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Popular Music Teachers Near Streamwood

Dan C.

Barrington, IL
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Matthew P.

Wheaton, IL
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Christopher C.

Addison, 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 ...

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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.
Matthew P. Wheaton, IL

About Matthew

I have been playing piano for over twenty years and have been teaching private lessons since 2010. I have a bachelors in classical piano and music composition from Wheaton College, where I was the winner of the 2009 Ben Heppner Concerto Competition, and a masters in jazz piano from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington. I have taught extensively in both private lesson and group lessons contexts to students of all ages and musical backgrounds. I have performed around the country and recently played in the Disneyland All-American College Band at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

Christopher C. Addison, IL

About Christopher

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I have guitars and a practice amplifier. Students should have their own guitar, practice amp, and tuner.

*** Specialties ***
I'm well-versed in all styles of rock, metal, blues, etc. I also have experience performing in a Mexican band, playing popular Mexican music, along with playing in a disco/blues/funk band.

I can also serve as a coach for stage performance for young bands.

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Charles M. August 1, 2014
Excellent player - very knowledgeable, patient, good people skills. I myself have taught for 10 years with some students up to 8 years and would recommend Chris.
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matthew A. August 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Chris is a true professional in both his teaching and playing capacity. He is very skillful musician and extremely knowledgeable of composition and theory. Although I'm a seasoned player, I was able to add to my music arsenal and easily improve my technique through Chris' teaching methods. If you're beginner just starting out or an experienced player that simply wants to improve your skills, I highly recommend working with Chris. He's a great teacher that really understands his students and provides the attention and coaching needed to achieve their musical goals. He's also a kick ass performer!!!

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Steven B.

Hanover Park, IL
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Sara L.

Lake Zurich, IL
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David N.

Arlington Heights, IL
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Steven B. Hanover Park, IL

About Steven

I have been studying and performing music for 20+ years. After majoring in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, I went to step up my level of study at the Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA in 2001 attaining a Performance Certificate from my time studying there.

Moving back to Chicago after L.A. in 2002 proved to be the right move as this is when I began my teaching career. With 11+ years of private music instruction experience, I have worked with Hix Brothers Music, Naperville Music, Roselle Music, Streamwood Park District, After School Enrichment Solutions, Band For Today, Guitar Fundamentals, Chicago Guitar Instruction, Schaumburg Music, Music Makers of Western Springs, and also maintain a private clientele. Well into ...

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EJ C. March 11, 2014
Drum
Our son looks forward to lessons with Steve!

Steve is a great drum teacher! He has been working with my son for almost a year. He is very patient and has a nice sense of humor (which is necessary when training kids).

He conducts a review with my son at the start of each session and offers words of encouragement throughout. After the lesson is over, Steve always confers with me and objectively reviews the lesson's achievements, parts to work on, and goals for next week. Our family recommends him for young and adult students!
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Derrick M. January 22, 2014
Drum
One of the best teachers around!

I have known Steve for many years as a fellow drummer and educator. We come from the same background as far as schooling and theory's on how to teach students. I have subbed for him several times and have always been impressed with the knowledge and skill level of even students that have been with him for a short time. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about starting or advancing their skills!
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Chenxi L. December 10, 2013
Drum
Great experience

Steven is a great teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. He has a good techniques in Drum and also encourage me to keep learning it. Overall, I like this class and I will continue learning from him
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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Richard D. December 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
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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.
David N. Arlington Heights, IL

About David

Public Speaking- I was awarded the first ever Master's of Fine Arts Degree in the nation in Competitive Speaking and am a Core Certified Trainer for Dale Carnegie. I have taught public speaking for over 12 years.

Improvisation- A Second City Conservatory Graduate (member of the same class as Cecily Strong who is now on SNL), I have been involved with Improv for 7 years. I coach my own team and am currently a member of the first ever class at Second City to do Long Form (taught by Rachel Mason).

Acting- I have been acting for over twenty years now. I am a Chicago Actor who most recently worked last December at the Metropolis Center for Performing Arts

Music- I have been singing for over 25 years now and currently sing in the Chicago A Cappella group Vocal Chaos. At one ...

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