Phone: (815) 217-5648

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

Let the Music Connection in Sycamore help you reach new musical heights…one note at a time!

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-being.

Looking for a private music teacher? Call us to schedule a free sample lesson! 

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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. Click here to view the event that will be aired at 7:00 PM CST Dec. 4 .


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. 

Winter/Spring Lessons 2020

Winter/Spring Lesson Sign-up is here!

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

The new session starts January 6 through May 8.

Join us at our Spring Recital on May 9.

Register now!

Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Fall Recital!

Fall Recital Thanks