Jerome Franke Violin Studio
Jerome Franke, Assistant Concertmaster Emeritus of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra offers Private Violin Lessons and Instruction in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Jerome Franke Violin Studio Profile
Professional violin lessons you can trust
I believe in adjusting my teaching style to match the goals, abilities, and level of advancement of each individual student, while providing an encouraging, nurturing positive environment.
For students who are preparing for a career in music, lessons focus more intensely on the musical and technical skills needed to succeed in a competitive environment.
Meet Jerome Franke
JEROME FRANKE, Assistant Concertmaster Emeritus of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is currently a string advisor for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) and the Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Franke studied violin with Scott Willits, who was the first American representative of the great violin pedagogue Ševčík. During his twenty-five-year tenure as Assistant Concertmaster, Mr. Franke was a frequent soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on tour and at home. A number of his performances were recorded for the Milwaukee Symphony’s nationally syndicated radio broadcasts. Mr. Franke was also Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as soloist with numerous regional orchestras.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Franke was the founder of the Cedarburg Chamber Ensemble. Under the auspices of “Present Music,” he was a founding member of Quartet Dubuffet. As a cross-over performer, Mr. Franke was a recording artist and string coordinator for Narada records and played electric violin in the Grammy-nominated David Arkenstone Band. Mr. Franke has also been a violin instructor at Wisconsin Lutheran College and the conductor of the Chamber Strings of Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Mr. Franke has been honored with the Wisconsin chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) “Teacher of the Year” award and the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee “Studio Music Instruction” award.