Phone: (815) 217-5648

Teachers / Staff

The Music Connection is a full-service music lesson studio. We have highly talented and professional music instructors who teach lessons for the following instruments: 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. Whether you are just starting out as a musician or want to further your musical knowledge and talent, our teachers have years of experience instructing music. Sign up today to further your musical talent!

Ranan Antonini

Violin Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Friday – 3:15-5:00pm
  • Sunday – 1:00-5:00pm

Isaac Armstead

Brass Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Wednesday – After 5:00pm
  • Call for other possible availability

Chano Cruz

Bass Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Tuesday – 5:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday – 5:00-8:00pm

Natalia Diehl

Piano Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Thursday – 3:45-7:30pm

Maddy Felder

Cello Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Thursday – After 5:00pm

Darren Figgins

Voice Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Friday – After 4:30pm
  • Saturday – By Appointment Only
  • Sunday – After 12:15pm

Antonio Foster

Piano Teacher (Jazz Specialist)
2020 Availability
  • Tuesday – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday – 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday – 11:00am-5:00pm

K-Rae Knowles

Neurologic Music Therapist
2020 Availability
  • Thursday – Evenings

Cesar Martinez

Guitar Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Sunday – 3:00-6:00pm
  • Monday – After 4:00pm
  • Tuesday – After 4:00pm
  • Friday – After 4:00pm

Katie Monroy

Cello Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Monday – 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday – 5:30-7:30pm

Kenna Pospisil

Woodwind Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Tuesday – After 5:30pm
  • Wednesday – After 12:00pm
  • Friday – After 12:00pm
  • Saturday – After 12:00pm
  • Sunday

Hui-Hsuan Su “Ariel”

Cello Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Sunday – After 5:00pm
  • Tuesday – After 5:00pm

Ben Weaver

Percussion Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Sunday – 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday – 5:00-7:00pm

Jung Bin Woo

Cello Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Tuesday – After 5:00pm
  • Wednesday – After 5:00pm
  • Thursday – After 5:00pm

Sarah Wright

Voice & Piano Instructor
2020 Availability
  • Wednesday – 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday – 3:00-5:00pm
  • Friday – 3:00-5:00pm