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for our Instructors

We offer a clean, safe and educational atmosphere in which to grow, regardless of age or skill level. Our teachers have experience, educational backgrounds, and professional musicianship and are eager to share their knowledge, skills, and talents with you. Whether your goal is to become a professional player, just learn enough to play as a hobby, or to supplement your school's instrumental program, we can help you reach your potential. Our tuition structure ensures teacher consistency and quality.

Lessons consist of one private, thirty-minute lesson per week held at the same day and time each week. Please read the complete policy outlined below carefully and feel free to ask questions prior to enrollment. We are available to help you in any way needed with your enrollment and study needs.




AnDréa James

Voice - Piano

Teaching experience - 16 years

Batavia location

John Swickert

Guitar - Ukulele - Beginning Piano

Teaching experience - 25 years

Aurora location

Adam Bockman

Bass Guitar - Guitar 

Teaching experience - 22 years

Aurora location

Ken Mandat


Batavia location

Ed Breckenfeld


Batavia location

Joe Marinacci


Batavia location

Larry Harris


Batavia location

Andrew Hix


Teaching experience - 41 years

Batavia location

Margaret Fox

Voice - Beginning piano

Teaching Experience -18 years

Batavia location

Hershyl Edwards

Drums - Voice

Teaching experience - 12 years

Aurora location

Frank Loria

Guitar - Banjo - Mandolin

Teaching experience - 21 years Aurora location

Sam Hubbell

Guitar - Mandolin - Banjo

Teaching experience - 34 years

Aurora and Batavia locations

Steve Bitte


Teaching experience - 16 years

Aurora location

Marco Saporito


Teaching experience - 18 years

Batavia location

Saxophone -Clarinet - Flute

Teaching experience - 27 years Aurora and Batavia locations

Bill Fornari
Carl Hix

Guitar - Ukulele - Bass - Lap Steel

Teaching experience - 51 years

Aurora location

Vicki Linich

Piano - Voice         

Teaching experience - 21 years

Aurora location

Matt O'Brien

Guitar - Classical Guitar - Ukulele -

Tenor (4-string) Banjo - Bass - Mandolin

Teaching experience - 23 years Aurora and Batavia locations

Jeanne Fornari


Teaching experience - 10 years

Batavia location

Brian Tredup

Guitar - Bass - Mandolin - Ukulele Batavia location

Jeremy Schmidt

Bass Guitar - Guitar

Teaching experience - 16 years

Aurora and Batavia locations

Cameron Heinz


Aurora location

Tuition & Attendance Policy

  • Lessons are scheduled by the month. Advance payment reserves the day and time of your lessons.

  • Tuition is $30.00/half hour, 4 Lessons = $120.00, 5 Lessons = $150.00

  • One month's tuition is due upon scheduling. Tuition is non-refundable.

  • Re-enrollment payment for lessons must be made by the last day of each month to remain on the next month's schedule.

  • No refunds, make-ups, or credit will be issued for missed or discontinued lessons after they are scheduled.

  • In the event of a teacher absence, we will provide another qualified teacher. Only if this is not possible will a lesson credit be issued. We reserve the right to substitute a teacher whenever it may be necessary.

  • New students may begin mid-month. Tuition will be pro-rated. Students with lessons falling on National Holidays when Hix Bros. Music is closed will have the individual lesson cost of $30.00 subtracted from that month's total or receive a lesson credit for the next month.

  • Checks should be made to Hix Bros. Music and given to the teacher. The teacher will issue a receipt. Cash is also acceptable. No credit cards.

  • You may miss up to 4 lessons in a calendar year without being charged if you give one week's notice.



      We offer music lessons at both of our locations:

      For music lessons in Aurora IL:  (630) 898-8840
      For music lessons in Batavia IL: (630) 406-0044



Mon-Thu 12 to 6; Fri 12 to 6;
Sat 9 to 4; Sun Closed


Mon-Thu 12 to 6; Fri 12 to 6;
Sat 10 to 2; Sun Closed

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Hix Bros Music

4315 Westbrook Drive, Aurora,

Illinois 60504
Tel: 630-898-8840

1941 West Wilson Street, Batavia,

Illinois 60510

Tel: 630-406-0044