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Alex Costis

Alex Costis

Alex started playing music at five years old, and he has never wanted to do anything else. As he progressed, he explored numerous instruments and genres. He naturally found himself participating in improvised and rehearsed groups, teaching lessons to peers, and honing his sight-reading skills as a church organist.

Alex continued his musical growth at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in jazz composition. Since graduating, Alex has played with touring groups across the world, as both a writer and instrumentalist.

With over a decade of teaching experience, Alex aims to cultivate creativity while building technique. By incorporating his students’ interests in a comfortable setting, he fosters structure, routine, and confidence.

Dominic German

Dominic German

Dominic is a singer, teacher, and choir director in Chicago. He sings regularly with many Chicago ensembles, including Grant Park Chorus, William Ferris Chorale, Bella Voce, and Constellation Men’s Ensemble. He has sung previously with Chicago Symphony Chorus, Music of the Baroque, and Chicago Opera Theater. He also sings with the Grammy-winning Philadelphia-based choir, The Crossing. Dominic teaches at Maine West and Maine East High Schools and is an adjunct instructor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. He serves as the Chancel Choir director at North Park Covenant Church and conducts the Chicago Swedish Mixed Chorus in Andersonville. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in vocal performance from Moody Bible Institute and North Park University, respectively.

Equally comfortable in classical and pop genres, Dominic takes an integrative approach to teaching that focuses on fundamentals while encouraging students’ creativity and individualism.