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Alfred S.

Carol Stream, IL

How to position fingers on the fret board to optimize smooth fingering of notes from the first position (first fret) to the twelfth position
(12th fret).

About Alfred

I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show cases the genres of music that i have experience in. I am very passionate about teaching and instructing my students to acquire a love for music that will inspire them on to greater achievements in life.

*** Lesson Details ***
Basic Alfred music publications that are well suited for beginners to
advance students details in music theory ,chord progressions,modal,progressions,circle of 5ths,inversion of piano chords,intervals,triads, sight reading on the treble,and bass clef finger positioning on the fret board correct posture and hand placement when seated at the piano.etc

*** Studio Equipment ***
basement studio: music stands, chairs, basses, keyboard (88 keys and weighted), tenor saxophone,guitars, 24 track recording console additional seating for parents. ,

wellness center: private room, music stands, keyboard (88 keys and weighted). waiting area for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano/keyboard or whatever instrument that is needed for that lesson.
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Darren S. October 8, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Today was my first lesson with Alfred. I am very impress with his knowledge and skill set. We work on some hand and finger exercises and ended the lesson with playing some bass groves. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Chris H. November 18, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alfred has an infectious enthusiasm for the bass guitar that carries over in his lessons. I wanted to learn the slap and pop techniques of my favorite bass players including Marcus Miller and others. Alfred is a skilled percussive bass player who is fluent in these techniques. He is a patient teacher who will introduce new techniques and concepts at your own pace, whether you are a beginner or more advanced player. The lessons always go over the time allotment and we often have to force ourselves to “call it a night” and put down our bass guitars. The bottom line is that I’m having fun and making good progress. Online lessons have their place, but you don’t get the feedback and accountability that comes from taking in-person lessons. I can highly recommend Alfred to anyone who is serious about learning how to properly play bass guitar.
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Steven S. July 15, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alfred is a phenomenal teacher. There are a lot of wonderful musicians that are expert at their crafts but does not have the expertise of teaching it to others. Alfred not only he is a wonderful bass player but his teaching skills is amazing. I've been taking leasing for about a month and a half and it is amazing the amount of things I've learned. Furthermore, I signed up for 30 minutes lessons, I can't recall once so far where our lessons only last 30 minutes. we almost always go over an hour. This is what I call true passion for music. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I've enjoyed every lessons and can't wait till the next one. With Alfred help, I know i'll reach my goals in no time.
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Alfred S.

Alfred S.

Carol Stream, IL 60188
(6)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Eric M.

Villa Park, IL

I have been playing bass since college. I have played in various rock and funk groups. I play in church on Sundays as well. My background in theory has helped my to apply concepts to various other styles of music as well.

About Eric

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 v
ery 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.
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Riley D. May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very enjoyable to have him.
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Alex E. November 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Eric was a perfect match for my 13 year old son. My son liked the fact that Eric could show him cords to practice immediately.
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Margie H. September 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He has a nice approach that makes you feel comfortable. Very patient and professional.
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Eric M.

Villa Park, IL 60181
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Steven B.

Hanover Park, IL

Private Bass Instruction for beginning students.

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 12+ years of private and group music instruction experience, I have worked with Hix Brothers Music, Naperville Music, Roselle Music, Streamwood Park Distri
ct, After School Enrichment Solution's Guitar Stars, Band For Today, Guitar Fundamentals, Chicago Guitar Instruction, Schaumburg Music Academy, Music Makers of Western Springs, and also maintain a private clientele. Well into a thousand lessons taught, students have stayed with me for up to 7 years. You, the student, will gain all the experience I have gained from my 20 years of study, performance, and instruction.

Performing with various bands in the 2000's, I pinpointed my style and mastered my technique that gave me many performance opportunities regionally and nationally, noting most current act U2 tribute Vertigo USA and country rock cover act soon to be announced featuring members of Trash Martini.

I am co-founder of the music licensing production company Blue Shade Music, co-writing with astute musicians in the Chicago area for music libraries in Florida and California currently.

With national and international touring experience, I was featured in an exclusive interview for Online Drummer in August of 2011 sharing my knowledge and experience of music and drums.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to have a fun and educational time with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Practicing everyday with an occasional day off is very important in the student's progress. I always say 10 minutes is better than 0 minutes.

For DRUM lessons, the student can expect to learn:
*to read music notation and music charts
*to read drum notation
*songs by real bands
*timekeeping via a metronome
*hand technique and foot technique
*rudiments
*all styles of music
*double bass
*drum grooves and drum fills
*marching band/concert band material (if involved in school)

For PIANO lessons, the student can expect to learn:
*to read music notation
*to read music charts/lead sheets
*music theory
*intervals
*chords and inversions
*chord progressions
*scales
*fingering
*styles of blues, jazz, pop, rock, and traditional
*songs you wish to learn

For GUITAR + BASS lessons, the student can expect to learn:
*to learn to read music notation
*to learn to read a music chart
*music theory
*scales
*chords
*chord progressions
*fingering
*styles of pop, rock, and blues
*songs you wish to learn

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment. The student must have an acoustic or electric drum set, a practice pad, a music stand, a metronome, sticks, curriculum book(s), headphones, an acoustic or electric guitar, and an acoustic or electric piano.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Funk, Blues, RnB, Soul, Country, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Metal
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Dui S. December 7, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is enjoying playing the guitar cause of Steve. He is a great instructor. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Meg D. April 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steven is a great teacher! He's flexible, and works well with all ages! He's teaching my 3 kids, drums, guitar and bass. He's very receptive and adjusts his lessons according to what my kids are interested in. For example one of my kids was learning notes, but then the other wanted to learn a specific song and he easily adjusted to focus on what each of them wanted to do to. My kids love him!
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S G. March 7, 2015
Drum
I took 5 in-home guitar lessons from Steve and loved every minute! I had never played guitar before so we were starting from scratch. We covered a lot of information, tailored to what I wanted to learn, and I felt like I made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. Steve was always on time, well-prepared for lessons, and was very encouraging. I would recommend Steve to anyone interested in taking guitar lessons.
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Steven B.

Hanover Park, IL 60133
(16)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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David H.

Aurora, IL

IL Professional Educator's License. Instrument educator for over 10 years!

About David

I am an Illinois licensed educator and have been teaching privately in academic and instrumental content areas since 1999.
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Sydney July 16, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson ! Prompt! Knowledgable !
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Jacinda A. January 30, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
David is a very good instructor. He really made my granddaughter feel very comfortable and she is very excited to learn to play the cello. I would recommend him to other students!
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David H.

Elburn, IL 60119
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Chris M.

Montgomery, IL

I have been playing bass for 24 years. I have been on tour before, been on road crews with national acts working for Industrial Light and Sound, and have been teaching when time was available to me. I incorporate everything into teaching Bass Guitar. From the basics like proper maintenance of your bass and gear, to adjusting your neck, replacing tubes in your amp, what gear is best for your sound, recording techniques for bass, live sound for when you play shows, and much much more. Basically everything that goes along with being a touring Bass Player and making money at it! I also record some lessons in Pro Tools and will give them to you at the end of the lesson via Wav format onto a flash drive you bring in for that class. Also your homework goes into paper format/and or email format and or on a flashdrive, Scales, Notes, Songs you might want to learn, etc. I also include reference sites, where you can get drum tracks to jam to, write your own song's to, as this is a great way to ...

About Chris

Bass Lessons with Recording/Mixing/Live/Bass Maintenance and more!

My name is Chris M. I'm a 24 yr touring vet. I've been on tour, played at venues across the country, and recorded great studio albums. I am also a recording engineer and live mixer. All of this goes into teaching you how to play Bass Guitar. Communication is the key and making sure you understand everything, from how to tune, to how to adjust your neck/pickups, how to go direct for a live show, how to record, what mics sound best on bass, Pro Tools sessions, and of course how to play, pick, thumb, slap pop, and finger tap..
.plus more. I specialize in teaching beginner classes as well as intermediate classes. If you not sure where you stand, that's ok too just ask me a question to see if I can help you get to where you wanna be with your playing/mixing/recording etc. Also if you are not interested in recording or any other things that's OK too although I do recommend it of course, but it is in no way extra as I just naturally want to teach you all of what I know.

My bass classes are done differently. I usually start of with home jam projects written, as we progress I start to include some online homework to spice things up, this might include drum tracks to jam to, maybe with a click to work on keeping time, or maybe just some awesome video's on turning scales into solo's or a fun groove. Sometimes I'll even have you jump around while you play, jump on a table and jump off while still keeping time and playing the correct notes, or I might just start yelling "FREE BIRD" at you when your working on a new song/piece.....:) That actually happened to me in Tennessee...

I recommend many different aspects of being a bassist. sites for getting cheaper strings, where to look for a band, and field trips to jam with a live drummer/band on rare occasions. We also have an open mic night on Wednesday evenings all ages till 10pm.

Another exciting aspect is RECORDING! When your ready we can do a jam session/instructional recording of our lesson together on an HD Pro Tools rig. It's always a great way to get into recording if you haven't already. Or maybe work on one of your original tunes. And if you want to book a recording session with your band or a guitarist/singer/pianist/etc. we can do that as well.

I also coach on gear(what amps I think are great sounding, which would sound good for your style of music and budget, what gear is good for recording(pre-amps, compressors, eq's, etc.). And of course work with in your budget. Cause lets face it, everyone would love to have a $50million dollar recording studio but for most of us that's not gonna happen. But that doesn't mean you can't get great recordings. Some of today's music you hear on the radio where recording in a hotel room, or artists home studio.

I also help you create your own songs. Not writing your riffs for you, but putting them together or giving you ideas. You can basically think of it as me Producing a song for you. I also do some of the more traditional things if need be. For example: I show you how to get into the pocket, when and how to give it that little extra something to make the bass stand out and say....BOOM! Or when to lay back a little and let the other guys do their thing.

I have played everything from Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Alternative, Punk, Metal, Death Metal, Thrash, Reggae, Country, and even some Hip-Hop. So I can definitely help you excel in whatever genre you play in. Can also put you on the right track to booking shows. The how to, the where is a good place to play, and what the Chicagoland music scene is doing at the time, as I regularly play shows in the area. When you become a student at my Studio, you get 110% focus, and commitment from me.
All of my knowledge goes into teaching you to be a better musician. Might be how you move up and down the neck, how you always play major notes instead and skipping minor notes, or what to pack in your gig bag just in case.

Chris M.
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Bradley August 1, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have personally had a lot of lessons from Chris in many fields and I must say unlike most other teachers I have had he always ends up teaching you so many more aspects of what it is you are trying to learn. All of his experience from performing live in the bands to recording albums in the bands to being the one recording the bands. All of that comes out in his lessons and you learn so many aspects of what you are trying to learn. I recommend the bass lessons and he is just amazing with recording as well as live performance. It is a great experience and I plan to be taking many lessons to come. I really like how I am able to go and learn a lot of different things and aspects to a lesson where as the bigger schools and most teachers just kind of focus on the one aspect. Chris is really well rounded and you can get what you want out of your lessons.
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Ausin August 1, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Chris shared with me so much knowledge it was great. Always fun as well. It's the best time of the week for me. Many times he sneaks in lessons on stuff where doing while he helps me with a song I'm working on. And then he's teaching me how to record it. Whoever reads this you gotta ask him to record, you'll literally learn more than enough to keep you occupied and interested in what your working on. It's great man.
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Chris M.

Chris M.

Montgomery, IL 60538
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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