Rose Vincent

Rose received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2004--studying under Nobuyoshi Yasuda--and currently performs with bluegrass and country bands as well as classical venues. She has been teaching private lessons in the Eau Claire area since 1999, and offers lessons in violin, fiddle, viola, cello, vocal production/singing, stagecraft, and small-ensemble coaching.

Rose teaches: Violin, Viola

John Vincent

John is an experienced teacher and performer in bluegrass/country fiddle, guitar, and bluegrass/country bands. He has been teaching private lessons in northern Minnesota from 2001 until 2011, when he married Rose and moved to Eau Claire, WI. John enjoys bringing the "soul" of music to all ages and levels of students.

John teaches: Violin, Guitar, Mandolin


Rose Mish

Rose teaches: Violin, Voice, and Piano

Rob Kuchta

Rob recently retired from full-time teaching science in Chippewa Falls. He has a B.S. degree in music education from Bemidji State University and has played in the first violin section of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra since 1984. Other violin gigs include the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and several years in a string quartet. A recently acquired octave mandolin has been played a lot and has helped add to his library of fiddle tunes. You also may find him telling Paul Bunyan stories in area parks and museums.
Rob is married and is Grampa to three awesome young people.
Rob teaches violin, viola, and mandolin

Rob teaches: Violin, Viola, and Mandolin

Susan Irlapati

Susan, the youngest of six siblings, grew up in a musical family. She started studying piano at the age of 6 but was so inspired by PBS specials of the Chicago symphony Young Artist Competition that she changed her instrument to violin. She went on the receive her BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she studied with Ralph Evans, the first violinist of the world renown Fine Arts Quartet and completed her graduate work at the Peabody Conservatory under Herbert Greenberg, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony. She has performed with many orchestras in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Florida and New York and has taught violin for over 20 years in private and group settings. Her teaching style leans heavily on the Suzuki method, and her goal is to share her passion of music while fostering a life time love of learning.

Susan teaches: Violin, and Viola

Dr. Kenneth Rogers

Dr. Rogers has a bachelor and masters equivalent degree in music. Undergraduate concentration was music theory and composition and performance on classical guitar. He has taught orchestra, band, choir, guitar and general music in public schools before going into school administration. He served as high school principal, curriculum director and school superintendent. 

Ken also has doctorate degrees (Ph.D), specialist degree (Ed.S.) and masters degree (M.S.) in school administration. He completed post-doctoral studies at Oxford University, United Kingdom and Viterbo College.  He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for an administrative exchange and study in Romania. Dr. Rogers also taught graduate school for school administrators. He currently plays music professionally; mostly jazz, blues, some country and popular. One of his hobbies is collecting string instruments from around the world.

Kenneth teaches: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Balalaika, Bass Guitar

Andrea Schafer

Andrea teaches: Cello