Who are we?

Kindermusik Northwest is an award winning Maestro program serving families in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago for  the past 22 years. We have taught Kindermusik to thousands of children over the years. We believe in affirming the uniqueness of every child and are devoted to bring the highest energy, creativity and loving care to our teaching. We believe that young children carry within them the hope of the future and we have the privilege to influence that future one child at a time. Our work with Kindermusik is a constant source of joy and inspiration.

Please meet our staff…

Marta Wieneke
Director, Kindermusik Northwest
Marta has been teaching Kindermusik for 22 years. She has taught every level of the program as well as piloted new curricula for Kindermusik International. She was vice president of the greater Chicago area Kindermusik Educator Association and served as the local chair of the 2007 International Kindermusik Convention. She grew up in a musical family and has been singing  and playing the flute since she was a little girl. She majored in music therapy and is thrilled at how her original path is symbiotic with what she now knows to be her life’s work – teaching Kindermusik! She’s had the privilege of singing at conferences around the world, being on the vocal team at Willow Creek Community Church for 15 years as well as many years of studio recording experience. Most notably, Marta’s voice can be heard on almost every Kindermusik CD enjoyed by children worldwide. Marta and her husband, Jeff, have two  grown musical daughters – One, pursuing the opera and one pursuing education. In her free time Marta loves tending to her garden.

Laurie Sorman
Laurie has been on staff at Kindermusik Northwest for almost 20 years. During that time, she has enjoyed teaching several levels of Kindermusik. In the last few years she has focused on the levels that she is most passionate about, Imagine That! And Young Child I. In addition, she is an accomplished pianist and accompanies our very own Kids n’ Musik choir! Over the years Laurie has been an orchestra and chorus member, a church musician, and private piano teacher. She and her husband, John, have three musical daughters who are all Kindermuisk Northwest graduates ! In her free time, Laurie likes to read, play the guitar, and volunteer at a local animal shelter.

Sherry Robillard
Sherry has been on staff at Kindermusik Northwest for 15 years. She has taught every level of Kindermusik and in recent years has focused on her favorite, teaching our Village babies. Sherry is also an accomplished professional singer.  Her career has taken her many places. From the recording studio, national touring groups, being a back-up singer for Donna Fargo, a member of the vocal team at Willow Creek Community Church for over 20 years. Currently she is lending her talents to the renowned Lakeside Singers. Sherry’s voice can also be heard on Kindermusik recordings around the world! She and her husband, Matt, have 2 grown children and are now enjoying the light of their life, grandson, Jasan. In her free time, Sherry loves to read and garden.

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Kindermusik Northwest
P.O. Box 3082, Barrington, IL 60011
224-357-4271 • kidsnmusik@sbcglobal.net