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Eric M.

Villa Park, IL

I played in school bands and picked up more theory in college.

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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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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Ilia D. August 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He has been great so far. Making good relation with my son. Glad to have him as his piano teacher.
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Eric M.

Eric M.

Villa Park, IL 60181
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Darcy C.

Chicago, IL

Teaching private clarinet lessons was the way I discovered that I wanted to be a teacher. I began teaching private clarinet lessons to beginners while in high school, where I played with the Wind Symphony (top band) all four years under the direction of John Heath. I also played with the Philharmonic (top) Orchestra, and sat first chair in each during my senior year. I played solo clarinet for the DuPage Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well.

I have experience with IMEA auditions and music, and during my years of teaching, my students went on to place into IMEA honor bands, first division of solo and ensemble competitions, and private youth orchestras. I also have experience coaching students on audition pieces as well as solos for competitions, technique, and music theory.

I can provide recommendations on music stores, books, reeds, and more. Whether you want help with music for your band or orchestra, supplementary lessons to go beyond school music education, coaching on a solo, ...

About Darcy

Hi, there! My name is Darcy and I am a teaching artist in Chicago. I've been teaching and tutoring for nine years and I'm a graduate of Northwestern University. I love to get to know people, and I pride myself in being personable, adaptable to different learning styles, and an upbeat, positive person.

I teach in the city of Chicago and at some Evanston schools; unfortunately I am not able to travel beyond the reach of the CTA for lessons. Note: my listed availability begins September 1, 2015. Want to start sooner? Just let me know, we can figure out scheduling until then!

I teach a vari
ety of ages, levels, and subjects: I currently teach drama to kindergarteners and high school English classes, clarinet to middle school students, ballet and jazz to teenagers, and tap to adults older than I am. I consistently teach large classes and several one- or two- person private lessons. I invest a lot in my students and want to get to know each of them personally, whether they are five or 55.

A little about my background in the subjects I teach:

My life-long love of reading, writing and language prepared me to succeed academically and on standardized tests. I became a National Merit Scholar and then a cum laude graduate of Northwestern University. I've had several writing jobs and internships, and have published numerous articles and a long-term column. Experience matters when it comes to knowing how to draft creative content while maintaining impeccable grammar, style, and structure.

I grew up training seriously in dance, especially ballet and tap. I studied ballet, pointe, tap, modern and jazz on a scholarship at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL, and performed with their award-winning performing and competing dance ensemble for seven years. I then completed the choreography program at Northwestern University, and served as Artistic Director of Tonik Tap ensemble.

I come from a musical family, and I played as the first chair clarinetist in my high school's band and orchestra as well as the solo clarinetist with the DuPage Youth Symphony. By studying privately and attending summer programs I was able to refine my technical abilities and musicianship, winning awards at solo competitions and performing in recitals. When I began performing professionally in Chicago musical theatre productions at age eleven, my musical background served me well as I began vocal training.

I'm lucky to now get to do what I love for a living and I hope to work with you in one of the subjects listed here!

With each of my students, we begin with a discussion about goals and expectations on both sides. I want to know what your goals are with lessons. Do you want to score in a certain range on a standardized test? Refine your technique in music or dance? Learn something new just for fun? I am happy to help you work toward whatever goals you have (and really, it should always be fun).

From me, you can expect commitment, flexibility, clear communication, and positivity. Feel free to ask for references if you'd like!
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Silvana I. March 5, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
My husband and I both took lessons from Darcy and she was a great teacher with fantastic curriculum and very accommodating. Very happy with her and how our dance came out.
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Minhaj Khan March 3, 2016
English · Online
Darcy is very professional and very easy going and willing to change course when required. She is working not only with my daughter but also keep me posted on her progress. My daughter likes her style and I have seen improvements with my daughter grades... Yes, I will certainly recommend her to anyone.
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Patty P. January 4, 2016
French · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor. A great help.
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Darcy C.

Darcy C.

Chicago, IL 60625
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jon N.

Skokie, IL

I have a master's degree in clarinet performance, but an even better degree in teaching music.

About Jon

Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love?

He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professional musicians with master’s degrees, adult beginners, and of course, kids of all ages between 8 and 75.

They are encouraged to select the music they want to learn, so we have worked on classical music and original compositions, which I also coach, jazz, blues, pop, rock, the Great American Songb
ook, reggae, seven different kinds of Jewish music, and other ethnic music from all over the globe.

Frequently the younger students will request a tune I've never heard, but I magically transform the MP3 into a handwritten score at the student's level. Example, one of my adult beginners wanted to play the big symphonic poem Scheherazade, and I wrote out the main tunes for easy piano.
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Ellen Bero March 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have had 4 piano lessons with Jon so far and he has been great. I just signed up to continue with him and I really look forward to my weekly lesson with him.

He's always very positive and encourages me to be positive too. He's also very responsive to my needs, helping me to concentrate and giving me beautiful music that I really enjoy and can work with.

I heartily recommend Jon. He's a very capable teacher, and a kind, considerate person.
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Eric January 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
I would just like to present the rest of the music world to Mr. John Novi. This gentleman has been nothing but stellar in his methods of teaching me how to be a better piano player and composer. I have never felt more confident in myself than after the first lesson I had from him. I advise anyone and everyone who has any second thoughts about him to throw them out the window and dive head first in lessons with him. You will never be in more qualified hands than his.
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Kate September 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
I’ve only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I’ve messed up a song, and encourages me to try again.

Also his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano.

Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi’s zest for teaching that makes me glad I’m taking lessons with him. You won’t regret it.
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Jon N.

Skokie, IL 60077
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kristina S.

Chicago, IL

Whether you are a parent of a beginning music student looking for one-on-one guidance for your child’s music education, a continuing clarinetist, or an adult learner seeking to fulfill a lifetime dream by playing the clarinet, I am committed to helping my students reach their goals. My 15 years of clarinet study and 6 years of teaching experience will provide skilled instruction to support each of my students’ unique learning styles, and achievements of individualized goals.

About Kristina

A vivacious and passionate educator and performer, Kristina received her Masters in Clarinet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music where she held the Graduate Teaching Assistantship for instructing MUE-221 Clarinet Methods. At Eastman, Kristina was a member of the Eastman Philharmonia, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, a founding member of Trio Ario, and performed with Ossia, a student managed contemporary music ensemble.

Currently, Kristina is a Teaching Artist for Sistema Ravinia's Harza Nucleo, bringing intensive after school El Sistema music program to elementary and midd
le school students of Lake County. In addition, Kristina has an active private studio in the greater Chicago area.

Kristina’s principal teachers include Kenneth Grant, Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, Susan Warner, Deborah Chodacki and Nancy Mathison. Kristina holds a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from DePaul University and is an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy.

Kristina has performed in master classes for Ricardo Morales, Michel Lethiec, Mark Nuccio and Jon Manasse. In 2013, Kristina made her international solo debut in Chåteauneuf, France. Kristina can be heard on the Eastman Wind Ensemble's most recent album.

In addition to music engagements, Kristina is a 300-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, and enjoys cooking and hiking.

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Scheduling Disclaimer:
Please message me before scheduling lessons to verify that I have the availability to be at your students' location at your preferred times.
I input my general availability into the calendar, however it does not account for commuting times between teaching engagements. Depending on your location in the greater Chicago area, my lesson availability my vary.

A student's weekly lesson time is decided based on a mutually agreed upon time. If the student needs to reschedule their lesson, the instructor will do her best to accommodate the student's needs. Reoccurring lessons are confirmed and scheduled minimum of one week in advance.

I look forward to being in touch.
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Rami A. November 23, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Punctual, dedicated, patient and compassionate. Couldn't recommend her more, especially for children. Great instructor all around!
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Kristina S.

Kristina S.

Chicago, IL 60618
(1)
starting at
$70 / 45-min
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Jessica S.

Chicago, IL

Are you or your child interested in learning the clarinet? Did you play the clarinet in high school, and want to get back to it? Are you just looking to perfect technique and sound? Yes? Then we are the perfect teacher-student match! With 16 years of study and 7 years of teaching experience, I bring a unique skill set that can accommodate any learning style. Regardless of age or experience, I will provide each student with a unique lesson tailored toward achieving individualized goals.

About Jessica

Clarinetist Jessica S. is on a mission: to connect communities through music and the experience of live performance. Through regularly performing with the ensemble she has co-founded, Chicago Symphonic Winds, Jessica has been actively engaged in educational outreach and promoting wind music. She has also been a competition winner and featured artist with numerous organizations, including but not limited to, the Musicians Club of Women (awarded the Jerome and Elaine Nerenburg Scholarship), the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Rowan University’s Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the Nat
ional Society of Arts and Letters.

Jessica’s primary instructors include Stephen Williamson, Rié Suzuki, and Larry Combs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was awarded the W. Clark Pfleeger Medallion for Musical Excellence with her Bachelors Degree in Performance from Rowan University, and recently completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University.
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Jessica S.

Jessica S.

Chicago, IL 60657
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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