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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Forest Park

Mandolyn B.

Chicago, IL
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Kate P.

Chicago, IL
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Eric M.

Villa Park, IL
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Mandolyn B. Chicago, IL

About Me

Hello, thank you for visiting my site!

I am currently a music teacher for Kindergarten-8th grade, teaching general music, concert band and choir, with the occasional school performance of a musical thrown in the mix. My education in music really took off when I attended a Performing Arts High School where I focused mainly on the clarinet, piano and bassoon. During this time I was very active in the High School solo competition scene and took away many state titles in music theory, clarinet and piano. After graduating I received my BFA€™ in Piano Performance from the University of MN-Duluth. While I was studying I was fortunate to have an inspirational conductor who handed instruments of all kinds out to me. This really held my love and appreciation for music and I learned a lot of my teacher technique from her. I later received my Masters€™s Degree in an unrelated field but soon realized what I wanted to do in my heart of hearts was teach music.

I have had a lot of experience playing in weddings, background music for large parties and gatherings, and accompaniment for an array of instruments and vocalists. On the clarinet I have performed solo recitals, worked on duets and also played with orchestras. I have a love for music theory and a lot of educational resources for teaching it.

I believe all of these life experiences have really helped me become a natural teacher. I offer a laid back approach and a friendly atmosphere while still providing structure and reasonable expectations. More than anything I want to keep the love and spark for music alive in every student, without that I truly believe it is hard to achieve your greatest goals. This is incorporated in custom lessons for every student.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson is designed for the student in mind as I don'€™t believe any two musicians are alike. People also have different learning styles which I can cater to so everyone is successful. While I have a laid back approach I do give 100% to every lesson I create and I expect the same appreciation from my students. Mistakes are never criticized, rather looked at as a learning experience. When I was taking lessons ruling with an iron fist€™ never benefited me so I make sure to keep a friendly relationship with my students, while still maintaining mutual expectations.

After one month of lessons with me you will have improved on your skills, no matter where you started with me. I put a strong emphasis on artistry alongside technical musicality so you can find your musical voice while still staying true to what you are learning.

My materials range from book series, mostly for beginners, to sheet music for the more advanced students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my own clarinet but would expect the student to have their own instrument and any needed equipment. (music stand, piano, clarinet as an example.)

*** Specialties ***
I have been a general music education teacher and have started choral work in this environment for 2 1/2 years. I have a piano performance background and taught lessons for 5 years starting in high school and through some of college.

Kate P. Chicago, IL

About Me

Growing up, I participated in every musical activity I could find: from choir to handbells, concert bands to jazz bands, and marching bands to rock bands. I love performing different types of music, but I decided to focus on classical clarinet performance in college. I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a B.M. in Clarinet Performance. I also continued studying piano as a minor instrument at UIUC. Since then, I have revisited some of my former favorite pastimes: I teach handchime classes in schools, play in a rock band, and work for a jazz-oriented music/tutoring program.

Since graduating, I have performed several memorable concerts with highly skilled ensembles such as the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Wheaton Municipal Band. CJP is a one of a kind jazz orchestra, and with them I have performed two very well-received concerts at the Auditorium Theatre and one outstanding performance at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in 2008, honoring Nelson Mandela. The orchestra blends two of my favorite styles of music: classical and jazz. The Wheaton Municipal Band is a more traditional band in the Chicago suburbs: playing marches, classical favorites, and pop medleys. Throughout the summer, the band gives free top-notch performances in Wheaton's Memorial Park. I have used my keyboard skills to perform at venues around Chicago (including Metro, Schuba's and Lincoln Hall) with Nick Miller and the Neighbors.

My diverse musical interests motivate me to teach. I enjoy sharing my love for music and artistic expression with students of all ages. I began teaching young clarinet students privately in 2000, while still in high school. After I began teaching group piano lessons in Chicago public schools in 2007, I decided to start teaching private piano lessons. Piano was the first instrument I took lessons on, and it has turned out to be my favorite instrument to teach beginners. I appreciate the freedom private lessons offer me as a teacher to tailor the lesson to the individual student. I understand there are many ways of learning and believe there are at least as many ways of teaching. My goal as a teacher is to pass on lessons of patience, creativity, appreciation, confidence and dedication to my students. I hope my students will apply these lessons to their musical studies and throughout all areas of their lives.

Music has been an incredibly powerful force in my life, and I love to bring it to others through instruction and performance. The best thing about music is it can touch anyone, even someone who has not studied it. However, I believe learning to playing an instrument will always deepen one's musical appreciation, while being a fun and rewarding experience.

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I want my students to leave their lessons with skills and confidence that will help them in all areas of life. It is important to me that I give my students the ability to keep learning outside of our lessons. I believe that music is an art form that should be explored and can be enjoyed by all!

Working with beginners is my specialty. I understand that each student learns differently, and finding the right method for my students is very important to me.

Piano and clarinet lessons begin with an assessment of ability and setting of goals. I like to use the Faber and Faber piano series with my piano students. Clarinet method books depend on the experience level of the student. All lessons are a combination of theory, instrumental/performance technique, and ear training.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect piano students to have a keyboard or piano for practice at home. Clarinet students should have their own clarinet and reeds. All students should bring all lesson books, worksheets, and notes to each lesson.

I have lesson books/resources that I can provide for the first lesson, and then I will work with my student to find the right materials for their level.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in classical clarinet and piano.

Eric M. Villa Park, IL

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.

Brandon S.

Chicago, IL
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Corbin A.

Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Brandon S. Chicago, IL

About Me

Brandon S is a student of the DePaul University School of music pursuing a degree in clarinet performance. His primary teachers include Julie DeRoche and Wagner Campos. At DePaul, he is a member of the Wind Symphony conducted by Dr. Erica Neidlinger and the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Clifford Colnot. He regularly participates in chamber groups composed of winds and strings.
Outside of DePaul, Brandon has performed with the Skokie Valley Symphony and the Lakeview Orchestra. He has been a regular member of the Wheaton Municipal Band since 2012. He has returned as a sub for his alma mater, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, on several occasions. His teaching experience includes working with middle school students at Chicago Public schools as well as working with the clarinet sections of Timber Ridge middle school, located in the southwest suburb of Plainfield, IL.

Corbin A. Chicago, IL

About Me

Chicago based freelance saxophonist Corbin A. is a dynamic youthful voice amongst the Second City music scene. Originally from Decatur, IL, Corbin moved to Chicago in 2007 to attend DePaul University. There he studied improvisation privately with Mark Colby, Bob Palmieri, Ron Perrillo, and Kelly Sill, as well as composition with Tom Matta. These led to performances with Jeff Hamilton, Phil Woods, Tim Ries, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Heath, John Fedchock, and Randy Brecker. After achieving his bachelor of music in 2011, Corbin was accepted to pursue a Master’s degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul.
As a bandleader, Corbin just recorded his debut album “Accidently On Purpose” which released on January 1st 2013. This group performs throughout the Chicago area in venues such as Andy’s Jazz Club, Martyr’s, the Drake Hotel, and Lilly’s. As a sideman, he performs with a slew of different ensembles including Bumpus, Greg Duncan’s Latin Ensemble, M13, Joe Clark Big Band, Ryan Adamsons’ Medium Ensemble, Ian Torres Big Band, Nootka Sound, Rich Daniels “City Lights Orchestra”, Billy Wolfe, and The Tommy Dorsey Big Band.
In addition to jazz, Corbin is also active among the funk and rock scene in Chicago. He travels throughout the U.S. with Chicago funk/soul legend James Johnston and Bumpus. Through James, Corbin has performed with Syl Johnson, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Clip-Art, Terrible Spaceship, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution, The Right Now, J-Livi & the Party, Afro-Zep as well as many other studio projects.
Mr. A. is also a very capable doubler on clarinet and flute. He teaches woodwinds privately from his home studio, as well as at Kagan & Gaines Music.
You can hear him on Corbin A.’s “Accidently On Purpose”, Joe Clark Big Band feat. Jeff Hamilton “LUSH”, Greg Duncan’s “Chicago, Barcelona Connections”, and Ian Torres “January.” Otherwise, Corbin leads one of the busiest jam sessions in Chicago at Lilly’s every Wednesday night and was recently nominated for the Chicago Music Awards “Jazz Entertainer of the Year.

David W. Chicago, IL

About Me

I am a professional clarinetist and music technology specialist recently relocated to Chicago and building a new teaching studio. I have over ten years full-time clarinet teaching experience at the college level and I have performed with orchestras and as a soloist throughout the US. I have a doctoral degree in clarinet performance (University of Arizona) and a masters in computer music (Peabody Conservatory). I have taught classes and workshops in recording, general music technology, digital music programming, and music notation at the high school, community school, continuing education, and college levels.

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