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These Music teachers are highly rated by students in the Carlock area, including Lowpoint, East Peoria, Creve Coeur, Le Roy and Wapella.

About James

I have been teaching guitar professionally for 10 years and playing for 17 years. I began teaching professionally after graduating Hollywood's Guitar Institute of Technology program with an Associates in Music Performance. I specialize in Metal, Jazz, Classical, Blues and Rock.

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I am a good balance of disciplined yet easy going. I use a few different methods and books in combination with my own ideas to give a student a well rounded musical education. Students can expect to learn as much as they want to from me. I start with basic open chords and notes on the neck, and progressively get to more difficult scales, arpeggios, and music reading. The goal is to make my students as well rounded as possible and to be able to handle any musical situation they encounter.

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I bring my own amp, guitar and music stand. Students should have their own instrument to learn on.

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I specialize in metal and with advanced soloing techniques.
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Cathryn K.

Peoria, IL 61614

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About Cathryn

Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exercises because without them no changes will be made and that's the whole point right to change your voice? However you do get to sing songs. I teach, so that you will change your voice and succeed in whatever avenue you want. My degree is in Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University and one year of Masters work in Drama from DePaul University.

I also teach ESL, Reading, Writing, History which I have done for the past ten years. I use a variety of techniques since no two people are alike to help you learn English or the Ameri

can lifestyle. I presently teach Caterpillar employees, spouses and children. Let me teach you and see how far we can go.

Thank you.
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October 16, 2019
Xiuli
April 3, 2019
Xiuli
She is the best teacher!
March 17, 2019
Isabella
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..

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Cathryn K.

Peoria, IL

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About Görkem

I'm teaching drums for 9 years am currently teaching around 20 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.

Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative, Pop, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical.

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About Chaul

I have been playing the violin for over 24 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music knowledge into violin playing, especially in the field of reading and learning new music. My goal is to help music lovers learn how to teach themselves one day when a music teacher is no longer available.

I started teaching in 2011 while I was completing the Master of Music degree at Rice University. As I finished my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in December 2017, I decided to build and expand my own studio in Burleson, TX.

I also tutor beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese and have always loved Chinese literature.

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March 15, 2018
Indira
Thank you Chaul for a great lesson and also for being so patient with me when my computer didn't log into the session right away. I enjoyed my first lesson and am excited to have such a fabulous teacher that sent me material and information to prepare for my first session. I feel confident that I will be able to progress and I know that I will enjoy learning with you. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
February 21, 2018
Barrie
Within a half hour lesson I learned the proper way hold the bow and the chords to pluck for twinkle twinkle little star. You can feel how excited she is to be teaching someone her passsion. I'd definately recommend her.

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About Dimitry

My teaching principles are based on outlining the advantageous mental and physical practice techniques revealed through research in Sports Psychology. These methods help my students strategically overcome the numerous psychological obstacles in order to develop a consistently high level of performance.

I share with students my Sports Psychology research that focuses on common triggers for performance anxiety and stage fright. By assessing the students’ performances, I design an applicable daily practice plan which gears to establish better control over the physical and psychological symptoms known to negatively impact performance. Applying these principles also helps in the development of increased control of muscular and mental functions, accuracy, precision, discipline, mental awareness and overall coordination. By incorporating kn

owledge of Sports Psychology in my lessons, I hope to educate about the existing relationship between mental process and physical execution and the impact one has on the other.

For professional athletes and musicians, performing under pressure is an inescapable element of their careers. Given the current levels of performance excellence and the consequent fierceness of competition, consistency in performance quality is indispensible in attaining the degree of professionalism. This implied link between musical and athletic disciplines is a logical one. Similarly to athletes, musicians must achieve high levels of technical skill, efficient movement patterns, acute focus, composure and extreme concentration, all while maintaining a consistently high level of performance.

Musicians ‘play’ music as athletes ‘play’ sports. Therefore, like sports, a musical performance is a physical activity with extreme demands on technical facility, training ethics, discipline, deliberate practice, structure, dedication, determination, motivation and inspiration. Like sports, it is a form of self-expression, performed in front of an audience and demanding astounding mastery of the human mind and body. Both performance practices provide the performer with opportunities for excellence, though the journey may bring forth intense pressures, challenges, anxieties, fears and psychological phobias. Adapting the methods and principles developed by research in sports psychology, affords tremendous advantage in a musician’s constant desire to elevate, not only the quality, but also the consistency of quality in their performance.
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July 15, 2019
Kiran L.
I started learning violin from Dr. Dimitry 1 month ago because, unlike other teachers, I found Dr. Dimitry very honest in specifying the subtleties and nuances, especially the snaggy ones which make the violin one of the most challenging instruments to learn. Although his classes were very expensive, I chose him as he was a straightforward and experienced violinist and I never compromise on the quality of teaching. Also, being a doctoral student myself, I know what it means to earn a Ph.D. and that too in music.

Now, it has been one month, and I enjoy his classes. His analogies and examples are an apt way of understanding the techniques of playing the violin. Though Dr. Dimitry is an advanced violinist, he is very patient with absolute beginners. To sum up, I would highly recommend him to people who are very serious and determined to learn and practice the violin.
February 16, 2019
Sharon
A true professional and a great teacher! I have been taking violin lessons now for 6 months with Dr. Dimitri Olevsky, having switched to Dimitri after having had a mediocre experience with my previous teacher. Wow…what a difference. Dimitri ably blends his extensive knowledge, talent, and seriousness about his craft with a witty sense of humor. He is able to simplify the complexities of violin technique so that it is truly feels accessible. Highly recommended.
February 11, 2019
Alexander
Dr. Olevsky was immediately able to improve my playing with direct, practical advice. He is concerned with efficient practice and in making the maximum amount of progress in the time that one has. He is highly knowledgable about the audition process and the real day to day of being a professional performing violinist. I have been playing for 15+ years and find Dimitry's lessons very challenging and stimulating.

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Jem V.

Normal, IL 61761

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About Jem

I will be attending ISU to study music therapy
I currently attend FAU and study trombone performance
I have performed with the all state band 2015-2018
I have also performed with the all district band 2015-2018
I have attended solo and ensemble district and state level and only getting superiors.
My sophomore year I received an award for my musicianship at my high school's award ceremony.
My senior year I earned an award for my musicianship at my school's band banquet.
For FAU I have performed with the commencement band
I was also principal trombone in the Florida youth orchestra.
I have been principle player of with wind ensemble band in my high school. I have worked with them to make sure music sounds good. teaching them rhythms and improving intonation.
My passion is working smart and hard to teach kids and young adults how to be the

best versions of themselves. While being a good musician is important, it is also important to constantly improve discipline and maturity.
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Dennis M.

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About Dennis

Dennis has been in the music scene for the last 25+ years.
Starting piano at the age of 9, he didn't know that piano would become a fixture through the years. Dennis has a classical training background which then led him to other styles of influence such as Jazz, Gospel, & Blues genres.

He holds a B.A. in Music from Portland Bible College and as a professional pianist he has taken on other musical roles; such as composition, arranging, and producer on many recording projects.

Dennis has something to offer to all that want to learn how to play the piano. Whether it's learning for fun, or pursuing piano passionately; his method of teaching is one that will stick with you.

"Playing piano is a lifetime experience; whether you do it professionally or for your own enjoyment, you will always learn something new. My hope is to pass a

long what I've learned to every student that I have the opportunity to teach."
- Dennis Miclau.

Whether you're just starting to learn piano for the first time or already learning and need someone to guide you along in your journey. I'm here to help coach and teach you to become successful in your piano learning and practice.

I teach and coach pianists from all ages and all levels. My musical background starts from when I was 9 years of age. Classically trained and later was attached to other styles of music influence such as Jazz, Gospel, & Blues.

I currently teach the following styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, & Blues
Within those styles, I also have the experience to focus on teaching in the following areas: Improvisation, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Melody & Harmony, Jazz Chords & Voicings, Accompaniment Training, and much more.

Send me a message if you are interested in having me teach you piano and or if you have any other questions. I'm here to help :)
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About Emmalie

I am a recent graduate from the Mannes School of Music having studied Clarinet Performance with Jon Manasse. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. In my years of teaching, I have taught a wide variety of ages and experience levels and am incredibly passionate about watching my students' musical and personal growth. I believe every piece of music can create imagery and narratives, and I want to help others find this joy. Let's tell stories together!

I look forward to hearing any questions you might have!

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Dana
"Amy has been instrumental in training many of my children in the study of piano. She has laid a great foundation in music theory and instilled in them th
e discipline of practicing and a love of classical music. We discovered that classical training lays an excellent foundation for all other genres. Amy’s passion for the classical can be heard no matter the style that is being taught or performed. Some of our children have since branched off into other instruments. However, their instructors have been amazed with their knowledge of music theory. They were able to skip the beginning basics of their instruments and move on to harder selections. I would highly recommend Amy as an instructor. She is professional, fun, and passionate.

We have since moved to another state and I am still searching for an instructor of her caliber."
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Andrew
"She was very nice and respectful. My son enjoyed her lesson very much!!"
Brent
"I have taken one lesson so far with James, with many more to come hopefully. James has been nothing but motivational to get my guitar and singing to the n
ext level. It seems he truly wants to see each and every one of his students succeed and believes that if we tell ourselves that we're the best, that we might just become the best. I am extremely optimistic that my playing is going to dramatically improve from James' lessons as after only one lesson I have learned more than I have self teaching myself over the past year!

I am really looking forward to my next lesson...James is great to work with. Very personable, and a very nice guy. Can't wait till Tuesday!"
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Cynthia
"Lulu is a very talented musician, and that translates very well into her teaching. She made the lessons fun by allowing me the opportunity to learn my fa
vorite piano songs. She was so creative with teaching students of different ages and proficiency. I had a really positive experience here. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn and master playing piano."
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Luke
"I am about eight lessons in and look forward to every one of them. Eric is patient with me as I am a little older and not a quick learner plus my work an
d family life is hectic so my practice times vary. Only reason I am not giving five stars is this is my first time taking guitar lessons but I know I will be sticking with Eric probably for another couple years of lessons as this is the first hobby I have had in a long time that I truly enjoy!"
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Christine
"Had my first lesson today and loved it. Tom instantly knew what I need to learn. Looking forward to many more lessons with Tom."
Catherine
"Very patient and very knowledgeable"
Derek
"My teen son enjoyed his first lesson and working with Lauren! He's looking forward to continuing to work with her."
Ryan
"Great teacher!"

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