Laurie Noelke

Keyboard / Piano / Flute

Never settle for less! When it comes to music lessons Laurie Noelke has over 17 years experience.  For Laurie it is more than just picking up an instrument and trying to see if you can learn it.  It’s a process of enjoying music, the instrument and the pleasure it can bring to your life.

Laurie’s background includes teaching general music at Blessed Sacrament School in LaCrosse for four years, a year at Aquinas Middle School, and then six years as Middle School band director at Tomah school district in Tomah.

Since she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Laurie has followed where music has taken her.  Now after her kids are well on their way to independence, at least from tying their shoes and needing a babysitter, she has decided to fulfill her dream of bringing music to all.

Chad LaFleur

Drum Set / Percussion

I am a Drum instructor available to teach you lessons at Noelke Music.  Currently, I am a member of a LaCrosse Area Band called “Last Call,” and we play at various events and festivals around the coulee region.

I have been playing drums since age 8.  Throughout my 35 years of experience, I have played in middle school, high school, college… Also, have in the past played Snare drum for LaCrosse Highlander (bag pipes band), plus Corps, Studio Drummer, and of course, currently, the band “Last Call.”

Ryan Waldhardt

Brass: Trumpet, Saxophone, Tuba, Trombone

2016 will be my eighth year teaching middle school band at West Salem School District.  My have a background in wind instruments, mainly brass, as “my instrument” in high school and college was Tuba.  I will be teaching Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone / Euphonium, and Tuba.

Ryan is from Medford Wisconsin and earned a bachelor of science in Instrumental music at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  He has taught at the Spring Grove, MN, Tomah, WI and West Salem School Districts.

Background also includes experience playing in the LaCrosse Concert Band, and participates in the music programs at his church in Onalaska.

Morgan Welch


Music has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy every chance I have to share my love of music with others, especially new musicians. I have been teaching piano lessons since my senior year of high school. Most of my teaching experience is in beginning piano lessons. Making the connection from the first lesson and watching my students grow as musicians has been a great experience.

I have a double major from UW- La Crosse in Psychology and Piano Pedagogy. I am also obtaining a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Augsburg College. Band and choir were always been my favorite activities in high school. In college I joined the Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band where I played trumpet for 4 years and was section leader for the last 2 years.

My goal as a piano teacher is to find potential in every student and do everything I can to help them achieve their goals through music.


Tyler Boegler


My name is Tyler Boegler and I started playing the piano when I was seven years old. I grew up in Utah, and studied classical piano at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I have been teaching this instrument for 15 years, and the violin and viola for 4 years. When I’m not teaching, accompaning, or tuning pianos, I’m probably cooking something delicious in the kitchen or at the library looking for a good book. Thanks to Laurie for providing a space for all of us to learn about music together!

Matthew Erickson


My name is Matthew Erickson and my details are coming soon!

Guitar Lessons