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Hannah F.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hannah F.

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I can help you learn how to read and notate music, even if you have never tried before! If reading chord symbols is more your style, I can help you understand chord-scale theory to make you a quick and accurate reader of lead sheets and chord-lyric sheets. I received rigorous training in jazz and classical music theory at the Jacobs School of Music and can offer a wide variety of resources to students wishing to delve into more advanced topics such as figured bass or jazz harmony, especially following the methods laid out by David Baker and George Russell.

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music, where I focused especially on Afro-Cuban music, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace! My jazz background also gave me rigorous training in music theory and history. My performance career is high

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Cody
Hannah is fantastic! She adeptly engages and teaches my two kiddos (7 and 10) and husband (40ish :)
Huxley Charles P.
Hannah has a rare ability to combine an incredible warmth with a wealth of exercises for improvement. The exercises were truly specifically directed toward the student. In my son’s case, he said this first lesson was also the first time he felt emotionally connected to the upright bass the same was he has in the past with piano and voice. He’s truly an emotionally connected person when it comes to music, yet he’s also a very quick thinker and Hannah could tell when he was able to hold multiple ideas at once. She also acknowledged his joy when it did come. There was a lot of technical knowledge he needed that were holes in instruction and Hannah sussed them out and somehow knew - even though the lesson was online - she knew his cues where it was time to move on or switch things up, or perhaps to add something. I cannot wait to hear the improved sound coming from my son’s right hand technique, now possessing depth and lovely tone that I knew he had in him, but knew also he needed the right instructor to draw out. We are so grateful Hannah is now in our lives in the role of a teacher and hopefully will become a mentor and another adult to look toward for balancing the discipline and enthusiasm music can bring to human beings.
Samantha
At first I was skeptical about taking online lessons, but I love taking lessons with Hannah. I'm a classical bassist starting to learn jazz, and Hannah is providing exactly what I was hoping for in starting my jazz career. The first lesson we went over what my goals are, and she is providing me with exactly the tools that I need to progress. Every week she sends me a personalized document of what we went over in lessons, what I should focus on in the coming week, and music resources (exercises, jazz charts, etc) to utilize! She is patient, kind, knowledgeable in both technique and theory, and pushes me every lesson.
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Jeffrey S.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Music Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Hunter D.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Luminarts Jazz Fellowship from Luminarts Cultural Foundation
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Indiana Univsersity
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Hunter D.

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I am comfortable working with students on basic music theory, classical, and jazz. We will use theory to help your knowledge/comfortability on a specific instrument, and/or to accompany your understanding of music you enjoy listening to.

About Hunter

***As of May 15th, 2020 all lessons will be conducted through Zoom*** My primary teaching philosophy revolves around the ideas of creativity and cooperative problem solving. I believe that all musicians should be actively training their ears as well as their abilities on their instrument. I focus

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Chad and William K.
Hunter is a phenomenal teacher. My son (7) and myself have been taking weekly lessons with Hunter for 8 months now. He is wonderful with kids focusing on my son's readiness and getting him to enjoy and make progress. With me, Hunter has been great at adapting to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and I have made really great progress I did not think was possible. Thank you Hunter!!!
Cash
very engaging
Sloan
Exceeded our expectations! He was engaging, smart and fun with my daughter. She loved the time with him and can't wait for her next lesson.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Park Ridge, IL

Kathleen L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from The College of New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from The College of New Jersey
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathleen L.

6 Reviews
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For music theory lessons, I use Alfred's complete music theory course which is an AP theory course in one book! The book also covers ear training and dictation exercises which are vital to music theory and being a good musician/instrumentalist/composer!

About Kathleen

Kathleen Little, after playing the flute and piano on her own for seven years, began her classical education at the age of sixteen with international soloist Jun Kubo. Only a year and a half after Ms. Little began her studies with Jun Kubo, she was accepted into The College of New Jersey for a Bach

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Cathy Hayes
Fantastic! Katie is a wonderful instructor.
Jonathan
Katie was really great and engaging with my son.
Kaitlyn H.
Katie is an excellent teacher for both of my children 6 and 8
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DeAnna H.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Awarded Fulbright/ITT Award to Austria 1984 from Institute of International Education
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DeAnna H.

14 Reviews
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I have a strong background in music theory. My doctoral dissertation was analytical in content. I love music theory - it is like solving puzzles! If you want to learn about theory in an exciting and fun way, I would love to help you!

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to t

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Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
Ian
Deanna was great! Nice, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I learned basic technique which already has me feeling more comfortable. I'm looking forward to progressing and confident I've made the right choice.

Tammye D.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tammye D.

21 Reviews
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I teach all levels and all ages.

About Tammye

I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band

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Bruce Y.
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Not satisfy this teacher !
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Noemie
my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!
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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Park Ridge, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Park Ridge 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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"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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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Music theory has always fascinated me but I could never quite get the hang of it. Zack explains things clearly and works thoroughly to make sure you understand each topic and how it works before moving on. I recommend him to all of my music friends, and if you're reading this I recommend him to you,
too! You won't regret it, he's worth every penny."
Ginnie
Took Music Theory lessons from Zack D.
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"Shon is an expert at all aspects of teaching music on multiple instruments but is especially gifted at teaching music theory that helped me learn to play by numbers which helped me change keys on the fly. No more writing out the chords for praise and worship music. So knowledgeable. You need to stop think about it and call him up and schedule your first lesson. Shon rocks!!"
Ken
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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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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"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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"Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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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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"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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"Michael's unique way of approaching the methods of teaching complex thoery in a very simple manner, is marvelous !! He is kind and patient and has these rare qualities as a well deserved teacher. Michael is also a very respected and a well known amazing violinist and composer with a unique identity !!
I believe the community is very fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher and musician of his caliber !!"
Sulara
Took Music Theory lessons from Michael C.
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