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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Forest Park

Derrick M.

Naperville, IL
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Nicholas K.

Merrillville, IN
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Kyle F.

Chicago, IL
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Derrick M. Naperville, IL

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.

Nicholas K. Merrillville, IN

About Me

Nick comes from a family of four generations of music in the GREEK/Balkan repertoire. He graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a concentration in Music Composition in December of 2009. Currently teaching and performing professionally, Nick enjoys all styles of music, but has been declared as an "old soul" by many of his friends. He enjoys playing lots of Motown, funk, and jazz, but is proficient in Classical, Rock, and Blues as well. When not playing music (rarely), he is a Board member for the GivingBackPack Foundation which provides school supplies to underprivileged children. Nick's dedication to education is shown through his music and his personal volunteer hours, he feels his diverse background gives his students an advantage to a broader perspective of music and theory.

*** Lesson Details ***
I set an individual curriculum based on students needs, wants and aspirations. We will focus on proper technique, theory, musicianship and sightreading to become a better all around musician. After a few months of lessons, you will have the proper fundamentals to grow as a musician and discover the art of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
heated garage w/ speakers amps, drum set f/w keyboard seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I am well versed in many styles, I have played professionally and teach, ALL forms of Rock, Jazz, Blues, World (ethnic musics), Pop, Acoustic, Folk, and most other styles.

Kyle F. Chicago, IL

About Me

Re-imagine. Re-define. Re-authenticate.

This is the motto followed by Minnesota born Kyle Wesley; combining classic methods with modern soundscapes in order to stretch genres. Whether through production skills, engineering, or instrumental performances, the goal is always innovation.

Studying under multiple teachers and disciplines, Kyle Wesley's sound has been shaped by his education, stemming from Jonny Lang's teacher Teddy Larsen, to jazz visionaries Nick Fryer and Alan Carter (MSUM), to professional Nashville session guitarist Mike Ihde (Berklee College of Music).

Thanks to proper education and inspiration, Kyle Wesley has performed at many venues of multiple sizes. As small as local jazz clubs, such as Studio 222, unique as the community theater orchestral pit, and as large as opening for bands like OK Go in packed settings. No venue is too large or too small.

Currently Kyle Wesley is paving his way through Nashville and beyond by creating his own methods, re-defining genres, and creating vast soundscapes to fit any situation. Constantly furthering himself creatively and proficiently, Kyle Wesley has showed continuing dedication towards achieving success in production, engineering and musicality.

Lessons with Kyle Wesley can include anything and everything!

*** Lesson Details ***
We can develop a personalized lesson plan dependent on what the student's goals are. Note reading, playing by ear, or just learning the songs you enjoy. We can also discuss production and engineering if your interests span to that area as well!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic Pro, Waves, Presonus Firepod, Sennheiser and Audio Technica mics.

1965 Epiphone Olympic, Custom Fender Nashville Tele, 12-string Yamaha, Art and Luthrie Acoustic

Orange Cab with a Mesa TransAtlantic head. Array of pedals as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic or electric. Acoustic is preferred, but whatever is necessary!

*** Specialties ***
Fretboard knowledge and genre specific licks / rhythms. Blues guitar (solo or rhythm)

My teaching style: I will teach you to teach yourself! To give you the proper tools and knowledge to reach your goals.

Fretboard knowledge. Chord construction. Contemporary theory. Nashville Number System. Tone-shaping. Effects-shaping.

Val K.

Chicago, IL
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Voytek F.

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Adam S.

Sycamore, IL
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Val K. Chicago, IL

About Me

Whether you are an experienced musician or just in the beginning of your educational journey, I perhaps, can help you to advance you potentials and bring your skills to the next level.

First and foremost I am an expert in teaching voice. Not many teachers in Chicago have clients that are currently topping Billboard charts and get signed by major record labels. I do!!!

I taught in Paris, Barcelona, Dubai and New York and have an extensive experience in working with a wide variety of musical genres including Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Rock, Country, Musical Theatre, Gospel and last but not least Classical, which I can proudly can call my background.

Not only I have been continually developing my own art of coaching and excellence of teaching music to others, but also making much needed connections in the music industry. I am selective who I work with, but I do give a career advice and try to match talent with the best opportunities as they come.

Furthermore, I have a strong expertise in teaching piano, music theory, ear training, orchestration and arrangement.
As a working studio producer myself I have been tutoring a number of domestic and international singers, artists, musicians and bands, and have been helping them to further their projects and careers.

My teaching philosophy revolves around an individual approach. I assist my students with help on discovering their artistic potential and guide them to overcome obstacles to make the most of their training. I provide my students with technique that will last them a lifetime and build up skills that are necessary for a successful career. Not only I nurture my students' natural talents and train them to reach their musical goals. but also persuade them to expand their networks in order to get where they want to be. I welcome motivated and gifted students who would dedicate their focus on polishing their craft to the highest standard in a great learning environment!

Check out some of my students' work on my YouTube channel:
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*** Lesson Details ***
Convenient location, great studio, fun working atmosphere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, CD/Tape recorders, Copier/Printer, Stereo and Recording Equipment, Music Library, Internet, Humidifier, Mics and Amplifier, Fridge, Coffee Machine, Fresh-Filtered Water, A/C

*** Specialties ***
Voice and Vocal Coaching: Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, JAZZ, Soul, R'N'B, Rock. Theory of Music, Ear-Training, Piano.
Sight-Reading Technique, Studio Recording, Russian Classical Repertoire, Russian Diction.

Voytek F. Rolling Meadows, IL

About Me

Hi, my name is Voytek and I love music! I currently do over 200 shows a year and in addition to performing as a soloist, I play in 2 gigging ensembles. Thanks to music, I've been able to meet many incredible people and travel all over the world to Germany, New York, Switzerland, Washington DC and the Dominican Republic. My goal is to inspire my students and share with them my passion for music so they can also experience how wonderful and rewarding it really is. Let's rock some jams!

*** Lesson Details ***
While teaching lessons, I like to keep the atmosphere relaxed but productive. I utilize many proven traditional teaching techniques (for example: scales, theory, exercises, drills and prepared pieces) however, I also try to keep things fresh with fun backing tracks and music theory games to keep students engaged. I am also very flexible and open to suggestions, so I encourage students to ask questions and let me know if they want to learn a specific song or musical concept.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio is equipped with a 76-key keyboard, drum set, music stands, recording equipment and a PA system. Plenty of parking available, either in the driveway or on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
In order to teach at a student's home I will need a quiet room/area where we can concentrate on our studies. If the student is taking drum or piano lessons, they will need a drum kit or piano/keyboard. Also, a boombox/CD player may be necessary if we need to play with some backing tracks.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet - Jazz & Classical

Drums - Everything from Jazz to Rock, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Metal etc.

Singing - All Pop music, old (Frank Sinatra era) and new (The Temptations) and newest (artists of today).

Audio Recording & Production - All styles, such as Rock, Pop,
Cinematic, Hip-Hop, Country etc.

Piano - Beginning piano, building a solid foundation.

Music Theory - I can answer questions and teach the concepts.

Having trouble with your band/choir part? Preparing for an audition and want to get first chair? I can help!

Adam S. Sycamore, IL

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

VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS

*** 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

Technical Abilities
Creative Abilities
Music Theory Abilities

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