Tyler Foster

Oboe/ Bassoon 

Ty Foster has been playing bassoon and oboe for nearly 12 years. He has been teaching at Melody Mart for several years now, and hopes to be here for many more. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Music Education and a career as a band director

Teaches Video Chat Lessons

Gary Weisenberger

All Brass/Beginning Band

Gary has been teaching beginning and middle school band in the south suburbs since 2009. During that time he has also performed with various groups around the area. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University under the direction of many fine educators. In addition to his “day job” as a band director, he also directs an Alumni Drum Corps. in Rosemont, Il. He is well-versed on all band instruments and ensemble types including Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Chamber Ensembles, Marching Band/Drum and Bugle Corps., Pep Band, and Pit Orchestra. Gary is a strong proponent of the arts as part of the school curriculum and is always excited to take on new students. Various studies have proven the cognitive, social, and physical benefits of studying music. Come on out and be a part of it all!!!

Teaches Video Chat Lessons

Dakari Bass



Dakari has been an active musician for about fifteen years, and is currently finishing his bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Millikin University. Dakari is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, with his main focuses being flute and trombone.


 Teaches Video Chat Lessons

Josiah Willitz

Brass/ All Beginning Band


Josiah Willitz has been a passionate musician since his days as a middle school trombone player. He studied music and education at two Minnesota colleges, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN). After college, Josiah taught Band, Choir, and General Music in Minnesota for three years, before moving to Illinois. He is currently the Music Director at Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, IL. Josiah is thrilled to be in the profession of music educator, having the daily opportunity to aid students in developing and building upon their talents. 

 Teaches In-Person Thursdays | Teaches Video Chat Lessons

Nalleli Herrera


Nalleli learned to play clarinet during her high school years and has not stopped playing and performing ever since. Her passion for this art kept growing so much she decided to study music with a focus on clarinet studies at Saint Xavier University. In the last ten years she has since enjoyed being a part of many music ensembles in the Chicagoland area, working with different high school woodwind sections, and teaching lessons privately. Whether it’s helping students play fun pop tunes or preparing classical arrangements, Nalleli can’t wait to work with you!

Teaches In-Person Wednesdays | Teaches Video Chat Lessons

Are You Our Next Instructor?

Enthusiastic, Qualified Instructors Welcomed!

Melody Mart is always looking to expand its team of educators.  A great opportunity for anyone who is experienced, degreed, or working towards a degree in music education.  Send us a resume at sales@melodymartusa.com

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18062 Dixie Highway,

Homewood  IL 60430


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