Meet our Staff:
Meet our Staff:
|Keith Polito – Brass Repair Technician
Keith Polito holds a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. While attending the University, he also served as the Teaching Assistant for Dr. Jason Byrnes and the tuba studio. He has also received a Bachelor’s degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he studied with Charles Schuchat and Gene Pokorny.Keith has had the privilege to perform with such groups as the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado. In 2013, Mr. Polito’s tuba quartet was a finalist in the Suthard Chamber Music Competition. They also traveled to Kearny, Nebraska to perform in the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s Great Plains Regional Conference. At this same conference, Mr. Polito also placed third in the Mock Orchestral Audition Competition. As a soloist, Keith has been a finalist two years in a row for the Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition held annually in Colorado.
Bonnie Reidel – Woodwind Repair Technician
Bonnie Radecki Reidel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. After college she attended Renton Technical College near Seattle, WA and received a certification as a Musical Instrument Repair Technician. Bonnie then moved to the Chicago area to accept a position as a full-time woodwind repair technician.
Since moving to the Chicago suburbs, she has worked with various music stores such as The Brass Bow, Karnes Music, and Music Starts Here. As an active member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT), she participates in local and national repair workshops to continually improve her repair skills and learn about new trade developments, and is a Straubinger Certified Technician. In addition to repairing and raising a family, Bonnie still enjoys playing the flute with local ensembles.