Voice Teachers at Family Piano Co

Jessica Brown

Teaches: Voice/Singing, Ukulele

Jessica has played with a wide range of musicians across Chicagoland. With over 2.3 million fans on her facebook page, Jessica has ranked #1 on Reverbnation’s Chicago, National, Global Pop Charts and was awarded RAW Chicago’s “Musician of the Year” in 2013. She has been training as a singer since a young age, including at Columbia College, which she got her bachelor’s. A resident of Pleasant Prairie, she loves teaching students of all ages, with extensive experience teaching children under 5.



Elizabeth Vaughan

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.

Jeni Schellenberg

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.


Andrew Johnson

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.


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