Our Staff

Andrea Figueroa

Andrea Figueroa

Voice & Piano

Andrea Figueroa is a recent graduate from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Conducting focus, along with a Vocal Performance Certificate. In her 5 years at

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Carter  Schultz

Carter Schultz

Guitar/­Bass/­Piano/­Mandolin/­Banjo

Carter Schultz is a multi-instrumentalist and song-writer of 17 years. He has been teaching guitar, drums, piano and bass in the Schaumburg area since 2010 and has an Associate’s degree in Fine

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David  Shore

David Shore

Piano/­Guitar/­Bass/­Upright Bass/­Ukulele

David’s students enjoy learning and feeling like musicians while still getting the academic benefits that learning music provides. He includes many songs and pieces that his students are familiar with while making

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Jason Wickland

Jason Wickland

Guitar

Jason Wickland is a Music Education Major at Elmhurst College with Classical Guitar as his primary instrument. Jason has been playing the guitar since 3rd grade and he is currently involved in

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Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Voice & Piano

Jennifer Thompson is an accomplished vocalist who has performed many times in the Chicago area. She sang Elgar’s Sea Pictures for the Friends of the Windows concert series at St. James Chapel.

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Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer

Piano

Jim has been playing piano for over 20 years and teaching piano for 4 with a certification in piano pedagogy. He graduated last May from Elmhurst College with top honors, majoring in

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Jose  Guadalupe  Flores

Jose Guadalupe Flores

Voice/Piano/Woodwind

– Enjoy private music lessons tailored to your skill and level from a passionate and enthusiastic educator. Jose Guadalupe has over 5 years of international, private, and group teaching experience. Jose is

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Lawrence  Boisen

Lawrence Boisen

Woodwind/­Harmonica/­Jazz

– Larry has been a professional musician for several decades on saxes, clarinet, flute, oboe, harmonica and piano, during which time he performed with numerous famous big bands:Les and Larry Elgart; Ralph

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Lenka  Nedvedova

Lenka Nedvedova

Piano

Lenka Nedvedova received her Master of Arts Degree in Music and English Literature from the Masaryk University of Brno in the Czech Republic in 1999. She was also a member of the

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Michael  Mckissack

Michael Mckissack

Guitar/­Bass

Mike was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, and has spent the last thirty years learning the intricacies of composing, performing, and teaching the guitar. He’s well versed in most contemporary

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Nadiya Mandziy

Nadiya Mandziy

Piano

Nadiya has been a piano and music theory teacher for over 30 years. She is an honors graduate from Ternopil Music College and went on to get her Master’s degree from Kyiv

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Oksana Tomashevska

Oksana Tomashevska

Violin

Education: Specialized Diploma with Distinction (violin performance and pedagogy), Rivne Music Academy (Ukraine); postgraduate study at Rivne Institute of Culture; solo recitals, quartet, trio and chamber ensembles performances, principal 2nd and 1st

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Paul  Kutylo

Paul Kutylo

Guitar/Ukulele/Banjo

Paul Kutylo began playing acoustic guitar at Divine Word College. He played and sang for an overwhelming number of hootenannies, church services and talent shows in college and graduate school. Paul taught

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

Drums

Zachary recently graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor′s Degree in Jazz Studies and Music Business. Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Zach has been playing in bands since he was in Junior High.

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