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Alexander Sun

Alexander Sun

Piano

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Hokkien, Japanese (familiar), Spanish (familiar) Alexander Sun is a resident of the Western Suburbs. He has a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures from

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Jim Holman

Jim Holman

Piano

Jim Holman grew up as the son of a musician. From an early age Jim knew that music was going to be his life-long pursuit. He started taking private piano lessons in

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Catalin Lari

Catalin Lari

Violin & Viola

Catalin Lari was born in Romania, and started to study music at the age of 6 playing accordion in his town of birth, Nasaud. When he was 10 years old Catalin moved

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​Catherine Sulla

​Catherine Sulla

Voice

​Catherine Sulla is a dramatic soprano who graduated from Millikin University in 2016 as a high talent scholarship holder. She is always continuing to work on her craft and is working toward

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Heewon Joy Cha

Heewon Joy Cha

Piano

Heewon Joy Cha seeks accurate interpretation and high-quality music. She has a warm and comfortable style andbelieves that lesson strategies should be different depending on each students’ personality to help maximize their

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Simon Tiffin

Simon Tiffin

Piano, Voice

Having studied classically from the age of six, the piano is a core aspect of Simon’s life. Upon entering college at the University of Illinois where he received his Bachelors in Music,

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Matthew Truscott

Matthew Truscott

Piano

Matthew Truscott is a performer and educator of the piano and saxophone. Matthew holds a BM in Music Education (K-12) with a focus on saxophone from Moravian University. He has 6+ years

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John Hix

John Hix

Drums / Percussion, Beginner Ukulele

John Hix has been studying drum set and classical percussion since this age of six. Growing up in a very musical family helped push him into various opportunities allowing him to play

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John Swickert

John Swickert

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Piano

John had worked for Hix Bros Music since 1996, starting just after the great flood. His responsibilities included: guitar, piano, bass guitar and ukulele instructor, shipping and receiving manager, data entry and

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Jeremy Schmidt

Jeremy Schmidt

Guitar, Bass & Mandolin

From growing up playing music all day in the basement with his brothers, to teaching and playing professionally as an adult, Jeremy Schmidt’s passion has always been music. It is an escape,

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Cameron Heinz

Cameron Heinz

Guitar & Drums

Cameron Heinz has been playing and studying music from the age of eight. While starting out with the viola, at age nine he transitioned his primary focus to drums and percussion under

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Vicki Linich

Vicki Linich

Piano, Voice

Vicki Linich has been singing all her life, and she loves a cappella choral singing best of all. She earned a Master’s Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Diction from Northern Illinois University

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Hershyl Edwards

Hershyl Edwards

Voice & Drums

Hershyl Edwards is a multi-instrumental musician and songwriter/composer who has been a music lover for life and has studied music since the age of 9. He’s been a music professional since the

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Carl Hix

Carl Hix

Guitar, Bass & Ukulele

Carl Hix has been teaching and training musicians since 1969. He attended Roosevelt University and Northern Illinois University as a double bass major, and was born into an incredibly musical family as

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Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman

Piano & Voice

Rachel is a classically-trained singer and pianist from Naperville. Beginning both piano and voice at a young age, Rachel quickly realized that her life revolved around music, from choir to orchestra to

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Miranda Molina

Miranda Molina

Voice

Miranda C. Molina (she/her) is a singer, saxophonist, and teacher in the Chicagoland area who is excited to be teaching with Musical Expressions.  Since the age of four, Miranda has been deeply

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Colleen Alvin-Follin

Colleen Alvin-Follin

Violin, Viola

Colleen Follin is a violinist and teacher from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. As a young student, Colleen’s dream job was to teach orchestra -today, she’s celebrating her 9th year as the orchestra director

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Mark Sartori

Mark Sartori

Guitar

Mark has been playing, recording and teaching music for over 40 years. He specializes in acoustic, classical and finger style guitar and also plays and performs on single and double strung acoustic

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Chris Gu

Chris Gu

Piano

Chris Gu has recently earned a Master of Music in Piano at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is a current student of Gregory Sioles, a graduate of the Jacobs School

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Augustine Melecio

Augustine Melecio

Brass

Educated at the Merit Music Conservatory, Sherwood Music Conservatory and Boise State University-Music Education, Chicago-based Trumpeter Augustine “Tino” Melecio began his extensive career in the Gallery 37 Latin Big Band in 1993

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Bobby Calebaugh Clark

Bobby Calebaugh Clark

French Horn & Cornet

Bobby Calebaugh Clark is a University of Illinois graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Music Education and a minor in Language Arts. Bobby, a Fox Valley native, attended West Aurora

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Bridget Becker

Bridget Becker

Voice

Bridget has a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She has taught private voice lessons in

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Erik Swanson

Erik Swanson

Guitar & Bass

​An exceptional musician, Erik won a major Chicago-area bass solo contest early in his career. He was awarded the grand prize, a $2,000 Modulus bass guitar. He went on to participate in

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Gabriela Sevilla

Gabriela Sevilla

Voice

Fluent in: English, Spanish & Italian Gabriela Sevilla was born in Mexico City. She has a Bachelor’s degree with honors as a classical singer from the National University of Mexico. In her

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Greg Luberda

Greg Luberda

Piano

Teaching and learning music is one of the most satisfying pursuits one can do. I have been involved in both now for over 15 years. My goal is to make music as

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Arman Sangalang

Arman Sangalang

Saxophone

Arman is a Graduate Assistant at Northern Illinois University, in Dekalb, Illinois. His fields of  study are in jazz saxophone, composition, and education.  While at NIU he assists in coaching several jazz

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Marianne Litzau

Marianne Litzau

Piano

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” from Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy The piano came with the house. That’s how it all started. There was an old

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Megan Radowick

Megan Radowick

Voice

Soprano Megan Radowick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts

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Nicholas “Nic” Sanders

Nicholas “Nic” Sanders

Piano

Nicholas Sanders first began taking piano lessons at the age of five and has had a lifelong passion for music ever since. Nic’s youth saw him explore many different forms of music,

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Ronald Spaeth

Ronald Spaeth

Drums & Classical Percussion

Ron received both his BA and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since moving to the Chicago area in 1989, he has performed professionally throughout the Midwest.

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Sue Good

Sue Good

Piano

Sue Good comes from a very musical family. Sue’s father plays a variety of instruments ranging from the accordion to the piano and at one point during the 1940’s he performed in

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Svitlana Kmit

Svitlana Kmit

Violin

​Svitlana Kmit Antons was born in Ukraine and has been playing the violin since she was seven. She received her education from the Lviv Musical College and one of the most prestigious

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Tad Janik

Tad Janik

Piano

​Tad Janik started his career in the music industry at the age of 16 when he got his first professional engagement as a piano player. A few years later he obtained a

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Tom Navarro

Tom Navarro

Guitar

Tom Navarro is Guitarist from Chicago, IL. Tom started playing guitar at age 15 and was heavily influenced by 80 rock guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Neil Schon of Journey among others.

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Yee Seer See

Yee Seer See

Piano

Yee Seer began playing at age five, and started teaching at the Yamaha School of Music in Malaysia at 18. After several years, she traveled to London to teach and receive a

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