Phone: (815) 217-5648

Welcome to The Music Connection, LLC.

We are located at 515 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore, IL.

Registration is open year-round. Call for a free sample


Spring Student Recital — May 16th

**** video submission or Facebook Live ****

RSVP to Ben by May 10th:

Lessons are taught either online or in person. Call for more details.

Covid-19 update:

To ensure everyone’s safety during in person

lessons, parents, students, and teachers must wear

a face covering, wash hands, and maintain 6 feet

apart while in the building.

Let the Music Connection in Sycamore help you

reach new musical heights…one note at a time!




Registration is now open.

Summer lessons are scheduled


June 7th through July 30th.

Contact Ben to register:

# 815-217-5648

All teachers are background checked through the

State of Illinois. Parents are welcomed to observe

all lessons and child engagement. Nothing is a

higher priority than your child’s safety and well-


Looking for a private music teacher? Call us to

schedule a free sample lesson! 

View our Teachers now!

The Music Connection voice instructor Darren Figgins selected as a winner at the NIU Concerto Competition! 

Darren is the voice division winner of the NIU Concerto Competition this year where he performed arias from Le nozze di Figaro and from the American composer Douglas Moore’s opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe. The winner’s concert will be held early in the Spring of 2021. Among other upcoming performances, Darren is also excited to present, “The Skeletons in Our Closet,” a night of arias set to the backdrop of a family drama which unfolds as a deadly secret threatens to reveal itself.


Jan. 27 (7:00 PM): NIU Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert Webcast —- watch live online by clicking the link:


Darren Figgins is a lyric baritone from Camdenton, MO currently studying vocal performance at Northern Illinois University. Darren performs collegiate, liturgical, and professional music across the Midwest with an emphasis in opera, art song, and oratorio. Darren’s most recent operatic credits include Count Almaviva in Mozart’s, Le nozze di Figaro and Samuel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, The Pirates of Penzance with the NIU Opera Theatre. In addition to performance Darren also has a passion for teaching. He currently maintains a lesson studio in Sycamore, IL and has also taught abroad serving as an interim vocal coach at the Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls in Kipsamwe, Kenya in 2019.

Congrats Darren! Call The Music Connection today to sign up for voice lessons with Darren.

Yamaha baritone (YEP-201) for rent or purchase

— great for a beginner

— great condition

— includes hard-shell case with valve oil, mouthpiece,

and other maintenance items

— contact Ben for more details:

# 815-217-5648


Summer Lessons


Registration is now open. Summer lessons are scheduled for June 7th through July 30th.

Summer lessons are a great way to change things up with new music and new learning experiences.

Contact Ben to register:

# 815-217-5648

Sign up today!

Winter/Spring Lessons — 2021

Winter/Spring Lesson Sign-up is here!

Start the new year off right…make private music lessons part of your overall life experience!

The new session starts January 4 through May 9.

Spring Recital — TBD

Register now!

Thank you for a wonderful 2020 Fall Virtual Recital!

(575) The Music Connection, LLC – YouTube (click here for virtual recital videos)

Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Fall Recital!

(1) Facebook (click for a group photo of the wonderful student recital performers)

Fall Recital Thanks