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Anita Arch, BME
Suzuki Violin
Community School of the ArtsAnita Arch received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1995. She taught orchestra for two years at the elementary and middle school levels in the U-46 School District after college. In 1997, Anita joined the faculty of the Community School of the Arts, where she has taught Suzuki Violin for the past 15 years, also serving as the coordinator of CSA’s biennial Suzuki Violin and Viola Workshops. Anita is an active member of the orchestra at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, and has performed at numerous events throughout the Chicago area. Anita has been married for 15 years to her husband, Steve, and the couple lives in Lombard with their two cats.

Julie Bickel, MM, BS, BA
Suzuki Violin, Vivaldi Strings
Community School of the ArtsJulie Bickel, violinist and Director of Vivaldi Strings, holds a B.A. in violin performance, and a B.S. in pre-medical studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a M.M. in violin performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University.  Mrs. Bickel currently teaches Suzuki violin and is director of the Vivaldi Strings touring group at the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College.

She has studied with Betty Monahan, Almita and Roland Vamos, Rachel Barton Pine, Simin Gantra, Mathias Tacke, Brian Lewis and many other fine Suzuki teachers around the country.  Mrs. Bickel has taught String Pedagogy at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, as well as at various music institutes, including Sound Encounters in Ottawa, Kansas; Texas State University Suzuki Strings Institute in San Marcos, Texas; Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Draper, Utah; DFW-WOW in Dallas, Texas; American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the Chicago Suzuki Institute in Deerfield, Illinois.

She has also been a participant in the past six Starling-DeLay Julliard Symposiums.  Mrs. Bickel coordinated the Suzuki Youth Orchestras of the Americas for the 12th SAA Conference.  At the 13th SAA Conference in 2008, her tour group Vivaldi Strings was selected to perform for the International Ensembles Concert.

Mrs. Bickel is an avid quilter for Lutheran World Relief and is enjoying married life and raising their daughter

Diane Chou, BM
Suzuki Piano, Suzuki/Prep Cello
Diane Chou received a BM in piano pedagogy and cello performance from Wheaton College and is currently pursuing a MM in cello performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  She has been teaching Suzuki piano at the Community School of the Arts since 2009.  In this past year, she was a winner of the 2012 Wheaton College Chamber Music competition and was a co-principal cellist of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to teaching at CSA, she maintains a home studio of piano and cello students.

Barbara Farley, MM, BM
Prep Violin
Community School of the ArtsBarbara Farley received the Bachelor of Music Performance and Master of Music Performance degrees in violin from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and has studied under Morris Gomberg and Deborah Wood and been coached by Ray Niwa and Otakar Sroubek of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She taught for ten years at the preparatory school at Chicago Musical College before joining the faculty of the Community School of the Arts in 1992. Her students have won numerous awards, including soloist with the Chicago Youth Symphony and local scholarship competitions. Barbara is a member of various Chicago performing groups such as The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, backstage orchestra for The Lyric Opera, and The Lithuanian Opera. She performs regularly with her husband, a bass player, with their own group, Orchestra 33 Entertainment. Barbara enjoys teaching and performing and feels a musical education is essential in establishing skills that help students reach their potential in all areas of life.

Lisa Hirschmugl, MM, BM
Suzuki Viola, CODA
Community School of the ArtsLisa Hirschmugl has been a Suzuki Viola and Violin Instructor at the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College for the past twenty years. She received the B.M. from Eastman School of Music and the M.M. from Northwestern University. She has served on the board of the American Viola Society and founded the Chicago Viola Society. Lisa has taught at many national Suzuki workshops and has been on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Suzuki Institute for the past ten years. She has previously been a member of the Wichita Symhony, the Lake Forest Symphony, and the Kreisler String Quartet. She also specializes in teaching Music Theory and Early Childhood Music.

Sarah Lindquist, BME
Suzuki Violin, Viola, Con Fuoco, Chamber
Community School of the ArtsMs. Lindquist teaches Suzuki violin, viola, group classes, Suzuki Parent Education, coaches chamber music, directs the Con Fuoco ensemble and is the CSA's Chamber Ensemble Coordinator.

As a child, Lamar Blum and Michael McLean were her first Suzuki instructors followed by David Reimer and Jean Hove. She received her B.M.E. at Wheaton College, where she studied violin with Lee Joiner. Her experience has included instructing adult beginner string class, directing public school orchestras, and Musikgarten teaching and administrating in the Chicago area. Continuing education has been with Alice Joy Lewis, Rebecca Sandrok, Marilyn O’Boyle, Nancy Jackson, Ed Sprunger, Rick Mooney, Tanya Carey, Pat D’Ercole and Carol Dallinger. Other Suzuki involvement includes being a clinician at Suzuki workshop and presenting at the biennial Suzuki Association of the America’s conference (featured on the New Teachers portion of the SAA site.)

Ms. Lindquist instructs students of all levels and ages with a focus on excellent technique and expressive musicality. Her student have achieved honors including recital performances at Suzuki Institutes, featured soloists for CSA Concerto Concert, auditioning into SAA Youth Orchestra, SAA Chamber Ensemble, All State Orchestra, IMEA Orchestra, first and second prize at Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club contest, as well as placing in contests such as Granquist, IGMSA/IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest.

In addition, Sarah enjoys freelance performing and spending time with her husband and infant son.

Jesse McAdoo, MM, BM
Suzuki/Prep Cello
Community School of the ArtsJesse McAdoo has a Master of Music in cello performance with emphasis in String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from University of North Carolina. For the last two years he has been teaching in the Suzuki Lab School at the University of New Mexico, working as a graduate teaching assistant, and managing a private teaching studio. He was the principal cellist in the University Symphony Orchestra, has been very involved in chamber music, and also performed as a substitute with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Carol Ourada, BME
Suzuki Strings, Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsCarol Ourada, cellist, received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She also received a Certificate of Observation and Study from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, studying violin with Shinichi Suzuki. Carol has been teaching in the Suzuki Program of the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College for thirty years and has been teaching early childhood music classes there for fourteen years. Her CSA studio consists primarily of cello students, with some violin and viola. In addition, she teaches in the CSA community outreach program, CODA, offering music classes to refugee and at-risk children. Carol is certified to teach the Musikgarten, Kindermusik, and Suzuki Early Childhood curricula. In 2007 she was awarded the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. She is currently on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and was the coordinator for the 12th Biennial SAA Conference. Carol is also a Suzuki parent of two children, and is a frequent clinician at workshops and Suzuki institutes around the country.

Emily Puntuzs, MM, BM
Suzuki Viola, Violin, Handbells
Community School of the ArtsEmily Williams Puntuzs holds a Master’s degree in viola performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory. Emily has been teaching viola and violin at the Community School of the Arts since 1998, and has served as the Suzuki Strings Coordinator since 2004. She has studied with Peter Slowik and Jeffrey Irvine, along with many other fine teachers and Suzuki teacher trainers. She was the viola coordinator for the 2010 SAA Conference. Emily has also been ringing handbells for over 25 years, and directs the CSA handbell program.

Julieanne Tehan, MM, BM
Suzuki/Prep Cello
Community School of the ArtsJulieanne Tehan has received her Masters in Cello Performance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and her Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL. She has been teaching Suzuki Cello at the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts since 2004. With a passion for proper technique, which allows for ease of playing, Julieanne has been continuing to study cello pedagogy extensively with Tanya L. Carey since 2005. She has also been teaching the String Techniques class for the Wheaton College Conservatory since 2008. As well as teaching, Julieanne is committed to performing regularly in the greater Chicago area, including playing with symphonies, chorales, recording projects, and gatherings.

Anita Arch, BME
Suzuki Violin
Community School of the ArtsAnita Arch received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1995. She taught orchestra for two years at the elementary and middle school levels in the U-46 School District after college. In 1997, Anita joined the faculty of the Community School of the Arts, where she has taught Suzuki Violin for the past 15 years, also serving as the coordinator of CSA’s biennial Suzuki Violin and Viola Workshops. Anita is an active member of the orchestra at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, and has performed at numerous events throughout the Chicago area. Anita has been married for 15 years to her husband, Steve, and the couple lives in Lombard with their two cats.

Julie Bickel, MM, BS, BA
Suzuki Violin, Vivaldi Strings
Community School of the ArtsJulie Bickel, violinist and Director of Vivaldi Strings, holds a B.A. in violin performance, and a B.S. in pre-medical studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a M.M. in violin performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University.  Mrs. Bickel currently teaches Suzuki violin and is director of the Vivaldi Strings touring group at the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College.

She has studied with Betty Monahan, Almita and Roland Vamos, Rachel Barton Pine, Simin Gantra, Mathias Tacke, Brian Lewis and many other fine Suzuki teachers around the country.  Mrs. Bickel has taught String Pedagogy at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, as well as at various music institutes, including Sound Encounters in Ottawa, Kansas; Texas State University Suzuki Strings Institute in San Marcos, Texas; Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Draper, Utah; DFW-WOW in Dallas, Texas; American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the Chicago Suzuki Institute in Deerfield, Illinois.

She has also been a participant in the past six Starling-DeLay Julliard Symposiums.  Mrs. Bickel coordinated the Suzuki Youth Orchestras of the Americas for the 12th SAA Conference.  At the 13th SAA Conference in 2008, her tour group Vivaldi Strings was selected to perform for the International Ensembles Concert.

Mrs. Bickel is an avid quilter for Lutheran World Relief and is enjoying married life and raising their daughter

Diane Chou, BM
Suzuki Piano, Suzuki/Prep Cello
Diane Chou received a BM in piano pedagogy and cello performance from Wheaton College and is currently pursuing a MM in cello performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  She has been teaching Suzuki piano at the Community School of the Arts since 2009.  In this past year, she was a winner of the 2012 Wheaton College Chamber Music competition and was a co-principal cellist of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to teaching at CSA, she maintains a home studio of piano and cello students.

Barbara Farley, MM, BM
Prep Violin
Community School of the ArtsBarbara Farley received the Bachelor of Music Performance and Master of Music Performance degrees in violin from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and has studied under Morris Gomberg and Deborah Wood and been coached by Ray Niwa and Otakar Sroubek of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She taught for ten years at the preparatory school at Chicago Musical College before joining the faculty of the Community School of the Arts in 1992. Her students have won numerous awards, including soloist with the Chicago Youth Symphony and local scholarship competitions. Barbara is a member of various Chicago performing groups such as The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, backstage orchestra for The Lyric Opera, and The Lithuanian Opera. She performs regularly with her husband, a bass player, with their own group, Orchestra 33 Entertainment. Barbara enjoys teaching and performing and feels a musical education is essential in establishing skills that help students reach their potential in all areas of life.

Lisa Hirschmugl, MM, BM
Suzuki Viola, CODA
Community School of the ArtsLisa Hirschmugl has been a Suzuki Viola and Violin Instructor at the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College for the past twenty years. She received the B.M. from Eastman School of Music and the M.M. from Northwestern University. She has served on the board of the American Viola Society and founded the Chicago Viola Society. Lisa has taught at many national Suzuki workshops and has been on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Suzuki Institute for the past ten years. She has previously been a member of the Wichita Symhony, the Lake Forest Symphony, and the Kreisler String Quartet. She also specializes in teaching Music Theory and Early Childhood Music.

Sarah Lindquist, BME
Suzuki Violin, Viola, Con Fuoco, Chamber
Community School of the ArtsMs. Lindquist teaches Suzuki violin, viola, group classes, Suzuki Parent Education, coaches chamber music, directs the Con Fuoco ensemble and is the CSA's Chamber Ensemble Coordinator.

As a child, Lamar Blum and Michael McLean were her first Suzuki instructors followed by David Reimer and Jean Hove. She received her B.M.E. at Wheaton College, where she studied violin with Lee Joiner. Her experience has included instructing adult beginner string class, directing public school orchestras, and Musikgarten teaching and administrating in the Chicago area. Continuing education has been with Alice Joy Lewis, Rebecca Sandrok, Marilyn O’Boyle, Nancy Jackson, Ed Sprunger, Rick Mooney, Tanya Carey, Pat D’Ercole and Carol Dallinger. Other Suzuki involvement includes being a clinician at Suzuki workshop and presenting at the biennial Suzuki Association of the America’s conference (featured on the New Teachers portion of the SAA site.)

Ms. Lindquist instructs students of all levels and ages with a focus on excellent technique and expressive musicality. Her student have achieved honors including recital performances at Suzuki Institutes, featured soloists for CSA Concerto Concert, auditioning into SAA Youth Orchestra, SAA Chamber Ensemble, All State Orchestra, IMEA Orchestra, first and second prize at Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club contest, as well as placing in contests such as Granquist, IGMSA/IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest.

In addition, Sarah enjoys freelance performing and spending time with her husband and infant son.

Jesse McAdoo, MM, BM
Suzuki/Prep Cello
Community School of the ArtsJesse McAdoo has a Master of Music in cello performance with emphasis in String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from University of North Carolina. For the last two years he has been teaching in the Suzuki Lab School at the University of New Mexico, working as a graduate teaching assistant, and managing a private teaching studio. He was the principal cellist in the University Symphony Orchestra, has been very involved in chamber music, and also performed as a substitute with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Carol Ourada, BME
Suzuki Strings, Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsCarol Ourada, cellist, received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She also received a Certificate of Observation and Study from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, studying violin with Shinichi Suzuki. Carol has been teaching in the Suzuki Program of the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College for thirty years and has been teaching early childhood music classes there for fourteen years. Her CSA studio consists primarily of cello students, with some violin and viola. In addition, she teaches in the CSA community outreach program, CODA, offering music classes to refugee and at-risk children. Carol is certified to teach the Musikgarten, Kindermusik, and Suzuki Early Childhood curricula. In 2007 she was awarded the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. She is currently on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and was the coordinator for the 12th Biennial SAA Conference. Carol is also a Suzuki parent of two children, and is a frequent clinician at workshops and Suzuki institutes around the country.

Emily Puntuzs, MM, BM
Suzuki Viola, Violin, Handbells
Community School of the ArtsEmily Williams Puntuzs holds a Master’s degree in viola performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory. Emily has been teaching viola and violin at the Community School of the Arts since 1998, and has served as the Suzuki Strings Coordinator since 2004. She has studied with Peter Slowik and Jeffrey Irvine, along with many other fine teachers and Suzuki teacher trainers. She was the viola coordinator for the 2010 SAA Conference. Emily has also been ringing handbells for over 25 years, and directs the CSA handbell program.

Julieanne Tehan, MM, BM
Suzuki/Prep Cello
Community School of the ArtsJulieanne Tehan has received her Masters in Cello Performance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and her Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL. She has been teaching Suzuki Cello at the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts since 2004. With a passion for proper technique, which allows for ease of playing, Julieanne has been continuing to study cello pedagogy extensively with Tanya L. Carey since 2005. She has also been teaching the String Techniques class for the Wheaton College Conservatory since 2008. As well as teaching, Julieanne is committed to performing regularly in the greater Chicago area, including playing with symphonies, chorales, recording projects, and gatherings.