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Brooke Braun

New Lenox: Violin

Brooke fell in love with playing violin and learning music when she was eight years old. She participated in orchestras throughout her youth, including Lincoln-Way Youth Strings, Lincoln-Way High School Orchestra, and Metropolitan [. . .]


Caleb King

Joliet: 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 [. . .]


Carrie Arndt

New Lenox: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, & Drums

Carrie is a performer and a teacher, and currently is available to teach voice, guitar, piano, and drums.  Her favorite instrument to play is the piano, and her musical influences range from jazz to pop, and everything in between! If you [. . .]


Danny Singh

Joliet & New Lenox: 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 [. . .]


Darin Anders

Joliet: 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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Dawn Cousins

New Lenox: Voice & Piano

Dawn has a degree in music education and an Illinois Teaching Certificate in Music.  She had a piano studio in New Lenox for over 20 years and has taught general music, choir and class piano in the public schools. She also is passionate [. . .]


Hannah Berdahl

Joliet & New Lenox: 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 [. . .]


Heather King

Studio Director & Joliet 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 [. . .]


Jennifer Barrett

Joliet: 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 [. . .]


Joy Dertinger

New Lenox: Piano

Joy has been playing piano for close to 20 years and has been in education for over ten of those years. Joy plays multiple instruments and has toured  the US and Palestine with their college orchestra. With a background in social [. . .]


Joy Richards

Joliet & New Lenox: 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 [. . .]


Lloyd Evans

Joliet: 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 [. . .]


Mick Murray

Joliet: 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 [. . .]


Rodney McCalister

New Lenox: Piano, Violin, Viola, & Drums

Rodney attended Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School. While there, he was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He graduated from Illinois State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree [. . .]


Samantha Olson

New Lenox: Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, & Piano

Samantha has been singing and playing music for 20 years now. Over the last five years, she has loved getting to organize and lead a worship band made up of teenagers and is excited to spend time working with students [. . .]

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Sam Olson

New Lenox: Drums, Piano, & Guitar

Sam has been playing music for over 15 years. His love started with percussion and has spread to many different instruments over the years. He has taught music in the past, and is excited to be teaching again! When he isn’t playing music [. . .]


Sydnee Swanson

New Lenox: Kindermusik & Voice

Sydnee graduated from Bob Jones University in 2019, with a bachelors degree in vocal performance. She is classically trained and loves to share her love of music with others. From the fourth grade and all through college, [. . .]


Veronica Fairman

New Lenox: Piano

Veronica has been playing piano for over 14 years. She has played at the House of Blues in Disney Springs and was also offered the chance to play at Carnegie Hall. Veronica enjoys reading and arranging music in her free time. She [. . .]


Zak Tibstra

New Lenox: Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, & Drums

Zak loves movies, music, books, art, and board games; but nowhere near as much as he loves his wife Lissy, his baby girl Evergreen, and his gangster cat Scarface. He’s been writing, playing, recording, and performing music for 30+ [. . .]

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