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

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
Ongoing Coursework toward Linux Certifications 

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

JORGE D. ALARCON
-Beginning to Advanced Guitar
Associate of Fine Arts, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

AMY BOTHMANN
-Beginning to Advanced Math Classes and Tutoring
-Advanced Placement 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, Reading & Writing.
Bachelor of Arrts in Elementary Education, Minor in Music, Trinity International University Deerfield, IL

ANDREW BUKOWINSKI
-Beginning to Advanced Cello
Master of Music Performance in Cello, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Music Performance in Cello, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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

VERONICA CHAIREZ
-Beginning to Advanced Bassoon
-Beginning to Intermediate Oboe
-Beginning Clarinet
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

VIVIANE CHO
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
Master in Piano Performance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Bachelor of Piano Performance, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Montessori Educators Center Associated (MECA) Certification

SAMANTHA CHOY
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
Studied under  Mrs. Nancy Hibdon for 8 years
Ongoing coursework anticipated at the college level next year

VICTORIA COBERLY-NOVARI
-Beginning to Advanced Italian
Bachelor of Arts Italian Language
U. C. Davis, Davis, CA
Coursework toward Italian Language Eduation, California State University, Sacramento, CA

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

DAVID CRAMER
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Jazz Piano
-Music Composition, Arranging and Theory
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

EMILY DOMINGUEZ
-Beginning to Advanced Spanish Language Classes and Tutoring
-AP Spanish
-Beginning to Intermediate Academic Tutoring
-ESL Tutoring
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
Bachelor of Arts Degree Spanish Language, Olivet Nazarene University, Bouronnais, IL
Minor in Business Administration, Olivet Nazarene University, Bouronnais, IL
Spanish-English Interpreter's Certification anticipated 2016

DAINA FISCHER
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Tutoring in French
Bachelor of Performing Arts, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago, IL
Coursework at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
Coursework toward Masters Degree, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

LYNN FUJINO
-Beginning to Advanced Japanese Language Classes and Tutoring
Six months as a part-time, two years as a full-time student, Japanese Language School, Tokyo, Japan
Seventeen Years as a Mentor, Southern Baptist International Missions Board, Tokyo, Japan

EDWIN GARCIA
-Beginning to Advanced Jazz Piano
-Beginning to Early Advanced Piano
Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies & Performance
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

REBECCA GUNDLACH
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Early Advanced Piano
Bachelor of Music in Education Vocal Concentration, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester NY, (magna cum laude)
Masters of Science in Elementary Curriculum, State University of New York at Brockport (summa cum laude)
Orff Schulwerk Level 1 and Level 2 Certification, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

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

JOSEPH HO
-Beginning to Advanced Violin, Viola, Cello
-Beginning to Advanced Upright String Bass
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Cajon
-Beginning to Intermediate Guitar
Coursework toward Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Currently Performing As:
-Concertmaster, North Park University Orchestra, Chicago, IL
-First Violin, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee, IL
-First Violin, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest, IL

LAURA HUBER
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning to Advanced Alto and Tenor Saxophone
-Beginning to Early Advanced 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 in Music Education K-12, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Master of Music Education (MMEd), VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL

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

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

JANELLE MONTES
-Beginning to Advanced Violin, Viola, Cello
-Beginning to Advanced Piano and Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Saxophone
-Classes and Tutoring in Art
Studied at Duke Univeristy Strings School
Studied at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Studied at University of Whitewater Wisconsin

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

ALISON PRICE
-Beginning to Advanced Science Classes and Tutoring
-Beginning to Intermediate Tutoring (Elementary and Junior High)
-ACT Prep Classes and Tutoring
-PSAT, SAT, PLAN, EXPLORE Test Prep Tutoring
-Research Paper and Creative Writing Tutor
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  Arts in Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Acting, 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

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

CYNDI SALATA
-Beginning to Advanced Trumpet
-Beginning to Advanced Flute
-Beginning to Intermediate French Horn
Coursework at 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, River Forest, IL
Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Adjunct Professor, Kendall College, Chicago, IL

JAYSHREE SHAH
-Beginning to Advanced Gujarati Language Classes
-Beginning to Advanced Hindi Language Classes
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Gujarat Institute of Technical Education, Anand, Gujarat India
Phlebotomy Technician PBT (ASCP), College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

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

NOAH SWIFT
-Beginning  to Intermediate Classical Acoustic Guitar
Studied under Brad Conroy

SUSANNAH THORNGATE
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Beginning to Intermediate Piano
-Beginning to Intermediate Guitar
-Beginning to Advanced English and Creative Writing)
Bachelor of Arts in English-Creative Writing with an endorsement in Secondary Music Education, North Park University, Chicago, IL

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

​TARA YEN
-Beginning to Advanced Piano
-Beginning to Advanced Voice
-Advanced Accompanist Services
Ongoing Independent Undergraduate Studies: Studied under Beth Ann Swinson, Emily Chidlow, and Carol Marshall.
Coursework towards Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Vocal Major at Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL