Teaching Partners


Ciao Bella Sewing - Taylor Ioannou

Taylor is a twenty something from Chicago and founder of Ciao Bella Sewing. Taylor’s extensive background in fashion design and construction, from the School of the Art Institute and DePaul University, prompted her to pursue her passion and do what she loves. Taylor has a true passion for fashion; she loves being creative and original. Taylor and the Ciao Bella Sewing team have been teaching on the North Shore for the past couple of years. The team of expert sewers and designers love working together and teaching students of all ages.


Harmonious Horizons - Tiffany Gates Etchell

Tiffany, Center Director/Owner, Harmonious Horizons, has worked with young children for over 15 years and has enjoyed every minute. She began as an assistant instructor in Pre-Ballet and Tap classes and then became the main instructor for early childhood dance classes at Diann’s Dance Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Tiffany taught dance for 10 years before finding the Music Together® program, which encompasses everything she is passionate about – music, movement, creativity, education, and young children. She became a Registered Music Together instructor in the fall of 2004. She has taught Music Together classes for Wee Heart Music, Inc., Metropolis School of the Performing Arts, and Merry Music Makers, Inc.

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Ohio Northern University. She teaches private voice lessons and is Head of the Voice Department at Metropolis School of the Performing Arts in Arlington Heights. Tiffany has been a part of the theater community for over 20 years and has performed at NYC’s Lincoln Center in a staged reading of a rock musical called Another Tomorrow. Tiffany was also selected to attend The Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only accredited acting school on Broadway.


Sticky Fingers Cooking

Let your child release their inner chef. Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly tasty way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers.
Our fun, inspiring and creative chef instructors mix together a sense of engagement and excitement as they combine the love of cooking and fun nutritional facts , safe cooking skills and hygiene, jokes, geography, math skills, food culture, and history to help instill a lifelong love of delicious, healthy family cooking.
Your kids will have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up) tasty, healthy, American classics as well as globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes. Sticky Fingers Cooking encourages young chefs to explore exciting tastes, all seasonal and as local as possible, and master culinary skills that they can put to use in family kitchens while nourishing their bodies and minds.
We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating awesomely delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. Full recipes will be created each class with our awesome master chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors. Each delicious new recipe prepared by your young chef will be accessible on our website after each class at www.stickyfingerscooking.com/recipes for cooking-up some delicious family fun at home.