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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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Your performance is just that. YOUR performance. Without question, the best way to ramp up your performance level is to make it your own. But how? That's something we'll work on at length. Are there gimmicks and showy things one can do to add to it? Certainly. But you can overdo it and ruin your show. We'll discuss that, too. We'll look at why introverts can be more natural performers and how to use your innate personality traits to your advantage.

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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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Artists International Young Musicians Award from Artists International
  • Teaching since 1984
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Susan M.

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Perform like a pro from learning from a professional, prize-winning, internationally acclaimed concert artist. Learn technique, musicianship, stage presence and deportment, style, and everything about the Classical Music Career!

About Susan

Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes th

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.

Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
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As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.

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Dennis H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Hungarian, English
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Bachelor Of Arts from Rutgers University
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Dennis H.

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I can help you to develop effective practice sessions and target your goals of becoming a better guitarist.

About Dennis

With a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply

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Vipin
It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun.
Rick Payne
Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.
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Cheryl M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks I had French in High School, College!
  • Awarded Bronze Metal/Silver Metal from National Assocation of PianoTeachers
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
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Cheryl M.

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I basically prepare the student for the unexpected things that happen in the music world. What their perspective should be with music and how it will effect their individual lives. I also would point out the do's and don'ts of performance preparation.

About Cheryl

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies

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Lakeeta W.
Cheryl was very patient with me during our first lesson. She’s a really good and nice teacher I wish I was able to still go to her but I can’t due to my new schedule
Kourtney
So far so good. Was excited to get home and try out what I learned and have practiced everyday so far. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Jacob M.
All I can say is wow , Cheryl is a fantastic teacher with a great deal of patience and very skillful at finding the best approach for each student .Just the 1st lesson and I'm eager to get home and begin practicing .
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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2012
  • BA in Music with emphasis on Piano Performance from University of Southern California (USC) Thorton School of Music
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Jenny J.

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I am part of a music studio which hold student recitals every other month. Students have the opportunity to perform and develop their public persona. The recital features students playing different instruments, such as piano, violin, and flute. We will help you overcome your stage fright!

About Jenny

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. S

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AC C.
Working with Jenny has been a great experience.

She has a wealth of knowledge in music. She was raised around music so it comes as second nature to her. Her experience definitely shows from theory to technique, structure to general perspective.

Jen's wide-ranging experience allows her to accommodate different learning styles. Even when I was unsure of which methods were most suitable for me, she was able to determine an appropriate approach. Each lesson is tailored around your preference while still maintaining steady progress towards your goals.

She's flexible, patient, communicative, and fun to work with. Her versatility has made learning piano so much easier and more exciting for me than before. I'm always looking forward to each session. I've also been able to learn about other aspects of music, as she isn't limited to piano; she's knowledgeable of other instruments and teaches dance as well.

One of my favorite things about Jen is that, even though she's easy to work with, she ensures that I've truly grasped one concept before moving to the next. It's also always great to see her play (:

Highly recommended
Matthew
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
Melvin H.
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Downers Grove is $69. 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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$56 average
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"Greg is an excellent musician. I have performed with him many times. I've known Greg for over 12 years. He worked on my guitars, and his work was exemplary!
He is a person of great character."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"We just wanted to thank you so much for all your help over the last few months in preparing Sara for her recitals. Her talent show at school was last night and she did fabulously and projected for all to hear and she couldn’t have done it without your teaching!"
Jennifer
Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa M.
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"Very professional. Helped me to improve my singing a lot ;)"
Katherine Triana
Took Music Performance lessons from Aldrin E.
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"Buzz is an excellent teacher and brings real world music experience into his instruction. As a touring musician, producer, song writer, and arranger, Buzz has an understanding of practical application. When I perform, I am always looking for ways to play smarter, and Buzz always helps with that. Buzz will break down music theory in a way that makes sense and that I can apply to my own playing on gigs and in rehearsal sessions. Buzz is a tremendous teacher for beginners (I have watched him give lessons to young students and he is excellent) , but if you are an experienced player and are just looking to get better, working with Buzz will get you there. I promise you'll play better after one lesson."
Alex
Took Music Performance lessons from Buzz A.
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"Lisa is lovely person and a consummate musician. Her vocal skills and guitar technique are flawless, and her gift and craftsmanship for songwriting is world-class. Having since gone on to a very promising and exciting career in the music industry, I look back on my days learning from and sharing the stage with Lisa with both fondness and an appreciation for how much they improved my own musicianship."
Gordon
Took Music Performance lessons from Lisa A.
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"Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor."
Brian
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"Eric is and outstanding hard working musician with many talents to share and looking forward to working with him & his band and learning more about Bass."
Rene'
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric J.
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"She is the best she gives u great pointer you would love her and she is very nice."
Princess
Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Very helpful and informative!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Simply amazing. Best decision I've made in a long time."
Don
Took Music Performance lessons from Shanita J.
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