Our Passion

Signals Music Studio is dedicated to making music accessible to all people. Anyone can play, and every one should! No matter the age, skill level, or musical preference, our teachers are ready to assist you in learning the language of music.

Why our students succeed

Did practicing your instrument ever feel like a chore for you or your child? Then you likely had a bad instructor!

Our teachers focus less on traditional techniques and more on results-oriented, practical tactics that keep things fun. Instead of weighing you down with years of theory and rehearsal that won't help you achieve your goals, our teachers and lesson plans instantly put you right in the middle of the action. Within weeks you'll be playing parts of your favorite songs, and soon after, you'll learn how to write and improvise music of your own.

Many school music programs and private lesson studios fail to incorporate modern trends to music education, meaning children and adults alike are easily discouraged after only a few lessons. Our instructors and programs keep students motivated and progressing, no matter how busy or light their practice schedule might be. We have had incredible success in teaching older students who thought they would never play an instrument, and have helped many young musicians start their career in music performance and engineering.

Our studios at the Dole Mansion are outfitted with equipment to allow digital capturing (audio, video, or both) of music lessons to allow for instant review back at home. Our recording studio allows students to show off their work and produce music tracks of their own. Annual concerts give all students a fun opportunity to play in a live band. There is no reason to take music lessons any where else in McHenry County!

Meet Our Teachers

Our current staff of awesome musicians. You won't find better instructors anywhere!



Faustas recorded his first album at age 13, and now excels at teaching others the craft.


Jake has been teaching since 2004, and has recorded and produced local musicians over the last 6 years.


Piano and Bass

With skills across many instruments, Joe is an expert at creative media in the modern age.