Teachers

Kimberly Steele

Kimberly Steele

(piano, guitar, voice) is the owner and founder of Kimberly Steele Studio and the author of the I Love Music Theory Method for Guitar.

Kimberly began teaching piano and guitar in 1996 after earning her music degree from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University where she majored in Music Theory.  Ms. Steele has been teaching piano, guitar, voice, and music theory for twenty years.

The Kimberly Steele Studio was founded in February 2009.  Ms. Steele’s areas of expertise include: Music Theory, Composition, Music Arrangement, Piano Pedagogy, Guitar Pedagogy, Vocal Technique and Production, and Digital Recording.

Due to a full schedule, Kimberly Steele is not able to take new private students at this time, however, prospective students are encouraged to interview with other instructors at Kimberly Steele Studio.  As an alternative, prospective students may also get on the waiting list for the first available opening with Kimberly Steele.

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Sara Gregory

(piano, flutes, clarinets, saxophones) received her Masters in Music Performance from Western Illinois University, then applied her knowledge to teaching immediately.  Starting with early education, then moving to junior high, high school and eventually college teaching, Ms. Gregory has experience teaching music at any age. She has been an early education director, musical performer, professional dancer, rock band instructor, stage manager, entertainment columnist, music librarian, band director, and is currently concentrating her efforts as a Music Professor at Waubonsee Community College.  

 

Ms. Gregory teaches World Music, Survey of Humanities, Global Villages, Music Appreciation, Music in America, Piano I/II/III as well as private students at W.C.C.; starting in fall 2016, she is honored to begin her Doctorate of Education at Aurora University.  Ms. Gregory’s laid back style and versatile background encourages students to pursue the music they love, ranging from traditional to popular music.  In addition to piano, with her degrees in saxophone performance and jazz studies from W.I.U., Ms. Gregory also has extensive experience teaching and performing on flutes, clarinets and saxophones.

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Giana Casale

 (voice and beginning piano) is a professional, award winning vocalist who regularly performs in the Chicago area.  Giana’s versatile voice graces many a stage, from cozy jazz nightclubs to rowdy rock concerts.

Giana’s talents extend beyond performance: she brings out the singer in the shyest of students and is patient and understanding, always working at the student’s pace.  She has extensive experience in caring for people with disabilities and working with young children.

Hear sound samples and watch videos at www.GianaSings.com.

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Cheryl Rodey

(guitar and voice) is an actively performing singer-songwriter/composer with a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance.  Cheryl has self-produced and released one album of original music.

Cheryl specializes in coaching people to sing and accompany themselves on guitar comfortably while understanding song form and expression.

Hear sound samples and watch videos at CherylRodeymusic.com.