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 engaging 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.
Nancy Merkling is passionate about teaching photography to students of all levels, specializes in branding, headshot, and commercial photography, and produces the 4th Fridays Art Event at The Dole [virtual until post pandemic] with the amazing team of NMP.
I have 20 years of experience teaching private lessons and am the music director for musicals at a local middle school. I love helping students achieve their goals, whether it’s building repertoire, preparing for auditions (choir, musicals, madrigals, et al), improving their ensemble singing, or much more. Lessons are tailored to fit each individual’s needs but generally include basic music theory, body mechanics, ear training, good practice habits, and confidence-building.