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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

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I'm a college educated musician who has been employing music theory in a band setting for several years now. A strong base of music theory is a great place to start for new musicians. Knowing the basics of our shared language will especially help when you begin collaborating with other musicians and make communication much easier.

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ayme F.

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I have been sneaking music theory into all of my lessons from the very beginning. I have a minor in music and have a solid understanding of scales, chord constructions, progressions etc.
Science plays into my theory lessons too. It is not my intention to bang people over the head with theory, I just like to help people understand how music works.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are int

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Leonard
Very professional and patient.
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Dean S.
Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....

Efraim Yaron D.

1 Review
Oak Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Efraim Yaron D.

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About Efraim Yaron

My name is Efraim and I am truly grateful that you are considering me as a future teacher for yourself or child. There are a lot of talented and experienced teachers out there like myself, but between my unique and diverse background and experiences, as well as a different teaching approach and phi

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Brian;Everyone says you're doing a fabulous job w/ Bella and I agree. I sang semi-professionally from age 8 to 16 (boys choir & rock group) and she's definitel has the potential. Keep up the good work.

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Hugo B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Hugo B.

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I graduated from Berklee College of Music in it's International Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm also a producer and mixing engineer. I've played in multiple rock/funk/fusion bands. 

Whether you are just starting out, or are looking to further the knowledge you already have we can work together to help you to achieve your personal goals.
All the lessons will be focused on your interests and level of skill.
I can teach you different levels of music theory.
The idea is to have fun while learning!!

About Hugo

I began playing guitar at the age of 13 as a hobby. When I was 23 I graduated from the Berklee International Network in Buenos Aires. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to piano and other instruments to became a producer. Later on I started teaching music and guitar. Now, my

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María
Tuve una gran experiencia tomando clases de guitarra con Hugo!! Destaco su paciencia, cordialidad y simpatía!! Tiene mucha apertura a nivel musical. Siempre se adaptó a mi gusto personal. Asimismo, me hizo conocer muchas canciones y amplié mi repertorio!!
Jordi Sastre
I have enjoyed my first guitar lesson. Thanks to Hugo I am looking forward for the second one. Good mix between theory and practice.
Paola
He is an excellent instructor, I learned to play guitar very well.
If you want to learn Guitar I recommend him!
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Kevin M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Penn State Student of the Semester from The Pennsylvania State University
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Kevin M.

49 Reviews
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Having a basic knowledge of Music Theory can really help you understand, appreciate, and enjoy music to the fullest. Whether you want to be thoroughly ready for your Freshman year in a music college, or if you just want to reach a new level in understanding the basics of music, you've found the right place to learn. You'll learn everything you need to know (pitch, rhythm, harmony, form, etc). Knowing that each student learns differently, I love figuring out someone's learning style and customizing the lessons for them. I like to break down concepts in their simplest forms so that there is no room for confusion whatsoever. I "turn over every stone" so that Music Theory students can gain a mastery of the basics of music.

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 23 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mus

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Carl L.
I would like to start out saying I’m a 66 year old beginner acoustic guitar player. Kevin was very good in assuring me that the guitar isn’t that difficult to learn and proved it in my first lesson. He makes you feel at ease and throughly explains the lesson.
HayleyTreen T.
He is amazing with me i have special needs autism and he is the best teacher and i prefer him to alot of my therapist
Ana B.
Kevin makes learning fun. My daughter is singing great and having a blast with Kevin.
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Jared J.

100 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
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Jared J.

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Music Theory is important no matter your instrument, but is almost always best explored through an instrument. Though I have no issue teaching strict theory to a student, in a private setting it is best utilized through the student's primary instrument.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.
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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Des Plaines 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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"Greg is a very knowledgeable musician who teaches important fundamentals in a fun and unique way. I highly recommend his services!"
Ryan
Took Music Theory lessons from Greg C.
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"I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for a few months now. It's great. He adapts himself well to my pace. There's a good balance between music theory, real world examples, and practice exercises in his lessons. I really feel I'm learning from someone who has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience."
Marty
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!"
Cliff
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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"Very informative,good sense of humor,looking forward to future experiences."
Dion
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!"
Richard
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor P.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age."
Mike
Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Lisa has been great at explaining some aspects of Jazz theory and improvisation that I have missed or only glossed over in the past. She has given me worksheets and examples that are nicely presented for further study. I recommend her for woodwinds and theory studies! A great teacher and a teachers teacher actually!"
Don
Took Music Theory lessons from Lisa N.
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"Ms. Carol is a great teacher. She is patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. She makes sure that you understand every single thing. I enjoyed my first lesson with her a lot!😄"
Hanaa
Took Music Theory lessons from Carol K.
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"I start Berklee School of Music next Monday and I feel s much better for having start with Molly first. She has so much materials and resources that make learning a breeze. This is probably my 3rd or 4th review about her as a teacher but shes just that awesome!!!!"
Ginger
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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