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Boys in Guitar Class

Joliet Instructors

We are a small and supportive team of passionate music educators, who believe wholeheartedly in creating outstanding musical experiences for each of our students. We want to educate, inspire and excite our students by teaching good technique, tailoring lessons to each student’s personality and preferences, and preparing students for opportunities to perform for friends, family and our community.

Heather King

Studio Director, Voice, & Piano

Heather has been teaching piano and voice for over twenty years and is passionate about empowering students to boldly embrace their love of music, which is the mission of Simply Music. She and her husband [. . .]

Laci Lanclos

Administrative Director

This Louisiana native loves music and seeing how  it changes lives on a daily basis. Her warm personality and impeccable work ethic keep things running smoothly and help communication flow freely between studio families [. . .]

Caleb King

Social Media, Staff Relations, Guitar & Ukulele

Caleb is a musician, illustrator and writer who makes his home in Joliet with his wife Heather, children Hayden and Lincoln, French bulldog Jazz, and ornery cat Richard. Caleb has played guitar for over 25 years, extensively [. . .]

Danny Singh

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin & Ukulele

Danny has a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Missouri with a piano and vocal

emphasis, where he studied under International Professional Concert Pianist Peter Miyamoto [. . .]

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Jamie Shimer


Jamie is an attorney and banker, and became a licensed Kindermusik instructor in 2023.  She plays guitar and sings, but did not put those tools to use until joining Simply Music family with her own family back in 2020.  [. . .]

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Michael Kovach


Michael has been drumming since the age of two, influenced by classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Aerosmith. Joining the band in high school further developed his skills and broadened his exposure to different [. . .]

Mick Murray

Guitar, Ukulele, & Bass

Mick has been playing guitar for over 20 years. He loves spending time with his three children and wife of 15 years. For over a decade, he has been the worship pastor at Crossroads Christian Church in Joliet, where he leads the [. . .]

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