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Popular Mandolin Teachers Near Forest Park

Larry V.

Aurora, IL
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Gregory M.

Hickory Hills, IL
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Larry V. Aurora, IL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Specialties ***
jazz and rock guitar, traditional suzuki violin, scruggs banjo

Gregory M. Hickory Hills, IL

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

My passion is teaching! I could search my whole life, and never find anything I enjoy doing more. You could call it my "calling," for lack of a better term. That's probably why I've been so successful in my career. I've taught students as young as 4 years old, and students who are in retirement.
The success I've had, comes with years of taking private lessons, performing, studying, and always keeping an open mind to new ideas, and relating my experience with all my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
One of my first objectives, is to make a student enjoy each lesson. I believe that if a student feels comfortable, and has a great time learning, they're going to want to practice and learn more of the skills necessary to achieve their goals, and as a result, progress more rapidly.
I like to work with several different courses that are well established and well-tested. My teaching methods also include skills and ideas that might not be found easily in common courses, but come from experiences that I have developed over time.
Each student learns and progresses at varying speeds. I work at finding the best way for each student to improve at a steady pace, and learn the required skills they'll need to be accomplished and satisfied musicians.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio with entrance from outside, upright piano, w/ seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must purchase a book and staff paper, which I can obtain for them.

*** Specialties ***
Piano-Classical/Jazz/Blues/Ragtime/Rock/Pop
Guitar-Rock/Pop/Folk
Bass Guitar-Rock/Pop
Banjo-Bluegrass/3 finger Style
Mandolin-Bluegrass/Celtic/Pop

Kelvin L. Bolingbrook, IL

Subjects Taught

Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Archery, Asian Cooking, Audition Prep, Banjo, Cello, Chinese, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Drawing, DSLR Video, Ear Training, English, Fiddle, Fishing, Floral Arrangement, Golf, Guitar, Mandolin, Mixed Martial Arts, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oil Painting, Photography, Piano, Running, SEO, Songwriting, Tennis, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Watercolor Painting, Web Analytics, Web Design

About Me

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...

Jack G.

Lake Zurich, IL
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Patricio L.

Chicago, IL
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Aaron L.

Cortland, IL
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Jack G. Lake Zurich, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hello students and parents, music has been a big part of my life since before I could walk. Starting in third grade, and continuing through college, I have had 15 years of experience with singing. I was always eager to make music and to grow as a musician, which is why I decided to study music education at Eastern Illinois University. Due to the limited number of teaching jobs available I decided to change programs and study counseling. However I made it a priority to find ways to keep music as a big part of my life.

Performing has been a big part of my life for years. Starting in Elementary school I have been in several musicals and plays. I know what it is like to sing in front of large crowds both as a group and as a soloist. One of my favorite groups was an acapella/vocal jazz group during my high school years. My hope is to pass on both my passion for performance and the practical skills needed by every performer.

I have been teaching private guitar and singing lessons for the past 9 years. I have had approximately 10 students during that time, ranging in age from 11 to 60 years old. I have a fun and laid back approach to teaching. Music is meant to be enjoyed and I want my students to have fun as they learn and grow as musicians. While I have some basic skills for all my students to learn, the primary focus of lessons is for students to set and attain their own goals.

I know what it is like to be a student. I took private voice lessons for 7 years, including 3 years of classical training at Eastern Illinois University. I took four years of private guitar lessons, and one year of electrical bass lessons. As a teacher I use my experience as a student to enhance the learning environment for my students.

One of my favorite things is writing and recording my own songs. I will offer the opportunity for any of my students to develop songwriting skills and even record their creations.

There is no greater joy than that of creating music. Come create music with me and you'll be a better musician for it. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.

*In Song*
-Jack G.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am highly adaptive as an instructor. I will allow my students to bring their own materials or I will create custom materials designed to develop their skills and help them reach their goals. A lot of my custom exercises are designed to build the flexibility, strength, and agility of my students as musicians.

After several months of lessons I aim for my students to master the basic skills, and to be focused on personal goals in their development as a musician. I use audio recording to mark and measure student progress so you can hear how you have improved and find new ways to get better.

Lessons can be as laid back or intense as you want. Practice is key to improvement. The more you practice the more you improve. I realize that life can be busy, so if you can't get the practice in I will still work with you and help you get as much as possible out of our lesson time. However, I will always encourage my students to practice regularly.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Recording software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard, Guitars, Bass, and Mandolin.

*** Specialties ***
For singing and guitar I design a lot of my own materials. I have strength and coordination exercises for the guitar, and I have vocal exercises designed to increase vocal strength and confidence.

Patricio L. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory

About Me

I remain current in a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical and Mexican Folklore. I have also worked playing Greek music. My teaching experience includes teaching children in primary school, as well as individuals of all ages.

After thirty years in my musical career, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to learn is when there is joy in the study. I have a musical academic foundation, while obtaining an A+ status during my musical studies. Yet for me, the act of making music is more of a spiritual and auditory process than that of physical workmanship.

Perhaps like me, you find that you have diverse inclinations with regards to musical styles. I will help you attain a clear path to follow in achieving your musical goals, while providing theoretical and auditory techniques.

My personal goal is that the study of music becomes closer to the experience of playing music.

He estado en contacto con una gran variedad de estilo musicales, incluyendo rock, jazz, blues, clasico y folclor mexicano. Incluso he trabajado tocando musica Griega. Tambien tengo experiencia enseņando en escuelas primarias academias de musica y a particulares.

Despues de treinta aņos en la musica he llegado a la conclusion que la mejor manera de aprender es cuando hay gozo en el estudio. Tengo una formacion academica y fui un alumno con A+ en mis materias, pero para mi el hecho de hacer musica es mas un acto auditivo y espiritual mas que una practica de destreza fisica.

Tal vez tu como yo tienes diversas inclinaciones en cuanto a estilos musicales. yo podria ayudarte dandote un claro camino a seguir para alcanzar dichas aspiraciones, proveyendo todos los fundamentos teoricos, tecnicos y auditivos.

Mi objetivo es que el estudio de la musica sea los mas cercano a la experiencia de tocar musica.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric Guitar, Fender and Marshall amps, TC Electronics multi effects rack, various pedals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric guitar and amplifier or acoustic guitar.

Aaron L. Cortland, IL

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I have enjoyed playing and writing music so much, and I want to share this joy with all who have a dream to play by a campfire or become famous. Let me teach you until you become better than your teacher...which is my goal for you. This is my delight and dream.

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