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Janelle Lake

Janelle Lake

Music connects us—therefore teaching music is one of the most fulfilling parts of my life. I’m a married mother of two and I prioritize travel enrichment. As a musician in Chicago, I’ve had the joy of working with hip hop artists, break dancers, gospel choirs, rock stars (Billy Corgan, Perry Ferrall, Billy Swan), prestigious conductors (Muti, Alltop), and classically trained artists. Over the past 20 years, I have streamlined my teaching approach using the Suzuki method. My students have put out albums, won competitions, and performed collectively on every continent (even Antarctica!).

Instrument / Discipline

  • Harp

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2007 - Master of Music - Northwestern University
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Music - Northwestern University

Professional development

  • Suzuki Teacher Training - ECC, Books 1-5 - 2010

School Associations

  • American String Teachers Association - National
  • Illinois Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State