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INSTRUCTORS

Tamara Anderson

Tamara Anderson

Vocals / Guitar

Tamara Anderson is a multi-dimensional voice teacher who’s had the privilege of sharing her Grammy Award Winning vocal techniques with all levels of performers. Several of her students are signed artists on RCA, Sony, Atlantic, Jive, A&M and several Indie labels. Tamara’s students include Dove Award winners and Grammy contenders. She has taught finalists on American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, The Four, Rock Star and America’s Next Big Band. Her students yearly grace the stages of Lollapalooza, Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) and Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

Jeff Schwertfeger

Jeff Schwertfeger

Drums / Guitar / Bass

With over 20 years experience, Jeff’s musical career has taken him to some interesting places. Playing with different groups ranging from R&B, pop, metal, folk, and electronic music, his love for sounds knows no bounds. Drums are his main instrument, but his experience with piano, guitar, bass, and vocals makes him a synergistic expert. Having toured domestically and internationally for the past five years, Jeff’s knowledge of the music world has grown immensely. 

Jeff does private student lessons as well as being the lead instructor for our youth band, which meets every Wednesday for 2.5 hours. Signing up for our youth band includes weekly 40 minutes of lessons with a private instructor. Contact us for more info!

 

Haven Wells

Haven Wells

Vocals / Guitar / Ukulele / Trumpet / Piano

Haven Wells, a Rockford, Illinois native, has been sharing her passions through writing, teaching, and performing for local venues, fundraisers, and events, as well as various nursing homes since she was 8 years old. Haven started her journey in music at age 7, graduated as a member of the Tri-M National Music Honors Society from Harlem High School in 2013, and graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wiscom cum laude class of 2017 with her Bachelors in Music Education and Performance.

From piano, guitar, ukulele, trumpet, violin, percussion, and vocals, you can now find her performing locally around Kenosha, Wisconsin with her band “Miss B Haven,” instructing private lessons at the Havenly Arts Studio, hosting open mics and creative workshops, or at Dimensions of Learning Academy teaching general music to grades K-8, as well as Middle School orchestra, choir and beginner string lessons. With four consecutive years of private lesson instruction under her belt, she’s also been a member of instructional staff at the Kenosha Conservatory of Music and Kindermusik with Emilie. Opening Havenly Arts Studio in partnership with the Kenosha Creative Space in July of 2020, she has now extended her outreach as a private instructor and creative workshop facilitator at the Lake Geneva House of Music. Haven has turned her passion for music into a career. Her teaching sttyle is upbeat, modern, and engaging for students of all ages and skill levels, and her love for the arts shines through in her interactions with everyone from parents to students to colleagues. 

 

Kathy Fry

Kathy Fry

Vocals / Piano / Guitar

Kathy attended The Modern Music School, an esteemed institution in Cleveland, Ohio in addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland. Her private study was done under the renowned pianist, Pat Pace.

She is an incredible pianist and vocalist that plays an average five performances a week around our community in a variety of venues and at private engagements. She brings the beauty of her playing regularly to both Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI and Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, where she’s been entertaining as part of the Red Rocking Pianos duo and a as soloist for over fifteen years. As an international piano entertainer she has played all over the globe in 5-star hotels in Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean on top of being a lounge headliner on the Royal Caribbean & other Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Kathy’s teaching is deeply rooted in her quality education and her passion for performing. Her international experience and talents continue to inspire our students. We feel privileged to have such an seasoned professional musician and instructor as an important member of our team here at the House!
Come hear Kathy Fry perform!

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, 5:00-8:00 PM, every other Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Also 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sundays in the Grand Geneva’s lobby piano bar.

Lake Lawn Resort, 6:00 -10:00 PM, every other Friday in the Frontier Restaurant Lounge.

Jeanette VanKanegan

Jeanette VanKanegan

Vocals

Jeannette King is a country/pop singer currently living in Twin Lakes, WI, and grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Illinois. She is no stranger to the Chicago cover band scene, as she spent the last 4 years traveling all over the Midwest while working for Xtreme Cover Bands (Breakfast Club, The Young Guns, The Shagadelics, and The After Party). When Jeannette isn’t rocking out on stage, she can be found teaching voice lessons at the Lake Geneva House Of Music. Country music has always been a huge part of her life, and she is currently working on an original country album in Nashville, TN. 

Fred Krubel

Fred Krubel

Guitar

Fred was exposed to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters at a young age and frequently wailed on air guitar, especially after hearing the chugging riffs of Metallica on MTV as a teenager. At the age of 14, Fred had found his favorite thing to do and rounded up others to jam with. Even from the start, Fred has always had an intensity that translates to quality music and good vibes.

After playing in high school groups, writing, recording, and personal study, Fred attended Columbia College Chicago (he followed Judson Brown) for his Bachelor of Arts. He studied jazz with Bill Boris, Peter Saxe and the late, great Frank Dawson.

Shane Madsen

Shane Madsen

Drums

Shane Madsen has been playing drums for twenty-four years and is endorsed by Scorpion Percussion. He currently play the drums for the rock band Mixed Company and hosts 2 open mics in downtown Kenosha, WI. Shane has been teaching private lessons for 3 years, performing drum clinics, and has been a instructor at the Kenosha Conservatory of Music .    

Dave Dohearty

Dave Dohearty

Guitar / Keys

Dave Dohearty is a professional music instructor serving southeastern Wisconsin, having taught hundreds of students of all ages and ability levels. Lessons have an emphasis on performance, theory, improvisation, technology, and run the gamut stylistically from rock and metal, to blues, jazz and latin music. A 2006 graduate of LA Music Academy, Dave had the opportunity to study with some of the most highly regarded musicians and educators in the Los Angeles area including: Frank Gambale (Chick Corea, Jean Luc Ponty), Steve Fister (Lita Ford, Pat Travers, Steppenwolf), Phillip Bynoe (Steve Vai), Art Renshaw (Joe Pass) Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles) and Mike Shapiro (Earth Wind and Fire, Sergio Mendes). Dave has also co-wrote curriculum for Todd Greene Music Studios in Burlington, and for the Kenosha Conservatory of Music’s Rock Band Class.

Lara Bell

Lara Bell

Voice / Piano / Guitar / Ukulele

Lara Bell (22) is a rising singer/songwriter from the northern Illinois area.  Born and raised with country roots, she is a natural songbird and performer. She’s played numerous live shows between Chicagoland and Southern WI at various known venues since she was 16 years old, solo and with her band. She is an accomplished musician of classical piano, guitar, and ukulele. Her genre diversity captures the crowd’s attention at all her shows. Able to adapt to many styles, audience members have compared Lara‘s music to Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile, Joni MitchellBob Dylan, and Stevie Nicks, amongst others. You can currently stream her recorded songs on www.reverbnation.com/larabell/songs and follow her Facebook Page, Acoustic Lara, for updates.

Along with teaching and performing, Lara is a professional actress in the NW suburbs. Recently finishing “Freaky Friday” the Musical’s Chicagoland Debut this summer with WSREP in Crystal Lake, IL, she will be returning to the company for “A Christmas Carol” with this December. 

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