Who Are We?
Talent Education School of Southern Illinois (TESSI)
was founded in 2005 by Alyce Ward (piano), Joyce Nelson (violin), and David
Stoecker (guitar), in an effort to provide the Southern Illinois area with
a quality musical education option for children and adults that puts the
needs and well-being of students first.
Alyce Ward (owner): Suzuki Piano, Wiggles N' Tunes®,
Erin Price: Violin, Viola, Piano
Bethany Henning: Voice
Karen Strow: Voice
David Stoecker: Suzuki Guitar / fingerstyle
At TESSI our focus is always
to maintain a fun and positive musical learning environment for all students,
and to provide parents with the help they need to build a productive home
learning environment as well.
Our Suzuki teachers hold degrees in music and
have had extensive Suzuki teacher-training. TESSI is a registered member
of the Suzuki
Association of the Americas, and our faculty are engaged in training,
study and research into Suzuki and other music teaching methods.
Youth Music is our specialty,
so you can be assured that our faculty have the patience, skills and training
to work with your child’s unique personality and learning style.
Our mission is to establish
long-term relationships with our students and families and to provide a
stable learning environment to ensure the success of every student.
Read Our Chamber of Commerce Announcement (
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Doorway to world of music found
Heartland Women Newspaper Article
We encourage parent
involvement in all school activities!
W Main Suite B1
Carbondale, IL 62901
September 08, 2014