See below a listing of the Performing Resident Artists at The Dole. Contact them directly for commissioned work, classes, or to schedule a time to meet them, view their work or tour their studio. If you are interested in having your own artist’s studio at The Dole, please contact  Scott LeRette, Director of Operations and Finance at

Mike Muggli - Music Lessons & Recording


I have been playing piano and synthesizers for over 40 years, and have 25 years of experience in recording and music production. Studio A can handle bands and solo artists, and I have many instruments that could add to your project. And if you’re a synth or keyboard player like me, there are many toys to share! I also teach piano lessons, as well as more specific synthesizer lessons, music theory, and production lessons.


Cathy Grochowski


A guitarist, vocalist and occasional recording artist, Cathy performs at fund-raising events for charity organizations, churches, and elsewhere. At the foundation of her art is the desire to provide joy to others via a unique musical style.  Working with many performers from all over the northwest suburbs, her goal is to create an engaged listening experience for a variety of audiences. Having a party? Cathy might be just the right addition to your event.

Music: Always Remember Us This Way (originally sung by Lady Gaga). I recorded this at Starbell Hatchery Recording Studio in Harvard, Illinois.


Joe Diamond


Joe Diamond is the Mystery Artist everyone is talking about!

The Northwest Herald Newspaper raves, “Joe Diamond is an entertainment legend in the making, and his show is the fabric of good theater!”

Coast to Coast AM calls Joe Diamond “America’s Greatest Mind Reader.”

Joe Diamond is the longest Artist In Residence/Artist Partner at The Dole, and his shows have won BEST OF THE FOX for the last four years in a row!

He’s back to hosting 13 person mind reading shows every week in his studio on the second floor!


Brad Mathis


Brad Mathis is a singer and songwriter and member of the band Uncalled Four. Brad is inspired by and plays a mix of originals and covers by a gamut of artists, from 60’s classic artists such as The Beatles and The Kinks, through new wave acts Joe Jackson and The Police, to modern artists such as Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and The Raconteurs.


Sara Jean Stevens - Working Mother


We’re like your mom in the 70s before she had you. She drove a pickup, rode horses, and was as sweet as a cold beer on a hot & dusty summer day.