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Ensemble Director: Stradivarius Strings; Faculty: Cello
DePaul University, BA, Music Education
Janet Janz is the Stradivarius Strings Ensemble Director and cello instructor at Merit School of Music. In addition to teaching at Merit, Jan is the owner/director of the Suzuki Music School of Lincoln Park. She is lucky to teach in the areas of cello and string orchestra. Jan also plays cello with the Lakeview Orchestra.
Yo-Yo Ma – he is a wonderful musician and incredible human being!