Sonya Comer

Professor Comer holds a degree in Music Education from Olivet Nazarene University where she graduated summa cum laude.  She received the Walter B. Larsen Award for Musical Excellence during her time as a student at Olivet.  In 2013, she earned a Master of Music degree in Music Education with an emphasis in choral music from Kent State University. 

As an educator, she has taught a variety of different ages in many settings over the years including private and group piano, general music K – 8, therapeutic music activities K-12, Kindermusik, and a wide variety of camps, workshops, and clinics.  She is truly an educator at heart and loves to facilitate the learning process for students from the very beginning through deepening, polishing, and mastering the comprehension and execution of a knowledge or skill.

As a church musician, she has led worship and trained/mentored future church musicians, both as a volunteer and paid staff member of her local church.  She has chaired a worship planning team, coordinated all elements of worship services, directed rehearsals, and organized many musical productions for multi-generational dramatic presentations with drama, choir, and orchestra.

As a business professional, Professor Comer owns FASTSIGNS of Kankakee with her husband David.  Together, they have worked with their staff to grow their business over 200% since they purchased it in 2014.  They won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 and Highest Percentage of Sales Growth Award in 2017, presented by FASTSIGNS International. 

Professor Comer is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Illinois State Music Teachers Association, and Kankakee Valley Music Teachers Association.  In addition to performing at her church, she enjoys working with community theatre organizations and accompanying student musicians for recitals and juries.

Professor Comer and her husband have two daughters, Michaela and Madison.