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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Elmhurst

Derrick M.

Naperville, IL
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Loretta M.

Chicago, IL
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David B.

Chicago, IL
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Derrick M. Naperville, IL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Ukulele

About Me

Derrick began playing the drums at the age of 8 in the elementary school concert band. He started out on just a snare drum but when he was 12, he got his first real drum set, and started a life of music.

Fast forward a few years and Derrick had experience playing in jazz bands, marching bands, concert bands, steel pan calypso band, along with his local garage band. After high school, Derrick moved to California to attend the Musicians Institutes in Hollywood California. There he studied under some of the greatest professionals in the business, and was exposed to a wide variety of music styles ranging from, Latin, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Rock, etc.

After graduating from school, Derrick moved back to Chicago where he has been playing weekly gigs, and touring around the country with his bands. Derrick is a young, energetic, but most importantly, patient drummer, who loves to share his craft with the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
Derrick is laid back in his teaching style, but expects all of his students to practice and make weekly progression. He uses time tested and proven books and methods to teach his students the mechanics, theories, and techniques it takes to be a world class drummer. Reading and snare exercises are an important part of the curriculum, but not the main focus. He likes his students to enjoy what they are doing, so he brings other things to the lessons such as fun endurance and rhythm games. A brand new student that is dedicated to practicing could expect to be learning their favorite songs in 3 months time, and be playing in bands shortly afterward.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All pro gear! Ludwig, Dw, Pearl, Mapex, Zildjian, Sabian and more. Multiple drum kits set up in the studio, along with sound system, and mac book pro.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring lesson material (books, sheet music, etc.) and iPod with apps such as metronome and the ability to listen to music. Isolation headphones to listen to songs while playing along. Stick, brushes. Anything else I might need.

Students are expected to have drum sticks a music stand and at very minimum a practice pad, all though a drum set is preferable.

*** Specialties ***
Drum set is my specialty. I have experience with all major styles of music, and can teach any style. Other emphasis on playing in a band and percussion.

Loretta M. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

About Me

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I then moved on to NYU. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional stye. I am currently preparing to begin my certification in music therapy. Those who can do teach, and those who can teach totally do!

*** Lesson Details ***
You will set the pace for your lesson. I want you to enjoy your time in music, so your lessons will be completely customized. We will develop a goal plan for you so that our time together is interesting, fun, and we make progress! In 3-6 months, you will have a stable technical program and have started a portfolio of music for performances, no matter what level you are. We can share sheet music in person or online (I can even email you great links to amazing performances). Just let me know where you want to be in music, and we'll work together to make it happen. I can't wait to meet you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home studio is in a private music room. Parents can relax in our family space with coffee or tea and enjoy their children's learning at their leisure. My studio includes a 88-key keyboard, technology setup with an iMac, microphone and stand, a mirror for posture and musical instruments. I carry books for the lessons themselves (not for practice at home), and we can download or print out music as desired. If you take lessons online, I can email you links and sheet music as needed. Feel free to bring any additional equipment music you would like to share. I have some great recommendations for music books designed for both children and adult learners.

*** Specialties ***
jazz, contemporary, classical (instrumental), original, computer music composition

David B. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Originally from Indiana, David has been teaching music in both the private and public school sectors for 12 years. Getting his start as a drumline instructor with only 4 students, David soon expanded his teaching to include both guitar and piano, which he studied under Frank Puzzulo (of Miles Davis' group) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Upon graduating Ball State, David moved to Colorado to study jazz and classical music with Dr. Douglas Walter, an accomplished percussionist who is known for his versatility and multiple percussion talents. He also studied piano and guitar in his off time, jamming with several rock and jazz groups both in and out of school.

In 2006, David left the college scene with a Masters in Music and moved to Florida where he began his teaching career. In Florida, David taught roughly 70 students, ages 5 to 18, at Wewahitchka High School and Middle School. He was beloved by the town, helping out in the community as a local organist for the Presbyterian Church and as a frequent contributor to Wednesday night worship.

As wonderful as this time was, David gave up the gators and swamps to move back home to Indiana in 2007. Here, he took a job at Kokomo High School and Maple Crest Middle school where he resumed teaching students from 5th graders to seniors in all areas of music, including wind, strings/guitar and percussion. David established the first ever "rock and roll" class at the high school in 2008, a program that started with only 5 students and has ballooned to 38 in this current year! The class consisted of guitars, keyboards, bass and drums, all of which David can teach at a professional level.

Most recently, David graduated with his second Masters in Jazz Performance from DePaul University. He studied primarily with professor Ron Perillo, unquestionably the most innovative piano player in Chicago and with Bob Palmieri, a gifted guitarist. Having now graduated, David is devoting himself full time to teaching private students and looks very much forward to working with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Although David has a laid back personality and approach to life, he takes his job very seriously. He prides himself in not being the kind of teacher who is there simply to entertain and hope the student learns something in the process. Though you will most certainly have a good time, you should only take from him if you really want to become a great musician/player. Having been a highly qualified public school teacher for 5 years, David has more experience than most private teachers you can find. He knows what it takes to achieve greatness and he knows that most students, in the end, respect that more than a half hour "jam session."

David will tailor his curriculum to each student. Every student is expected to have a notebook with staff paper and a pencil at their lesson. Students will also be assigned a book to purchase (in some cases more than one) and he/she will progress through it at a pace appropriate to his or her level.

More than anything, what you will see in David's lessons is his love for music and teaching music. It is truly a special thing to be gifted in this art, and he believes that anyone who is willing to put in the time, the effort and the dedication needed will be rewarded and enriched in the end.

David is also available for online lessons via Skype! He loves taking advantage of this modern technology in his lessons and is happy to take on new students in this format.

*** Studio Equipment ***
He has a fully weighted digital piano, electronic keyboard, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, flute and various percussion equipment in a room completely devoted to music. Can accommodate seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my own guitar/bass, but any drum lessons or piano lessons would require the student to have the necessary instrument at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in non-wind instruments, especially drums, percussion, bass guitar, piano and rock guitar. I consider myself extremely versatile with various styles and genres. Piano lessons are taught on a wonderful, fully weighted 88 key keyboard. I apply several teaching methods to reach as many kids as possible, with a focus on hands-on learning.

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Blake C.

Lowell, IN
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Margo L.

Chicago, IL
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Adam S.

Sycamore, IL
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Blake C. Lowell, IN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Business, Classical Guitar, Drum, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Essay Writing, Grammar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Writing

About Me

My name is Blake C. and I teach any style of guitar music, but specialize in Classical and Rock Guitar techniques.  

I have been playing guitar for more than 30 years and am a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 232-278 and National Association for Music Education.  I have more than 20 years professional performance, session work, and instruction.

I was awarded the President's Scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance by the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois in 1990 and was awarded a full tuition scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance by the Chicago Musical College in 1991.  

My primary Classical Guitar Instructor at both institutions was Paul Henry.  I also studied Rock Guitar with Dave Uhrich while attending both institutions and privately studied Jazz Guitar with Scott Reed.

I studied voice with Audrey Evans at the American Conservatory of Music and Robert Long at the Chicago Musical College.

I have participated in Classical Guitar Master Classes with Hubert Kappel, Dale Kavanagh, Eleftheria Kotzia, Bruce Holzman, Stephen Aron, Raphaella Smits, Richard Provost, Nicholas Goluses, and William Buonocore.

*** Lesson Details ***
I design lessons individually according to the needs and "wants" of each student.  I specialize in developing and correcting technique in technique to improve the student's overall guitar skill.

Students that dedicate the time and effort each week to practicing see results rapidly.  However, if you have a busy life and are just wanting to learn guitar for personal enjoyment, I design the lessons to develop you at your desired pace. 

I teach guitar to children as young as five years old and adults of any age. When teaching younger children, it is significantly beneficial for parents to attend each lesson - I have parent seating available. Having the parent(s) attend the lesson aids in guiding the younger student while practicing during the week at home.  The overall musical development and progress of the younger students improves drastically with the involvement of the parent(s).  All lesson materials, ranging from individual sheet music to complete method books, are provided by me; except for the guitar.

Musical talent is a wonderful gift, but correct technique is not easily acquired without proper instruction.  Your skill level eventually plateaus and your ability to learn and perform more difficult guitar music is inhibited, unless you have a solid foundation based on musical knowledge and proper guitar technique.  I can help you begin building a solid foundation of musical and technical guitar skills.  I will guide you through the initial development of guitar skills; correcting flaws in technique is my specialty.  

*** Studio Equipment ***
GUITARS: Gibson, Charvel, Fender, Peavey, Cordoba, Guild, Takamine, Yamaha

GUITAR AMPS: Roland, Behringer, Egnater, Line 6, Peavey, Fender

MICS: Mojave Audio MA-300, Audio Technica 4033, CAD Audio e3002, Studio Projects C1, Rode NT-1A, Yamaha MZ203, Audio Technica ATR55, Shure SM57, Sennheiser e835

OUTBOARDGEAR: Universal Audio LA-610 MkII (channel strip), JDK Audio R20 (dual channel mic pre), JDK Audio R22 (dual channel compressor), JDK Audio R24 (dual channel 4 band EQ), Studio Projects VTB1, Audio Logic MT66, ART Tube Levelar, ART Tube MP Studio, Behringer Ultra-Voice

SOFTWARE: Cakewalk Sonar X2 & X3 Producer, Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Flexi DSP, Celemony Melodyne Editor, Slate Digital FG-X, Steven Slate Drums 4.0 Platinum, Antares Auto-Tune EFX2, AspireAntares Articulator, Choir, Harmony Engine, Throat evo, WAVES Waverider, CLA Artist & Kramer Signature, XLN Audio Addictive Drums, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Line 6 POD Farm 2.5 w/multiple packs

*** Specialties ***
Classical guitar technique in conjunction with rock, jazz, and blues guitar.

Margo L. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

African Dance, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Jazz Dancing, Jazz Voice, Modeling, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Theatrical Dance, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

I am the most effective voice and performance coach. My approach to assessing and meeting the needs of each student enables me to assist them in bringing out the very best in their capabilities. If you desire quality, effectiveness and noticeable improvement in your singing, writing, public speaking or overall performance, I am the coach for you! People often ask why my rates are higher than the average voice coach. Here's why: I teach you the skills you need to be able to coach yourself and be more self-sufficient in your craft. Not only am I a coach, but I am also a performing and recording artist who understands what it's like to walk the walk.

I currently have 4 songs in mainstream rotation (under an alias), with over 400 spins per day worldwide and am highly-acclaimed by many jazz, pop, r&b and hip-hop legends. I am also a NESTA certified wellness coach so I employ a holistic, whole-body method to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the voice. I have the privilege of being a classically-trained pianist and vocalist, having studied at Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Vandercook College of Music, The Second City, University of Chicago, ETA Performing Arts Center and many other fine institutions.

My five-octave vocal range and perfect-pitch have afforded me opportunities to work with many international artists. Additionally, I sing in seven languages(English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Latin) and am adept in aiding my students in overcoming speech impediments and enhancing their own vocal range.

I also specialize in post-surgical voice re-immersion and students with special needs including down syndrome, autism and speech impediments.

My methodology helps students feel comfortable and each session is tailor-made to the student's individual needs.

Some of my specializations include:
Creative Writing
Pitch Correction
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
On-Location Assistance
Vocal Range Enhancement

Children as well as adults enjoy my classes because I make excellent use of our time together in a very fun and enjoyable manner. Group classes are also available.

If your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me!

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. A custom lesson plan will be made for each student on a case-by-case basis.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Online only: Piano, Voice Recorder, Stereo system

In person: please bring a voice recorder for optimal rehearsal quality

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
On-Location Assistance
Vocal Range Enhancement

Adam S. Sycamore, IL

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory

About Me

Learn how to play guitar the right way, right now! Become better, faster and smarter with my proven guitar mentoring program! Whether you're picking up a guitar for the first time, or you're a seasoned pro looking to advance your skills, my instruction programs are customized to meet your musical goals and are tailored to your unique learning style.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE GUITAR MENTORING PROGRAM AVAILABLE. I can help you become an AMAZING Guitarist and Musician. Stop struggling and eliminate frustration today!

My guitar lessons are fun, balanced and comprehensive. I focus on your TOTAL MUSICAL GROWTH which will help you become a skilled, smart and confident musician. You will quickly advance your creative, technical and musical theory skills while having fun along the way.

Our students learn how to:

*Play better, faster and smarter
*Practice effectively
*Compose original music
*Develop a musical ear
*Play and perform live
*Apply music theory concepts
*Improvise and solo
*Develop musical timing
*Play your favorite songs

Our students benefit from performance recitals, monthly performance master classes and record music with videos posted on YouTube.

*You will save a lot of time
*You will save a lot of money
*You will reach your musical goals faster
*You will reach your musical goals easier
*You will be confident in your playing abilities
*You will feel great by learning guitar the right way and become the player you've always dreamed about

1. I regularly and meticulously monitor your progress. I find the root causes of your frustrations, not just the symptoms, and I create solutions for you to apply and implement.
2. With my holistic approach, you'll learn how to play better, faster and smarter than ever before in less time than learning on your own or with an unqualified instructor.
3. I will show you how to practice effectively and correctly. This means you will get results faster and easier. Most teachers do not show you how to practice effectively.
4. You will learn the right things the right way at the right time. All lessons are are constructed based on your goals and your learning style.
5. I will provide instant feedback and guidance during each lesson. You'll quickly gain confidence and discipline simply by becoming more self-aware of your playing.
6. You'll learn every aspect to playing guitar and how it applies to all music. You'll quickly learn how to apply, implement and integrate your skills.
7. You'll have access to the best student support system in the business. I can be reached anytime via email and phone. You'll also have access to free articles, videos and supplemental learning materials ony m site, Facebook and YouTube pages.
8. You'll gain confidence and become more well-rounded by participating in monthly jam sessions and annual performance recitals.
9. If you're serious about learning guitar, then I'm serious about you.

I've helped hundreds of students over the years become skilled, smart and confident players... And I CAN HELP YOU!

20 years experience; Certificate in Music Production from MIW in Chicago; Bachelors Degree in Music from Northwestern Illinois; Teaching since 2005

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*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons are designed to help you determine your musical goals and create a road map to help YOU achieve your musical success.

Don't settle for average! I can help make you an AMAZING Guitarist.

I utilize a holistic approach which means I don't just teach you how to play something, I will coach, motivate, mentor and guide you along with provide instant constructive feedback every step of the way. I will help you find the ROOT CAUSES of your struggles and frustrations and create solutions to help you overcome them.

Furthermore, I provide you with the personal attention you need! I actively track and monitor your progress to make sure you're on track.

Lastly, I focus on your TOTAL MUSICAL GROWTH... What does this mean? You'll become proficient and skilled in all areas of guitar playing and music. Even more, you''ll know how to apply, implement and integrate your skills with ease.

You also will have instant support access directly to me as well as supplemental materials through my website.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Amps, Speakers, Course Materials, Supplemental Books, Recording Equipment, Audio Equipment, Computer, Guitar Accessories, Sales Items, Seating, Waiting Area and Reading Materials

*** Travel Equipment ***
Course Content, Guitars, Accessories

*** Specialties ***
Guitar Instruction:
*Acoustic & Electric
*All Skill Levels
*All Musical Genres
*All Ages

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Music Theory Abilities

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