Instructors

For our Classical Guitar Program

Michael HullMr. Michael W. Hull is a Bradley University music faculty member and classical guitar performer.  Michael has over 25 years of guitar teaching experience and is the only certified Childbloom® Guitar Program Director in Illinois.  His love of music, sense of humor, and patient temperament make him well-suited to work with kids.

For our Piano Program

Ms. Mandi Dyke graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Music Education. She studied piano with Susan Brandor and piano pedagogy with Carole Thibodeaux. Mrs. Dyke has been teaching piano privately for over 20 years. Several of her students have placed first in local piano competitions. Her dedication to music education and to children is demonstrated through her 10 years as a kindergarten teacher and 6 years as an elementary school music instructor. 

Asako ShimasakiMs. Asako Shimasaki earned degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy – a bachelor’s degree from Eureka College and a master’s degree from Illinois State University.  She is well experienced at teaching both private and group lessons and has taught piano at two universities - Illinois State and Western Illinois.