Elizabeth Vaughan – Viola
Teaches: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola
Elizabeth Vaughan is an active performer and teacher in the Chicago area. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Lawrence University and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the piano department at University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As a pianist, she has won numerous competition, including 1st place honors at the MTNA Young Artist competition in the states of Tennessee and Wisconsin, and has performed concertos with both the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. As a singer, Elizabeth has performed in leading opera roles at Lawrence University and was a second place finalist twice at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. In addition to solo performances, Elizabeth has worked as a church accompanist, singer, and vocal coach during her studies at Lawrence and University of Tennessee. She also performs occasionally as a violinist/violist for weddings and other events.
Elizabeth has a passion for teaching classical and contemporary music and enjoys working with children
of all ages. She is currently living in Vernon Hills with her husband, a cellist, and their twin daughters.
Yasmine Scott – Trumpet and Clarinet
Teaches: Trumpet and Clarinet
A player of trumpet and clarinet who is active in both the jazz and classical genres, Yasmine studied music education and trumpet performance at Millikin University. She has years of experience teaching and performing in the Chicago area and teaches students of all ages.
Yasmine also serves as our lessons & events coordinator.
Natsha Siri – Cello, Flute
Teaches: Piano, Cello, Flute – WAITLIST ONLY
Natsha (pronounced like “Gotcha!”) graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in Ethnomusicology and World Music studies. During her time at UCLA, she has performed a variety of non-western instruments with the Chinese music ensemble, Balinese Gamelan ensemble, Irish ensemble, Near East music ensemble, and the Thai Classical Orchestra at Wat Thai (Thai temple of Los Angeles).She is also an accomplished pianist, and with many years of experience playing cello, flute, and trombone, Natsha enjoys sharing her passion with students of all ages.
Jeni Schellenberg – Clarinet
Teaches: Piano, Voice, Clarinet
A skilled vocalist, Jeni brings with her a Masters of Music in Education from VanderCook College of Music and a Bachelors of Arts in Primary and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University, both with a concentration on vocal music. Kind and understanding, Jeni has over 13 years of a wide range of teaching experience, especially children in kindergarten through 5th grade and those with special needs.
Clayton Fulling – Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica
Teaches: Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Harmonica
An experienced folk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and classical musician with over 20 years of experience, Clayton will be graduating with his Bachelor’s in Classical Guitar from NEIU in December 2017. He recently retired from the Navy and has been a popular teacher for students of all ages. When he’s not teaching, he’s often helping out around the store and in the guitar department.
Andrew Johnson – Saxophone
Teaches: Piano, Voice, Saxophone
Andrew studied piano at the Zion Conservatory of Music and went on to study voice and piano at Carthage College. There he completed his degree in vocal performance, studying under Gregory Berg and Klaus Georg. He is currently working to finish a degree in piano pedagogy, studying under Jane Mac Alla-Livingston. A resident of Winthrop Harbor, he is currently serving as a member and has been a soloist for the Master Singers of Milwaukee, under the direction of Eduardo Garcia-Novelli. He is currently a member of the Musici Amici, directed by Gregory Berg. He is also currently singing and has been a soloist with the Milwaukee Chamber Choir. In the fall of 2010, Andrew Johnson was a National Association of Teachers of Singing semifinalist in Wisconsin’s adult category.