Classroom Music

Every student receives age-appropriate, quality, comprehensive instruction in music from K4 through 8th grade. An inductive approach is used in many of the musical units, and these units are designed to expand student understanding of musical styles, methods, theory, and careers. Musical concepts are developed through performance and study of music itself.

Classroom choirs sing in our worship services. In addition to singing, children are given experiences in performing on African and Latin American drums and rhythm instruments. Experiences in playing handchimes/handbells and recorders are provided. Other performing opportunities include regularly scheduled musicals, musical reviews, and talent shows.

Private Music Instruction

Instructors from Wisconsin Lutheran High School offer 20-minute lessons during the school day. Students receiving private band instruction also are part of the Grade School band at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, which is made up of other students from the Milwaukee area.

Piano lessons

Half-hour private piano lessons for students in grades 1-8 are available from Mrs. Naomi Hathaway. She also offers half-hour private voice lessons for students in grades 6-8. Mrs. Hathaway is an experienced educator and a great blessing to St. John's. Here is her contact information.

920-322-7004 (call or text)

Violin lessons

On-site private violin lessons for St. John's  students are available from Mrs. Megan Buschkopf. 

Contact Megan via email or visit her studio website at for more information.