Suzy Ramel loves being a New Song teacher! She teaches voice, piano and guitar. She is a classroom general music teacher and also teaches voice and piano lessons throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. She is dedicated to growing the musical skills of each student as a unique individual. Miss Suzy customizes lessons made to lead your student to perform their personal best. She was recently seen on PBS special "A Christmas Carol: The Concert" during 2013 and 2014 holiday seasons. She also performs regularly with the Ed Wagner Lustige Blaskapelle Polka Band as their lead singer.
Matthew Ramel teaches clarinet and piano. He has performed at IMEA collegiate demonstrations as well as Orchestra Hall. He was also part of a Clarinet quartet that played at the annual Clarinet Collaborations Chicago located at Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Ramel has taught globally.
For two weeks he traveled to a variety of schools in Montego Bay Jamaica. He performs regularly with the Ed Wagner Lustige Blaskapelle Polka Band on clarinet.
Leslie Weinzettel Originally from San Diego, CA, Leslie Royalty attended Wheaton College and then moved to Jacksonville, FL where she worked for a non-profit Christian organization for the past five years. She recently returned to the Wheaton area and has joined the New Song Music team as a piano teacher! Leslie began playing piano at the age of 5 and has participated in numerous music teams and choirs throughout her life. Her passion for music has led to her desire to help children discover and develop their own unique musical abilities. Through creative and experiential teaching methods, Leslie seeks to impart solid music theory and technique while ultimately fostering within each child the true joy of music!
Sarah Han Beginning piano at 5 years old and violin at 7, Sarah went on to pass the Trinity College London Grade 8 piano exam as well as the Associate Board of the Royal School of Music Grade 8 violin exam. She has enjoyed participating in a variety of ensembles including the Dubai Chamber Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Middle East, and Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, placing second among her peers in the first annual Emirates International Peace Music Festival for Young Virtuosos. Since 2007, she has been playing violin in US and international church and conference worship teams, including studio-grade recording projects. Since she began teaching in 2007, she has been passionate about passing on a love of music to her students while pursuing excellence in music making by encouraging them in their growth as musicians.
Katie Nauss teaches voice and piano, and comes to us with almost 10 years of experience in private and group instruction. She spent 3 years performing and competing in the University of Illinois' premier female a cappella group, the Rip Chords, while earning her Bachelor's in English Literature. Katie went on to complete her AFA in Music at the College of DuPage, and has performed all over the city and suburbs, including opening for rock band Rusted Root and participating in a master class with Tony winner Stephen Schwartz. She is excited to share her passion for music and performing with the New Song community!