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Popular Trombone Teachers Near Elmwood Park

Eric M.

Villa Park, IL
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Mary Kay B.

Tinley Park, IL
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Rick T.

Elburn, IL
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Eric M. Villa Park, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I am a professional musician who enjoys helping young people reach their musical goals. I perform regularly as a solo act and play with a band at various hotels in Chicago. I went to Millikin University in Decatur for music where I toured the country and played and sang in the top ensembles. I also studied at the Music Industry Workshop in Chicago for music production and engineering. My goal is to help you learn the songs you love and show you how to make the technical side of music more fun than you ever imagined!

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect a laid back atmosphere that is very productive. I use a custom curriculum that is catered to the needs and desires of the individual. Whether you would like to be a concert pianist, a jazzy horn player, or someone who wants to rock out to your favorite tunes, I have resources and experience to help you reach your goal. After three months you can expect to competently play a couple great songs and have greater fluidity and technique on your instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a recording studio which includes music stands, keyboards, piano, amps, acoustic guitar, and seating available. Parking on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need the instrument of their study and their purchased study materials. If the student is taking piano, they will need an 88 key weighted keyboard or a piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, but can teach classical, pop, rock, funk, blues, salsa, bossa nova etc.

Mary Kay B. Tinley Park, IL

Subjects Taught

Singing, Trombone

About Me

Hi My name is Mary Kay I am a Music Education major at VanderCook College of Music. I am a trombone major and vocal minor. I've been singing for 16 years and playing Trombone for 15 years. I am very patient and I love to sing and play trombone, I love to teach. I've grown as a teacher through out my time here at school, and my passion for what I do grows deeper. I enjoy playing music every day , but also love to do photography , knitting, or crocheting.

Some other things I love to do besides music is photography, dancing, and knitting scarves for friends. I love going out to the zoo or little red school house and take pictures of nature.

I also like to go bike riding either having it just around my neighborhood or when around a trail by my house. I find it one exercising and also a great stress reliever because I can't run with my sprained arch muscle in my feet.

I love planting flowers and I love hanging out with my friends on Friday or Saturday nights playing guitar and singing and just watching movies.

*** Lesson Details ***
In the first couple of lessons, I will have them bring in something that they would like to work on . I will also give them a pretest to see where they are knowledge wise . After the pretest I would go into for voice is to getting used to what their body does when they sing. After 3- 6 months of lessons with me I will introduce them to different kinds of music like jazz, opera, musical theater .etc
I am a very laid back kind of teacher rarely do I ever get strict, only if need be .
I except my students to at least practice 3- 4 times a week for a half hour. I know and understand that we all get busy . Thats why I only ask for 3-4 times a week. I also understand if you forget to practice we run busy lives between activities.
I want to make my lessons fun. Each lesson for children i make a practice log that the parents need to sign and each time they bring it to me for a lesson I put a sticker on it and by having so many stickers by the end of the month I will give them a reward for example they get to pick a fun song to sing on the next lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
1) Living room w/ music stand, upright piano, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do have a car, I don't have a portable piano , If I need to travel that is ok by me.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained i like classical pieces and band pieces they amuse me

Rick T. Elburn, IL

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

A bachelors degree in music ed and 20+ years of playing and performing experience comes with you to every one of our lessons. Whether it be on trumpet, guitar, or piano I will consistently stress fundamentals that lead students towards the musicians they strive to be. I feel incorporating music that is relevant to the student and his or her goals is paramount and doable! I will always demonstrate the techniques and ideas I espouse. Lastly, I show my students the joy music has put in my life and in turn, show them how to play music towards the same ends.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are typically broken up into 5 main parts
1) physical technique and warm up
- this refers to the mastery of the physical movements involved in playing the instrument
2) vocabulary practice (either by reading and/or by ear)
- scales
- chords
3) reading
- sight reading
- prepared reading
4) learning to play by ear
- song transcription and analysis
5) warm down and re-emphasis of key concepts

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in the front room of the house. There is an acoustic piano, an electric piano, a music stand, stereo, guitar, amp, laptop, trumpets, books, and seating are all available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will have everything I need and can furnish music. I expect student to have a stand and a working instrument.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I can improvise proficiently and understand music theory very well

Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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John S.

Glen Ellyn, IL
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William H.

Chicago, IL
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Daniel K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Dance, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass

About Me

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.

Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.

John S. Glen Ellyn, IL

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Classical Voice, Guitar, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Piano, Trombone

About Me

I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with voice as my primary instrument from Western Michigan University, one of the best of such programs in the world. Along with my vast jazz experience, I have over 8 years of classical voice under my belt as well as the ability to teach beginner to intermediate piano, guitar. and trombone. I cater each lesson to the interests and needs of the student while building a musical foundation that will serve them for years to come. Do you need to prepare an audition? Do you want to make the top choir next year? Do you want to be a gigging musician who can hold his or her own on any stage? We may be a perfect fit.

William H. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Composition, Ear Training, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Trombone

About Me

Will H’s composition draws its inspiration from as divergent sources as American and European minimalism to gamelan and indie rock. Recent focus has been devoted to collaboration where he has enjoyed interdisciplinary work with choreographers, filmmakers, and playwrights. His music has been performed in the U.S., England, and Thailand by ensembles including the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra and the JCFA Composer's Orchestra, along with readings by the JACK Quartet, the University of Arkansas Orchestra, the University of Iowa Kantorei, directed by Timothy Stalter, and the Center for New Music Ensemble, directed by David Gompper.

As a performer, he has participated in ensembles devoted to new music including the JCFA Composer’s Orchestra, Ensemble 48, the Outside Orchestra based out of Indianapolis and Bricklayer's Foundation in Chicago. He is also a founding member of See-ZAW and Comprovisers, two new music ensembles based out of Iowa City.

Other activities while living in Iowa City included managing events for the iHearIC concert series, a concert series devoted to providing opportunities for performers from all walks of life to perform their art for the community. Another venture found Will H leading the development and construction of a set of hemisphere speakers for the establishment of a laptop orchestra at the University of Iowa. His Max/MSP installation piece HarpMusic debuted the speakers.

He is completing a doctorate in music composition at the University of Iowa over the summer and lives in Chicago. His composition teachers include Robert Mueller, Frank Felice, Michael Schelle, Lawrence Fritts, and David Gompper.

Will H's research interests focus on the minimal aspects of music, heuristic modeling, and algorithmic modeling.

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