Our Staff

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Ellen Garey

Cello(Beginning), Violin & Viola

Ellen Garey is excited to have the opportunity to work at Hix Brothers Music School! Ms. Garey has extensive successful experience teaching violin and viola privately, as well as conducting award-winning public school orchestra programs. Ms. Garey is also a graduate-level adjunct college professor at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, where she instructs adults […]

Kathleen Sullivan has been a professional singer for over 20 years. During that time, she has performed in and around New York City and toured with various companies, including the New York City Opera. She has appeared in numerous orchestral concerts, showcasing major and new works like Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Messiah by Handel, […]

Lucas Bennett

Piano, Voice

Lucas Bennett is a composer, singer, and songwriter. At 14, he began taking vocal lessons and performing through Hix Bros in Batavia. Throughout high school, he was the frontman for the progressive metal band atlasaria. Lucas performed often, sharing the stage with national touring acts such as Issues, Chon, Texas in July, the Ghost Inside, […]

Aaron Levy

Piano, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Aaron Levy taught guitar, piano, performance and songwriting in the Charleston, SC area from 2002-2015 and owned a vintage record store from 2015-2018. He has coached multiple American Idol and X-Factor contestants, including 6th place American Idol finalist Elise Testone. Aaron enjoys learning new songs, writing and performing original songs, and collecting records.     […]

Jim Pesek

Cello instructor plus strings (beginner violin, beginner viola)

Jim has a Bachelor Degree in Music education and Cello. He is the Orchestra director at Wredling School St Charles and has 20+ years of private teaching          

Raynette S is an experienced pianist and educator. She currently works as a part time church accompanist, a choir music director, accompanist for various school music events, and has been teaching for over 25 years.