SPICER STUDIOS, Onalaska, WI, providing professional music instruction to the entire La Crosse area, with
lessons in piano, voice, strings, flute, guitar...and yes, ukelele. Call for a tour of the area's newest studio, with
knowledgeable teachers in a warm, friendly environment.
LYNN SPICER - Owner/Piano and Voice Instructor
Known for her ability to motivate students in a fun, yet structured
environment, this accomplished musician has developed hundreds
of fine pianists and vocalists since completing musical study at
Interlochen Arts Academy and Bob Jones University. She has
soloed with the Freeport Chorale and Fox Valley Symphony, served
as Vice President of the Fox Valley Teachers Assn., and still busies
her schedule as a WSMA Master Adjudicator. In addition to all
things musical, she is an avid swimmer and weight lifter, and can
often be found on local tennis courts anytime the weather permits.
"Lynn is a very professional, knowledgeable and talented
instructor. We have been with Lynn now for over 5 years and both
my son and daughter have made great strides with their playing.
She is so easy to work with and is always willing to work around
their busy schedules. They both enjoy their lessons with her and
she is good with all ages and abilities. We highly recommend her to
anyone!" -Lisa Okoren
CHOOSING an INSTRUCTOR.........
Qualifications are important, of course, but is your instructor really proficient on his or
her instrument? More importantly, can they
really -teach-? This is a talent few musicians have.......and the one most likely to
determine success or failure! A good instructor will:
---Quickly establish a positive rapport with new students (and parents)
---Inspire and motivate their students
---Make learning enjoyable and rewarding, and at the same time
---Provide sufficient challenge and guidance to ensure progress
Fred Davis - Guitar and Ukelele Instructor, all genres specializing in classical
Fred Davis moved from the Milwaukee area to be a music major at the University of
Wisconsin in La Crosse where he studied guitar with Dr. Pinnell. Fred graduated in
2009 with a bachelor's degree in music emphasizing classical performance, research and
music history. Fred has experience teaching both group and private lessons. Fred
enjoys working with students of all ages and is committed to providing a highly
motivational, enjoyable and educational experience for all his students. Fred also loves
to play and teach the ukulele. Ukulele is a blast, and it's perfect for someone who wants
to get into music but has limited time or financial resources. Ukulele is also a great way
to help 4 and 5 year olds develop the necessary skills for guitar. Ask Fred to play music
from Star Wars on his Uke!
...and on a bad day...
Jessica Kalember - String Instructor
Jessica graduated in December 2008 with a B.S in Instrumental Music Education. She
did her student teaching at Longfellow Middle School/ SOTA. Jessica was the
violin/viola specialist and sectional coach for the La Crosse Youth Symphony. She was
also a violin and viola instructor in Viterbo University's Preparatory School of the Arts.
Jessica substitute taught in the La Crosse, Onalaska and Holmen School Districts. In
addiction to instructing many students, Jessica is the string instructor at Longfellow
Middle School and a substitute violinist for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah Osterby - String Instructor
Sarah grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from UW- La Crosse in
December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Sarah has substitute taught
for three years in grades Pre-K through Eighth Grade. She substitutes primarily at Eagle
Bluff in Onalaska, as well as West Salem, Holmen, and the La Crosse School Districts.
She has also taught Summer School for two summers at Viroqua Elementary School.
Sarah has also taught violin lessons at the UW- La Crosse Suzuki String Academy for
three years while in college.
Amy Jo Krueger- Voice Instructor
Amy Jo is a 1994 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Bachelor
of Arts in music education. While attending college, she was extensively involved in
music theater; she also was a member of the marching band from 1990-1992.
She has utilized her music education by volunteering at the Veteran’s Administration
music therapy department. She has also volunteered at the Challenge Academy at Fort
McCoy. Amy Jo was previously the school music representative at Leithold Music in La
Crosse, working with local directors and their beginning band students. She has taught
private piano and voice lessons for the past 15 years.
Philosophy of Music:
Music is a powerful expression of one's soul and, as such, can shape us
emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
Therefore, Spicer Studios endeavors to cultivate all aspects of musicianship,
technique and performance as a means to achieving pleasing, aesthetic results.
Music theory, sight reading, ear training and sound music fundamentals are
thoroughly taught to provide a basis for musical expression and performance
Spicer Studios is committed to achieving technical excellence so every student
may enjoy the beauty of music that reaches the soul.