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Jenny Hanson

Jenny Hanson

Clarinet

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Illinois, a Special Education Endorsement from Aurora University and a…Masters in Biology from Project Dragonfly at Miami University…? If you are

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Cassandra Tosh

Cassandra Tosh

Violin

Cassandra is violist and violinist from Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her master's degree in music at Butler University studying viola performance with Richard Auldon Clark, while performing her duties as the Graduate

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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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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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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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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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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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Josh Ruebeck

Josh Ruebeck

Voice, Guitar

Josh is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist with a love for music in many styles. They hold a BA in Music from Carleton College, where they studied vocal performance and composition. They

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Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray

Cello

Jennifer Murray has always had a love for music, and when she heard the Star Wars MainTheme demonstrated on the cello at eight years old, she knew that was the instrument for

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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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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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