NANCY HIBDON - Co-Owner and Co-Founder of the Veritas Center
- Teacher for Beginning to Advanced Piano.  Preschool through Adult.
- Veritas Center General Administrator
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Fine Arts and Science
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 
3rd generation Music and Piano Teacher.  Began teaching piano at the age of 16.

BRIAN HIBDON - Co-Owner and Co-Founder of the Veritas Center
- Veritas Center Accountant and General Administrator.
- IT Consultant and Administrator
- Teacher of Computer Programming and Intro to Raspberry Pi Computing
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Ongoing Coursework at Trinity International Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute 

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JANE AHN
-Beginning to Advanced Mandarin Chinese Language Classes and Tutoring
Master of Arts Degree in Religion, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

JORGE D. ALARCON
-Beginning to Advanced Guitar
Associates Degree in Fine Arts  College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Ongoing coursework in the School of Architecture.  University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

JAMES BARRON
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Mandarin Chinese Language Classes and Tutoring
-Beginning to Advanced Mathematics Classes & Tutoring
Master of Divinity, Temple Baptist Seminary, Chattanooga, TN
Master of Ministry, Temple Baptist Seminary, Chattanooga, TN
Bachelor of Science, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
  (Major in Mechanical Engineering and Minors in Mathematics and Piano Performance)

AMY BOTHMANN
-Beginning to Advanced Math Tutoring and Classes
-AP Math Tutoring and Test Preparation
-Study and Organizational Skills
Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education.  DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

CHELSEA BOWMAN
-Beginning to Intermediate Violin
-Tutoring:  Elementary Math
-Tutoring: All Grades: Reading & Writing.
Elementary Education Major and Music Minor
Ongoing Courses at Trinity International University Deerfield, IL

ANDREW BUKOWINSKI
-Beginning to Advanced Cello
Masters Degree in Music Performance, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Bachelors Degree in Music Performance, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

CHRISTINE CARLSON
-Spanish Language Classes & Tutoring
-ESL & English Language Classes & Tutoring
-Elementary School Tutoring
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish, Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Spanish Language Immersion Program - Cuauhnáhuac Instituto Colectivo de Lengua y Cultura, S.C.,Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
- Associate of Arts Degree - Education and Psychology coursework - College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL
- Substitute Teacher Certification

VERONICA CHAIREZ
-Beginning to Advanced Bassoon
-Beginning to Intermediate Oboe

VIVIANE CHO
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
Master in Piano Performance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Montessori Educators Center Associated (MECA) Certification, IL
Ongoing Coursework in Childhood Education, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

VICTORIA COBERLY-NOVARI
-Beginning to Advanced Italian
Bachelor of Arts Italian Language
UC David, California State University, Sacramento

JENNY COOK
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Early Advanced Piano
Masters in Music and Vocal Performance, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Music and Vocal Performance, Music Therapy, and Piano Minor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

DAVID CRAMER
-Beginning to Advanced Voice.
-Beginning to Advanced Piano.
-Music Composition, Arranging and Theory. with a concentration on Jazz Piano
Bachelor of Music Education.  Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

DEB CURREN
-Beginning to Advanced Spanish Language Classes and Tutoring
-Beginning to Advanced ESL Classes and Tutoring
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mundelein College, Chicago, IL
Exchange Program, Mundelein College, Bogota, Colombia
Substitute Teachers Certificate

JAMES DONAHUE
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning Piano
Artist Diploma, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music Degree, Baylor University School of Music
Currently Performing as:
-Principal flute, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Evanston, IL
-Regular Substitute, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin, IL
-Regular Substitute, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst, IL

DAINA FISCHER
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Tutoring in Lithuanian
-Beginning to Advanced Tutoring in French
Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago, Illinois
Coursework at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio

LORA FOOTE
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
Music Education Degree

LYNN FUJINO
-Beginning to Advanced Japanese Language Classes and Tutoring
Two years as full-time student in Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan
6 months as part-time student in Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan

LENA GAETZ
-Beginning to Advanced Violin
-Beginning to Advanced Viola
Master of Music degree, Specialist Teacher Diploma, Chamber Ensemble & Orchestra Performer, National Musical Academy of Ukraine
Bachelor of  Music degree, National Musical Academy of Ukraine
Associate Degree, Teacher of Violin and Orchestra Performer with Honors, Kherson State Musical College, Ukraine

LAURA HUBER
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning to Advanced Alto and Tenor Saxophone
-Beginning to Intermediate Clarinet
-Beginning to Intermediate Trumpet
-Beginning to Intermediate Trombone
-Beginning to Intermediate Oboe
-Beginning to Intermediate Baritone/Euphonium
-Beginning to Intermediate Bass Clarinet
Master of Music Education, VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Music Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

MALLORY KLECKNER
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education K-12, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

MIKE LOUIE
-Beginning to Advanced Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Advanced Electric Guitar
-Beginning Bass Guitar
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Studied at Berkeley College of Music, Boston, MA

RICK MANELIS
-Beginning to Advanced Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Advanced Electric Guitar
-Beginning to Intermediate Bass Guitar
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

ROGER MELKA
-Beginning to Advanced Trumpet
-Beginning to Intermediate Brass Instruments
Master of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Music (High Honors) University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

IAN MEYER
-Beginning to Advanced Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Advanced Electric Guitar
-Beginning Bass Guitar

EMRIC MONTANO
-Beginning to Advanced Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Advanced Electric Guitar
Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Performed as a solo artist, and studied with Award winning Guitarist Denis Azabagic from Roosevelt University

ANDREW PILACOUTAS
-Beginning to Advanced Drum Set
-Beginning to Advanced Percussion
-Beginning to Advanced Marimba and Bells
Bachelor of Music Degree in Music, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
--concentration in Percussion Instrumental Performance
--Minor in Management

ALISON PRICE
-Beginning to Advanced Science Tutoring and Hands On Classes
-ACT Prep Tutoring
-PSAT, SAT, PLAN, EXPLORE Test Prep Tutoring
-Research Paper and Creative Writing Tutor
-Beginning to Intermediate Mathematics Classes and Tutoring
Bachelor of  Science in Elementary Education and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Master of Management and Nonprofit Administration, North Park University, Chicago, IL.

LYNETTE REID
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate  Piano
Bachelor of  Art in Music, Vocal Performance Concentration, Acting Minor, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
Coursework toward Early Childhood Education Certificate, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

ELIZABETH RICCI
-Beginning to Advanced Latin Language Classes and Tutoring
Master of Divinity, cum laude, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Miami University, Oxford, OH

DANIEL RICHARDS
-Beginning to Advanced Percussion
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
4 years coursework toward Bachelor of Music Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

SOPHIA ROSA
-Beginning to Advanced Clarinet
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Intermediate Winds & Reeds
Bachelor of Arts, Acting and Directing, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

CYNDI SALATA
-Beginning to Advanced Trumpet
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning to Intermediate French Horn
Current Human Resource Development Major and Political Science Minor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
International solo award winner for trumpet and flute

RANDY SALLER
-Special Education Tutor
-Certified Tutor in "Slant" Orton-Gillingham
Master of Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
1993-Present - LD/BD Special Educator, Ingleside, IL
1995-Present - Private Tutor
2008-2009 Adjunct Professor, Kendall College, Chicago, IL

LAURA SHAPOVALOV
-Beginning to Advanced Clarinet
-Beginning to Advanced Saxophone
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
-Beginning to Intermediate Violin, Viola, Cello
-Beginning to Intermediate All Brass Instruments
-Beginning to Intermediate All Woodwind Instruments
-Beginning to Intermediate Percussion Instruments
Bachelor of Fine Arts:  K-12 Music Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Fine Arts:  Woodwind Doubling Performance:  Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI Masters Degree Anticipated in 2015, VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL

KRISTA SWEETSER
-Beginning to Advanced Cello
-Beginning to Intermediate Violin
-Beginning Viola
-German Language Tutoring and Classes
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education & Music Performance, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

NOAH SWIFT
-Beginning  to Intermediate Classical Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Intermediate Bass Guitar
-Beginning to Intermediate Electric Guitar


TIMOTHY TONON
-Beginning to Advanced Acoustic Guitar
-Beginning to Intermediate Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, & Ukulele
Coursework toward Major in Music Education, Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Coursework toward Major in Education, Thornton Community College, South Holland, IL
Completed coursework in Liberal Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

MELANIE UYEDA
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Intermediate Drums
-Beginning Clarinet
2 years of Coursework toward Major in Music, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Coursework toward Major in Music Education, Trinity University, Deerfield, IL

MINNA UYEDA
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Clarinet
-Beginning to Intermediate Wind Instruments
Bachelor of Science in Music Education, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Minor in Masters Study Program in Piano Performance, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
District 69 Director of Band Program 1988-1997

CECILY WIELAND
-Beginning to Advanced Art and Art Classes
Bachelor of Science in Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

JING YU
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and Music Therapy, University of Minnesota, Interlochen, MN





Our  Staff
All of our teachers have a college degree
or are currently enrolled in classes to pursue this level of expertise.