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Alissa Cox

Alissa Cox

Piano

Alissa Cox is a recent graduate of the Conservatory at Wheaton College where she studied Piano Pedagogy. During her time there she was a part of the Women’s Chorale, both singing and

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Connie Studebaker

Connie Studebaker

Piano

Connie started taking piano lessons at the age of ten because she wanted to be like her big sister who played the piano. She enjoyed practicing and started playing for services in

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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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Andrew Jaicks

Andrew Jaicks

Piano

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Andrew Jaicks has lived in the Chicago area since 2013. He earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition and a Minor in Piano Performance from the Chicago College

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Eric Drazner

Eric Drazner

Guitar

Eric holds a Bachelor of Music from the Lamont School of Music at University of Denver. He has been teaching guitar for over 15 years. In that time he has taught students

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Gabriel Hwang

Gabriel Hwang

Violin & Viola

Gabriel Hwang began his music education in piano and violin at the age of five. He then progressed to instrumental studies. At the age of sixteen, young Hwang made his official debut

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Seon Young Lee

Seon Young Lee

Violin

Seonyoung holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin performance from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea and was the principal in the Kyung Hee Symphony Orchestra. She was also a violinist of a

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Marty Binder

Marty Binder

Drums, Guitar

Marty Binder has been playing drums, touring, and recording for over 30 years. He keeps a busy schedule playing local venues, festivals, corporate and private events. He has played with Blues greats,

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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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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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