Music Can Change Lives

Our Teachers Make Learning Fun

We have learned that the teacher's ability to motivate a student is critical to the success of the student.

 

All of our teachers are dedicated and committed to showing students the joy and fun of taking lessons and of making music. Because of our large staff of teachers, our enrollment counselors are able to match your student's experience and ability with an appropriate instructor.

 

In addition to their education and experience, every member of our teaching staff has also completed our own proprietary training program which ensures that all of our instructors are able to meet the needs and expectations of the students and parents who have selected us as their source for private music instruction.

Our teachers must be both inspirational and effective as they teach music to our students. We want the students to have fun, but they must also learn. Each member of our teaching staff is dedicated to meeting these goals. In addition to our teaching staff, our administrative staff is always ready to help students and parents at any time. 

Dennis2.png

Dennis has performed and taught piano for over 35 years.  He studied classical piano with Alice Angermann at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, as well as jazz piano with Skip Green.  Dennis has played extended engagements at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dubai, U.A.E., the Pump Room in the Ambassador East hotel and the Palm Court in the Drake Hotel in Chicago

He has served as an accompanist for jazz artists such as Kurt Elling, Milt Trenier, Kimberly Gordon, Jackie Allen, Bill Acosta, Nan Mason and many others in various jazz clubs

in Chicago and the suburbs.  Currently, Dennis is performing regularly at Sullivans' Steakhouse in Naperville, Chicago and Lincolnshire.  As a teacher, Dennis' objective is to keep the learning experience fun, as he feels that music is to be enjoyed.  He has found that once the student is engaged and learning with a positive motivation, then learning technique, practicing, etc. become much more interesting to the student.  Dennis is a dynamic, energetic teacher with a passion for sharing his love of music with his students.

Piano

Dennis Anderson

Corbin has been playing saxophone, flute, and clarinet for the last 14 years. He has been teaching these instruments for the better part of 5 years. Corbin holds degrees from Indiana University and the University of Miami. He also enjoys dabbling in piano as well.
 

Corbin believes that each of his students should end up with the ability to help further themselves along with their own musical journey.  He demonstrates to them the ability to establish efficient practice habits, ear training, and to develop musicianship. Lessons with Corbin are exciting and friendly. Students and parents can expect excellent communication from the teacher, and very adaptable lessons to fit the student’s needs. You can expect to learn the fundamentals first, and with a basic understanding, branch out to popular music.  In his time outside of the store, Corbin enjoys water skiing and snowboarding

Woodwinds

Corbin Anderson

Rachel.png

Rachel has been playing the piano and singing for over a decade.  She is currently pursuing her Music Education degree at North Central College where she actively participates in band and choir.  In addition, she also enjoys playing the flute, guitar, and ukulele.  Rachel believes that all students can develop the talents needed to succeed at their instrument as long as their love for music is cultivated first.  Her goal for each student is that they fall in love with music and discover a life-long hobby.  When she isn’t doing something musical, Rachel loves to draw and paint.

Piano

Rachel Finness

sam.png

Sam has been playing guitar and bass for over 8 years. A recent Naperville North High School graduate, he is attending COD and actively gigging at various venues in the area.  H can also be found performing at open mics and battle of the band competitions.  Outside of school and work, he enjoys writing, philosophy, and fitness. Sam can teach a variety of musical genres, but especially enjoys teaching alternative, rock, and metal. Sam wants to help each student cultivate their own unique style

Guitar-Bass

Sam Filicicchia

Sarah

Sarah has been playing the piano and flute for over eight years.  While Sarah’s main goal is to ignite a passion for music in all of her students you, can expect a gentle teaching style for all beginners as you ease into your instrument.  Sarah enjoys teaching all musical genres and styles and also plays a little guitar in addition to the piano and flute.  Outside of music, she enjoys reading, dance, archery, and modeling

Piano

Sarah Bergrud

ryan.png

Ryan has been teaching woodwind instruments for five years.  He has a degree in Comprehensive Music Education and his K-12 Music Certification from Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University.  He is currently employed as the director of beginning band and orchestra, intermediate band, and advanced band levels at George Washington Middle School in Lyons, Illinois. 
 

Most of his interests involve music, but outside of music, he enjoys football, pop culture, and martial arts.  He was a member of Del Souls and In Full Swing big band, has performed as a freelance musician, and has been a clinician for a number of festivals and Solo and Ensemble competitions.  Ryan specializes in teaching classical, blues, funk, soul, and be-bop music.  He focuses on lessons on fundamentals and proper technique but believes that ear training is important as well.  He aims to make students better, more sensitive musicians

Brass And Woodwind

Ryan Bigeck

Angelina-new

Angeline  has been playing the piano for over 30 years and teaching the instrument for over 25.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Southern Illinois University.  Angeline wants her students to learn to express themselves through music and find and play songs that interest them.  She can be an expert guide for the serious student and a fun, encouraging piano coach for the person who wants to try out a new hobby.  Angeline enjoys playing and teaching all genres from classical to pop and, outside of music, loves to travel.

Piano

Angeline Goh

Allison-new

Allison began playing piano in the 2nd grade.  Now, after over fifteen years of lessons and with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Allison enjoys passing on her love of music to her students.  She believes that everyone can learn to play an instrument and can have fun doing it.  Her goals for her students are to get them to appreciate music and learn to perform the music they are most interested in.  Outside of piano lessons, Allison also participates in the Naperville municipal band on trumpet and knitting.  Her favorite styles to teach are classical, Broadway, and pop

Piano

Allison Buethner

Tori.png

Tori has been playing piano for 15 years. Currently, she is a Music Major at North Central College, where she is minoring in Psychology. Tori performs in various ensembles at North Central College, including but not limited to various concerto groups. Tori enjoys playing piano and saxophone, shopping in Downtown Chicago, in addition to boating and tubing. Tori likes to keep lessons fun and specializes in adapting lesson structures to her student’s interests. Tori excels in classical music from the romantic period, as well as playing duets with her students at our recitals.

Piano

Tori Camera

paul.png

Paul has been playing the violin, viola, and guitar for over 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Loyola University in Chicago. Paul wants to share his fascination with music and the sense of fun and adventure it brings to all his students. He has played in small bands in college and also with the York Orchestra, the Loyola Orchestra, and the Loyola Choir. He specializes in rock and alternative styles of guitar as well as classical.  Outside of teaching, he is an aspiring music therapist and also enjoys playing video games and taking care of his dogs

Guitar-Violin-Viola-Ukulele

Paul Guziewski

Terry.png

Terry has been playing piano for 54 years and teaching for 35. She attended Pan American University in Texas and has had ten years of classical training. You can see her playing in church, as the keyboardist in her praise band, or at country clubs. She also composed the lyrics and music to a children’s CD, “Melodies About Me.” Outside of music, Terry enjoys gardening and cooking. University in Texas and has had ten years of classical training. You can see her playing in church, as the keyboardist in her praise band, or at country clubs. She also composed the lyrics and music to a children’s CD, “Melodies About Me.” Outside of music, Terry enjoys gardening and cooking.

Piano

Terry Fletcher

Andrew.png

Andrew has been playing the guitar for over seven years and is eager to help other aspiring players reach their musical goals.  He is quick to discover what fundamentals or techniques a student must polish up or work on to improve their guitar playing.  Andrew is a gigging member of two local bands and enjoys writing and recording original material as well as rocking out to cover tunes.  His areas of musical interest are wide as he appreciates the opportunity to play and teach genres as far ranging as rock, metal, and jazz.  Andrew looks forward to helping you grow as a guitar player and have a fun time in doing so

Guitar-Ukulele

Andrew Seimer

Gage-new

Gage has been playing drums and other hand percussion for over 10 years and is currently majoring in Music Education.  He specializes in teaching jazz, funk, blues, and rock.  Gage has performed in countless jazz and concert band competitions as well as participating in several marching band parades and functions.  His number one rule is to make music fun for his students while keeping them on pace to increase their skill level on the drums.  Outside of music, Gage also enjoys camping and spending time with family and friends

Drums -Percussion

Gage Smith

Liz.png

Liz Turner has been singing her whole life and studying voice professionally for the last five years. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. While there she performed in operas in the chorus, as well as supporting and leading voice. Liz enjoys signing and teaching opera, musical theater, and pop music. Outside of class, Liz likes to perform in front of audiences, and at home likes to cook for herself. 

Vocal

Liz Turner

Emi.png

Emi Vo has been playing the violin and piano for the past 12 years and has experience performing in her school’s Chamber Ensemble and Tri-M Music Honors Society. Emi feels that the student should enjoy music and to be able to learn and play what interests them. She is able to adapt and fit any student’s needs. Emi takes great pride in teaching her students and believes that they will benefit from her diverse talents with both piano and orchestral instruments

Piano-Violin

Emi Vo

nate-sm.png

Nate has been playing the drums for almost a decade. Nate attended Waubonsee Community College, where he played in the jazz ensemble and networked with fellow musicians, participating in rock and metal cover bands. He also plays drums in his own progressive metal band. Nate specializes in pop, rock, progressive, funk, and contemporary jazz styles of drumming. Outside of music, he is also interested in fitness, film, and fashion.

Drums-Percussion

NateViejon

Michael

Michael has been playing guitar and bass for 8 years. He is currently earning his AFA in music at College of Dupage, where he plays in several ensembles, including the percussion ensemble and the choir. Outside of school, Michael can be found performing at various local venues with his band, Decaf, or by himself playing solo acoustic sets. Michael specializes in classical and folk styles of music.

Guitar-Bass-Ukulele

Michael Carosso

Travis.png

Travis  has been playing guitar for 23 years and bass for 19. Travis has been playing in live settings for ten years, and currently has a solo project and is also the vocalist for the group The Blank Standard. He believes in efficient and effective practice, and that in order to play the music one would like to play, one has to learn the relevant fundamentals first. Travis specializes in metal and rock styles of guitar.

Guitar-Bass-Ukulele

Travis Kaufman

Catherine

Catherine has been playing violin and viola for over 21 years, and has been teaching for over 10. She received a Certificate in Chamber Music Performance from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and has also earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from DePaul University. She was the co-principal violinist at the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, as well as the principal violinist at the Wheaton Pops Orchestra. She specializes in classical music. Outside of work, Catherine also has great interest in foreign languages and methods of communication.

Violin-Viola

Catherine Sliva

Bryson-.png

Bryson has been playing piano for over 8 years. Bryson specializes in classical and contemporary piano, as well as being proficient in music theory. He has taken part in the National Piano Guild Auditions and is currently mastering Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 79. Outside of piano, Bryson is also interested in rearranging and reinterpreting pop songs, and is a goalkeeper on his soccer team.

Piano

Bryson Ramsey

NAPERVILLE MUSIC
CONTACT US

636 E. Ogden Avenue

Naperville, Il 
1-888-355-1404 |  1-630-355-1404

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 -8:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm​
Closed: Friday and Sunday

© 2019 by Naperville Music, Inc