Mrs. Kerry Ramthun provides piano
lessons during the school day for students at Kettle Moraine Lutheran
High School. Please contact Mrs. Ramthun at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Lesson Brochure & Registration Form
Regular attendance and practice at home is necessary for consistent
progress. Each student is expected to be prompt for every lesson, with
the proper music for each lesson. Any appointments or extra-curricular
activities should be scheduled around the student's lesson time, as this
time is set specifically for each student. If a student is not able to
attend a lesson during a given week, he or she may arrange to trade
that lesson with another student if it is mutually convenient. If a
student misses a lesson and does not arrange for a trade, that time is
of no value to anyone else and the lesson will be forfeited. Please
note this policy and remember to make arrangements to consistently
attend your lesson. If the teacher cancels a lesson or school is
cancelled on that day, the lesson will be rescheduled.
LOCATION: Lessons take place during band, choir, or study hall, or
before or after school as necessary in Room 2306. One lesson is half of
a period. Students may arrive early for lessons and are encouraged to
use a practice room to warm up prior to lessons if at all possible. If a
student forgets his or her music at home on a lesson day, that student
is still responsible to attend that lesson, as technique, theory, and
music history can be emphasized, and Mrs. Ramthun may have a copy of
your score on file also.
DIFFERING NEEDS: Mrs. Ramthun has taught students of all ages and
abilities, including physical and developmental disabilities. If you
are interested in adaptive piano lessons or have a special need that
should be taken into consideration, please let Mrs. Ramthun know.
Lessons at KML
at KML may prepare a student for a career in teaching or ministry, or
for college music auditions. And lessons may be taken purely for fun
-Exercise your mind! Playing piano activates both hemispheres of the
brain and requires engagement from multiple lobes. Did you know that
the corpus callosum is bigger in musicians? Yes, we have bigger brains!
-Convenience: Taking lessons during the school day saves a trip to
the music store in the evening, and allows for more family time and
practice time at home.
Cost of Lessons
are billed quarterly by KML. The fall and spring semesters for 2016-17 will consist of 17 lessons each, and the tuition for each semester will
remain the same as previous years: $297.75. Tuition will be divided
into two equal payments each semester. The first payment will be billed
when school begins. If a student withdraws from lessons after the
first week of school, 50% of the tuition for that quarter will be
refunded. No refunds will be processed after the second week of school
for that quarter.
Lessons begin during the first week of September. You will be
contacted by email or phone before that date with your lesson time and
information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kerry
Ramthun at 262.388.1796.
-Students may play pre-service music before the band or choir winter concerts in December.
-WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival will be held in March.
-Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs (WFMC) Festival will be held in February.
-Our annual recital will be held during the second semester in May.
-Advanced students may use their God-given abilities to play for chapel as well as their home congregations.
Your First Lesson
bring a pencil, notebook, and any previous books you had from your
prior lessons. If this is your first lesson, please inform your teacher
before your first lesson so that the proper materials may be purchased.
Music supplies and books can be purchased at White House of Music, West Bend (262-334-4426), at www.peppermusic.com,
or any other music retailer. If music books are purchased by your
teacher, the materials will be billed to your child's KML account.
About the Instructor
Ramthun, MA, NCTM, MT-BC, holds the degrees of Master of the Arts from
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and Bachelor of Music from Alverno
College. Mrs. Ramthun is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by
Music Teachers National Association and is also a board-certified and
state registered music therapist. She also serves on the piano, music
therapy, and early childhood faculties at the Wisconsin Conservatory of
Music. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association and
Wisconsin Music Teachers Association.