Teachers

Martin Metzger

Martin Metzger

Guitar

Martin Metzger is a versatile guitarist and composer from Evanston, Illinois. Martin has performed with many ensembles, including Leley (Flamenco), Ensemble of Ragas (Indian/Flamenco), and Wood To Water (World Influenced-Jazz), which...
Curtis Boysen

Curtis Boysen

Percussion, Drum Set

Curtis has been teaching since his senior year in high school. He loves sharing his passion for drums and music with his students. He has had experience with students of all ages and all levels. During lessons, Curtis...
Mervin Mendez

Mervin Mendez

Bass, Double Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Cuatro and Repairs

Mervin Mendez has 38 years of experience teaching children and adults how to play guitar, double bass, ukulele, mandolin, cuatro and Latin Percussion. Initially a...
Ameerah Tatum

Ameerah Tatum

Voice

Ameerah began her career winning a talent contest singing with her sisters in an accapella jazz quartet called The Tatum Sisters when she was only 10 years old. By the age of 15, Ameerah became sought after by local Jazz, R&B, and...
Greg Gordon Smith

Greg Gordon Smith

Piano

Greg Gordon Smith is a professional pianist, composer and producer. He recently relocated to Chicago after 14 years in Los Angeles, where he worked in TV and commercial music with Dan Licht (Dexter) and Patrick Williams (Breaking...
Victoria Moreira

Victoria Moreira

Violin

Uruguayan Violinist Victoria Moreira, founding member of the Kaia String Quartet, has performed extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia and South America. First Prizewinner of Viva El Tango Agustin Carlevaro Competition...
Kelly Quesada

Kelly Quesada

Cello, Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Chamber Music

Kelly Quesada is a cellist based in Evanston, Illinois. Active as both an orchestral and chamber musician, Kelly has played in professional orchestras around the country since 2007, including...
Olga Sklyanskaya

Olga Sklyanskaya

Piano

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Olga Sklyanskaya started playing the piano at the age of six. In 1995 she moved to Chicago with her family. She received Performance Certificate, Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from...
Timothy Ryan Fisher

Timothy Ryan Fisher

Banjo

Timothy Ryan Fisher was born into a family of Iowa teachers, both grandmothers and mother earned masters degrees in education. Ryan took his first guitar student at the age of 15 at The American International School in Vienna Austria...
Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin

Percussion, Drum Set

Andrew Baldwin is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a master of music in percussion performance under Anthony Di Sanza, Thomas Ross, and Todd Hammes. While at UW Madison, he used the...
Nico Sanchez-Barberan

Nico Sanchez-Barberan

Guitar

Nico Sanchez-Barberan is an international guitarist born in Santiago, Chile. His formal music education began by attending Balmaceda 1215, while in high school. After, Nico studied the electric guitar at the Instituto Profesional...