Carol Ishman

Piano and Voice Instructor

Carol Ishman


Carol Ishman teachers piano, voice and music theory to students of all ages. She maintains an active home studio as well as teaching with Noteable Notes Music Academy. She was an adjunct faculty member at the College of DuPage for 16 years and the music director at a local church.

At a young age, Carol began performing and singing in a variety of local, semi-professional and professional theater productions in the New York/New Jersey area. She studied piano with Dr. Marguerite Harmon and Mrs. Inez Beck in New Jersey. As a teenager, Carol participated in several master classes in New York with Artur Rubinstein prior to a solo piano recital at Town Hall. As a singer, Carol was an active soloist and also sang with the Masterwork Chorus in Carnegie Hall and with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus.

Carol received a B.M. in Music Education and Vocal Performance after studying at Rutgers University and Kean University. After graduation, Carol and three friends established a semi-professional opera company which presented fully costumed opera productions several times a year in cooperation with a local prep school, where they were artists in residence. For most productions, Carol was the producer and vocal coach as well as an occasional performer.

Carol is active in the local music community as well. She is a member of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) where she was on the state board for several years as the 2nd VP for Local Associations. She is a two-time past president of the West Suburban Music Teachers Association, and has had several students who have won competitions in piano and voice at the district and state levels. She is also an active church musician.