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Nate Traynor

Private Lessons Instructor

Nate Traynor is a Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter with 16 years of experience. As the main songwriter and guitarist for the Marvin Stumbles Band, Nate performs frequently across the midwest/Chicago area, and his band has independently released three albums. Additionally, Nate gigs as the lead guitarist for Zack Fedor and the Long Goodbyes. Nate cherishes […]

Anna Torgerson

Private Lessons Instructor

Anna grew up in Minnesota surrounded by music. She began teaching in 2007 while still working on her performance degree. She enjoys helping each student understand and get excited about music. She also enjoys encouraging and building up people who thought they would never be able to play. Anna graduated from the University of Wisconsin […]

Keaton Payne

Private Lesson Instructor
Piano, Voice

Keaton Payne is a Master’s student in vocal performance at North Park University, Chicago where he studies voice with David Govertsen and is Assistant to the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Julia Davids. There, he sings with the University Choir and Chamber Singers, and appears in the semesterly opera where he has performed the roles […]

Adam Nigh

Private Lessons Instructor

Adam is a current saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, pianist, and music educator who performs and teaches a variety of styles including jazz, classical, r&b, and pop. He is an active freelance musician and teacher working in the Chicagoland area and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in jazz studies at DePaul University. Adam grew up in […]

Joel Medina

Private Lessons Instructor
Kindermusik™ Instructor
Group Classes Instructor
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums

Joel Medina is a Singer-Songwriter and Producer based in Chicago. Joel was raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and moved back to Chicago after marrying his childhood best friend. Joel Medina has been in the music industry since 2012. Playing with different artists from Luc and the Lovingtons, Brenda Hopkins Miranda, to Millo Torres. Last year, […]

Marissa McKillip

Front Desk Concierge

Marissa is a Chicago native and cat mom of two. When she isn’t designing homes on her Animal Crossing island, she’s yelling at her TV, watching wrestling, or trying new food recipes. Marissa understands the value and importance of music as she grew up in a household of eclectic music lovers. She is passionate about […]

Lynn Lin

Kindermusik™ Instructor ​
Private Lessons Instructor ​
Front Desk Concierge
Piano, Violin

Lynn Lin (she/her) is a Chicago-based composer, producer, and teacher. Originally from the Greater Los Angeles area, she has over ten years of music production experience – primarily overseeing orchestral/acoustic arrangements and directing vocalists of all ages. Lynn has studied piano, violin, guitar, and voice since childhood, and she is currently pursuing her life-long dream […]

Patty Kennedy

Kindermusik™ Coordinator
​Kindermusik™ Instructor ​
Social Media Manager

Patty Kennedy (LeClair) grew up in Seattle, WA, and from a young age studied piano, saxophone and voice. From her very first concert in third grade singing with the 300 choristers in Northwest Girlchoir, she knew that music was her passion. Patty earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the Conservatory of Music […]

Amelia Harlovic

Private Lessons Instructor
​Piano, Voice

Amelia is a singer/songwriter, mezzo soprano and educator hailing from Chicago. She received her vocal performance degrees from Northern Illinois University (B.M.) and North Park University (M.M.) with a concentration in 20th century art song, pedagogy and choral conducting. Harlovic values her classical music training while never straying from her alternative pop/rock roots. When she […]

Hudson Hamilton

Private Lessons Instructor
​Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele

Hi! My name is Hudson Hamilton and I am currently earning my Masters in K-12 Music Education at North Park University. I also have a BA in Music Business Management from Columbia College Chicago. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but been living in Chicago since 2015. Music has always been a constant in my […]

Carolina Gómez

Kindermusik™ Instructor

Carolina is a professional singer with over 10 years of experience as a teacher, and she has dedicated her professional life to becoming a specialist in child development. She is currently pursuing her second degree in child psychology, and is very passionate about working with children and helping parents navigate their children’s development.

​James Cross

Private Lessons Instructor
Group Class Instructor
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Private Lessons Instructor Group Class Instructor