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The Music Connection's Staff

All of the staff at The Music Connection is dedicated to providing exceptional, full-service music education to students of all ages. Continue reading below to learn more about our wonderful staff!

Ben Weaver -- Owner/Manager/Percussion Instructor

Ben earned a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, a Masters degree in Management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, and a Professional Educators License in K-12 Instrumental Music from Northern Illinois University. He teaches and freelances around Chicagoland and likes exercising, gadgets, football, basketball, and keeping up with his young son, Axel.

He oversees all operations at The Music Connection, but mainly focuses on customer service and business growth. He looks forward to helping others through music in Sycamore and it’s surrounding communities and is thankful to be a part of the Sycamore and Dekalb business communities.

Call him with any questions or comments: 815-217-5648.

Phoenix Miller -- Outreach Coordinator

Phoenix Miller

Phoenix is from Rochelle, Illinois and graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 2013. In 2017, Phoenix enrolled in the music business online-degree program at Full Sail University. Full Sail has taught her social networking, entertainment business fundamentals, and budgeting. She is expected to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in December of 2019.

Phoenix has always had a deep appreciation of music for as long as she can remember. She loves to attend live concerts and music festivals in her free time. Phoenix serves as the outreach coordinator and is responsible for all advertising, social media, and client acquisition.

Jon Moment -- Project Coordinator

John Moment

Jon is the Project Coordinator for The Music Connection, LLC and oversees many of the day-to-day activities, including organizational flow and finance. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, from Judson University in Elgin, IL.

Musically, Jon is the Bassist and Production Manager for the band Cloverton and has toured for the last 2 years in many different roles, such as Front-of-House Sound Engineer, Lighting Director, and Bassist. While Cloverton is his current adventure, he has worked alongside many artists including Building 429, Josh Wilson, Chris August, and Ryan Stevenson.

Jon is a lover of music, tennis player, and now resides in Sycamore, IL. He is someone who is quickly able to adapt to various situations in the business world and is passionate about people and seeing them succeed. He is willing to go above and beyond in order for you to be that person.


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