Finding a Piano in the Madison, WI area:  (Madison, far west side)  (Madison, far west side)

​ (Downtown Sun Prairie, Madison north-east)

​ (Madison, far west side)

Sheet Music & non-piano musical services in the Madison, WI area:


Other web resources of interest:

KAWAI Piano Company:​​

Boston Piano Company (Designed by Steinway and Sons):​


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   Shad Wenzlaff    

   piano studio


​​​​​​​​Shad Wenzlaff is a private piano teacher in Madison, WI.

He is an active leader with the Madison Area Piano Teacher Associated, Inc. Shad studied music at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. ​

Committed to continuing education and constantly sharpening his skill set and experience, Shad will spend part of his summer 2016 attending the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. In 2014, he also studied and performed there

Shad teaches weekly lessons for students of all ages. His is a professional studio dedicated to the art of piano.

Most students take private 45- minute lessons, although lessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes depending upon interest and skill level. For newly enrolling students starting September 2016, tuition will be billed at a rate of $65/hr/prorated & an annual materials fee of $35 will be assessed each September. Students perform, learn theory, engage with composition and creativity, as well as develop proper technique. Emphasis is placed on classical repertoire and a healthy approach to the instrument and musical development.

Musicianship (the study of scales, chords, chord progressions, arpeggios), theory, aural skills, and standard classical repertoire are the cornerstones of private piano study with Shad. 

Shad considers practice to be essential and important to progress at the piano. Students must own a suitable instrument. Normally, students will practice 4-5 times between each weekly lesson. Practice is goal oriented, and students are expected to follow prescribed practice assignments. 
As students progress, additional time will need to be spent with theory, notation, and listening to recordings.

Shad is also a member of MTNA, and presents students for ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, UK) examinations in the Madison Area

Piano Lessons are geared to a fun, progressive learning environment - promoting the art of musicality. 

Students interested in learning more about Shad's studio should email Shad to schedule a free preview appointment & meet-and-greet lesson (August 2016 appointments for September enrollment). Shad is proud of maintaining positive relationships with many area piano teachers & practices a highly ethical environment - Shad does not actively recruit students. If you are interested in transferring from another teacher's studio, please know I will contact the previous teacher prior to enrolling a student for lessons (whenever feasible and practical). Shad prefers to start a new student with fall session (September) lessons.