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.

Juliet Deadman

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

Ashley Arvis


  • Studying for BA in Music Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
  • Student of Elizabeth Olson, Robert Radmer, Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, and Yuri Noh
  • Previous member of the Elmhurst Community Orchestra, Joshua Tree Philharmonic Orchestra, The Encelia Chamber Ensemble, Senior Suburban Orchestra, Sinfonietta Bel Canto, Traditional Austin Area Dance Association and Orchestra of the Incarnate Word
  • 20+ years of musical experience
  • 10+ years of ensemble and performance skills
  • Member of CIRCA-Pintig performing arts non-profit organization
Michael McGuan

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
Genevieve Tabby

Genevieve Tabby


  • Master of Music, Violincello, Northwestern University -Bienen School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, Violincello, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Full certification in Suzuki Pedagogy including all 10 levels of Suzuki cello books

Matt Suckrow


  • BA in Woship and Arts, Judson University
  • Studied under Dr. Warren Anderson,Judson University
  • Studied guitar under Cory Willis
  • Freelance private guitar instructor since 2004
  • Singer/Songwriter/Band Leader since 1999
  • Experience in guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, voice, drums, piano, songwriting, music production and audio/visual arts


Damian Espinosa

Damian Espinosa


  • Master's Degree, Music Theory & Composition, University of New Mexico
  • Additional Graduate Studies, Music Theory, University of Chicago
  • BA in Piano Performance, Creighton University, Omaha NE
  • Leads the Damian Espinosa Trio
  • Member of the critically acclaimed group, The Chris Greene Quartet
  • Accomplished musician, composer and accompanist performing in many different musical settings across multiple genres including jazz clubs, festivals, concerti, opera and choirs
  • 20+ years of private piano instruction as well as teaching various music courses at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, U of New Mexico and Wheaton College

Kayman Klaas


  • Bachelor of Music in Composition and Production, Columbia College, Chicago
  • Apprenticed under John Tanis in piano, organ and liturgical music
  • Studied clarinet with Meaghan Kawaller
  • 10+ years teaching experience, private and group lessons i
  • Professioanl credits include composing music for "The View" and "Good Morning America"
Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson

Piano, Violin

  • Bachelor's Degree, Music Education, St. Olaf College, MN
  • Studied violin with Charles Gray of the Minnesota Orchestra and studied piano with Kenneth Graber
  • Orchestra Director, Walther Grade School Instrumental Program, 2011 - Present
  • Professional experience includes gigs, music studio recordings, and occasional performances with the Union Symphony of North Carolina
  • Private teacher since age 17
Ken Spurr

Ken Spurr


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music majoring in Jazz Piano, Valparaiso University
  • Master’s Degree coursework, DePaul University
  • Studied under William Foster, Allan Swain, Larry Novak, David Kikoski, Terry Dybvig, Mary Sauer
  • Over 24 years of teaching experience including Cappelli Institute of Music, Elmhurst College, American Music Institute and Harper College
  • Director of Jazz Studies, Harper College
  • Accomplished performer, jazz educator and musician performing solo and alongside many major jazz artists in Chicagoland
Kathleen Rose

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
Maria Schwartz

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
  • Flute instructor, North Park University
  • Second Flute in Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra & New Philharmonic
  • Professional ensemble experience includes Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra & South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Denise Glynn

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
Patrick Infusino

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
Ben Kinzie

Ben Kinzie

Brass, Woodwind

  • Bachelor of Music Education, DePaul University
  • Master of Trumpet Performance, DePaul University
  • Former Band Director, Luther North College Prep High School
  • Former Teacher/Administrator, Luther North Elementary Band Program
  • Member/Performer, The Salvation Army Norridge Citadel Band
  • Member/Performer, The Salvation Army Chicago Staff Band
Billy Thoms

Billy Thoms


  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Elmhurst College
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Elmhurst College
  • Twelve years private teaching experience
  • General Music Teacher for 7 years
  • Substitute Trumpeter for West Suburban Symphony
  • Guest soloist with Elgin Youth Symphony and Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble
  • Student of Matt Lee and Kari Lee
Lisa Griffith

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
Michelle Maiers

Michelle Maiers


  • Master of Music, Vocal Performance, DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Millikin University
  • Member of Chicago Chapter of The National Association of Teachers’ of Singing
  • Performed with Light Opera Works, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Elmhurst Choral Union soloist, Cantor at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Elmhurst, Soloist at First Congregational UCC in Elmhurst
  • Music Director for Bryan Junior High, Visitation Arts Alive Program and Elmhurst Children’s Theatre, Oakbrook Academy of Music and Art
  • Former President of Elmhurst Children's Theatre
  • Music Together teacher for Music Together of Oakbrook/Elmhurst
  • Over 15 years of teaching experience both private and choral settings




  • Monday–Thursday 10 am–7 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 10 am–2 pm
  • Sunday Closed