About the Director – Janet Kuester

Janet Kuester:  “WELCOME to The Music Connection!  Music is a wonderful gift you give to your children and yourself; to be enjoyed for a lifetime!  We look forward to developing and nurturing your musical ability.”


About the Director: 

Janet Kuester is the Director of The Music Connection, providing outstanding leadership and artistic development for all of The Music Connection’s programs and events.

Mrs. Kuester brings experience and quality to The Music Connection as a distinguished faculty member.  She has taught violin and piano for more than 40 years and is a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Suzuki Association of the Americas and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Mrs. Kuester received her music degree from De Paul University and is a certified Suzuki piano and violin teacher. She has performed with the Lake Forest Symphony, Schubert Woods String Quartet, and the Waukegan, DePaul, Chicago Civic, Chicago Heights, Kankakee and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestras.

Mrs. Kuester’s goals as Director are to mentor and encourage all teachers, students, and parents; while providing a learning environment rich in encouragement and positive motivation that facilitates the joy of music and development of each individual’s music ability.

Read some of Janet’s Articles

Speaking Engagements:

Janet Kuester is available for speaking engagements. Topics include but are not limited to:

The importance of music to our communities.


Does my child have talent?

Developing a culture of music education in the home.

Please Contact Janet for availability and discussion topics.