Columbia College Chicago

Kids Faculty

Sarah Ekstrand
Sarah Ekstrand


Dance
Sarah Ekstrand is a part of College Chicago's Dance Center, and is a continual student of Chicago's street dance community. She has been teaching and performing for children for over 8 years. She strives to instill confidence, creativity, and a love for learning in her students. Sarah believes that ...

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Lexi Fuller
Lexi Fuller


Dance
Lexi Fuller is a Michigan native who currently resides in Chicago. Lexi graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. While studying at Columbia, she performed in works by Doron Raz, Atalee Judy, Darrell Jones...

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Pedro Garcia
Pedro Garcia


Guitar
Pedro Garcia picked up the electric-guitar in 2005 and started his self-directed journey. In 2015, Pedro received his Bachelors in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and soon after started to perform in different music ensembles ranging from Rock bands to Brazilian percussion. Pedro ha...

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Christopher Goldston
Christopher Goldston


Piano
Preferred Student Age: Any. Preferred Student Level: Any. How long have you been on faculty at Sherwood? 1996–2001; 2005-present. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? An appreciation of diverse musical styles; good reading and excellent musicianship. Are...

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Reece Johns
Reece Johns


Piano
Kids Piano Lab
I graduated with a B.M. in Piano Performance from Columbia College Chicago where I studied piano with Sebastian Huydts. Originally from Louisville, KY,  I enjoy playing in a variety of styles and settings as a freelance soloist, accompanist, and collaborative pianist here in Chicago. I joined S...

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Emily Michielutti
Emily Michielutti


Piano
Kids Piano Lab
Emily Michielutti graduated with a B.M. in Composition and Piano Performance from Columbia College Chicago where she studied piano with Bette Coulson and composition with Drew Baker. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Emily joined Columbia College as a Teaching Assistant in 2014 and Sherwood Communi...

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Kristen Regester
Kristen Regester


Percussion
Early Childhood & Kids Classes
Kristen Regester received her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She began her career at Sherwood, The Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago in 1999 teaching for both the Early Childhood and Percussion departments. ...

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Paul Witkamp
Paul Witkamp


Guitar
Paul Witkamp is a classically trained guitarist that hails from the middle of Indiana. He first picked up guitar in a middle school group guitar class. From there He learned music from classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, and other greats. In College Paul studied Music Tec...

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