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Popular Music Theory Teachers in Chicago, IL

Maria S.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian, Romanian
  • D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Frost School of Music, University of Miami
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Maria S.

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Throughout my training and career as a classical pianist, I have studied music theory extensively and have experience working with students of all ages.

About Maria

Maria holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from Rowan University and Indiana University - Bloomington. She has been heard as a soloist and c

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Jacob Zacharias
Extremely knowledgeable/talented and adjusts to your needs as a student. Really good teacher.
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Lydia S.

6 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship from Michigan State University
  • Teaching since 2004
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Lydia S.

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I teach music theory every chance I have to unlock new areas of understanding for my students. When we understand the WHY and HOW, our foundation becomes solid, allowing the music making to grow more connected, more free, and more deep.

About Lydia

I teach students of all ages and stages. Having studied piano for 16 years and voice for 4 years, my students can expect to learn theory and technique along with repertoire. I encourage my students to practice for at least ten minutes every day! All members of my studio have the opportunity to perf

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Julia
Wonderful first lesson! Thank you.
Rachel Pasquini
We recently started piano lessons with Ms Lydia and we can’t say enough good things. Our daughter Emerson asks each day if Ms Lydia is coming to play piano. And we believe that is because of Ms Lydia's positive attitude, happy personality and ability to make learning music so much fun! Ms Lydia has already taught my daughter so much in regards to music and reading notes. Emerson enjoys each lesson so much that she practices the piano on her own. We are so grateful for Ms Lydia. She’s engaging, caring and her passion for music is contagious!
Winslow
Lydia is a great teacher! She selects great music for my level and offers me suggestions to improve my ability. I enjoy practicing everyday and she never gets frustrated when I make mistakes but shows me correct fingering.

I began playing at 13 years old, and have taken lessons from many other teachers and now I'm 69 and have MS, she does a great job with me!
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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachaoler's of Music from Columbia College Chicago
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Claire C.

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If music is a language, then theory is the translation guide. it shows the connections between keys, chords and notes to show the underlying structure and connection in music. A foundation in music theory helps your guitar solos shine brighter, vocal runs reach higher and compositions grow more evolved.

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.
Richard H.
All is well on the first day of class!
Alex Ivanov
Claire is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable. After only five lessons, she's given me a lot to work with and I can without a doubt say my singing has improved.

I recommend Claire to anyone interested in improving their singing, regardless of skill level, age, style, etc. She's fantastic!

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Cara Isadora M.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German, Latin, Hebrew, Czech
  • Awarded First Place Winning Vocalist from NATS Houston Greater Chapter
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cara Isadora M.

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I teach music theory

About Cara Isadora

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and

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Becca
She's a wonderful teacher! Very caring and patient but to the point. She knows her stuff!
Fran S.
Great beginning! Professional and friendly. Can't wait until next lesson!
Wesley
Today was my first lesson, it amazed me how knowledgeable, talented, and patient she was. She was also very encouraging and made me feel comfortable every stepofthe way. Yep I'll be continuing my lessons!
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Adam R.

83 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Westminster Choir College
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Adam R.

83 Reviews
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I am available to tutor in music theory. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Deta

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Justin
Adam was great to work with for my first lesson. He has a lot of experience and gives good tips and advice. I'm looking forward to more lessons with him.
Kay K.
Adam is a very experienced instructor and helped my son preparing him for his theater arts class.
Courtney L.
I learned a lot in 30 minutes!

Heather R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.F.A.-Musical Performance (Collaborative Piano) from Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Heather R.

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Students will have their current knowledge of music theory reinforced while also learning more advanced theory as they progress.

About Heather

As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my p

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MIchael
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Heather was flexible and understanding. She even played something for me. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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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 $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Ms. Minoo is a GREAT teacher. She is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and works great with my kids."
Tony
Took Music Theory lessons from Minoo M.
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"Devin is so personable and easy-going! He was prepared for our lessons and helped me better understand the material. He's the best!"
Vanessa
Took Music Theory lessons from Devin A.
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"Taylor's the best! She is kind, patient, and very thorough. I've been taking music lessons with Taylor for about 2 years and she has really helped shape my musicality and develop musicianship skills. She has helped me with piano, voice, and music theory and always makes sure I am comfortable and understand the content. She teaches in a way that is enjoyable and easy to understand. Never a dull moment!"
Valeria
Took Music Theory lessons from Taylor P.
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"Catherine always found different ways to explain theory points that I didn’t understand. She always found time to meet with me and definitely put 100% effort even when she was having a recital or in an opera. She is honestly why I was able to pass TP 1, 2, and 3. She is a natural teacher. I am so thankful to have had her the past two years as my theory and keyboard tutor."
Juliette
Took Music Theory lessons from Catherine P.
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"I thought Julie a great teacher for my daughter Sparrow.She was patient, honest and able to keep my young daughter focused and happy with learning and wanting to come back. My daughter says "I thought she was nice and great. I love you""
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Took Music Theory lessons from Julie P.
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"Ugh Music Theory is very difficult, but she made it so muchhhh more easier. She is very patient and kind. I love that she made sure i had a understanding of the concepts and notes. I would definately recommend her. I wish i discovered her sooner ! I had a great experience working with Ms.Cindy"
Amanda
Took Music Theory lessons from Cindy H.
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"Great first day back to the basics and then off to tread the deep waters of theory. Allen was able to to explain the theory in a simple to understand format followed up with application."
Vintyre
Took Music Theory lessons from Allen P.
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"Thank you Daniel!

Daniel is a great teacher. His background and knowledge on Music Theory is phenomenal and helped me take my playing and writing to the next level.

Highly recommend!"
Jay
Took Music Theory lessons from Daniel O.
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"Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on."
Holly
Took Music Theory lessons from Jorge R.
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"This tutoring session was probably the best I have ever had. I am taking a Music 101 course in which I am finding myself having trouble with. I took up tutoring with Stephen and he really broke down the steps. Sometimes, I do not understand things the first time when they are explained to me; and reading music happens to be one of them. However, I am very lucky to have Stephen as my tutor who is very patient in explaining the lesson to me. If you want a tutor who is patient and willing to invest time in helping you understand music, I highly recommend that you take Stephen."
Movses
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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