About the Director:Janet Kuester is the Director of The Music Connection, providing outstanding leadership and artistic development for all of The Music Connection’s programs and events. Mrs. Kuester brings experience and quality to The Music Connection as a distinguished faculty member. She has taught violin and piano for more than 40 years and is a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Suzuki Association of the Americas and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Mrs. Kuester received her music degree from De Paul University and is a certified Suzuki piano and violin teacher. She has performed with the Lake Forest Symphony, Schubert Woods String Quartet, and the Waukegan, DePaul, Chicago Civic, Chicago Heights, Kankakee and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestras. Mrs. Kuester’s goals as Director are to mentor and encourage all teachers, students, and parents; while providing a learning environment rich in encouragement and positive motivation that facilitates the joy of music and development of each individual’s music ability.
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