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Guitar, Piano, Singing, Spanish, Violin, Cello, Flute, Music Theory, Fiddle, Viola
I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master.
Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Banjo, Fiddle, Viola
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....
Sarah M. has been playing the cello since she was ten years old. As a product of a thriving Northwest suburb public school music program, her talents were honed and continued through her professional education at DePaul University’s School of Music and the University of Illinois. Her principal cello instructors and influences are: Mark Kuntz, Christopher Costanza, member of the St Lawrence String Quartet, and Katinka Kleijn, member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sarah has performed to critical acclaim in concert halls worldwide with many classical music legends, including: Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim, and Pinchas Zukerman. She currently maintains an active, private studio of cello students in her West Loop home and manages the classical musician booking agency, Symphony Sounds, which she founded in 2004. Sarah performs on a 1985 Alfredo Primavera cello from Cremona, Italy. She actively performs with many of Chicagoland’s best classical music ensembles including the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Renovo String Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
Acting, Singing, Broadway Singing, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Greetings and welcome to my Studio Profile,
As a professional singer and teacher, I strive for artistic excellence and customer satisfaction. I want you to be excited about your voice and the progress you are making and will do everything I can to support your growth and progress. I have 10 years of experience in private teaching and would be delighted to apply this knowledge to help you reach your musical goals, whether auditioning for your school musical, preparing for college auditions, joining a church choir, or auditioning for an opera company.
I teach a variety of musical styles and skill sets including classical, musical theater, jazz, and some pop based on the principles of voice pedagogy and science. Lessons are tailored to fit your individual needs and abilities, and I use exercises and repertoire to increase your ease and vocal stamina, increase range and flexibility, and ultimately help free up your voice for maximum beauty and expression.
I graduated with highest honors with a Bachelor's degree in Voice Performance from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and recently completed my Master's degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College, graduating with distinction. My studies have taken me abroad to performing programs in Austria, Italy, Serbia, and Canada. I am an active performer and am experienced singing opera, classical music, jazz, musical theater, choral music, a Capella and Baroque chamber music. I am currently singing with the Chicago Master Singers and look forward to a European tour with this group next summer.
In addition to private voice lessons, I am trained to tutor in music theory, music history, sight reading, beginning cello, and Singing diction for Latin, Italian, French, and German.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your musical goals in person!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Piano, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory
I am a life-long musician and active performer here in Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. I am building a studio here in Chicago and am excited to share my love of cello and commitment to making music fun as I work to build students into life-long musicians.
My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Since arriving in Chicago in 2010, I have served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and more recently have taken gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. I recently completed a set of improvisatory sketches for amplified cello and loop station that integrate classical techniques with rhythmic and percussive elements. In addition to building my private studio I am the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. (Lincoln Square) and Ortegan School of Music (Ravenswood).
I am also a percussionist with Chicago-based/ Brazilian-inspired drumming ensemble, Bloco Maximo, and have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.
ESL, Piano, Violin, Cello, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Fiddle, Organ, Viola
I am returning to private instruction, after completing several major projects, and eager to impart my fresh new ideas to my new students here on TakeLessons!
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano teacher, with a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."