opéra de Nice, and Welsh National Opera, among others.

In addition, Wray has had a prolific career as a concert artist appearing with many of the world’s finest conductors and great orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others.

She and her family have lived in Hudson for 18 years