About Us

About the Location

All classes will be held in the music room at Redeemer Lutheran Church Center, located across the street from the church, at 345 S. Kenilworth Ave. in Elmhurst, IL. Parking is available behind the Center.

Redeemer Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and is a liturgical parish with a rich musical tradition. First Steps is a part of the music ministry at Redeemer and strives to offer quality early childhood music education to the children of our parish as well as the children in our community.

About the Instructor

Emily Woock is the Director of Parish Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Church Music and Education from Concordia University Chicago, where she also earned a certificate in Piano Pedagogy. She holds a Master of Sacred Music Degree from the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing a Master of Music Education Degree from Anderson University and a Music Therapy Equivalency from Saint Mary of the Woods College. She completed her Kodály Certification from the Hartt School in July 2015 where she studied with Dr. John Feierabend, the creator of the First Steps curriculum.

Ms. Woock is passionate about teaching music to children of all ages and abilities. Her teaching experiences include private instruction on piano and organ, children’s choir director, and general music teacher.