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Dave K. Midlothian, IL

I began teaching upright bass in 2009. During the 2012-2013, I was the orchestra director at Rolling Meadows High School. I specialize in either jazz or classical studies for the upright bass. Topics include: holding position and posture, left and right hand technique, musical notation, rhythm, scales/arpeggios, and repertoire.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates from his neighborhood high school. It was through this initial experience with teaching that he realized he wanted to make music education his career. Since then he has taught private guitar and bass lessons at Naperville Music, Rossi Music, Horizon Music, and the Plainfield School of Music. In addition, he has taught orchestra, guitar, and jazz band at Rolling Meadows High School. In 2000 Dave graduated from the University of Northern Illinois with a degree in jazz and classical guitar where ...

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Sarah O. October 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dave is an exceptional teacher!

I am a beginner guitar player, Dave has been patient and kind at every lesson. This has been an inspiration and a great help for me to continue learning the guitar. I wanted to find a guitar teacher and not just a guitar player; his approach to teaching is outstanding. He has a love for music and a gift of being an excellent teacher. I always leave my lesson feeling good about my progress and inspired to continue learning to play the guitar. I recommend him for any player at any level; he he teaches good practice habits and is very knowledgeable of music theory and how to teach each person individually. It is rare to find someone knowledgeable in music and apply their knowledge to teaching. I was fortunate to find him!
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kiara J. January 18, 2014
Guitar
He's awesome. :)

He makes learning the guitar so comfortable. He makes things easier to review and doesn't mind going over things you may have forgotten. If I could, I would get everyone I know to take lessons from him. I couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Carla J. December 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
l love this guy.

Dave is such a great teacher. He is very patient and understanding. I have learned so much with him in one month, then l have learned in four months with the other instructor l had. He makes learning fun, and I'm understanding what I'm doing now.
Kyle F. Oak Park, IL

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About Kyle

I am a young musician from Denver who was classically trained by world musician Greg Garrison. I have held many positions in many ensembles including but not limited to: Principal Bassist for the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bassist for the Colorado- State Jazz Band, Bassist in the Western States Honor Orchestra. More recent accomplishments include my admittance to the Oak Park River Forest Symphony Orchestra, and acceptance to the Music Conservatory of Chicago with scholarship. My love for music is unmatched and there is nothing I love more than seeing a student succeed in music. I love all people and thoroughly enjoy teaching children! *** Lesson Details *** I am quite a laid back instructor but I carry initiative to accomplish the goals set. Once the student has ...

Dan K. Chicago, IL

Very comfortable with nearly all styles. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, blues, etc.

About Dan

Versatile, personable, and professional musician and teacher with 13 years of playing experience. Comfortable with all ages and all styles, from classical to jazz to bluegrass and everything in between!

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avigial B. March 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We are pleased to have Dan as our child's piano instructor. He is punctual, easy to communicate with, flexible with scheduling, and has a great personality. Dan's teaching abilities are superb as he is patient and makes the material simple to understand. Our child is moving along very nicely.
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H K. October 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Dan is very knowledgeable and has an extensive background in music. My 10 yr. old son looks forward to his weekly piano lessons and mentions how much he appreciates the teachers patience and kindness. Dan does an excellent job of teaching the material while remaining friendly and fun! He constantly provides feedback and encouragement and does a great job of instilling enthusiasm for learning music while adapting to my son's skill level and needs. I also love that he is punctual! We would definitely recommend Dan as a music teacher to adults and kids alike.
Eli B. Chicago, IL

I am currently a String Bass Performance major at DePaul. I play/ teach classical solo and orchestral bass, jazz bass, and bluegrass/ folk.

About Eli

I am currently a String Bass Performance Major at DePaul University. I have taught multiple students in my home town of St. Charles, IL throughout high school and college. I am well versed in the genres of classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and funk. I have played in many different ensembles including the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, jazz combos at DePaul, several rock bands, and a bluegrass trio that frequently performs in Chicago and the surrounding area called Ask Your Folks . I have had the benefit of working with great teachers throughout my bass playing career, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Because of this, I understand what a difference the right teacher can make. Furthermore, I know what teaching styles

Johann S. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching upright bass for two years and my students have proved great results in both technical and listening skills. I specialize in classical music on the instrument and focus on incorporating the Simandl and Rabath methods into my students' technique. I begin with developing sound technique and then move toward achieving musical interpretation and eventually confident performing capabilities. I work well with all ages and it will be a pleasure to work with you!

About Johann

Greetings prospective student! Thank you for considering to me to teach you what I believe is to be the most beautiful sounding instrument in the world. I have a great passion for classical music played on the double bass and believe that I can inspire you to become a great bass player. I am currently the assistant principal bass in the civic orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the great Chicago Symphony. I am twenty four years old and hope to be performing in a great orchestra very soon as well, in the meantime I would like to teach and share my insights on technique, theory and the mindset a musician needs to be a good performer. I studied with Boston symphony'bassist Benjamin Levy for my undergraduate degree in double bass performance at The Boston Conservatory,and before ...

Jeffrey S. Chicago, IL

I am available to teach beginner and intermediate level players on double bass. I am currently working towards a bachelors in music with a focus on music performance. Double Bass is my primary instrument. I'm able to teach jazz and classical as well as the various forms of technique needed to play double bass properly.

About Jeffrey

My name is Jeff and I have been a bass player for over 20 years. I have professional experience on bass guitar and have played, performed, and recorded with many bands and musicians since the mid 1990's. I am fluent in all styles of music including rock, jazz, soul, R&B, metal, and classical. I also play double bass and am currently studying for my bachelors in music. I am currently the university music tutor at Northeastern Illinois University and like to incorporate a firm understanding of music theory and fundamentals into playing the bass. I am extremely versatile and have a relaxed, outgoing personality that allows me to be a successful teacher.

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