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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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Phil C.

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I will help you to understand music theory as it applies to your specific instrument. Additionally, we will look at information regarding instruments you may work with. We're not looking at orchestrating a symphony and will not learn erroneous information. This is focused on developing the knowledge necessary for mastery of your instrument or instruments and bringing more to you creatively. It also serves to give you the real world ability to communicate with other musicians who work with a different instrument.

About Phil

COVID-19 UPDATE: I'M ONLY DOING SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH MASKS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU BEFORE SETTING UP OUR SESSIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORK TOGETHER. I ALSO DO ONLINE SESSIONS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT. I

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Norman S.
very helpful
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean H.

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I have an education in advanced jazz and classical theory. I can help with anything you need to know about music theory!

About Sean

When I was 12 or 13 I heard John Coltrane's masterpiece album 'Giant Steps' for the first time. From then on I was absolutely magnetized to the saxophone and devoted my life to studying the great art form of jazz. I have come to believe that the only thing better than playing music is sharing music

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Leslie W.
Super great, gave me tips and resources to practice at home and had a wonderful personality.
Jo W.
Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning.
Justin
Sean is a great teacher! He's extremely knowledgeable and can explain tough concepts very clearly. He's really made me feel like my goals are within reach. Highly, highly recommended (especially if you want to play jazz).
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J. Erick Á.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Graduate Performance Diploma from Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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J. Erick Á.

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During the pandemic, it's crucial that students take the time to learn basic theory. Once they learn the requisite skills, they will be prepared when they return to in person instruction. Harmony, notation, rhythm, solfege, you name it! It's all teachable online and in person. You will feel more confident and will able to learn your music more quickly.

About J. Erick

Watch my new intro video down below! (hablo español) I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, a performance diploma from Boston Conservatory, and currently working on a Master of Music at DePaul University. Recently I have worked with th

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Janelle T.
Erick is a thorough and patient teacher. My son's techniques have improved since he started taking lessons Erick. Erick even introduced editing music with Garage Band to my son. I like the range of topics he brings to his lessons.
My only complaint is Erick's lack of responsiveness to emails. He never responds to correspondence.
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Deborah
If you are considering online lessons with Erick, do it! He is attentive, considerate, kind, informed, proactive and intuitive. My 11 year old has been taking lessons with him since May 2020 and it has been a wonderful experience for our son and for us. We will continue to work with Erick for as we can.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Chicago, IL

Jonathan B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Master's of Education in Vocal Music from University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Jonathan B.

4 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

Having trouble in your music theory or musicianship class? Receive training from an expert composer and performer.

About Jonathan

All of my past experiences lead into my real passion: Teaching. Whether it's conducting throughout Europe or singing as featured soloist with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony, I use past experience to teach students about musical and healthy singing techniques. I am currently

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Chris B.
The first lesson was a great time. I'm learning and doing things I never did before.
KathyV
Very happy with these lessons

I'm so glad I started taking these lessons. I'm learning a lot, and singing is becoming more and more comfortable and enjoyable. I especially appreciate the emphasis on healthy singing.
KristyD
what a great time

The classes that Jadelan is taking are great! She has been learning a lot of things she needs to know. It's very nice to have Mr. Jonathan as Jadelan's vocal teacher.
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Heather W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • B. A. in Music from Adrian College
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Heather W.

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Students will learn all key signatures and notes if not already solidified.
Students will become familiar with chords, chord progressions, and inversions.
Students will learn how to apply these to different styles of music and their historical significance.

About Heather

If you are interested in learning the clarinet, you've come to the right place! I've loved the clarinet since I first laid eyes on it and love teaching and performing. Whether you're just learning your first notes or getting ready for a solo performance, we can work together to make practicing fun

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Angela H.
Great experience! Heather was thoughtful, kind, and patient. She explained everything thoroughly and was very easygoing in the first lesson. We are excited for future lessons!
Sheryl G.
Heather is great! Friendly, patient, knowledgeable- I'd highly recommend!
Kate G.
Super fun experience- Heather is so friendly and patient. It’s great- can’t wait for the next lesson!

Jamila S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jamila S.

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Online Music Theory Teacher

Scales/Arpeggios
Circle of Fifths
Harmonic Progressions
Harmonic Analysis
Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Voicings
Learn to accompany your singing / vocals
Pop Accompaniment
Jazz Accompaniment
Learn to read Jazz Charts

About Jamila

Masters Degree in Piano Performance Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Piano Performance Golden Key International Honor Society Member MTNA *** Lesson Details *** My philosophy is to push you to exceed your expectations and reach your goals while still having fun. I will push you, but gently

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Eric
Jamila has been giving our 7-year-old twin boys piano lessons for six months, and my wife and I are blown away by what an incredible teacher Jamila is. Our boys began never having played a note in their life, and in just six months they play at a level we didn't think they would reach for at least a year and a half or more. Family and friends who hear the boys play are amazed because their own kids took lessons for years and didn't achieve the same level of skill and knowledge of musical theory so early on--and it is 100% thanks to Jamila! She doesn't underestimate kids or teach down to them. She teaches proper technique and theory in a positive, encouraging, yet rigorous way that I imagine most kids will respond very well to. We feel blessed to have found her.
Rebekah L.
One word..... AMAZING!!!

Before Ms. Jamila was my piano teacher, I had little interest in the piano. My other teacher gave me boring, easy songs, which didn't help. After that, I despised the piano, and thought I never would play it. Then, Ms. Jamila came along. Unlike my other teacher, she asked my interests and what song I really liked. Now, I don't know how I ever hated it. I believe I will go far with her as my teacher. She posts articles on her blog and her website which deepens my understanding of music. I would reccomend her to anyone, because on a scale of 1 to 10, she's infinity!
Danny R.
Jamila is great!

She is patient and extremely knowledgeable about music.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Chicago is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
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"Music Theory and Music Performance

Ms. Wilma's enthusiasm for life and music shines through in her instrumental playing and teaching style. She shows a strong proficiency in many music genres and can teach different kinds of musical instruments.

She's reliable, experienced, professional, and easy to be around. One of her main strengths is her ability to convey musical thoughts in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood.
I really enjoyed how she have enriched my ability to think about musical concepts, discuss theories in music, and listen to different types of music."
Wilma Evangeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"Albino is an amazing teacher and musician. He has the ability to inspire you musically and make you feel very comfortable while doing it. He has taught me many new approaches, tips, and tricks to music theory. He has helped me to be able to really understand why things are the way they are, and not just figure things out on paper like an equation. Definitely the best tutor I've ever had! I'd highly recommend him."
Franny
Took Music Theory lessons from Albino M.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Peter is an incredible instructor. His breadth of knowledge and understanding is unparalleled to that of anyone I have ever encountered. He is patient, and kind and genuine all around good guy. I enjoy working with him."
Reggie
Took Music Theory lessons from Peter V.
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"Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening."
Todd
Took Music Theory lessons from Shawn G.
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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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"Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons."
Obsidian
Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"Although, I've only worked with her for about 3 months, I have learned so much musically. Ms. Christine is very professional in her work. She's very passionate about her craft and loves teaching. She will go out of her way to check on my progress musically and see how I'm doing throughout the work week.

I'm very grateful for her dedication to the art of music. Anyone who is looking for a caring instructor; look no further than Ms. Christine."
Nancy
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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"Adam is very knowledgeable in music theory. He has helped me on multiple accounts by being able to explain things in simple ways."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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