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Alfred S. Winfield, IL

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 ...

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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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Jennifer M. December 26, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
My daughter is learning to love piano

Alfred uses technology and creativity to keep my daughter interested and engaged in her lessons. She looks forward to practice time!
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

Privately Trained

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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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.
Xavier M. Chicago, IL

I have been playing the double bass since Jr Year of High School. First chair at Lincoln Park high and first chair at VanderCook College of Music

About Xavier

My name is Xavier M. and I have been teaching since high school and playing bass since I was thirteen. I grew up in Avondale, Chicago, graduated with my Bachelor in music ed from VanderCook College of Music, and I love all kinds of music. I ride bike, play video games and love my city and everyone in it. Hamlet English Immersion Camp; Bilbao, Spain. With Kathy and George Owen. The camp had sixteen students who stayed for two weeks in two houses, one for boys and one for girls. While working at the camp I stayed in the boys house and watched over their activities and English use, taught English and music to students two hours a day, and took the students on hikes, bike rides, and horse rides.

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 ...

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