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About Us

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.

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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 [. . .]

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Laci Lanclos

Administrative Director

Coming soon!

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Mick Murray

Guitar & Ukulele

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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Jennifer Barrett

Voice

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer has been teaching music in various locations for over 20 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education from North Central College, a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois [. . .]

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Danny Singh

Piano, Guitar, & 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 and

Professional Tenor Vocalist Steven Tharp [. . .]

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Darin Anders

Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, & Drums

Darin discovered his passion for music at a very early age and began playing instruments seriously at the age of ten. His main instruments are guitar, bass, and drums. Darin is a proud father of four and loves spending time going to the park  [. . .]

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Hannah Berdahl

Kindermusik, Voice, Guitar, & Ukulele

Hannah is currently working toward her degree in Digital Audio Recording Arts at the University of St. Francis. She plays the guitar and ukulele and has a passion for music composition and singing. From years of choir, involvement in many [. . .]

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Joy Richards

Voice & Piano

Joy has been a professional singer and actress for over thirty years. She trained at NIU, LSU, Simpson College and received her BS in Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University. Joy has sung in operas, musicals, and [. . .]

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Lloyd Evans

Guitar & Ukulele

Lloyd has been playing guitar for thirty-five years. It’s a family tradition: his grandfather, father, and son all play guitar. He loves spending time with his wife, Summar, son Dylan, and their two dogs, Annabelle and Clifford. When he’s not [. . .]

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Caleb King

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 [. . .]

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