Meet the Friends & Faculty of J.S. Cable Music Studio!

Our music studio is located inside the Creative Care & Wellness Center, an educational facility devoted to wellness through creative expression. We are honored to enjoy a spectacular group of musicians who are affiliated with our facility!  Some teach every trimester and others teach occasional workshops and courses.  All are part of the studio family and are held in very high regard!

Ethan Bender, Electric and Upright Bass Instructor

Ethan Bender has been a professional musician in the Milwaukee/Chicago area for over 20 years. He has played with some of Milwaukee's most high profile bands, as well as recorded for musicals featured at the Fireside Theater, First Stage children's theater and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Mr. Bender was also a part of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra's Jazz Studies Program.

Christopher Burns, Trombone Instructor

Mr. Burns is a professional trombonist and low brass teacher living in Riverwest, Milwaukee. In his musical travels, he has performed with orchestras across the country, including the Milwaukee Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory, as well as a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has taught all levels of trombone, from beginner up through high school and college.


​Jennette Cable, Owner & Director, Piano Instructor

Mrs. Cable holds Wisconsin teaching licenses in Music Education and Special Needs Education.  She is also a Doctor of Naturopathy, certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board, a Classical Homeopath, certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and a Sound Therapist, certified by the Globe sound and Consciousness Institute.  Jennette believes music and creative expression are critical components of good health.  She founded Creative Care & Wellness Center, which is  home to J.S. Cable Music Studio, to celebrate the synergy between health and wellness and musical expression:

Keith Carpenter, Composition, Ukulele, and Guitar Instructor

Composer and guitarist Keith Carpenter has taught music to students of all levels for over twenty years. Dr. Carpenter's compositions have been performed in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Albania, Argentina, and throughout the United States by groups such as the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Present Music, the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, Thelema Trio, and more! In addition to composing, Dr. Carpenter is an active guitarist and guitar instructor whose philosophy is simple:  no shortcuts.  His holistic teaching style encourages students to enjoy music as a physical, mental and emotional experience.   Dr. Carpenter has taught at Carroll University, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and is currently teaching distance learning courses for Lone Star College.  His music can be found at and

Brandon Miller, Guitar and Ukulele Instructor

Brandon Miller holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a WI State license in General Music Education. He has been performing professionally in and around the greater Milwaukee area since 2007 with Gonzales/Miller Duo, Davis/Miller Duo, Jon Lovas Trio, Brandon Miller Quartet, Brazazz, Loup, Birong, YLLA, Gauss and others. In 2013 Brandon was awarded third place in the Wilson Center International Guitar Competition in the Jazz category. When not teaching at J.S. Cable Music Studio, Mr. Miller is employed by the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Sarah Pulfer, French horn Instructor

Ms. Pulfer is an active horn performer and teacher in the Milwaukee area.  Hailing from Arkansas, she came to Milwaukee in 2008 to complete her graduate studies and has remained a sought-after performer and teacher ever since.  Ms. Pulfer has a national and international performance resume, but possesses a sincere passion for local community outreach.  Ms. Pulfer teaches horn players of all ages and abilities through a focus on strong fundamentals and singing through the instrument.  
Visit Ms. Pulfer online at:


Sarah Richardson, Voice Instructor Emerita


Sarah Richardson possesses a Doctor of Music Performance degree from UW-Madison. She also holds degrees from UW-Milwaukee and Viterbo University. Recent credits include Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte) with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Germany, and Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) with UW Opera in Madison. Sarah currently resides in Milwaukee and is an avid performer of chamber and concert work. Her performance work in opera, chamber, and concert music, as well as nearly ten years of teaching experience has given her a worthy foundation for vocal education. Find out more about her work at

Joe Riggenbach, Voice, Beginner Mandolin Instructor

Baritone, Joe Willard Riggenbach is happy to be teaching Voice at the JS Cable Music Studio in the Riverwest community!  Joe made his venture to the big city in 2006 after working for the Children's Outing Association's Summer Camp, Camp Helen Brochman, to study music at UWM where he sang opera, art song, and played trombone. He has performed throughout Milwaukee with Milwaukee Opera Theater, Skylight Music Theater, the East Side Chamber Players, Soulstice Theater, Milwaukee Opera On Tap, Present Music, and the Milwaukee Chamber Choir.  Joe is a proud Riverwest community member who enjoys riding his bicycle, yoga, canoeing, and no stress dance parties.



Dan Schneider, Piano Technician, Piano Construction, Piano Tuning, Recording Specialist

Full time Tuner / Technician for 27 years. 
composer / performer / vocalist / pianist
Dan has done concert tunings and other piano work for such artists as: Chick Corea, Harry Connick Jr. Aretha Franklin, Alica Keys, Norah Jones, John Legend, Ben Folds, McCoy Tyner, Ralph Votapek, Jim Brickman, The Milwaukee Symphony, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams,The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, John Mellencamp, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros,The Piano Guys, Hanson, Kerri Sherwood, Chris Botti, and Steve Allen. My goal is high quality, affordable service. Always willing to learn, striving to create and innovate, all while keeping a smile and positive attitude.
Specialties: Certified Yamaha Disklavier service and repair technician. 
Certified Dampp-Chaser climate control system field expert and installer
Certified PianoDisc installer, service and