Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Learning Center

Have you always wanted to play an instrument? Are you searching for a teacher for yourself or a family member? Are you a teacher who is looking for students to teach? Our Education Center here at Chesbro Music Co could be your answer. We offer a variety of programs, such as individual lessons, group classes, clinics and recitals. Check out our instructors or give us a call. You are never too old to learn.

We offer lessons for Piano, Ukulele, Saxophone, Guitar, Flute, Trumpet, Oboe, Drums, Voice, and more!

Chesbro Music Lesson Form

Fill out this form and we will contact you within 48 hours with teacher info and schedule availability. Scroll down to see a list our our instructors.

Freddy Gildersleeve

Guitar Instructor

Born here in Idaho, I have been playing guitar since 1984. I began playing live on my 21st birthday in 1991 and have never stopped. I've played everything from Beatles pop to country and bluegrass to funk, rock-n-roll to my current Jazz band: The Dewdroppers  

The only thing I love as much as playing music live is teaching music. When the light comes on and a student "gets it", I get as much joy as they do. 


Jonah Wells

Jonah Wells

Drum Instructor

Jonah's Drum Lessons are always fun!!! More than 20 years experience teaching, performing, and recording Rock N' Roll, Jazz, Folk, County, EDM, Pop, and more; he will make sure you are inspired to practice, comfortable and learning at a pace that works for you. You will be given new beats, exercises, and techniques in every session.

Contact Jonah

Soren Hatch

Drums Instructor

I am currently a student at Skyline High School and have been active in Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Percussion, Symphonic, and Concert Band. I've also taken private lessons consistently for almost four years. I have performed in some private gigs and competed in solo competitions. I love Jazz music but am also comfortable teaching other genres such as Rock. I'm only taking beginning students at this time. 

Jared Smith

Drums/Percussions Instructor

Jared Smith is a professional drummer, percussionist, programmer and educator. With a BA in Music performance with an emphasis in commercial music, Jared splits his time between performing, recording, touring, and teaching. As an educator, Jared has over a decade of experience teaching private music lessons and hosting masterclasses and clinics.

Contact Jared



Elizabeth Browne has studied and performed with some of the finest musicians in the world, under the auspices of prominent arts organizations, such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Browne’s teachers include Andrés Díaz, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Michael Reynolds, Stephen Geber, and Jean Dexter, who introduced a three-year- old Elizabeth to the cello. Elizabeth is a substitute cellist with the Nashville Symphony, playing with them from time to time. She played with the Tennessee Philharmonic (formerly the Murfreesboro Symphony) for five years, four years as principal cellist. In the popular music realm, she can be heard on the Evanescence album Synthesis, as well as several video game, movie, and TV soundtracks, ranging from Call of Duty: WW2 to My Little Pony: The Movie. She obtained her master of music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as her bachelor of music degree in cello performance and voice performance from Boston University, where she graduated summa cum laude. An enthusiastic music educator, Elizabeth began teaching at age fourteen. She spent seven years as an adjunct professor, teaching cello at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Elizabeth currently teaches cello, as well as voice and piano, and is a sought-after private instructor in the Idaho Falls area.

Madara Seegmiller

Violin Instructor


 I come from a small, beautiful country in Europe called Latvia.  Music has always been a huge part of my life. I am a professional violinist with a 4 year of college degree in Classical music performance. Besides music, I enjoy spending time in nature, reading a good book, going on hikes, and attending live concerts, musicals, opera and theater.

I have taught violin lessons for over 10 years, teaching young students ages 6-18, both as private lessons, group lessons, and ensembles. I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced players. I’m also a certified music therapist with a few years of experience. I absolutely enjoy teaching and working with people, seeing their excitement and love grow through their hard work and progress.

Colleen M. Story

French Horn/Piano Instructor
(Also beginning-intermediate trumpet and trombone)

Colleen plays French horn in the Idaho Falls Symphony and various other local music groups in the area, and had been teaching private music lessons for over 30 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in music education from Western Colorado University in 1991, where she focused on French horn and piano, earning the prestigious Damson Scholarship for Musical Performance.

Colleen graduated summa cum laude and though she switched careers to focus on writing (she is a published author and full-time freelancer), she continues to enjoy teaching music privately. Many of her students have gone on to earn scholarships for their musical ability at the college level. She expects her students to work hard, and she goes the extra mile for them in return, striving to instill within them a love of music, an ability to focus and accomplish their goals, and a sense of inner confidence and pride that will serve them throughout their lives.

Contact Colleen

Idaho Falls Store

327 W. Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: (208) 522-8691

Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed