Music Lessons in McHenry, IL. It's your time.

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Music Teachers in McHenry, IL

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Bachelor Of Science from David Lipscomb College
  • Teaching since 1984
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Charis B.

8 Reviews
Book Now

we will work on breathing properly, note reading and overall technique

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

Recent Reviews
Steve W.
Outstanding experience!! Very enjoyable!!!
Steve W.
Outstanding! Very enjoyable!!
Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Book Now

Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

Recent Reviews
Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Book Now

I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

Recent Reviews
Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Monika C.

1 Review
Lake Zurich, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Polish, English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Awarded First Place in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition. from Charleston International Competition
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Monika C.

1 Review
Book Now

The musical and academic success of my students is my number one priority! Each person's voice is unique and special to them, no one else has the voice that YOU have; therefore, I approach each and every student differently by tailoring a very personal and individual lesson plan for each of my students. I take a very holistic approach and encourage my students to use their whole body when singing to maintain a healthy instrument.

About Monika

Monika is a soprano studying classical vocal performance at DePaul University and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or online over Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype with a high-quality microphone and camera so the student can have the best video and audio experience. Monika has been sin

Recent Reviews
Robert
Monika will teach you the basics of pitch, control, tone, and other cornerstones of a good singing voice. No stone is left unturned, and Monika expertly covers everything from warm-ups and singing exercises to singing career tips. She will push you further with advanced techniques perfect for beginners all the way up to advanced performers. Gain an extra octave, master the difficult high notes, correct bad habits, learn how to work in a band and top performance tips. She is the BEST! Thanks Monika!!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Teresa L.

20 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Bachelors's Degree in Music Education from College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University
  • Teaching since 1991
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Teresa L.

20 Reviews
Book Now

Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since t

Recent Reviews
Anamaria G.
My 7 year old daughter is excited and playing basic songs after first lesson. Theresa understands what motivates young students and thus they stay interested because they are proud of their progress!
Emilia
We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!
Sulochana
Awesome teacher! Thanks to Teresa , my son plays confidently. He has improved his music reading and progressed so much, Teresa is the best.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ron P.

64 Reviews
Burlington, WI
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Certified Tai Chi Master instructor from American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ron P.

64 Reviews
Book Now

Your Tai Chi Journey begins with an understanding of your needs. There is no mystery or mysterious movements to Tai Chi Chuan. The lessons are science-based so you will enjoy learning this wonderful art which has changed my life and I'm sure it will change yours too. Once we've set some goals we'll begin with introductory training. Experienced or maybe not so much we will work together to help you reach your goals.

About Ron

To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines. American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Cer

Recent Reviews
Arvella
I feel we are off to a great start. Thanks!
Marina
Ron is an excellent and attentive teacher. He is very attuned to his students abilities, health constrains and inspirations. Ron knows how to make me move forward without clanging me too much and at the same time to achieve a progress. I am looking toward our lessons every week with the expectation to learn something new or refine my practice. Even though I started taking classed via zoom during the pandemic, these one on one instructions enabled me to make a tremendous progress in my practice. I hope to continue to learn from Ron a great more and to borrow from his bottomless optimism: we all need some positivity in our lives during these challenging times. Ron, many thanks for everything!
Linda
I was nervous about our first lesson, and there was no need to be! Ron was patient and kind, and went at the slow pace we wanted. And this is REAl tai chi!

Looking for an online Music teacher in McHenry, IL?

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream music teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

261112_9wm24hs5h8x6jl3d85j4
"Wonderful instructor! And she is flexible with scheduling."
Rachel
Took Audition Prep lessons from Laurelanne D.
Profile_253790_pi_ab7644cb115fc1b18533a6cf143823e5edfc3e41
"Amazing! Celine knew exactly how to help!! Celine is so wonderful at what she does. She helped me expand my vocal range and knowledge about the voice in general. I feel much more confident about singing. I really felt like I can become better with her lessons and feedback.
She is also very friendly and patient and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in music."
Sarah
Took Classical Voice lessons from Celine K.
Profile_34308_pi_~%20Alex%20Varden%2C%20M.A.
"Maestro Alex = it's more than just learning to sing and use your voice. It's a soul sanctuary, each time. I so so so enjoy it! And it makes me relaxed and happy at the same time. WOW. highly recommended"
Berit
Took Singing lessons from Alex V.
Profile_241860_pi_7082d9334a220828c3220a1cb7e0be5f02e2da66
"I am so lucky that I can study piano with Julia. ´╝»riginally, I thought that I am too old to learn piano since I am 32 years old. However, Julia brings me to a different world in lessons, she has a solid and scientific method that helps my old and stiff fingers work really amazing. I improve quickly and feel closer to my dream. which is to be a wonderful pianist. Thank you, Julia."
Sam
Took Piano lessons from Julia L.
Profile_236358_pi_56c8139e61a1fba7c98c220d7903542465fb9c22
"I had my first lesson with Daniela this week. I play guitar but have never had any formal singing lessons or training. Daniela was great to work with! She is very knowledgeable and professional. She really knows her stuff and was able to easily explain to me how to produce and develop a good sound."
Amy
Took Singing lessons from Daniela G.
Profile_238229_pi_ae3fa3a8dcaedf52728be4cc7f49360073253ac1
"I have been playing trumpet for a couple years now and wanted to take trumpet lessons. I met Andrew through a mutual friend and I couldn’t be any happier! I’ll be honest I was skeptical to take lessons online but Andrew is a very good teacher! Even online he can hear things I could do better and I would definitely recommend him as a teacher!"
Michelle
Took Trumpet lessons from Andrew G.
Profile_347050_5rjkppxk426cxlwks72m
"Dan is very punctual and professional and friendly . We started playing violin for the first time this past month and he helped us prepare for our lessons and also make sure we have the proper instrument that fits our daughter well . He has good communication is on time and takes his time explaining new techniques in his lesson . We hope to have a long term relationship to get to a level that we want to be at . He's very kind and honest and displays competency in his instrument of interest"
Rick
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
Profile_235635_pi_87937524_187065549218206_793969110332473344_o
"Love how Jessica interact and engage my daughter. in the session."
Sarah
Took Violin lessons from Jessica L.
Profile_219689_pi_6690_crop
"I loved taking lessons with Gfire. We worked hard and had fun dgoing so. I wouldn't change a thing."
Cory
Took Singing lessons from Gfire
Profile_77767_pi_11406711_10206781710800804_9136396925784081354_o
"Learning lots of new stuff from lesson one to present... He's a good instructor. Ben listens to me and develops his method of teaching from what my weaknesses are."
Sidney
Took Guitar lessons from Ben Z.
View More
View Less

Popular Music Articles from our Blog

How to Play Guitar Chords in Different Positions up the Neck

Chords are the foundation of all of those guitar riffs you love so much. Here, guitar teacher Kirk R. walks you through the basics of guitar chords and the importance of knowing how they're constructed... Guitar is an amazing instrument, not only because of all that it can do, but also because of how great it can sound when not doing much at all. One of the ways that guitar is most often heard is by strumming the standard chords that beginner guitarists learn. However, I often inter …

By Megan L.

How to Get Ready for Your First Piano Lesson

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and schedule your first piano lesson? Congratulations! If you’re feeling a little nervous, you’re not alone. It’s totally normal to get the jitters when you’re about to do something new for the first time. Preparing for your lesson is a great way to banish your nerves, plus you’ll show up to your lesson primed for success. Follow these 5 steps and enjoy the excitement of your first piano lesson! 1. Ask Your Teacher Before lessons begin, …

By Suzy S.

4 Essential Drum Beats for Beginners

No matter where you're at with your drumming - if you're just sitting down at your set, or you've had a couple of drum lessons - there are lots of ways you can start getting familiar with basic drum beats for beginners. Between talking to your friends, checking out resources on the Internet, and working with your teacher, you can get all kinds of helpful information. You can get started even with just your hands, feet, and a desk! To begin, this article will give you an introduction to placing …

By Megan L.

Student Groups