Meet the instructors!

Pearl Street has over 200 students each week taking one on one music lessons. We are sure to have the perfect teacher for you or your student. No matter what your skill level we will be happy to take you to the next level with one of our talented instructors.

m4mKatie Bendorf

(Violin, Cello)

Katie has been teaching at Pearl Street since 2007. Her love for teaching is shown through each of her students, ranging in age from 4-70 years old. Katie has studied violin with Kathreen Ryan, and Stephanie Preucil. She is well versed in several styles of teaching, such as Suzuki, classical, modern, and Irish fiddle. Katie also works as a recording session violinist, and is the lead violinist in both the bands “Elephant Gun” and “Positively 4th Street”. Katie’s lesson program includes many fun activities such as group classes and solo and group performances throughout the year!

KmacKevin MacLean


Kevin has been teaching at Pearl Street Music since 2009 and has been teaching voice for over a decade. Prior to coming to Pearl Street, Kevin served as an adjunct voice faculty at Trinity College (Deerfield, IL) and as a teacher and interim director at Lumen et Vita (Gurnee, IL). In addition to teaching at PSM, Kevin also serves as the Worship Leader at LifeSpring Community Church (Spring Grove, IL). Kevin holds a B.S. in Music from Illinois State University (emphasis in vocal performance) and an M.A. in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

  • Kindra Spears (Violin)
  • Dave Putnam (Piano, Low brass)
  • Charlene Conklin (Piano, Accordion)
  • Elizabeth Lindquist (Piano)
  • Tony Amber (Guitar)
  • Dan Bowman (Guitar, Banjo, Bass)
  • Ken Slama (Drums, Bass, Guitar)
  • Ted Holtz (Flute, Clarinet, Sax)