Our Teachers    


Fire Science Associate's Degree & Paramedicine Associate's Degree: John Wood Community College. Suzuki trained. 

Stephen grew up taking Suzuki cello lessons at the well-known Preucil School of Music (Iowa City), where he studied with Dr. Laura Shaw. While a student at the Preucil School, he toured China with the well-known top Preucil orchestra. 

While serving as a Paramedic with Adams County EMS, he enjoys the chance to stay involved with music by teaching cello lessons and sharing his love of music with students. 

Stephen Javaux


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Bachelor of Music, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Master of Music, Temple University. Suzuki trained.


Sarah began piano lessons at age 8, and harp lessons a year later. Because piano was her first introduction to music, the instrument remains close to her heart.Sarah values the opportunity to pass on the gift of music to young students through the piano as well as the harp. She is also happy to partner with the Virginia Harp Center to provide access to harps to students in the Midwest.  

Sarah (Javaux) Boren


Stephanie Javaux


Bachelor of Arts, Grace College. Suzuki Trained. 

Stephanie is uniquely qualified as a Suzuki teacher, after being a Suzuki parent to her four children. After observing hundreds of hours of Suzuki harp, cello, and violin lessons and seeing the positive impact of the Suzuki method on her family, Stephanie began her Suzuki violin teacher training to share her passion with others. 


Since beginning training in 2005, Stephanie has completed 8 units of training and studied with well known pedagogues such as Terry Turbin and Christie Felsing. 


Bachelor of Science, Olivet Nazarene University. Suzuki Trained.


Hannah started Suzuki Violin lessons at age 8 with Suzanne Benson. In highschool Hannah played with the selective Preucil performance group, "Espressivo," as well as in the school's top level string orchestra. 

Hannah teaches Kindergarten with the Quincy Public School District, and shares her expertise with the Javaux Music School by assisting with the advanced performance group, River Strings.

Hannah (Javaux) Fournier

River Strings Assistant Instructor


Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Education, Clarks Summit University.

Master of Music, Houghton College.  


Alyssa relocated to the midwest in 2020 to join the faculty of Hannibal LaGrange University, where she teaches Music Theory and Piano. Alyssa has had the opportunity to collaborate with both vocalists and instrumentalists in a variety of genres, including concerto, aria, sonata, musical theater, art song, band, and choral music. She looks forward to making music with the students and faculty of the Javaux Music School!

Alyssa Pyne

Assistant Accompanist