Ben earned a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, a Masters degree in Management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, and a Professional Educators License in K-12 Instrumental Music from Northern Illinois University. He teaches and freelances around Chicagoland and likes exercising, gadgets, football, basketball, and keeping up with his young son, Axel.
He oversees all operations at The Music Connection, but mainly focuses on customer service and business growth. He looks forward to helping others through music in Sycamore and it’s surrounding communities and is thankful to be a part of the Sycamore and Dekalb business communities.
Jon is the Project Coordinator for The Music Connection, LLC and oversees many of the day-to-day activities, including organizational flow and finance. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, from Judson University in Elgin, IL.
Musically, Jon is the Bassist and Production Manager for the band Cloverton and has toured for the last 2 years in many different roles, such as Front-of-House Sound Engineer, Lighting Director, and Bassist. While Cloverton is his current adventure, he has worked alongside many artists including Building 429, Josh Wilson, Chris August, and Ryan Stevenson.
Jon is a lover of music, tennis player, and now resides in Sycamore, IL. He is someone who is quickly able to adapt to various situations in the business world and is passionate about people and seeing them succeed. He is willing to go above and beyond in order for you to be that person.