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Popular Music Theory Teachers in Elgin, IL

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Lydia S.

6 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, French
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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!

Martina S.

25 Reviews
Oak Park, IL
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, French, Czech
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Martina S.

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I received advanced Music Theory instruction during my time in school and am comfortable teaching everything from chords, how to read music to counterpoint, sonata form and Schenkerian analysis.

About Martina

Hi! My name is Martina and I am a classically trained violist. For my background, I received a Master of Music from Roosevelt University, where I studied with Lawrence Neuman of the Chicago Symphony. I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin with Sally Chisholm of the Pro

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Renee
She is the best teacher ever!!!!!! She taught me a lot and is super friendly!!!!
Bianca S.
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!
Gaia
Wonderful, patient and engaging. Best teacher for a beginner 9-year-old.
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Ayme F.

16 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • 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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Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Becca S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Outstanding Undergraduate in Academic Achievement from University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from University of Denver
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Becca S.

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I absolutely LOVE music theory. To me, theory is so vital to a well-rounded musical education. My teaching style totally depends upon what each particular student needs.

About Becca

I am a friendly, outgoing, and passionate music teacher! I play the harp and piano and absolutely love to spread the joy of music. I started playing the harp because my grandmother was a harpist and I thought it was the most beautiful instrument. After all these years, I still love the amazing soun

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Robert
Great! I have been doing my scales off and on all day.
Piper
Becca was flexible to come to our home and very sweet and professional. A great first experience into piano.
Alison
Becca is a wonderful music teacher. She taught piano to both of my girls (ages 8 and 10). She was patient and inspiring. They couldn't wait to see her every week!
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Karin H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, English, Hebrew
  • Bachelor of music in voice from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Karin H.

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Experienced voice teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technical skills. I specialize in classical technique, but I teach all styles, typically use variable musical selection sources, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: piano.

About Karin

Karin H. is a recipient of the Baroch Grabov prize for exceptional emerging talent, scholarships from IVAI, as well as other numerous prizes and scholarships. Karin H has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Karin H has helped students buil

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Patricia W.
This instructor is a true professional and knows how to communicate with the child to get results. Also, when she tells you not to eat anything heavy before lessons, believe her; definitely affects practice :D
Grant C.
Karin is a committed, no nonsense, excellent teacher/coach, with broad experience. You get your money's worth here, from a professional. I will be returning to Karin in the future for more lessons and training.
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Jeremy P.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
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Jeremy P.

3 Reviews
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Start at the beginning if you've never read a note, or work all the way up to analyzing the forms of your favorite composer's master works. The sky is the limit!

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands all over the midwest. In 2004, I transferre

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Y.L.
My son has been getting guitar lessons from Jeremy for about six months. My son is really enjoying learning to play and he looks forward to his lessons with Jeremy! Jeremy is a wonderful teacher. He's knowledgeable, intelligent, professional and easy going. Jeremy is not the first teacher that my son has had but he's by far the best. I feel very fortunate to have found him!
Brad
I learned so much from Jeremy over about 4 years of lessons. He listened to my goals, and tailored his lessons to help me achieve them. From the fundamentals to more advanced skills, such as improvisation, he stuck with me and allowed me to develop my own voice on the guitar.
Chris
I'm a total beginner on the guitar. Watched a few youtube vids, learned some basics, but working in-person with Jeremy I've progressed a LOT faster. Worth the investment!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Elgin is $65. 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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$39 average
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$52 average
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit."
Andrew
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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"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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"A really interactive and caring teacher he knows his material and really wants his students to learn.very paticent and makes his material very easily understood"
Sinead
Took Music Theory lessons from Keith G.
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"I had been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years and for my B-day my girlfriend bought me some lessons. She couldn't have picked a better place to buy the lessons from.
Ahmad makes you feel comfortable and really understands the way that people learn and how to teach in the most effective way. The guitar is a tough instrument to learn and you want to learn from someone knowledgeable and patient and that's exactly what Ahmad is."
Aiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"David helped me to understand why some of the stuff I was doing worked, why some did not and how to adjust to the things that do. David was quick to get a grasp on where my both execution ability and understanding where and gears his input in a manner that both motivates and expands my understanding. I wish I could have had David's when I first began playing so I would not have wasted so much effort."
Rick
Took Music Theory lessons from David G.
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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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