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Our professional music instructors offer private lessons in the following instruments:

Cello — Ileana Vlad
Drums — Amos Gillespie
Electric Bass — Johnathan Dawson
Guitar — Johnathan Dawson
Harp — Joy Hoffman
Music Theory — Amos Gillespie
Oboe — Katie Samayoa
Piano — Amos Gillespie, Ileana Vlad & Joy Hoffman
Saxophone — Amos Gillespie
Ukulele — Johnathan Dawson
Violin/Viola — Mihai Vlad
Voice — Becca Goldberg & Eileen Hand

Please call Rick Flintz at (847) 929-7425 to inquire about available lesson times.

Current Classes

Current Classes

Instructors

Ileana Vlad
Ileana is a graduate of both the George Enesco Music School and the Ciprian Porumbescu Music Conservatory in Bucharest, where she studied music education theory and specialty cello/piano. Ileana has taught piano for seven years at the Suzuki Violin and Piano Academy in Chicago.
M, 4–8P | W, 4–8P | TH, 4–7P | SA, 10A–2P

Amos Gillespie
Amos Gillespie’s music has been been performed by ensembles worldwide. He completed an artist residency in Switzerland in 2012 and was a finalist for the Columbia Orchestra’s 2011 call for scores. He has two minors in piano performance, a master’s degree in composition and a bachelor’s degree in saxophone.
M–F, 4–8

Jonathan Dawson
Jonathan has been a performer and educator for more than 15 years, having appeared in the pit orchestra for the musical Rent and at Chicago’s All Souls Jazz Festival. He holds a bachelor’s degree in studio/jazz guitar performance from the University of Miami, Florida.
M & TH, 4–8P | SA 10A–2P

Joy Hoffman
Joy has a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She arranges and composes Kong Hou music, and plays and teaches the Celtic double-strung harp. She has published a number of compositions, as well as a book on harp technique. She performs the pedal harp, having toured five continents.
TH 4–8P

Mihai Vlad
A graduate of the George Enesco Music School in Romania, Mihai continued his education at the Ciprian Porumbescu Music Conservatory, where he trained in music education and theory, and in specialty violin/viola. He played in the Romanian National Radio Symphonic Orchestra. Mihai taught violin for seven years at the Suzuki Violin and Piano Academy in Chicago and performs in a variety of local venues.
TU, W & F, 5–9P

Becca Goldberg
Becca Goldberg received a music education degree from the University of Illinois. Her passion is teaching music. She recently served as music specialist for the park district’s Summer on Broadway camp and musically directed Dr. Doolittle and Cinderella.
SA 9A–1P

Eileen Hand
Eileen received her degree in vocal performance from the University of Illinois. She has performed in regional theater and is artistic director of the not–for–profit youth theater company, Thin Ice Ensemble Theater. Eileen has been directing shows for 15 years including Spamalot and Cabaret at the Devonshire Playhouse. She teaches musical theater classes and has taught voice for many years.
M–F, 4–8P

A Capella Group

Students age 12–16 will learn the basics of A Capella in a comfortable group setting. This is the perfect opportunity for those interested in joining extra-curricular choirs once in High School. The class will end with a stage performance. If enough interest is expressed, the class also will have the option to compete. 

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