Luscombe Music Studio Roster

A wide range of private lessons are available at Luscombe Music. Most are weekly, 30-minute sessions ranging in price from $25.00 — $35.00. Below are the credentials of our teachers. Please consult the Studio Coordinator to discuss lesson times and payments by calling 630.833.7381.

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Juliet Deadman

Violin & Viola

  • Bachelor of Music Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Student of Laurel Thurman, Richard Marshall, and Robert Shamo
  • Teaching experience of 25+ years includes both public schools and private instruction
  • Professional affiliations: MENC, ASTA and AFM
  • Performance experience: Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Rockford Symphony Orchestra


Michael McGuan

Violin & Viola

  • Master of Music, Violin Performance, Northern Illinois Univ.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, St. Olaf College
  • Registered Suzuki Instructor
  • Performs with Camerata Chicago and the Antiqua Baroque Consort, substitute with Fox Valley Orchestra
  • Group class teacher, El Sistema Youth Music Program
  • Former member of St. Olaf Orchestra, the Illinois Valley Symphony and the Northern Illinois Chamber Orchestra
  • Former private violin instructor through the NIU Community School of the Arts 


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Corey Willis

Classical Guitar

  • Studied under Steve Ramsdell
  • Certified specialist in Audio Recording and Electronic Music Production
  • Performance includes College of DuPage small group jazz ensemble and guitar ensemble, classical guitar recitals, various professional engagements
  • Over 12 years private teaching experience in music theory, along with classical, jazz and contemporary styles



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Mike Bibby

Guitar, Ukulele, Sound Technology

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Music and New Media Technology, College of DuPage
  • Master Classes to include Composition, Digital Instrument Design, Recording Acoustic Instruments, and Electronic Music Production (Northern Illinois University and College of DuPage)
  • Over ten years private and group lesson teaching experience



John Cox




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Alicia Brown


  • Master of Art in Music Education, University of St. Thomas, MN
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Elementary Vocal Music Teacher, Fairbank IA, 2010-2014
  • Private Piano Teacher 2010-Present
  • Former Assistant Director of Cedar Harmony Chapter of Sweet Adelines International
  • Professional Memberships to many organizations including The Organization of American Kodaly Educators, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, National Association for Music Educators


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Michele Couzens


  • Masters of Music Education, VanderCook College of Music
  • Master of Arts and Bachelor of Music (piano), San Jose University
  • Teaches choir and general music in public school system
  • Over 30 years of private teaching experience



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Andrew Johnson


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and Vocal Performance, Carthage College
  • Private teaching since 2012
  • Active member of Illinois Music Association
  • Participates in competitions annually

Ken Spurr






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Kathleen Rose


  • Advanced piano study, Elmhurst College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wartburg College/Concordia College
  • Student of Yasuko Joichi
  • Certified Suzuki teacher
  • Over 30 years of private teaching and performance experience
  • Organist/Pianist, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Students participate in annual competitions
  • Piano Studio Director, Luscombe Music, 20 years



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Maria Schwartz


  • Professional Studies Certificate, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Master of Music - Flute Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Music - Flute Performance, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, NY
  • Student of Joshua Smith, Mary Kay Fink, and Kenneth Andrews
  • Trained in Suzuki Flute Method and Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • 15+ years of private teaching experience
  • Second Flute in Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra
  • Professional ensemble experience includes New Philharmonic, Northbrook Symphony, Oistrach Symphony, & Chicago Classical Philharmonic


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Denise Glynn

Clarinet, Saxophone

  • Master of Library Science, Rosary College
  • Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University
  • Student of Greg Smith
  • Over fifteen years of private teaching experience




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Patrick Infusino

Woodwind, Bass Guitar

  • Advanced studies, DePaul and VanderCook
  • Bachelor of Music Education, DePaul University
  • Retired Band Director after 31 years from Berkeley School District 87
  • Currently Jazz Band Director, Benedictine University
  • Adjudicator and Clinician
  • Freelance musician for jazz and pop groups


Dan Moffett

Woodwind, Brass

  • Master's Degree, Music Education, University of IL, Urbana-Champagin
  • Bachelor of Music Education, U of IL, Urbana-Champaign
  • Artist-Endorser, Conn-Selmer Company
  • Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Benedictine University, Lisle
  • Band Director, Komarek School, North Riverside
  • Served as Music Adjudicator/ Clinician for over 50 school districts
  • Freelance and studio musician in jazz, classical, rock, funk and blues styles
  • Current saxophonist for Martha & the Vandellas and the Buckinghams
  • Twenty years of teaching experience


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Richard Rose

Brass, Woodwind

  • Advanced study at Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Concordia College
  • Fine Arts Department Chairman, Walther Lutheran High School
  • Over 35 years of private teaching experience
  • Music Director, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Pursuing Master’s Degree in Music Composition, Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Published several volumes of instrumental music


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John Dorhauer


  • Pursuing Master’s Degree in Music Composition, Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Music Theory-Composition, Elmhurst College
  • Student of Matt Lee and Doug Beach
  • General music substitute teacher, K-8, Chicago, IL
  • Private trumpet instruction, Lake View High School, Chicago, IL
  • Performance experience: Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra; Chicago College of Performing Arts Jazz Ensemble


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Billy Thoms


  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Elmhurst College
  • Pursuing Bachelor of Music Education, Elmhurst College
  • Substitute Trumpeter for West Suburban Symphony
  • Guest soloist with Elgin Youth Symphony and Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble
  • Student of Matt Lee and Kari Lee
  • Four years’ private teaching experience


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Lisa Griffith


  • Master of Music, Opera Performance, Northwestern University Bachelor of Arts, Knox College
  • Member/Former President, Chicago Chapter of The National Association of Teachers’ of Singing
  • National Songs and Skills Workshop Leader for the Center for Music and Young Children
  • Music Together Program Director and Teacher
  • Director, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre
  • Performed with the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass Opera



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