Vocal

ELIZABETH NIEMEIER

Elizabeth is a graduate of Simpson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, Elizabeth worked for the Cardinal Community School District in Eldon, Iowa as a middle school and high school choir director. Now back in Illinois, Elizabeth is sharing her talents as a vocal and piano instructor with students here at MECA.

Elizabeth also teaches piano lessons.

NICHOLAS METZGER

Nicholas is a 2017 graduate of Roosevelt University – Chicago College of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music – with vocal performance emphasis; Honors Program.  He also has an Associates Degree from Elgin Community College. He has been teaching piano and vocal since 2012 and has created a well-rounded curriculum background for all skill levels. Nicholas is a Franklin Honors Society inductee, Founder of DJEMBE (a drum oriented educational movement) and a Founding Member of T.E.A. – a teaching advocate group. As a musician and performer, Nicholas has several roles, concerts and ensembles as part of his resume'. His musical experiences are extensive and continuing.

Nicholas also teaches piano lessons.

KASEY PENNINGTON

Kasey is currently a Music Education major at Northern Illinois University and a member of the NIU Concert Choir.  She was a 2019 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School where she was an active member of the band, chorus and theater programs. She has always loved music and received piano lessons since the age of 5.  Kasey was a percussionist in her high school band for 8 years and was awarded the Semper Fidelis for Musical Excellence as a senior.  She was also in the ILMEA District 8 Choir for 4 years and a member of the All State Honor Choir in 2018. Kasey is excited to be teaching at MECA and working with wonderful students and families in our community, and we are proud to add her musical talents to our teaching staff.

Kasey also teaches beginning-intermediate piano lessons.

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