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Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet
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.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trumpet
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 theory games to keep students engaged. I am also very flexible and open to suggestions, so I encourage students to ask questions and let me know if they want to learn a specific song or musical concept.
*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio is equipped with a 76-key keyboard, drum set, music stands, recording equipment and a PA system. Plenty of parking available, either in the driveway or on the street.
*** Travel Equipment ***
In order to teach at a student's home I will need a quiet room/area where we can concentrate on our studies. If the student is taking drum or piano lessons, they will need a drum kit or piano/keyboard. Also, a boombox/CD player may be necessary if we need to play with some backing tracks.
*** Specialties ***
Trumpet - Jazz & Classical
Drums - Everything from Jazz to Rock, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Metal etc.
Singing - All Pop music, old (Frank Sinatra era) and new (The Temptations) and newest (artists of today).
Audio Recording & Production - All styles, such as Rock, Pop,
Cinematic, Hip-Hop, Country etc.
Piano - Beginning piano, building a solid foundation.
Music Theory - I can answer questions and teach the concepts.
Having trouble with your band/choir part? Preparing for an audition and want to get first chair? I can help!
Bass Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Dan M. is a freelance musician and private lesson instructor in the Chicago area. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Mr. M. graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music in euphonium performance, and traveled to Colorado where he earned a Master of Music in trombone performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. As an active musician, he has performed on trombone and euphonium in many musical groups ranging form wind ensembles and orchestras to brass quintets and other chamber groups. Mr. M. was also a member of the Flatirons Brass Quintet at the University of Colorado, which toured to Beijing, China in May of 2011, and placed in the semi-finals of the internationally known Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in May of 2012.
As a teacher, Mr. M. has been teaching students of a wide range of ages and abilities since 2008. Through quickly identifying strengths and weaknesses, and catering to ambitions and desires, his students experience a fun and inspirational learning environment that has been found with much success.
Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Trumpet
From a young age, I was enamored with music and blessed to have parents who encouraged this passion by providing me with a variety of lessons. It is a privilege to pass on this love of music through lessons to a new generation of learners!
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education and Sacred Music with emphases in piano and voice from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA, and have taken several graduate level professional development courses that have enhanced my abilities as a musician and teacher.
Throughout my high school and college careers, I was involved in many musical groups, so I know the challenges that accompany the pursuit of excellence and a full schedule. This has given me an understanding of students' needs while maintaining high expectations.
Along with teaching, I participate in the music at Book Road Baptist Church in Naperville (also an available lesson site), where my husband serves as the pastor.
I am a substitute teacher as well, currently working for Plainfield 202 and Valley View 365U, and I have connections with Indian Prairie 204. Because of this, I have completed background checks with the Will County and DuPage County Regional Offices of Education.
I moved to Bolingbrook in mid-2013 and thoroughly enjoy our friendly neighborhood just north of Independence Elementary School. I look forward to welcoming you to my in-home studio!
Arrangement and Composition, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Music Theory, Trumpet
I am a professional musician with a great passion for teaching and passing on my knowledge. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Jazz performance on trumpet. I also had 6 years of (classical) piano training in my younger years, which is helpful for accompaniment and composing. My studies covered a wide range of subjects, which gave me a thorough knowledge of music arranging, music theory, jazz harmony and composition. My teaching experience dates back to 2009. Ever since I have been teaching privately, doing brass masterclasses and teaching individuals and groups at music schools.
Bugle, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Guitar, Music Theory, Trumpet
My name is Ethan and I am a professional musician, performer, and educator. I graduated from DePaul University with high honors and my Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies in 2010, and I received my Masters in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in 2013. I have teaching been teaching Trumpet, Guitar, and Piano privately since 2008, and have taught nearly 30 different students since then. In addition to being an educator, I have performed regularly throughout the Chicagoland area for several year with various groups and artists.
"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."