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Ryan B.

85 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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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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Ryan was great. Prepared, patient and very helpful
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Paul M.

19 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
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Paul M.

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I have taught music theory on all levels from beginner to advanced students, including composition and arranging at the college level. I enjoy creating harmonies and progressions especially for piano and keyboard learners, so they can understand chord symbols on charts.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
Lorenzo S.
My first lesson was great. Mr. Paul was very patient and judged my skill level before making a lesson plan. Initially I was nervous, because I have never taken lessons before, but that quickly went away. I can definitely tell that he knows his stuff when it comes to teaching. He a great teacher and conversationalist.
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Cole R.

Forest Park, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Cole R.

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We can cover any theory territory you're looking to learn--from spelling a chord to reharmonizing a song. Lessons will use technical terms but will above all be practical and useful to you. Get theory working for you instead of the other way around!

About Cole

Hello! I'm Cole Runge and I want to help you along your journey with the guitar and music. I'm a working musician located just outside of Chicago. I studied jazz at Elmhurst University under the mentorship of some of the best musicians Chicago has to offer. While I have that formal training, my fi

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Matthew P.

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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian
  • Master of Music, Voice from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew P.

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I am so excited to help you expand your aural and written music theory knowledge! I am a professional Opera Singer and I received my Masters in Music from The Juilliard School and received my Bachelors in Music from The University of Kentucky.

An understanding of Music theory leads to appreciating the beauty and genius of music and increases your musical aptitude in performance situations. Even as an Opera Singer I have strived to learn as much as I can so that I can develop a deeper understanding for what I am performing.

I can certainly appreciate that sometimes Music Theory and Aural Theory can just be hard and frustrating, especially when its only explained one way. I love to discover new ways to teach and offer new perspectives to make sure that the knowledge is ingrained in everything you do. My pace is your pace!

I'm so excited to hear from you and see how I can help you!

About Matthew

I'm an actively performing professional Opera Singer who is currently on staff as a Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera Company at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. I attended The Juilliard School for my Masters in performance and The University of Kentucky for my Bachel

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Allen P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Allen P.

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Instruction in all levels of music theory -
- Harmony
- Improvisation
- Composition
- Analysis
- Jazz / Pop Applications

About Allen

I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging. As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowle

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Herb P.
Allen is an EXCELLENT teacher!! Allen knows how to explain music theory in a very practical way, has a lot of patience, and motivated me to keep going after my dream of playing the piano
Sabu M.
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Rigel
Allen was an amazing Piano teacher. Its been over a year since I have taken lessons with him but the knowledge, technique, and material he taught me I still take with me to this day. Anyone can simply memorize how to play a song but he teaches you the intuition you need to truly play Piano. Music is not something that was easy for me to get, but I can personally say after taking lessons with him I understand Piano and what music really is a lot more than what I did before. He has his recommended way of learning and curriculum, but he really does align his teaching process based on the way the student learns. He is very patient. Sometimes it would take a while for me to catch on to something, but he was always very patient and encouraging which was very helpful for me overcoming challenges. Overall, a great teacher that really understands his students.
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Lauren S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lauren S.

6 Reviews
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I've been teaching music theory for 15 years. If you are a high school or undergraduate college student and need some homework help, or if you are an amateur musician looking to improve your music reading skills, I would love to work with you. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Lauren

Hi, there! My name is Lauren and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students accomplish their musical goals! I went to Capital University and earned and bachelors degree in vocal performance in 2011. I also attended Westminster Choir Co

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Hugh
Lauren was very nice and informative.
Concepta
Lauren has helped me progress steadily. She's patient and encouraging. She always has a suggestion to help me improve my playing.
I always look forward to and enjoy my lessons.
Adam
Lauren was an incredible instructor in both my violin and piano lessons, encouraging a balance in her lessons of what was in the book, for improving proficiency and technical aspects, as well as including any external pieces of personal selection to maintain and increase interest and inspire creativity to drive the passion for learning and playing!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Elmwood Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Elmwood Park is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Great first lesson! My son enjoyed it. Thank you."
Obi
Took Music Theory lessons from Keith J.
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"Nice course and excellent teacher!"
Jinlei
Took Music Theory lessons from Jill W.
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"Julie is a professional Instructor who quickly identifies the level of her students. 

Her energy and sense of humor are contagious and stimulating. 

When we laugh we increase endorphin in our brain which helps us to remember what we learn. 

Thank you Julie for instruction and the pleasure of learning. :)"
Marlena
Took Music Theory lessons from Julie L.
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"The lessons (piano & music theory) I learned from Buzz Amato was the sole reason I got signed to a label & was able to produce 2 Billboard charted singles (which he co-produced with me). I now tour the world djing and produce with talented artists that come to me based off my musical knowledge, that I received from Buzz. I can honestly say NONE of this would happen without the musical instruction of Buzz. Thank you Buzz!"
Aaron 'DJ Kidd Star' Payes
Took Music Theory lessons from Buzz A.
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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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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin 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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"Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Mason
Took Music Theory lessons from Eli S.
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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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"I had started taking gigs with new bands but I was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was friendly and super knowledgeable and I felt like it all clicked all of a sudden. I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I keep taking lessons with him because I keep learning great tips about performance and theory. He's also really funny. Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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