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NCTM = Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (granted by the Music Teachers National Association).

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Bonnie Brewster
Instrument: 
Piano
Locations: 
Wheaton
Published zip: 
60187
Published phone: 
6306150413
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
No
Bio: 
Bonnie Brewster has taught piano in her childhood home in Wheaton, Illinois to all ages and levels of students for 25 years. She also has several years' teaching experience with preschool music classes for young children. Bonnie is a past president of the West Suburban chapter of the Illinois State Music Teacher's Association (ISMTA). She has served on the board for many years, and was voted Member of the Year for 2012. Bonnie has been the Music Director and Pianist for the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Illinois, since 1987.
Jeffrey Brown
Instrument: 
Piano
Locations: 
Macomb, IL
Published zip: 
61455
Published phone: 
309-807-7160
Published email: 
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
No
Bio: 
Jeffrey Brown has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. Recent performance highlights include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., a recital tour of the U.S. and Canada sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild of New York, and a series of chamber music recitals in China with members of the Virginia Symphony. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, the Master of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.
Brenda Buchanan
NCTM: 
Yes
Instrument: 
piano, organ, voice, guitar
Locations: 
Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Glenview
Published zip: 
60173, 60169,
Published phone: 
217-246-7958
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
Yes
Bio: 
30 years of experience teaching children and adults at any level. Active in ISMTA chapter NWSMTA, currently 1st VP/Program Chair and Workshop Chairperson Active studio offering performance opportunities, competitions, AIM evaluations,studio ensemble workshops, and drum camps. Notes88 Music Studio offers lessons in piano, guitar, drums, and voice.
Kathy Buehler
NCTM: 
No
Instrument: 
Piano
Locations: 
Niles, IL
Published zip: 
60714
Published email: 
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
No
Bio: 
Have been teaching piano for 30+ years and hold a BA Degree in Piano Pedagogy. Welcoming new students of all levels at our Niles location.
Jeanie Carter
Instrument: 
Voice, Piano, Acting
Locations: 
Barrington
Published zip: 
60010
Published phone: 
847-682-9601
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
No
Bio: 
Jeanie Carter graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal and piano performance. Prior to entering the conservatory, she trained for ten years through the preparatory department at Millikin. Any musical style is welcome in her studio. She teaches beginners, amateurs, and professionals. Lessons are tailored to individual needs. NATS recently named Jeanie as winner of the 2016 Joan Frey Boytim Independent Teacher Award.
Louise Chan
Instrument: 
piano
Locations: 
Music Institute of Chicago
Published zip: 
60093, 60201, 60613
Published email: 
Renee Chernick
NCTM: 
No
Instrument: 
Piano
Locations: 
Bloomington
Published zip: 
61704
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
Yes
Bio: 
Renee Chernick earned her BM from Bradley University and MM from Northwestern University, both in Piano Performance and did her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa. Mrs. Chernick has over 20 years of private piano instruction experience and is the Group Piano Coordinator at Illinois State University where she teaches group piano and piano pedagogy.
Jennifer Cohen
NCTM: 
Yes
Instrument: 
Piano
Locations: 
Buffalo Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills
Published zip: 
60047
Published phone: 
8474387971
Published email: 
Accepting new students: 
Yes
In-home lessons: 
No
Bio: 
Jennifer Cohen brings a wealth of teaching experience, from preschool age to high school students in both private and group settings to her thriving home studio in Hawthorn Woods, a suburb of Chicago. She is a passionate advocate of AIM (Achievement in Music), with all of her students participating annually, and many completing level 12. Jennifer is active at both local and state levels, having held numerous positions. She is currently the Director of Competitions for ISMTA and serves as AIM chair for the North Shore Music Teachers Association.

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