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Popular Banjo Teachers Near Joliet

Brandon R.

Hoffman Estates, IL
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Gregory M.

Hickory Hills, IL
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Brandon R. Hoffman Estates, IL

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Classical Guitar, Fiddle, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Violin

About Me

I am a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a dual-degree in Music Theory & Composition and Philosophy from Butler University in Indianapolis. I have 10 years of teaching experience and over 13 years of performance experience. I am classically trained, but have since branched out to genres such as Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Electronic Music, and anything in between.

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I will design lessons around your interests, goals, and needs. These can include full pieces, exercises, scales and arpeggios, worksheets, compositions, or improvisations (depending on your area of study.) If students are interested, I would even like to hold studio wide recitals once or twice a year to give your family and friends a chance to see your progress.

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I studied Suzuki violin, but later switched to a traditional style. I have over 10 years of experience in classical music (violin, guitar, piano) and have since branched out to explore other genres: jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock, pop, etc.

I place a strong emphasis on Music Theory, Scales, and Rhythmic accuracy, since these are the building blocks of all music and can be applied across genres.

Most importantly, I make sure that my students have FUN in their lessons. I want to make sure my students look forward to their lessons each week--hopefully you will even be excited to practice.

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.

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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.

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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

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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....

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

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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

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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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...

Fred K.

Brookfield, IL
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Aaron L.

Cortland, IL
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Patsy I.

Itasca, IL
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Fred K. Brookfield, IL

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Fred is a working professional musician that plays around 120 dates a year all over IL and WI with Bella Cain. In the band, Fred sings as a bass voice and plays electric & acoustic guitar/banjo. On some gigs he jumps on bass and even drums. As THE country band in the midwest, Bella Cain has recently performed along side such Nat'l acts as Brad Paisley, Bucky Covington, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan.
Besides Bella Cain, Fred also performs with his new acoustic duo, Voodoo Country, with Paul Hala. The group is a crowd pleasing, request taking, laid back show that covers pop, rock, and country hits.
Fred occasionally uses that jazz performance degree and plays straight ahead jazz gigs and jazz fusion gigs with some of the best musicians in Chicago. See the videos below for some inspired performances!

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I've been teaching private lessons for 7 years. I have over 15 years of experience in rock, jazz, blues, classical, heavy metal, funk, R&B/soul, reggae, country, bluegrass, and even hip hop. I will be able to help you reach your long term and short term goals. Whether you want to learn your favorite songs, read music, learn proper playing techniques, write your own music, or learn music theory, I have the methods to make sure you're successful and have fun doing it.
I enjoy working with all skill levels and have methods that will fit your needs. Even if you've been playing for longer than 15 years, I assure you that I can show you something new!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room for music and recording. Seating for parents. Amps, cables, music stand, tuner, and metronome are all provided for the student. Students are responsible for their instrument and books/sheet music.

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I can provide my own instrument, amp (if electric instrument), cables, tuner, metronome, and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Metal, Funk, Bluegrass, Latin Jazz, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Country, and Jazz Fusion.

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.

Patsy I. Itasca, IL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Organ, Piano

About Me

I am a music professional that will help you expand your musical talents, study the basics and learn to play the type of music you enjoy! I utilize a well-rounded teaching approach that includes Note Reading, Theory, Technique, and Performance. I keep my students engaged through a curriculum that is fun, creative and designed to provide a well based understanding of music while playing a variety of musical styles that include classical, standards, blues, and rock.

I am a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree for Music in Depth and have over 30 years of teaching/playing experience. I also serve as a Music Director for the 1st Presbyterian Church of Itasca where I provide music for weekly church services and lead the choral and hand bell choirs.

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