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Early Childhood Music

janine means csa facultyJanine Bacon, BME

Suzuki Groups/Early Childhood Music/CODA
On faculty since 2015


  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • National Association for Music Education
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas

About Janine Bacon 

Janine loves teaching Early Childhood music, and is very excited to do so at the Community School of the Arts. She is primarily involved in CODA, where she teaches Early Childhood music in Districts 15, 16, and 33. Additionally, Janine has piloted Suzuki Recorder in these districts, building a program that has gained national recognition from the Suzuki Association of the Americas. 

She graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music Education in 2015. Janine is certified in both Musikgarten and Suzuki Recorder Book One. She holds a membership with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. 

Janine loves to spend her free time reading, volunteering at church and spending time with her family. She recently married her high school sweetheart, David. She believes in being an educator that is invested in lives of their students and hopes to use her talents in music education as a ministry to the families she works with.  

CSA Early Childhood Music CODA Faculty Kathy CatheyKathy Cathey, BME

Early Childhood, Prep Groups, CODA
On faculty since 1994


  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

About Kathy Cathey

Kathy Cathey received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wheaton College, with further studies in cello performance at the Mozarteum and further studies in Music Education at the Orff Institute, both in Salzburg, Austria. Kathy has been teaching Early Childhood music classes at the Community School of the Arts (CSA) since 1994, and is certified in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula. Kathy’s previous experience includes teaching in two elementary schools and at a Montessori preschool. She is part of CSA’s outreach program, CODA, and regularly travels to Africa and refugee camps in Vienna, Austria to work with children living in poverty.


CSA Faculty StormAnn Storm, MA, BA

Early Childhood, CODA
On faculty since 1997


  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Augustana College

Professional Memberships

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

About Ann Storm

Ann teaches toddlers, preschoolers and young children within the Early Childhood program and is the Early Childhood Music Coordinator. Additionally, she is thrilled to be an instructor for CODA (Community Outreach for Developing Artists), serving children in the West Chicago area.

Ann has been teaching early childhood music since 1992 and is a fully certified Kindermusik and Musikgarten educator. She regularly participates in ongoing education and training initiatives to integrate the latest research in early childhood development and music into her teaching. Prior to joining the faculty at CSA, her background included teaching elementary school music (K-8), private voice instruction, and various solo performances with community orchestras and professional choral ensembles in the Chicago area.


CSA Faculty WilderJoyce Anne Wilder, MM, BM

Young Musicians at the Keyboard, Early Childhood, CODA, Suzuki Piano Groups
On faculty since 2010 


  • MM, University of Michigan
  • BM, Wichita State University

Professional Memberships

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association 

About Joyce Anne Wilder

Joyce Anne enjoys teaching all levels of Young Musicians at the Keyboard, 3-5 year olds in Musikgarten classes, pre-schoolers in the CODA program, and Suzuki piano group classes. She is certified in all levels of Musikgarten curriculum.

Joyce Anne was a flutist in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. She was also flute instructor at Southwestern College for 28 years and has been teaching flute since her high school years. She was principal flutist in both the Wichita Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra until moving to Chicago in 2008. She currently performs with the Camerata Chicago. She is also a music curriculum writer for the Rafiki Foundation in Africa.

Joyce Anne and her husband, Michael - Dean of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College, have eleven children and enjoy performing chamber music with some of them. Joyce Anne loves sharing her love of music with young children.

"I cherish teaching at CSA because I get to know such wonderful families! It is such a joy to watch these precious children learn and make progress. I am blessed to have the privilege of being a part of their lives."