Teachers

Camille Hunt

Locally recognized vocalist Camille Hunt has been singing for over 25 years. Her style of training was developed through her experiences as a young singer. Over the years she’s studied with various vocal teachers and coaches and has continued to develop a unique training style that’s suitable for the amateur or professional. She has experience in working with choirs, ensembles, as well as individuals. Camille understands the importance of music in life and wants to offer training to those who want to expand their musical ability. She’s performed nationally at various venues throughout the years and has sung several genres of music including gospel, jazz, r&b, pop, classical and rock. She brings her unique ability to teach, train and inspire vocal musicians to do their very best.

Devin Drobka

Devin Drobka, a Native of Milwaukee, has been playing drums for the past 21 years.  Devin holds a BFA in Jazz Percussion Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.  While in Boston Devin had the chance to play with Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, Steve Slagle, Ken Cervenka, Cecil McBee, and Fred Hersch.  After graduating Devin played with world renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi for 3 years.  Devin moved to New York City to hone his craft in 2010.  While there he had the chance to play with Ben Monder, John McNeil, Jorge Roeder, Dan Blake, Jake Henry, Curtis MacDonald, Kyle Nasser, Joe Martin and Tadataka Unno.  Currently Devin is keeping a busy playing/touring/teaching schedule in the Midwest and East Coast.

Emily Zimmer

Emily Zimmer has been performing and recording locally, nationally, and internationally since 2001. She has an Associate Degree in Music Occupations from Milwaukee Area Technical College, and a Bachelor Degree in Music with a Business Emphasis from Carroll University. In college, she studied jazz and classical guitar techniques, as well as music theory, composition, improvisation, and more. Emily teaches a wide variety of musical styles including-but not limited to-pop, rock, blues, r&b, jazz, and classical. She welcomes students of various skill levels, and provides a positive learning experience.

Isaiah Joshua

Isaiah Joshua (born Isaiah Adams) is one of the first recipients of the Jazz Studies degree from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. A multi instrumentalist, Isaiah has established careers as both a saxophonist and a pianist in Milwaukee. He performs in venues across the city with several different groups ranging from rock and jazz to reggae and fusion. Isaiah has been teaching for 4 years and has extensive experience with students with special needs.

 

Jonathan Landis

Jonathan Landis received his early training at the Wisconsin Conservatory and the String Academy of Wisconsin under the instruction of Mimi Zweig. This training was augmented by intensive summer training at Indiana Univeristy and the National Orchestral Institute of Maryland. He received a Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his teachers include Ralph Evans, Efim Boico, Yuri Beliavsky, and Jerry Homer. He has performed with many area professional orchestras including Racine, Kenosha, Wauksesha and Festival City Symphony Orchestras as well as recording with Rick Forkes on the CD Suitable for Framing. Jonathan also plays the electric violin in a band with heavy metal musicians. He teaches the Suzuki Method to younger children as well as older beginning adults and is eager to share his love of the violin and viola with students. Currently, he is studying Bach masterpieces and partitas. He is an active performer and loves to practice a few hours a day. His influences in his playing are Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, David Oistrakh, Fritz Kreisler, Joshua Bell, and Itzhak Perlman.

Neil Davis

Currently part of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Studies faculty, Neil helped launch its Guitar Ensemble in 2012. Neil has taught guitar privately in the Milwaukee area for over 11 years.   Neil is a professional jazz artist, performing in the Neil Davis Quartet and the Davis/Peplin Duo and at popular venues and music festivals including the Jazz Estate, East Town Market, Summerfest,  and others.  Neil is the co-founder of Milwaukee Jazz Vision.  He is also an accompanist for the UWM dance department

Sarah Zawadiwski

Sarah Zawadiwsky is a woodwind performer and music educator in the greater Milwaukee area. A resident of the city her entire life, she studied woodwind performance and music education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – concluding her studies in May of 2013. During her time at UWM, she actively performed as a member of the saxophone, clarinet, oboe and bassoon studios, taught her own studio of 10-15 woodwind students, and studied instrumental education with a focus on beginning band.
Teaching has always been a passion that Sarah has actively pursued since she was in high school. She has taught private lessons, chamber ensembles, marching band, musical theater, and sixth through twelfth grade band classes in her student teaching segment. Teaching beginning band quickly became Sarah’s passion in education; she took time out of her schedule in college to take extra classes on instruments and music fundamentals that would make her an effective beginning music teacher for students on any instrument. Currently, her private lesson studio consists of middle school musicians that play oboe, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and trombone.
While teaching, Sarah has also followed many performing opportunities. As a woodwind specialist, she often performs in pit ensembles for musicals in the Milwaukee area. Mostly recently, she played oboe and English Horn for a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Hartford, WI and bassoon for a production of “Oliver!” in Waukesha, WI. For the past year, Sarah has also played oboe for the Knightwind Ensemble – the premiere wind ensemble in Milwaukee. She will also be serving as a saxophone player in the newly formed Greenfield Concert Band, and looks forward to finding many more shows and ensembles to play in and conduct. Sarah looks forward to building her career as a performer and music educator in the Milwaukee area to serve the community that has already given so much to her.