Encore Music Academy Private & Group Lessons in Crystal Lake, IL

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 2 reviews
EMA carefully matches your student with faculty and instruction that meets your musical interests, learning styles and goals. Visits to classes or rehearsals welcomed and encouraged.

Private and small group instruction provides a student with excellent, sequential instruction in music, with the added opportunity for one-on-one student- teacher time in the private lesson environment.

EMA currently offers classes and/or lessons in flute, piano, guitar, violin and voice. Our instruction team will evaluate the interested student's ability, potential and learning style and then work with that student to achieve their goals, strengthening their skills and building confidence through success.
Lessons Offered
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Kindermusik
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Voice
Contact Information
Contact Person Cynara Pierzina
Phone Number (815) 356-7464
City Crystal Lake, IL
Zip Code 60014
Address 461 Pierson Street
Professional Associations and Certifications
  • Music Teachers National Association
Music Teachers National Association
Key People
Joann Black
Ms. Black, Accompanist for Aria and Cantabile Choirs of the Encore Youth Choir, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Ms. Black is the staff accompanist for the Harand Camp of the Theater Arts at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI each summer, and is a frequent accompanist for instrumentalists, vocalists, churches and school musicals in the Chicagoland area.
Kristen Inion
Mrs. Inion, Early Childhood Music Instructor, graduated from the Moody Bible Institute and North Park University where she studied music and teaching and toured internationally with the Moody Chorale. Mrs. Inion has had four years experience teaching Kindergarten and second grade before having her own children, Charlie and Liza.
Kimberly Scherrer
Mrs. Scherrer, Director of Di Canto Choir, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in Music Education and her Master’s Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Choral Music Education. Mrs. Scherrer is a native of Crystal Lake. After teaching elementary music for a year in Indian Prairie District 204, she accepted the choral music position at Crystal Lake Central High School.
Sherry Taliaferro
Ms. Taliaferro, Private Piano Instructor, began studying piano at age 8. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from The University of Iowa, graduating magnum cum laude. Ms. Taliaferro has 25 years teaching experience and has accompanied for various soloists, college choirs, churches, and music festivals in Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois.
Ann Tucker
Mrs. Tucker, Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Music Academy, has taught in the area for over eighteen years, and grew up in Crystal Lake. She directs the Aria and Cantabile Choirs of the Encore Youth Choir as well as the Encore Touring Choir. Mrs. Tucker earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. In addition to her work with EMA, Mrs. Tucker is the Director of Music at First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake, where she directs four choirs including youth and adults.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 2 reviews
  Testimonial by Parent
I am so grateful for all the training you gave (my son). I often recommend you and your choirs to other moms… I always let them know how rewarding the group experience is and how much fun it can be.
  Testimonial by Parent
We’ve loved being a part of your organization. You do such a fabulous job and you have such a wonderful, wonderful, group of teachers, musicians and children that are a part of it.
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