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Popular Music Teachers Near Elmwood Park

Michael S.

Chicago, IL
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Jesus G.

Chicago, IL
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Loretta M.

Chicago, IL
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Michael S. Chicago, IL

About Michael

Like any musician, music is my life. I love to soak it in any way I can! Whether it be listening to records, jamming with my friends or watching all the live concert footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan I can get my hands on. I'm that guy you see in the supermarket who is bobbing his head to the music over the intercom while picking up a loaf of bread. Graduating as music major with a concentration in instrumental performance for guitar, I have developed many important skills that pertain to putting on a good show as well as being musically proficient. I have a love for Blues, Funk, Jazz and R&B music, and the ease of self expression in these genres. My undergraduate study combined with onstage experience has given me the time and instruction to learn how to blend with other musicians ...

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Shannon B. February 15, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Having Michael teach my son (who is 10) has been one of the best decisions I've made. He is laid back enough to put him at ease and make learning fun, yet he is very professional and mature with his organization, structure, communication, etc. At the end of the day, the success I've seen my son have with him in learning the guitar speaks volumes. I can't say enough good things about him. Thank you, Michael!
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John P. February 6, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Michael is an incredibly knowledgeable and talented instructor.

Michael impressed me from our very first lesson. He listened to what I wanted to accomplish and adapted to my requests and skill level. His patience and enthusiasm make him a great instructor!

I would highly recommend Michael!
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Nicholas F. January 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Outstanding as an instructor, and a top notch musician.

I've had the pleasure of working with Micheal a lot the past few years, and he has shown himself to possess the proper patience and technical know-how to introduce new concepts to students in an engaging and useful way. His dedication to improving as a teacher and musician in all areas is also commendable, and that work ethic is something that he imparts on his students. Highly recommended.
Jesus G. Chicago, IL

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 15 years experience teaching piano and 5 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He received his Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Music of Mexico State (COMEM) under the direction of Professor Manuel de La Flor. In spring 2010, Jesus completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il. Renowned Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and Dr. Ludmila Lazard were his advisers and professors. In addition, during his program at Roosevelt University, Jesus took a course aimed at developing figure base and harpsichord performance with Dr. David Schrader. He is a ...

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Andrea M. August 21, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent experience.
I came in as a low intermediate player and after only a few lessons I feel much more confident! My sight-reading and technique approved a great deal in a short amount of time.
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Monica M. July 14, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My two daughters are having a wonderful experience with Jesus. We've had about 7 lessons so far and I can't believe how great they are doing. He's a fantastic teacher, he's patient (especially with my restless 7 year old), encouraging and motivating (they love to practice!). We love his teaching style and how he incorporates history and information on various composers and his students, his passion for really shows. We are absolutely thrilled with Jesus.
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Jenny H. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
Very good

Very good teacher!
Loretta M. Chicago, IL

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I then moved on to NYU. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional style.

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Danette P. October 23, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
My 11-year-old absolutely loves Miss Loretta. She's enthusiastic, patient, encouraging and makes learning music fun. My daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson and learning something new. If my daughter brings a piece she wants to learn, Loretta finds a way to fit it in. It's clear that Loretta loves teaching and is a natural at it. We feel lucky to have found her.
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Dean R. September 29, 2014
Singing · Online
In my last lesson, Loretta helped me work through a major misconception about myself. I did not believe that my voice sounded good in falsetto - so I didn't practice it, lowered my expectations, and generally created a self-defeating barrier..

The transformation in learning to love what's coming out of my pipes is more than just voice-deep. Now I believe there are new lands I can conquer! Thank you for helping me to love my upper register Loretta!
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Paul F. August 6, 2014
Flute · Online
Verified Student
After only a couple of lessons I can tell that Loretta is a well rounded teacher. As a flute instructor she is better than what I could have imaged.

Ayme F.

Chicago, IL
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Jeff F.

Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Ayme F. Chicago, IL

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into and we can go from there. I started playing guitar about 20 years ago and have fronted several bands that have played all over Chicago and beyond. Although I have studied ethnomusicology, theory, and composition in college, I owe my greatest debt to the Chicago musicians who inspired and later taught me. I began my private studies in flamenco guitar with Tomas de Utrera, Kelan Phil Cohran voice and theory, Hamid Drake instructed me on hand drumming, and from Rockin' Johnny Burgin I learned

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Megan T. December 27, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ayme has been great, my daughter Ruby has been taking guitar lessons with her for a short time and Ruby absolutely loves it! Ayme is kind, patient and explains things in a way Ruby connects with. My daughter doesn't have any experience with playing an instrument and Ayme is making this experience an enjoyable one for her. Ruby is catching on quite nicely and enjoys going to her lessons. I would strongly recommend Ayme to anyone interested in learning how to play guitar.
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John A. March 1, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Great teacher!
I started with Ayme with no musical skills whatsoever. I wanted to learn the guitar to challenge myself. 10 lessons down the line I am comfortably strumming away and very happy my progress.
Great teacher to learn from; she knows her stuff!
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Bram H. January 21, 2014
Guitar
Great teacher!

Ayme was a great teacher. I started lessons with her when I was 9 now I am 16
and kind of a shredder.
She is really patient, encouraging and has a great sense of humor. I learned a lot
about music theory and soloing without even noticing. When I moved
on to other teachers, I realized what a great foundation she gave me, I was way ahead of the other students and sometimes a little ahead of the teacher. Lol.
She knows a lot about different kinds of music, which was really cool.
I learned blues, some rockabilly, and even a Metallica song while I was
studying with her. She makes learning really fun!
Jeff F. Chicago, IL

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Percussion Performance, and a Master of Music degree from De Paul University in Jazz Studies. *** Lesson Details *** With committed weekly practice there are no limits to a student's potential. I like to use the term guide to describe my teaching style. In a relaxed atmosphere, the student and I are working together to advance their musical goals. Sometimes goals are reached quickly, more often we need more time and repetition to advance.

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Cheryl F. December 14, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Always has something to challenge you

Lessons have always been fun, exciting, and challenging.
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Christopher M. October 29, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
**Excellent** drum instructor, highly recommended

Jeff is everything you'd want in a drum instructor: he is highly skilled, has thorough knowledge of drumming styles and technique, and he is an excellent communicator. On top of that he is thoughtful, polite and listens carefully. This is all a very, very rare combination.

I had to play a couple of slow gospel tunes for a church service this summer; Jeff very quickly found suitable and tasteful grooves for me that were within my capability to play. He also worked with me on some rudiments and provided invaluable feedback. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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CarmenB3 April 10, 2012
Carmen B

Jeff is a very good teacher, he's very kind and takes everything step by step. I love the way he works with me and im doing great progress because of him.
William H. Chicago, IL

About William

Will H’s composition draws its inspiration from as divergent sources as American and European minimalism to gamelan and indie rock. Recent focus has been devoted to collaboration where he has enjoyed interdisciplinary work with choreographers, filmmakers, and playwrights. His music has been performed in the U.S., England, and Thailand by ensembles including the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra and the JCFA Composer's Orchestra, along with readings by the JACK Quartet, the University of Arkansas Orchestra, the University of Iowa Kantorei, directed by Timothy Stalter, and the Center for New Music Ensemble, directed by David Gompper. As a performer, he has participated in ensembles devoted to new music including the JCFA Composer’s Orchestra, Ensemble 48, the Outside Orchestra based out of ...

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Daniel N. July 16, 2014
Trombone · In home
Verified Student
I hired Wil to help my 10 year old beginning band student. He has a wonderful,patient teaching style and my child feels more confident in her ability. I highly recommend him for anyone needing lessons!
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Carrie K. July 1, 2014
Arrangement and Composition · In home
Will was super knowledgeable and very patient with this beginner. In just a few lessons I already feel more confident in my own arranging skills. I look forward to working with him for a long time!

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