Meet our WINDS & PERCUSSION faculty

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Lisa Goethe-McGinn

FLUTE, SUZUKI FLUTE

Lisa Goethe-McGinn has been instructor of Suzuki and traditional flute at Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago for over 14 years. She is a certified Suzuki instructor and has many years experience teaching flute and recorder in addition to coaching chamber ensembles. She is an active soloist and chamber musician and has performed in many festivals and concert series’ throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Lisa received her degrees from the University of Illinois and Millikin University and has studied with Alexander Murray, Mary Karen Clardy and Mary Ellen Poole. She has participated in masterclasses with Robert Dick, Walfrid Kujala and Patricia Spencer.

Lisa is also on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Center for Music Education in the West Loop area in addition to her home studio in the western suburbs.

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Kristen Regester

EARLY CHILDHOOD, PERCUSSION

As a music educator, Kristen has been very influenced by the foundation of Music Together®, believing that all children are musical. Her most recent passion is studying towards her Dalcroze Eurhythmics certification at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. A kinesthetic music education approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics explores the principles of music utilizing the body as the main instrument. She currently applies the principles of Eurhythmics to the talented students of Sherwood’s Suzuki Preparatory Program. She is very passionate about working with children and adults who are differently-abled, and finds that music is the bridge connecting her to them. A percussionist, drummer, dancer, and singer, Kristen has been actively involved in many different rock/blues and drum theater bands around the Chicago-land area.

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. After gaining her Music Together® certification, Kristen developed curricula such as Percussion 4 Kids©, Exploring Musical Instruments©, and BE the Music!© for children ages 3-6. In 2008, she gained the administrative role of Early Childhood Program Manager and has been leading an amazing faculty ever since.

Kristen is forever grateful to all of her students who teach her an exponential amount everyday, and often wonders if she is the student.

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Jarrett Hicks

PERCUSSION, JAZZ STUDIES

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Kyle Miller

INDIVIDUAL TRUMPET LESSONS, EXPLORING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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