Teachers

Martin Metzger

Martin Metzger

Guitar, Director

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),...
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...
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...
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...
Kitt Lyles

Kitt Lyles

Bass

Kitt Lyles is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and music educator from Greenville, South Carolina. Since completing a BM in jazz studies from Northwestern University in 2013, where he studied with Jazz Lincoln Center Orchestra...
Meg Huskin

Meg Huskin

Voice and Piano

Meg Huskin is a composer, vocalist and writer currently based in Rogers Park. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and currently works in the Marketing department of the Chicago Symphony O...
Hana Fujisaki

Hana Fujisaki

Piano

Hana Fujisaki is a Chicago-based jazz pianist, R&B keyboardist, composer, arranger, and artist. As a keyboardist of several Chicago- based bands including McNary Experience, Brandon James Augmented Reality and Chicago Samba, she...
Daniel Kazenel

Daniel Kazenel

Voice

Daniel Kazenel is a baritone vocalist from Massachusetts. A Northwestern University vocal performance and music education graduate, Daniel has performance experience in a variety of styles including: opera, choruses, rock, jazz,...
Autumn Selover

Autumn Selover

Harp/Piano

Autumn Selover is a freelance harpist based in the Chicagoland area who is involved in the contemporary/new music scene. She enjoys collaborations with a variety of artists, composers, and musicians, and strives to expand music...
Jerry Cusack

Jerry Cusack

Guitar

Jerry teaches jazz, blues, classical and rock styles focusing on guiding students towards building a working knowledge of fretboard harmony and developing the ear through transcribing the work of great artists. He has a Bachelor’s d...
Cecilia Chow

Cecilia Chow

Piano

A native from Hong Kong, Cecilia recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Piano under the Howard Hanson and the Vaughan Scholarships. She is also a staff accompanist at the Eastman Community...
Tom Hicks

Tom Hicks

Piano

I have been fortunate to study with inspiring and supportive piano teachers and to continue learning from my friends, colleagues and students. I would wish the same fortune upon each and every one of my students so that they may continue...