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Popular Tuba Teachers Near Forest Park

Q K.

Chicago, IL
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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Dafydd B.

Wheeling, IL
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Q K. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele

About Me

Q holds a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University Fort Wayne in Bass Trombone Performance with a Minor in Upright Bass and has been a performer and teacher for over 20 years.

Q has performed on stage, in the pit, on the road, and in the recording studio. His bass, guitar, and vocal performance credits include The Hat Guys, The Greatest Hitmakers, Paris Delane, The Stoneflies, Digable Cat, Ken Allison, and Scott Dubose (formerly 101 Ranch Band), Down Silver, and many others.

Q studied electric bass with Bill Harrison; upright bass with Jeremy Baguyos; trombone with Ed King, David Cooke, and Dr. James Rouintree; organ and piano with Roberta Wagner, and voice with Vincent Slater.

In addition to guitar and bass, Q has taught piano, ukulele, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, music theory, song writing, arranging, ear training, and music transcription. He has taught private lessons, small ensembles, classes, and clinics. His teaching experience includes private lessons at A Sound Education, Streamwood Park District and Mynett Music Company; brass section coaching at Northrop High School, Anderson Highland High School, and Weisser Park Arts Magnet School; Guitar & Bass Workshop Leader and Jazz Band Director at Sr High Institute of North Indiana Conference of United Methodist Church; and Song Writing, Poetry, and Jam Sessions Clinician at Heritage Jr/Sr High School.

Q composes and performs his own original music in a solo bass show and on acoustic guitar. Watch videos of Q performing his original works and covers on his website.

Q currently teaches rock and pop bands of elementary and middle school students with Intonation Music Workshop where each child learns piano, guitar, bass, and drum set; guitar classes for elementary middle school students with Little Star Guitar; private lessons in his studio in the Pullman Historic District on Chicago's south side and online through Skype,, and eJAMMING AUDiiO. See a video of Q teaching students at Intonation Music Workshop on his website.

*** Lesson Details ***
At the first lesson students are asked to make a wish list of songs they want to learn, so they get to learn exactly what they want - the whole reason to learn music in the first place!

Lessons are tailored to each student with a combination of songs from their wish list and set curriculum. At the end of each lesson the student leaves knowing something knew and ready to rock!

Curriculum includes as "Alred Kid's Guitar Course" Ron Manus & L.C. Harnsberger, "Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition" by Greg Koch & Will Schmid, "Hal Leonard Bass Method Complete Edition" by Ed Friedland, "Learning to Play Piano" by Denes Agay, "Hal Leonard Ukulele Method" by Lil' Rev, "Arban's Famous Method for Trombone", "Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet", and "Authentic Excerpts From Arban's Complete Method For Eb And Bbb Tuba".

*** Studio Equipment ***
For all instruments except keyboard/piano the student must provide his/her own instrument. Amplification is provided for guitars and basses.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For all instruments the student must provide his/her own instrument. If the instrument requires amplification, the student must also provide an amplifier. I will provide my own instrument and necessary amplification.

*** Specialties ***
Bass Techniques: Traditional Plucking, Pop & Slap, Finger Picking, Two-Hand Tap;
Bass Styles: All
Guitar & Ukulele Techniques: Strumming, Finger Picking
Brass Styles: All
Piano: Basics for all musicians and beginners

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 ***
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lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.

Dafydd B. Wheeling, IL

Subjects Taught

French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

I am an active freelance hornist in the Chicagoland area. Beginning my studies at the age of nine, I have been playing the horn for 15 years. After finishing high school in Houston, Texas, I relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I began my undergraduate work at Louisiana State University under the instruction of Seth Orgel of the Atlantic Brass Quintet.

Upon completion of my Bachelor of Music degree in 2011, l moved to Chicago, IL where I spent the next two years earning a master's degree in music performance. During this time I studied with Dale Clevenger, long time Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

During my career, I have performed in a wide variety of settings including orchestral performances, musicals, operas, chamber music, and solo performances.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am highly enthusiastic about teaching the art of music and brass playing to all who wish to learn. I developed my teaching philosophy by combining the teaching styles of my own personal teachers. I start by focusing on the fundamentals of brass playing. These include skills such as breathing, tone production, scales, and arpeggios. I believe that once learned, these skills can be used as tools in order to make beautiful music. The next phase of teaching focuses more on the music its self. Things such as phrasing, dynamics, tone color, and style are what separate the good performers from the great ones. I use a proven combination of method books, etude books, and my own personal exercises and pieces that I have created to both fix certain problems, as well as perfect the art of music making.

While this may sound intimidating to a new student or their parents, DO NOT BE AFRAID! I am very good at what I do, and I promise that I can teach you all of these skills and more. In the end, it all comes down to the joy that can come from making music, and my teaching method can get you to the point where you can have more fun than you ever imagined performing music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands
Sheet music and exercises

*** Travel Equipment ***
I could provide sheet music and exercises.
I expect my students to have a instrument that is in working condition.

*** Specialties ***
I focus on using a variety of method books and etude books, combined with the standard orchestral, band, and solo repertoire in order to teach the art of music making, as well as the skills necessary to play the instrument proficiently.

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