New Music Teacher at McCord

New Music Teacher at McCord

The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the return of Jack Gardner! He is an alumnus of McCord’s music program, having studied bass with Damien Aherne, and has since graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.M.E. degree, completing his student teaching in the Indian Prairie School District (Naperville and Aurora). A dedicated performer as well as an educator, Jack has played across genres, with experience in jazz, rock, pop, and classical settings. He has played with John Daversa, Marshall Gilkes, Shawn Purcell, and others. In February 2018, he will be performing as a tuba soloist with the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the IWU Concerto-Aria Competition. Jack has experience with students of all ages, specializing in band instruments and bass guitar, and loves sharing his passion for music with everyone. His positive energy fosters a love of music and a desire to strive for excellence in his students. Lessons with Jack are available in bass, brass and woodwind instruments. Call (708) 671-0648 to sign up!