Music Conservatory of Illinois

Meet our Administrative Team!

           

JP Dizon
Administrative Manager and Voice, Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele Faculty

JP Dizon is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer/arranger, and educator, born and raised in Skokie, IL. He first started learning piano in kindergarten. He has added more instruments along the way of his music career, like voice, tuba, trombone, guitar, and jazz piano. He is a recent graduate from Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor's of Music in Choral/General Music Education. In his time at WMU, he studied jazz voice with Professor Greg Jasperse, and jazz piano with Professor Matthew Fries. In his time in Michigan, he has taught music at K-12 level, sung in and accompanied local church choirs, as well as being a bass voice section leader for the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. 



Amanda Beaune

Assistant Administrative Manager and Violin Faculty

Amanda Beaune is a violinist based in Chicago, where she obtained her Master's degree in Violin Performance at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Blair Milton. Originally from Michigan, Amanda spent many years cultivating her passion for ensemble playing by performing in regional orchestras, chamber orchestras, and free-lance projects throughout metro-Detroit. These included ensembles such as Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Orchestra, and many others. During her time at Wayne State University, Amanda was concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra and worked on a wide-range of projects for the jazz and composition departments, as well as two student-created chamber orchestras. She is an alumni of Bowdoin International Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Lake Tahoe Music Festival. Amanda currently teaches violin and piano for the Chicago School of Musical Arts, and is a sectional coach/private teacher for the Niles Township High School District. In her free-time, Amanda is passionate about yoga and anything to do with musician’s wellness!  



Joshua Achiron

Assistant Administrative Manager, Guitar and Piano Faculty 

Joshua Achiron is a guitarist and composer from Atlanta GA. He earned his Bachelor's degree in classical and jazz performance at the Eastman School of Music and his masters at Berklee college of music in jazz performance. He has been nationally recognized as a jazz and classical soloist by the Wilson Center Guitar Competition. He has shared the stage with Marquis Hill, Wycliffe Gordon and John DaVersa. He currently resides in Chicago expanding on his playing and teaching career.