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Paul M.

20 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
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.

Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul W.

81 Reviews
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I have a firm background on music theory, so I am able to explain everything that I am teaching.

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!
Maria
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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.

Efraim Yaron D.

1 Review
Oak Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Efraim Yaron D.

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About Efraim Yaron

My name is Efraim and I am truly grateful that you are considering me as a future teacher for yourself or child. There are a lot of talented and experienced teachers out there like myself, but between my unique and diverse background and experiences, as well as a different teaching approach and phi

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Brian;Everyone says you're doing a fabulous job w/ Bella and I agree. I sang semi-professionally from age 8 to 16 (boys choir & rock group) and she's definitel has the potential. Keep up the good work.

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Chris C.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris C.

76 Reviews
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Want to learn how theory can be applied to better your songwriting, transcribing, or improvising? I will teach you whatever you want to know, be it chord construction, chord-scale relationships, the Nashville number system, chord substitutions, harmonic analysis, etc.

About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instr

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Scott N.
Having not had a guitar lesson in almost 50 years, Chris made it easy to talk bout my goals, and immediately show me some techniques and licks that will be helpful. Also really appreciate the recorded video of the lesson and extra materials he sent as follow up.
Patrick
Chris took the time to find out my goals and where I was at as far as skill level, then tailored the lessons to be fun yet challenging. Looking forward to more lessons.
John G.
Outstanding teacher. I have had literally 20 teachers in my 40 years of on and off guitar playing and Chris is by far the best. He works to you and your capabilities and not to his pre-planned lessons. You feel no guilt and want to learn and push yourself more. I have progressed more with him than any instructor so far. Hire him!

Dan F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dan F.

8 Reviews
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I have been teaching privately and in colleges/schools for over 15 years. For all levels, I will help you develop excellent music theory for all instruments and voice.

For advanced/intermediate students, I also teach jazz improvisation, if you’re interested! Please bring in the music and songs you want to work on. I believe lessons should be fun and interesting while you learn great stuff, too!

About Dan

Hi, I’m a professional tenor and soprano saxophonist. I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance. I also have an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. I enjoy helping students to develop improved technique, sight reading, and musicality.

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Yiman
Dan is a great teacher and musician. He is highly knowledgeable as well as motivating.
I started playing saxophone again after years of not playing.
But playing on my own quickly got me to a level where I didn't make much progress anymore and started to lose motivation.
Dan picked me up where I was and got me back into practicing.
He is very good in structuring the lessons and the practice to fit your goals and skills.
Malcolm K.
He's great
Pete C.
Dan is really a great teacher.. firstly, he’s personable, friendly and creates rapport with the student, By asking your interests he makes the lessons about YOU by accommodating those interests and the WAY you want to learn.

I’m an adult and have no interest in traditional approaches to learning an instrument; I’ve been there, done that and found it not only terribly uninspiring (twinkle little star anyone?) but In every way overly difficult by trying to mix too many skills together at the same time. Before you even have a relationship with and “feel for” your instrument and have the technical skills to play it even half way decently, you’re trying to understand how long to hold a dotted eighth note! This is the reason a lot of people quit playing before they even get started…

Dan knew exactly what I was talking about, met me there and then proceeded to get me to do more in one lesson than I probably would have done in a week on my own, and in the way I want to learn!! He knows how to meet you where you are, find your self prescribed limits and then push you through them! He’s truly skilled in all the ways a teacher needs to be effective with a student!
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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician from Central High School Concert Band and Concert Choir
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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
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I have been studying music for over twelve years, and love tutoring Music Theory! I know how daunting and difficult music theory can be, so as your tutor, I would offer you homework help, composition assistance, test prep, ear training, and any other skills you need to be successful in your music theory class. I have tutored middle, high school, and collegiate theory students, and look forward to working with you!

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Oak Lawn, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Oak Lawn is $66. 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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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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"Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!"
Emma
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Kory is a fantastic teacher. He explains things in a very clear way that are easy to understand. Learning is fun and exciting even when the material is complex. I highly recommend Kory as an instructor."
Nicolas
Took Music Theory lessons from Kory I.
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"She made music theory fun and easy. She is always professional and caring, but most of all she brings the BEST out of me. Thank you for keeping the arts alive."
Nicholas
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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"Nice course and excellent teacher!"
Jinlei
Took Music Theory lessons from Jill W.
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"She's great at explaining things. It was a great lesson."
Erica N Bajek
Took Music Theory lessons from Jasmine L.
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"I really liked Alexandras style of teaching!"
Carl
Took Music Theory lessons from Alexandra K.
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"Jerry has an excellent talent for a wide range of aptitudes. The soundtracks he composes can really connect people with the imagery they seen in the videos. It moves you and really can play into setting the overall tone of your project. You can see his drive and passion for perfection in everything he does."
Trampas
Took Music Theory lessons from Jerry M.
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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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"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 Billy D.
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