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Michael S.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Awarded 2nd place, Milhaud performance prize from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, viola from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Michael S.

4 Reviews
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Beginner level learning notes and music notation, to advanced college level music theory. Keyboard skills, sight singing, and ear training offered.

Beginner eurythmics and advanced rhythmic training available.

About Michael

Thank you for considering me as a music teacher! I work with all ages, and design lesson plans based upon the student's proficiency and age. Drawing materials from standard teaching methods such as Leopard Mozart, Dalcroze Eurythmics (especially useful for younger students), and the Suziki Method,

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Morgan M.
Michael is such a great instructor! I was worried about re-starting violin lessons as an adult but after speaking with him those worries went out the window. He is very kind, patient, and gives very helpful and constructive feedback during lessons. He seems to tailor lessons and music style to each student and gives lots of great exercises and homework/practice!

He's also very on top of scheduling and understanding when things come up (like an injured wrist). Very enthusiastic and passionate about music - I would highly recommend him as an instructor for any age!
Abel G.
Great instructor! Michael has a great attitude and is clearly very talented. He is willing to adjust the curriculum in order to accommodate my specific needs/ weaknesses. Balances core exercises, scales (including note reading homework), and music playing. We've already started playing songs together which really helps me hear the notes better!
Christine S.
My boys both love Michael!

Dan K.

24 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Iowa All State Jazz Band '08-'09 from Jazz Educators of Iowa
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Dan K.

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Instruction on why music sounds and feels like it does. For example, why do some chords sound better in a certain order, and why do major chords sound happy while minor chords sound sad? An important base of knowledge to have for any musical endeavor.

About Dan

Dan K. is a professional freelance upright and electric bassist and teacher. He hails from West Des Moines, Iowa, where in high school he performed with the Iowa All-State Orchestra and All-State Jazz Band. He arrived in Chicago in 2009 to attend DePaul University, where he studied with renowned Ch

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Cedric R.
Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it...
Atticus D.
Dan is an excellent instructor! Patient and committed to providing great lessons - he takes the time to make sure each lesson is helpful and adjusts content and techniques based on progress to date. Highly recommended!
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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Best Production Musical from Jeff Awards
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jeffrey S.

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I am well versed in music theory and am able to teach students anything from fundamental concepts to more advanced techniques. I am currently the music tutor at the university I attend, and I have been able to help many students succeed in their music studies. A firm understanding in music theory is beneficial to all aspiring musicians

About Jeffrey

My name is Jeff and I have been a bass player for over 20 years. I have professional experience on bass guitar and have played, performed, and recorded with many bands and musicians since the mid 1990's. I currently perform throughout the Chicago area in bands and in musical theatre pits as well. I

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Edwin
I’m not usually one to write reviews but Jeff is such a great teacher. He really helped to develop my playing to where now I consider myself a confident bassist. His style of teaching not only helped me to be a better bassist, but also helped me internalize musical concepts that will help me for the rest of my life. I strongly recommend Jeff if you are looking for someone to really take you to the next level!
Jeremy
Jeff Was a godsend with our 9 year old son. We felt Jeff really knew what Jabob needed to get him interested in learning to correct way to play, while also having FUN. As a pick up, know nothing guitar player myself I was really impressed with Jeff’s attitude and dedication to music and fostering the learning of music. 10/10 THANKS Jeff!
Natalie
Jeff is a great teacher. Jeff made the lessons super fun and meaningful for my son. He has a unique way of teaching that really helps anyone in any level understand. I highly recommend Jeff!

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Jeremy M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master's in Music Composition & Theory, Wind Conducting from University of Alabama
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremy M.

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Like other subjects I teach, we will begin at your current level and progress from there. If you're just starting to learn music theory and need to learn the basics - or even if you're more advanced and want to learn elements of voice leading, atonal theory, or even Schenkerian analysis - I will explain theoretical concepts, break them down, and ensure you understand each aspect of our lesson. I have also given music theory lessons as a way of tutoring students currently enrolled in an academic music theory course. Just let me know your current level and we'll design a plan for you!

About Jeremy

I've been composing and arranging music professionally for over 20 years. As Staff Arranger for the US Air Force Bands program, I have crafted selections ranging from classical/symphonic compositions to pop/rock/country arrangements, jazz & big band selections, and chamber music. My music has been

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Robbie
I needed help knowing how to arrange a full band work for my Instrumentation Class project. I offered to pay him to do it for me but he wouldn't do that (haha). But he did sit with me and show me how to do it myself and I was happy I learned something. It wasn't great but if I had the desire to be an arranger then I would definitely study more with Jeremy.
Ryan
Jeremy did a great job teaching me how to write an arrangement for a jazz band. I hadn't ever done anything like that and had no clue how to write rhythm parts. He gave me all the help I needed to know how to write chord symbols and notation for a rhythm section - lead sheets for the piano and guitar players, a bass part, and drum set parts. They all said the parts looked great. Thanks Jeremy!
Christy
Without Jeremy, I never would've gotten my Master's Degree. As I was preparing for my comprehensive exams in music performance, I had five pieces ranging from Medieval all the way through 20th century that had to be studied and analyzed for the music theory section of my exam. Jeremy was able to help me (and my entire study group) by teaching us in a knowledgeable, yet approachable way. He has a great deal of patience and a very kind demeanor. I wish I had encountered a teacher like him while in my undergrad music studies. He simplified so many of the concepts and ideas of music theory which really helped me to understand the analysis process and gave me full confidence when taking my comprehensive exams. He never made me feel stupid when asking questions and even when he had to explain the same concept over and over (which that happened often) he never lost his patience. He is so incredibly knowledgeable as a musician and such a delightfully kind person.

JEFF H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.Mus. in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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JEFF H.

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All aspects and levels of basic and jazz theory including improvisational theory.

About JEFF

Professor Berklee College of Music, D'Addario Performing Artist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Affiliated Artist, and Harvard University MLSP Instructor, offering state-of-the-art instruction online and in the Newton and Boston areas. I teach all levels, styles and aspects of saxop

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Paul M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in Teaching: Certified in K-12 Music from Liberty University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul M.

11 Reviews
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Music is one of God's greatest gifts to us. Invest in your desire or ability to create it. I teach piano, violin, viola, and theory. If you're looking to start or if you want to get better at your instrument, I'd love to be your coach. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music & Worship and a Masters in Teaching, and I'm a certified K-12 music teacher. I've taught individual music lessons for 7 years. I'm also a worship leader at a church and a songwriter/arranger for Red Tie Music. Music is my passion, and I'd love the opportunity to share it with you and your family.

About Paul

Music is one of God's greatest gifts to us. Invest in your desire or ability to create it. I teach piano, violin, and viola. If you're looking to start or if you want to get better at your instrument, I'd love to be your coach. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music & Worship and a Masters in Teac

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Alex
My son had a super time with Paul! He can’t wait to practice with him again!
Dominique
Paul is such a nice guy, warm and professional. He is super engaging, relatable and easy to communicate with. I look forward to learning more from him.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Downers Grove 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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"Brian is an excellent teacher! He taught me in music theory, music history, clarinet, French horn, and some voice. Thanks to him I was able to Clep out of Music Theory I in college. Music lessons gave me confidence and leadership skills. I highly recommend learning from Brian!"
Laura
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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"I am currently learning music fundamentals. I'm most definitely enjoying the course as it is very engaging and so enriched with the appropriate information needed to better my knowledge of the fundamentals of music. Each session has a perfect balance of both education through lecture and through the constructive criticism provided after singing and playing the piano during the lesson."
Himashi
Took Music Theory lessons from Randy L.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"THANK YOU! I really could never get my head around music theory and you made it fun and easy to understand. I feel like I can really appreciate my songwriting skills having a better understanding about the science of music. Thanks so very much Ms. Christine."
Mr. Koby
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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"Billy is a great teacher! He really knows a lot about Theory and he really helped me in detail with how to get something right. I would recommend Billy for any teaching job, he's really great! Thanks Billy! :)"
Misia
Took Music Theory lessons from William D.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us."
Tim
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs."
Will
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor H.
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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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"Dr. Aaron has opened my mind to how composers think and deeper levels of music theory. His approach to teaching is full of humor and he tailors everything to what my goals are. My musicianship will definitely benefit from Studying with Aaron, I would highly recommend Dr. Aaron as an instructor"
Miguel
Took Music Theory lessons from Aaron R.
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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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