Early Childhood Music


janine means csa facultyJanine Bacon, BME

On faculty since 2015


  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • National Association for Music Education
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas

About Janine Bacon

Janine loves teaching Early Childhood music, and is so excited to do so at the Community School of the Arts.  She will be working with the toddlers and Suzuki Primer piano groups.  Additionally, she teaches Early Childhood music and Suzuki recorder with the CODA Program in Districts 33 and 16. 

She graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music Education.  She is certified in Musikgarten and Suzuki Recorder Book One.  Her primary instrument is clarinet and she has performed in various bands throughout high school and college. 

Janine loves to spend her free time reading, volunteering at church and spending time with her family.  She believes in being an educator that is invested in lives of their students and hopes to use her talents in music education as a ministry to the families she works with.

CSA Early Childhood Music CODA Faculty Kathy CatheyKathy Cathey, BME

On faculty since 1994


  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

About Kathy Cathey

Kathy Cathey received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wheaton College, with further studies in cello performance at the Mozarteum and further studies in Music Education at the Orff Institute, both in Salzburg, Austria. Kathy has been teaching Early Childhood music classes at the Community School of the Arts (CSA) since 1994, and is certified in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula. Kathy’s previous experience includes teaching in two elementary schools and at a Montessori preschool. She is part of CSA’s outreach program, CODA, and regularly travels to Africa and refugee camps in Vienna, Austria to work with children living in poverty.


CSA Faculty StormAnn Storm, MA, BA

On faculty since 1997


  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Augustana College

Professional Memberships

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

About Ann Storm

Ann teaches toddlers, preschoolers and young children within the Early Childhood program and is the Early Childhood Music Coordinator. Additionally, she is thrilled to be an instructor for CODA (Community Outreach for Developing Artists), serving children in the West Chicago area.

Ann is fully certified in Kindermusik and Musikgarten instructional methods and curricula, and she regularly participates in ongoing education initiatives in those areas. Prior to joining the faculty at CSA, her background included teaching elementary school music (K-8), private voice instruction, and various solo performances with community orchestras and choral ensembles in the Chicago area.


CSA Faculty WilderJoyce Anne Wilder, MM, BM

On faculty since 2010


  • MM, University of Michigan
  • BM, Wichita State University

Professional Memberships

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

About Joyce Anne Wilder

Joyce Anne enjoys teaching Suzuki piano groups, 3 levels of Young Musicians at the Keyboard, both pre-school and kindergarten music classes in the CODA program, and Suzuki recorder groups. She is also certified in Musikgarten curriculum.

Joyce Anne was a flutist in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. She was also flute instructor at Southwestern College for 28 years and has been teaching flute for 39 years. She was principal flutist in both the Wichita Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra until moving to Chicago in 2008. Most recently, she has performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Chicago on their European tour. She is also a music curriculum writer for the Rafiki Foundation in Africa.

Joyce Anne and her husband, Michael - Dean of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College, have eleven children and enjoy performing chamber music with some of them. Joyce Anne loves having the privilege of sharing music with young children.

"I love teaching at CSA because I get to know such wonderful families!  It is such a joy to watch these precious children learn and make progress, as well as have the privilege to be a part of their lives."

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