See below a listing of Musician Resident Partners 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, contact us at 815.455.8000

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.


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.


Kristi Kellerman - Voice Teacher


Kristi began teaching private voice in 2000 and enjoys a home here at Dole Mansion where she’s renamed her studio Kellerman Voice. Kellerman Voice now has more availability as well as workshops in audition monologues and singing. Kristi is passionate about teaching and muscianship—believing it is important that her students know proper body mechanics and are able to read and understand music. She can also be found at a local middle school as the music director/co-director of their spring musical, happily combining her knowledge and love of music and stage. She loves to watch students grow wherever they are; on stage, in her office, and occasionally even singing karaoke in her garage!