Lessons

Pierre Music offers private lessons for a huge variety of instruments.  In fact, we offer lessons for every instrument that we carry.  We now have something for students of every age, instrument, and skill level.  Most people prefer weekly lessons in order to progress the fastest on their instrument; others only schedule a couple lessons so that they can get a jump start on learning a new instrument, then begin learning on their own.  Whatever you choose -- we are here to help!

Meet our instructors!  

Kerry Freidel
Before Kerry founded Pierre Music LLC, he spent 19 years as a band instructor in the public school system.  In addition to being able to teach every band instrument, he is also a classically trained guitar player.

Kara Brusven
This high school student will amaze you with her musical ability.  Kara specializes in piano and classical guitar, and dabbles in several other instruments.  Her experience in several choral groups makes her a great choice for students who are looking for help singing, as well.

Stephen Rockwell
Our only full-time instructor, other than the store owner, is Stephen.  He is a piano master.  He plays nearly every instrument.  He is a sought after instructor and his spots fill quickly.

Kim Smith
Kim is an assistant director of the Pierre Youth Orchestra.  She teaches violin.

Laura Bench-Brescher
Laura teaches piano and beinner guitar.  

Katie Dwyer
This singer-songwriter has performed her original material at a variety of venues, from small town coffee shops to House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe of San Diego,CA, and had her songs featured in radio shows.  In addition to continuing her songwriter journey, she manages the Pierre Music Store and teaches ukulele, beginner guitar, songwriting, and our Saturday toddler class.

Nikki Hill
Nikki is an amazing musician who plays violin and cello.  Her sightreading is incredible and her performances are always filled with epression.

Laura Cook
Laura is a singer and piano player who has past experience in worship teams.  She teaches our Thursday morning Toddler Class, and will be starting a couple more group classes in the near future!

Joe Garret
This bass player is a well rounded musician who teaches note reading, theory, and how to have fun while you rock out.

Sami Gortmaker
Sami is another high school instructor who teaches both ukulele and piano.