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Nothing quite beats the sound of a brass fanfare. Conjuring images from medieval kings & queens to modern drum & bugle corps competitions, the brass family holds its own. Even in the modern world of amplified music, many members of the brass family can compete acoustically for volume. And they're found across a wide swath of genres including classical, rock, jazz and folk.

At Madison Music Foundry we have a great instructor who gives lessons on just about any brass instrument--and in virtually any style that interests you. Instruction is available for all ages and levels at a time that's convenient for you.

Jim Gerbig

Jim Gerbig


Jim holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has worked with all levels of Brass and Woodwind students since 1982. In addition, he has been a private studio guitar and bass guitar teacher since 1977. Equally at home playing Rock, Jazz, and Fusion styles, he especially enjoys helping rock guitarists make the transition to playing in their school jazz ensemble.

He has coached hundreds of band students to Superior and Excellent ratings in Solo/Ensemble performances, from individuals and small ensembles to full jazz band and concert band events. In addition, he has worked with students on all instruments to improve their improvisational skills and working knowledge of Music Theory.

With over 30 years of studio teaching experience, Jim prides himself on finding the right approach to guide any student in realizing their potential, on whatever their instrument of choice. Full Bio (pdf)