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Popular Music Teachers Near Highwood

Alysia R.

Glenview, IL
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Paul W.

Chicago, IL
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Kate C.

Evanston, IL
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Alysia R. Glenview, IL

About Alysia

Having taught piano and flute lessons for over 12 years in the North Shore. I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages (3 - adult), both beginner and advanced. I enjoy teaching students the "classical music" repertoire. I also strive to give my students a solid foundation in music theory and history in order for them to truly understand and appreciate the roots and structure of the music. In addition, I want my students to really love playing music and so I strongly encourage my students to also learn to play music outside of the classical repertoire. I believe balance is key, so I generally teach students to play classical music as well as music from other genres (such as film music, pop music, video game music, holiday music etc). *** Lesson Details *** Each ...

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Jerilyn M. November 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Alysia is a wonderful teacher. She also is excellent in teaching music theory. She is very patient. She makes it easier for me. She is sensitive and in tuned with my strengths and weaknesses. I would highly recommend her.
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Barbara A. February 17, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Awesome teacher. Super friendly and helps me with my vocal music as well as teaching my choice of sheet music.

Awesome teacher! Friendly and supportive. Helps me with my vocal music as well as piano and teaches me the sheet music that I want to learn.
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Tiffany R. November 15, 2013
Flute
Felt very welcomed and my musical abilites have greatly improved.

I found Alysia's teaching abilities to be quite excellent. She was kind, understanding, and most importantly, patient. I highly recommend her as a music teacher for anybody and everybody, especially children.
Paul W. Chicago, IL

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background on music theory, so I am able to explain what I am teaching. I excelled in all my classes in college, music and Gen Eds, with a GPA over 3.75. I also have experience in teaching guitar or bass to students ranging from the ages of six to sixty six. I enjoy taking what I have learned and passing it on to someone else to experience. I believe this is one way you can leave your mark in music. I believe the experience I have playing in bands, and learning songs with my ability of having relative ...

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Cascino J. January 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I can't recommend Paul enough as a teacher. I took one-on-one lessons with him from middle school through high school, and learned so much during that time. He was extremely flexible in his methods and approach, teaching me both notes/scales, as well as a good amount of ear training and improvisation. Anyone from beginners to those with more experience would greatly benefit from taking lessons from Paul!
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Kevin C. January 25, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Paul is an incredible teacher! I took lessons from him from 5th grade through senior year of high school. In this time period, he taught me a variety of subjects including jazz guitar, improvisation, classical guitar, as well as bass guitar. He is very flexible and able to teach all these subjects and more. He was happy to help me explore different styles of playing and genres of music. He was always enthusiastic and well prepared for lessons. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great guitar instructor!
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Yuying S. November 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is AMAZING! He is the best music teacher I've ever had. He makes the class so fun and enjoyable, and he makes me love acoustic guitar even more. I started to take lessons with Paul as a beginner knowing nothing about acoustic guitar, and have learned so much from him. He is so patient and knowledgeable, he is able to answer all kinds of questions that I have relating to guitar and music. He has AWESOME personality, when you take lessons with him, time flies. He is very good at learning a new song quickly. Sometimes I pick songs that I want to learn, and show these songs to him during class, some of the songs that he has never heard before, he can recognize the chords right away, and wrote them down and teach me how to play. He is a great teacher, you won't be regretted to take his class!
Kate C. Evanston, IL

About Kate

Kate has years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels, from 5 to 55. As a teaching assistant at Eastman and at Northwestern University, she has given individual, private lessons to undergraduate and graduate violin students, under the supervision of her mentors. A registered Suzuki teacher, in her own private studio, she has taught beginners as young as age 3, to adult students and every age in between. Kate earned a Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. She received her Master's degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. She also has the distinction of being one of the first to earn the Certificate in College and Community Music Teaching at Eastman. She earned her Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from the ...

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Isabelle R. January 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
I'm a teacher who has worked with Kate and her students. I'm always very impressed with her students, they are set up so well! Kate does a great job balancing technique basics with repertoire and musical knowledge. I would highly recommend her for any level, she is great with beginners as well as more advanced students.
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Julie R. March 4, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Kate is a fantastic teacher. She taught our sometimes resistant 6 year old, and she was always patient with her and made her lessons fun. I highly recommend her!
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RallyA December 6, 2010
My best music teacher ever!

We are so happy to have Kate as our violin teacher. She is a professional who has great approach towards kids and manages to find the best way to teach them how to love the instrument, play it as a true artist and show them how to enjoy music. Our daughter adores her and always goes to the lessons with desire and leaves with a big smile on her face. She quickly learned the basics and now loves playing the violin and keeps practicing every day without being reminded to do so.

Joseph M.

Skokie, IL
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Angela H.

Chicago, IL
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Sara L.

Lake Zurich, IL
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Joseph M. Skokie, IL

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through my High School music teacher, through master classes of Manuel Lopez Ramos and Abel Carlevaro and others. These master classes helped me in a big way to develop teaching systems and principles that can help anyone to learn guitar easier and more effectively. You will gain from the knowledge of these world class guitarists and teachers which will help you to play better and more musical. And from my musical background-of playing hundreds of songs ...

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StephenS1 February 15, 2012
Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
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JosefP January 4, 2011
Great teacher !!!
Angela H. Chicago, IL

About Angela

I have been teaching voice students from ages 5 to 80+ for over seven years. Whether your goal is to sing musical theater, with your local church group, in your school choir, or just for fun – I can help you become a better singer and have fun while doing it! Education: I graduated in June of 2013 from Northwestern University, earning my Masters of Music in Voice & Opera Performance. I am a San Francisco Bay Area native and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in music from Santa Clara University, California. Performance: Upcoming performances include the the role of Pitti-Sing in Evanston Savoyaires' The Mikado (October 2013). Previous engagements include Ma Joad in the Chicago premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera The Grapes of Wrath and Mrs. Herring in NU’s production of ...

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Alex W. August 12, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Overall great teacher

Angela is very professional and competent. Despite my misgivings about starting lessons with no prior experience, she has exceeded my expectations, and I'm becoming more confident as a result. I would highly recommend Angela.
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KatiaG May 15, 2012
She is wonderful! I highly recommend Angela. She knows her stuff and my daughter looks forward to seeing her each week! How wonderful!
Sara L. Lake Zurich, IL

About Sara

Greetings and welcome to my Studio Profile, As a professional singer and teacher, I strive for artistic excellence and customer satisfaction. I want you to be excited about your voice and the progress you are making and will do everything I can to support your growth and progress. I have 10 years of experience in private teaching and would be delighted to apply this knowledge to help you reach your musical goals, whether auditioning for your school musical, preparing for college auditions, joining a church choir, or auditioning for an opera company. I teach a variety of musical styles including classical, musical theater, jazz, and some pop. My goal is for you to discover ease and freedom in your singing, increase your range and vocal stamina, introduce you to different styles of ...

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Karen C. January 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sara is amazing, and I recommend her as a vocal instructor for a variety of ages and needs. I’m an adult student learning guitar and wanted to be able to sing along without embarrassment. I have no vocal training nor performance experience and did not know where to begin. Sara is very encouraging, and is able to explain things clearly and guide me through learning how to sing. I've been making remarkable progress and gain more confidence and technique with each session.
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Richard D. December 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have seen a few teachers over the years. One who is currently a professor of voice at a prestigious university. One who holds many degrees in voice and speech pathology. Each has many successful students. However, none have been able to fix my problem. I started teaching myself voice after I "discovered" that I had a decent one when I first went to music school. However, I taught myself incorrect techniques which resulted in actual, physical pain. Since then I have spent years trying to correct this problem. I don't know exactly what Sara said or did, to be honest, but somehow she managed to dig inside my brain, connect the right neurons, and BOOM I can sing without hurting myself. It seems a bit sensational but it's the truth. If you want a voice coach who is professional, understanding, knowledgeable, and above all kind, then take some lessons with Sara.

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