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Phone: (815) 217-5648

Teachers and Staff

The Music Connection, LLC provides various music services to the Sycamore and surrounding communities. We have talented and professional music instructors with years of school and teaching experience. Lessons are available for the following: piano, voice, guitar, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, Fr. horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, drums, and percussion. We offer both group and one-on-one lessons. Lessons are taught in-person and online/virtual.

We also offer vocal ensembles (duets, trios, and mixed) for vocal students. Call for details.

Research has shown that learning to play a musical instrument or to sing can greatly improve one’s quality of life simply by learning how to read music and make music. Other benefits can include lowering stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also improve math scores, reading scores, memory, and much more!

Whether you are just starting or want to further your current musical knowledge, our teachers are here to help you reach your goals.

Call for your free sample lesson!

Ben Weaver — Owner/Manager/Instructor

Percussion & Piano Instructor
2024 Availability

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 

Laura Weaver

Assistant Manager
2024 Availability...Call for availability

Brandon Rittenour

Cello & Piano Instructor
2024 Availability...Sundays

Matt Alfrey

Voice & Piano Instructor
2024 Availability

...Sundays and Fridays

Dr. Tim Bowlby

Theory & Composition Instructor
2024 Availability...Monday through Friday

Troy Nussbaum

Guitar & Ukulele Instructor
2024 Availability...Mondays... Tuesdays... Wednesdays...Fridays

Jack Watson

Woodwind Instructor (saxophone/flute/clarinet)
2024 Availability...Sundays... Mondays...Wednesdays... Thursdays

Christine Beal

Viola & Violin Instructor
2024 Availability...Monday... Wednesday...Friday... Saturday

Mila Taylor

2024 Availability...Sundays... Wednesdays...Thursdays (starts April 2024)

Evangelina “Evie” Combs

Voice & Piano Instructor
2024 Availability...Monday afternoons... Wednesday afternoons/evenings... Friday afternoons

Elizabeth Vieyra

Flute Instructor
2024 AvailabilityMonday through Sunday

Dartagnan Stephen

Brass instructor
2024 AvailabilityWednesday through Sunday

Caitlin Meaker

Piano/Voice/Ukulele/Clarinet instructor
2024 Availability- Mondays and Tuesdays (12pm to 7pm)