Teaching Artists

Our students learn from the best, with 60+ professionally trained, inspiring, committed, paid teaching artists teaching lessons, conducting ensembles, and transforming lives at The People’s Music School. 

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Carmen Abelson

Violin Teaching Artist

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Alejandra Aquino

Program Coordinator and Flute Teaching Artist

Alexis Bennett

Alexis Bennett

Voice Teaching Artist

Ashley Bennett

Ashley Bennett

Cello Teaching Artist


Natalie Butler

Dean of Learning and Teaching, Wind Ensemble Conductor and Theory Teacher 

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Anna Carlson

Violin and Viola Teaching Artist

Nico Carter

Nico Carter

Piano and General Music Teaching Artist

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Kathryn Cederborg

Clarinet, Flute, and Theory Teaching Artist

Elizabeth Chun

Elizabeth Chun

General Music and Theory Teaching Artist

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Jamaal Crowder

Flute, Saxophone, and Clarinet Teaching Artist

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Kelly Dennis

Senior Manager of Student Data and Systems, SLAM Chamber Coach and Trumpet Teacher

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Laura Duggan

Ensemble Teaching Assistant and Violin Teaching Artist

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Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku

Flute Teaching Artist


Kaitlin Foley

Voice Teaching Artist

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Ariel Garcia

Community Manager & Teaching Artist

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Simon Gomez 

Percussion Teaching Artist

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Elena Grijalva

Greater South Side Program Manager and Low Brass Teaching Artist

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Mark Haworth

Brass Teaching Artist

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Miro Hernandez

Band Director, Percussion Teaching Artist, and Theory Teaching Artist

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Dan Hickey

Clarinet Teaching Artist

Sam Hight

Saxophone Teaching Artist

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Eric Hines

Percussion Teaching Artist and Ensemble Teaching Assistant
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Jonathan Hodges

Violin Teaching Artist


Jack Kartsotis

Program Coordinator and Clarinet Teaching Artist

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Soo-Young Kim

Piano Teaching Artist

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Eleanor Kirk

Harp Ensemble Conductor, Harp Teaching Artist

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Grecia Landin

Albany Park Program Manager and Wind Ensemble Conductor

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Fabricio Lock Sotomayor

Guitar Teaching Artist

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Istvan Loga

Violin and Viola Teaching Artist, Strings Ensemble Conductor, Chamber Music Coach
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Stephanie Londoño

Uptown Academy Program Manager and Voice Teaching Artist

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Bethany McKnight

Piano Teaching Artist

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Krystal Miranda

Clarinet Teaching Artist

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Emily Munn-Wood 

Cello Teaching Artist

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Oliver Munoz

Violin and Viola Teaching Artist

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Rossman Palfrey

Guitar Teaching Artist

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An Phan

Piano Teaching Artist


Felix Ponce

Low Brass Instructor, SLAM Jazz Ensemble Director, Uptown Academy Band Director
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Steve Reinfranck

Bass Teaching Artist

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Nicholas Ritter

Bassoon Teaching Artist

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Megan Robbins

Senior Manager of Learning and Teaching and Oboe Teaching Artist

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Sandra Rowland

Flute Teaching Artist

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Allison Rye

Oboe Teaching Artist

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Hugo Saavedra

Trombone Teaching Artist

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David Sands

SLAM Orchestra Conductor, Cello Teaching Artist, and Chamber Coach 

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Corey Sansolo

Trombone Teaching Artist

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Adam Shohet

Trumpet Teaching Artist

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Julia Slater

Bass Teaching Artist

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Anthony Stewart

Orchestra Conductor and Viola Teaching Artist

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Nyle Taylor

Assistant Band Director, Saxophone Teaching Artist

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Kennison Ther

Wind Ensemble Conductor

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Michael Thompson

Instrument Inventory Coordinator and Clarinet Teaching Artist

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Felipe Tobar 

Learning and Teaching Associate and Violin & Viola  Teaching Artist

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Lena Vidulich

String Ensemble Conductor

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Serena Voltz

Tuba Teaching Artist

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Annamarie Wellems

Cello Teaching Artist

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Wesley Woodward

Trumpet Teaching Artist

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Daniel Zheng

Violin Teaching Artist and Teaching Assistant