Elizabeth Becker- Violin and Viola Instructor

Elizabeth  is enjoying her 30th year teaching orchestra grades 4-8 in the Lacrosse public schools. Her main instruments are the violin and viola, which she performs on in the LaCrosse, Rochester, Austin and Winona symphonies. She also coaches the River City Strings, a school district fiddle group that performs throughout the community; conducts the Seven Springs Summer String Camp; leads the Wesley Ensemble, a church orchestra, and plays organ at Hokah Methodist church.

Jessica McDonald- Violin Instructor

Jessica was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in instrumental music education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and is a state certified teacher. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations, which include: Viterbo Preparatory School of Arts, WISTA Elementary Orchestra Camps, UW-L String Academy, Hamilton Elementary Community Partnership for Strings, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the WMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition. Jessie commits herself to professional development as an active member of the American String Teachers Association, the National Association for Music Education and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She currently serves as the orchestra director for Longfellow Middle School and the LaCrosse Design Institute, coaches the LaCrosse Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Contact -jessmcdonald608@gmail 

or contact us at the shop.

Joe Kruezer- Guitar Instructor

Joe origins from Stoddard, WI.He studied at UWL from 2002 to 2005 and then severed a year with the National Guard in Kuwait. He came back and enrolled at McNally Smith College of Music with an emphasis on Production. Joe has played guitar for various Tribute Bands and currently is in Moon Chicken with his wife, Nicole. Joe hosts the Old Towne Family Jam, AKA  Old Towne Hootenanny, at Old Towne Strings on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Contact -joe.kreuzer2381@gmail

or contact us at the shop.

Mary Weiland- Violin and Viola Instructor

Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelors in Instrumental Music Education.  She is currently employed by the La Crosse School District.  When she isn’t teaching you will usually find her playing with the UW-L Orchestra, her quartet Musical Offering La Crosse, or in the musical pit for many of the local theater productions.

Contact-weilandms@gmail or contact us at the shop.

Old Towne Strings 1218 Caledonia St. La Crosse, Wi 54603 (608)782-1222