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She uses targeted exercises to identify what you need to work on most, and is excellent at coming up with different ways of verbalizing something you need to change until it clicks.
While I studied classical techniques with her, she has a wealth of knowledge in musical styles ranging from jazz to musical theater. She will be a supportive teacher no matter what style you want to study, and beneficial for those just beginning or with more experience."
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My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have quite a few budding composers. No two students learn in the same way, so
My teaching environment is very laid back. I expect my students to practice, but I don’t read them the riot act if they show up to a lesson not having practiced much the week before. I encourage them to practice more the next week and I give them strategies for how to fit practice time into their schedule along with the most efficient way to practice their pieces.
I encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson, but I don’t require it. The more a parent is informed about their child’s goals, the better they are able to assist, support and facilitate the student’s practice. Involved parents contribute greatly to a child’s success.
I love teaching adults too! It is never too late to learn an instrument and the rewards carry over into all aspects of life. As with children, music makes us all smarter. Research proves this. We learn complicated spacial and math skills without even realizing it; we’re having too much fun!
I have annual recitals for private students. I speak Spanish.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio finished and separate from house
*** Travel Equipment ***
Sometimes music. I can refer students to instrument rental or purchase places, but do not have instruments to provide. I can obtain music for the students if they prefer, otherwise I will tell them what and where to buy.
*** Specialties ***
I use Suzuki and other books for material, but my teaching is more traditional. I use actual bowhold from start. My own invention - pinky AND thumb houses. Music reading is introduced fairly early. A little at a time and it's painless.
· Piano · In home
· Guitar · In studio
· Violin · In studio
Your first trial lesson is free. I have a variety of flexible times available to suit your busy schedule and budget. I also provide in-home lessons, in order to make music more accessible to all families. I offer lessons at my studio in West Town for a reduced rate. I have a flexible make-up lesson policy - you'll always get what you pay for. I also strive to give each student their full time, even with a late arrival. Additionally, I provide consultations for choosing the flute, and often travel with my students to find the right instrument. I also offer assistance in preparing young students for school band and orchestra.
I have been told that my teaching style is fun, personalized, and demanding, while my personality is easy-going and
In lessons, my students play duets and solos from all eras of music, work on having great flute technique, and learn to express themselves through music.
Every year, we have a Spring recital and a handful of low key studio gatherings, so family, students, and friends can enjoy celebrating our achievements in music.
Many of my students in the past have won local festival competitions, have been featured in solo performances, and have continued to play flute for years.
I currently hold a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University. I have experience teaching large classrooms, small sectionals, and private lessons, and have worked with over 400 students in the past 8 years. Additionally, I occasionally play flute and piccolo in Chicago City-Wide Orchestra. I also enjoy improvisation and experimental music. At the beginning of the school year, you can find me teaching flute clinics at school music programs throughout Chicago.
Come grow and learn, love music, and flute on!
Why do I love teaching?
Teaching is very rewarding for me. I love helping people reach their goals. I enjoy supporting local music businesses and education programs, and I'm happy to lend a hand to anyone who needs assistance. Each time I give to the music community, I feel supported in turn. For me, teaching is all about building relationships, friendships, and a community around music lovers in Chicago.
Thanks so much for visiting my profile! Flute on!
· Flute · In home
· Flute · In studio
· Flute · In studio
The way she encourages and empathizes with students are assets that allow her students to have fun with the learning process and grow musically. Students and parents would regularly express enjoyment of their lessons directly to me, which further demonstrated her love and commitment as a music educator. Most importantly, Ms. Jennifer enjoys children and brings delightful excitement to each lesson. They are engaged because of her connection to each individual, regardless of age or level. I am grateful for Ms. Jennifer to have guided our students musically during her time in San Diego.
I teach beginner through advanced students and tailor my approach towards what you want to learn.
I have a BA in classical bass from University of Iowa and work as a professional bassist (classical, jazz, contemporary pop EDM and trap, rock, R&B, gospel and more) and music producer and teacher. I look forward to meeting you!
Whether you are beginner, intermediate, or even a professional instrumentalist, producer, singer, composer, engineer, songwriter or dj there are times when the brain just shuts down. Creativity does not kick in for a long time. Well there is this guy ... Ricky... yeah, we heard he specializes on the field of teaching you the solid methods to inspire new ideas and write your next masterpiece in no time. By the end of our journey we guarantee you will be composing, arranging, orchestrating, recording, mixing, and mastering your own music.
Music & film is Ricky's lifework. His
Rick has developed his own masterclasses to positively enhance the students strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help students achieve their goals as a unique artist and a musician.
Rick also hosts student showcases where his students are able to show off their new talent. He is constantly innovating his teaching skills to embellish the experience of each and every student. He attends tons of music festivals and seminars that enriches his cultural knowledge.
Artists influenced by Ricky are Air, The Flaming Lips, The Beatles, Leslie Feist, Radiohead, John Coltrane, Jamiroquai, Boards of Canada, Eric Clapton, Moby, Guns n Roses, Tame Impala, Cafe Tacuba, Muse, Phoenix, Breakbot, David Bowie, The Cure, Empire of a Sun, Gnarls Barley, Fuyiga & Miyagi, Amy Winehouse, Flying Lotus, Nirvana, Ray Barreto, Spoon, BB King, Buena Vista Social Club, Bill Evans Adolecent's Orquesta, Chopin, Bach, Björk, Santana, Marvin Gaye, Modjo, Pharell, Moderat, Kings of Convinience, The Allman Brothers ... and the list goes on and on.
Rick received his training at Columbia College Chicago in 2008 where he received a degree in music and audio engineering . After receiving his degree, he landed in Mexico City where he worked for SAE Institute Mexico as a professor and an audio engineer. He designed the most recognized masterclass "Cultured Patterns" that soon became an official courseware. He then became an Apple Logic Pro Certified trainer to increase his teaching abilities. He stopped teaching for SAE Institute, and turned his focus entirely on developing his beginners masterclass into masterclass series that would lead any musician to become an accomplished and critically acclaimed music technologist, sound designer, performer, composer, and artist.
Takelessons is thrilled to welcome Rick into our family of world-class educators. We are privileged to introduce to you an incredibly successful, entertaining, and one-of-a-kind approach to music creation through his astonishing masterclasses.
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In studio
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
· Classical Guitar · In home
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Rena has nearly five years of tutoring experience in a variety of academic subjects. In her first year at UChicago, she taught an ACT Reading and Writing Prep course as part of a university outreach program.
Rena has guided numerous students through the sometimes nerve-wracking college admissions process. She regularly edits admissions-related essays, as well as written work for academic disciplines.
She is a native speaker of Russian and English and ha
Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical.
Not only is teaching one of my favorite parts of music, it is a very important part of music. Lessons will include the development of skills such as tone production, embouchure, proper technique, knowledge of Clarinet repertoire, reading music and much more that is equally important to successful Clarinet playing.
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