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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Forest Park

Derrick M.

Naperville, IL
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Eric M.

Villa Park, IL
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Loretta M.

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.

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.

Loretta M. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, 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

Abby B.

Chicago, IL
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Blake C.

Lowell, IN
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Adam S.

Sycamore, IL
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Abby B. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting

About Me

Abby is a singer/songwriter who blends intricate finger-style guitar and a conversational voice to create catchy, confessional folk songs. Originally from Iowa, she moved to Boston in 2009 to attend Berklee College of Music. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in songwriting and guitar performance, and moved to Chicago, IL to pursue her passion for live performance and teaching. Her music has been featured on Wellesley College Radio (WZLY) and Women of Substance Radio. Past performance venues include The Red Room at Cafe 939, Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall, and the prestigious Berklee Performance Center (BPC). In addition to performing regularly as a singer/songwriter, Abby is involved with other musical projects as a co-writer, guitarist, session player, and teacher. Her 6-song EP, Go All In, was released July 25th, 2013, and she is currently writing for a new release.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a Berklee College of Music graduate, I teach the same curriculum that was taught to me while in school. While I use lesson books as a guide, I primarily center my lessons exclusively around the individual needs of the student. I am passionate about music and its ability to change the lives of its players and listeners, and I aim to inspire this passion in my students by creating a positive, welcoming environment where students feel comfortable to ask questions and make mistakes, and are encouraged to push themselves to be the best players and writers they can be. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to recognize areas that students can develop more fully, as well as nurture their individual talents. I work with my students to help them reach their own goals as musicians, and act as a friendly, encouraging support system to aid them in their learning process. After a few months of lessons with me, students can expect to have a clear goal in mind about their music, specific, weekly assignments to help them improve in their proficiency of their instrument, and most importantly, a more confident sense of self in their musicianship. 

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide one guitar and any necessary books or materials for in-studio lessons. If traveling to the student's home, I require the student to provide their own instrument. 

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in acoustic guitar, music theory for popular music, songwriting, and music production for the songwriter. I work with students to help develop their individual playing, as well as strengthen areas that are either more difficult or less intriguing for them. For example, if a student loved songwriting but didn't like working on scales on their instrument, I would help them with their writing and also incorporate advantages to practicing scales, such as showing them other methods of writing that are available with a deeper understanding of how intervals work.

Blake C. Lowell, IN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Business, Classical Guitar, Drum, Essay Writing, Grammar, Guitar, Math, Piano, Singing, Vocal Training, 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. 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: Behringer, Blackstar, Egnater, Fender, Line 6, Peavey, and Roland

MICS: AKG, Audio Technica, CAD Audio, Rode, Senheiser, Shure, Studio Projects, and Yamaha

OUTBOARDGEAR: Alesis, Art, Audio Logic, Behringer, JDK Audio, Studio Projects, and Universal Audio

SOFTWARE: Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer, Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Flexi DSP, Celemony Melodyne, Slate Digital FG-X, Steven Slate Drums Platinum, Antares Auto-Tune, Aspire, Antares Articulator, Choir, Harmony Engine, Throat, 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.

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


*** 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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