Columbia College Chicago

Early Childhood FACULTY

Emmy Bean
Emmy Bean


Early Childhood
Musical Theatre
Emmy Bean received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. from Vassar College, with a concentration in Music and Culture. Originally hailing from New York City, she is active as a singer, actor and theater artist in the Chicago area. She writes songs and performs ...

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Monica Carrow
Monica Carrow


Dance
Early Childhood
Monica Carrow earned her BA in Dance with an emphasis in education from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. Her dance training includes modern, ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap. Monica has performed with various Chicago dance artists such as Amaniyea Payne, Khecari, Alliance Dance Company, and J. Li...

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Ronnie Kuller
Ronnie Kuller


Early Childhood
Since completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago in 2003, Ronnie Kuller has been working as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator in a variety of contexts. In addition to her work at Sherwood, she is a Musician-in-Residence at Snow City Arts, where she teaches one-on-...

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Erica Lessie
Erica Lessie


Cello, Suzuki Cello
Early Childhood
Erica Lessie received her B.M. in cello performance from Indiana University, where she studied with Fritz Magg. At Florida State University, she earned an M.M. in cello performance and completed coursework for a D.M.A. Currently, she is teaching cello at DePaul University Community Music Division, C...

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Kristen Regester
Kristen Regester


Early Childhood, Percussion
Program Chair, Children's Classes
Kristen Regester received her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She began her career at Sherwood, The Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago in 1999 teaching for both the Early Childhood and Percussion departments. ...

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Kathryn Satoh
Kathryn Satoh


Early Childhood
Since her relocation to Chicago in 2011, Kathryn Satoh has been very active in the development of music education. Through teaching violin, voice, and/or early childhood music at Merit School of Music, Sherwood Community Music School, Suzuki-Orff School of Music, Wheeling High School, Chicago West C...

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Allison Spicer
Allison Spicer


Visual Arts
Allison Spicer is an exhibiting 2D visual artist and art educator in Chicago. She works primarily in drawing, painting, and photography (manual and digital). Allison earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of...

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