A Chat with Culture, Arts and Music
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Culture, Arts and Music is like no other music store in the area. There is no other place in the midwest that you can learn how to play, build and tune the steelpan. We specialize on bringing cultures from other parts of the world right here to Illinois and the steelpan is our forte.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
You just need to bring paper, pencil and a desire to learn and we’ll take care of the rest!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After leaving college, we realized that there were not opportunities for people in McHenry County to learn about other cultures through music. Having a strong background in steelpan, we decided to start there and have now expanded to also include a bateria to teach about Brazil.
What do you love most about your job?
Providing an opportunity for people to really get a feel for a different country through learning about culture and music. It is also great to offer public performances to allow students the opportunity to entertain and educate the public in addition to helping special causes raise money.