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Popular Music Teachers Near Libertyville

Dan C.

Barrington, IL
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Paul W.

Chicago, IL
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Sara L.

Lake Zurich, IL
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Dan C. Barrington, IL

About Dan

I have been playing guitar for 29 years, starting with Rock/Blues before studying both Classical and Jazz guitar in college. I received my Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1995. I am currently a guitar teacher in the NW Chicago suburbs and in Chicago currently with 40+ students, teaching all ages, all levels and all styles. I have been teaching guitar and music off and on for the past 19+ years but in 2007 I decided to devote myself to teaching full time (yes, teaching guitar is my primary job!)...one of the best decisions I have ever made! To me, playing music is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a lot of fun! But no matter what your goals are in music, I have found, through many years of playing and teaching, that every musician ...

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Geerthi Balaji D. January 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Best Teacher and Encouraging

I have had Dan as my Guitar Teacher, he is the best in teaching Guitar from the basics. I started with him as nothing since I do not have any Musical Background, He encouraged me well to understand the Music notes and Guitar Tabs. Every lessons with him was so much interesting and particularly he asks me to choose my favorite song and explore the Guitar notes. That makes the learning interesting and willing to explore the different types of Music.
Any questions I asked about the Music, he could explain by the way that I can easily understand. Every second in his class is valuable and has some good information about Music.
He is the Best and I always feel proud to say that I am his student.
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Aryo P. September 21, 2013
Guitar
Best teacher i've had

Dan is amazing. I've had him as a teacher for a few years and I have already learned to play Hotel California, Johnny B. Goode, and many other songs. Dan brings his own equipment so that you can get printed handouts whenever you want. He is quite instructive and explains things in simplest terms. If you are having some trouble with something, he breaks it down into smaller pieces. Dan is definitely the best teacher I have had.
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Angela B. August 4, 2013
Classical Guitar
Excellent instructor

Dan is endlessly patient and good humored as only someone who really enjoys his job is. He is easy to be around and quite attentive to individual needs.
Paul W. Chicago, IL

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background on music theory, so I am able to explain what I am teaching. I excelled in all my classes in college, music and Gen Eds, with a GPA over 3.75. I also have experience in teaching guitar or bass to students ranging from the ages of six to sixty six. I enjoy taking what I have learned and passing it on to someone else to experience. I believe this is one way you can leave your mark in music. I believe the experience I have playing in bands, and learning songs with my ability of having relative ...

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Cascino J. January 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I can't recommend Paul enough as a teacher. I took one-on-one lessons with him from middle school through high school, and learned so much during that time. He was extremely flexible in his methods and approach, teaching me both notes/scales, as well as a good amount of ear training and improvisation. Anyone from beginners to those with more experience would greatly benefit from taking lessons from Paul!
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Kevin C. January 25, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Paul is an incredible teacher! I took lessons from him from 5th grade through senior year of high school. In this time period, he taught me a variety of subjects including jazz guitar, improvisation, classical guitar, as well as bass guitar. He is very flexible and able to teach all these subjects and more. He was happy to help me explore different styles of playing and genres of music. He was always enthusiastic and well prepared for lessons. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great guitar instructor!
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Yuying S. November 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is AMAZING! He is the best music teacher I've ever had. He makes the class so fun and enjoyable, and he makes me love acoustic guitar even more. I started to take lessons with Paul as a beginner knowing nothing about acoustic guitar, and have learned so much from him. He is so patient and knowledgeable, he is able to answer all kinds of questions that I have relating to guitar and music. He has AWESOME personality, when you take lessons with him, time flies. He is very good at learning a new song quickly. Sometimes I pick songs that I want to learn, and show these songs to him during class, some of the songs that he has never heard before, he can recognize the chords right away, and wrote them down and teach me how to play. He is a great teacher, you won't be regretted to take his class!
Sara L. Lake Zurich, IL

About Sara

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 including classical, musical theater, jazz, and some pop. My goal is for you to discover ease and freedom in your singing, increase your range and vocal stamina, introduce you to different styles of ...

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Karen C. January 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sara is amazing, and I recommend her as a vocal instructor for a variety of ages and needs. I’m an adult student learning guitar and wanted to be able to sing along without embarrassment. I have no vocal training nor performance experience and did not know where to begin. Sara is very encouraging, and is able to explain things clearly and guide me through learning how to sing. I've been making remarkable progress and gain more confidence and technique with each session.
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Richard D. December 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have seen a few teachers over the years. One who is currently a professor of voice at a prestigious university. One who holds many degrees in voice and speech pathology. Each has many successful students. However, none have been able to fix my problem. I started teaching myself voice after I "discovered" that I had a decent one when I first went to music school. However, I taught myself incorrect techniques which resulted in actual, physical pain. Since then I have spent years trying to correct this problem. I don't know exactly what Sara said or did, to be honest, but somehow she managed to dig inside my brain, connect the right neurons, and BOOM I can sing without hurting myself. It seems a bit sensational but it's the truth. If you want a voice coach who is professional, understanding, knowledgeable, and above all kind, then take some lessons with Sara.

Voytek F.

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Susan M.

Highland Park, IL
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Christine C.

Waukegan, IL
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Voytek F. Rolling Meadows, IL

About Voytek

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 ...

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Corinne S. December 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Voytek is very musical and knows his stuff. I am a beginner and Voytek has been very patient and easy to work with. I have been attending for about a month now and have learned so much from him already. A very friendly and professional teacher. Highly recommended.
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Peter C. November 22, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Voytek is unbelievably positive and flexible. I've been working with him for about 6 months, and he started me off with a great set of lessons and materials that was right for me. He always focuses on what I do well, so I want keep playing, even when things get hard. When he points out something to work on, he somehow comes across positive - more like a helpful suggestion than a critique. Voytek has been knowledgable and flexible when I want to focus on music theory or just play songs that I like. I continue to work with him and would hire him for other types of lessons.
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Randy K. October 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As an adult novice I was concerned about taking my first lessons without any musical background. However, Voytek has made it very easy and fun. I'm very happy with my choice of instructor and plan to continue for some time.
Susan M. Highland Park, IL

About Susan

Study Piano, Strings or Voice Learn to play the piano, violin, viola, cello and sing with our distinguished faculty. Artistic Director, Susan M. and the Faculty members of Sheridan Music Studio of Highland Park all offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes theory, analysis, and technique. Music History and Appreciation courses also available. *** Lesson Details *** Piano, Strings, Voice and Chamber Music Lessons from top-notch faculty. *** Studio Equipment *** Four pianos: Steinway, Baldwin, Weinbach, and Altenburg. Large Music Library. *** Specialties *** Chamber Music Concertos Duo Piano Repertoire Audition preparation Coaching

Christine C. Waukegan, IL

About Christine

Hello! My name is Chris C. and I have been a private tutor since 2006. However, I have been teaching since January of 1998. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) and the Spanish Language from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, graduating with a 3.53 GPA. I have worked and taught in the private tutoring industry as a director, tutor, and small group instructor. I have also had over 6 years experience working as an educational program manager for Elementary and Middle School Math and Reading programs in several public schools. I am available to tutor one-on-one for individual students, or small groups of students for Spanish and ESL classes, for children to adults. My tutoring services include: - Academic Coaching: I focus on your ...

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