Music Lessons in Pekin, 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 Pekin, IL

Or other areas around you:
Heart-empty Heart

Melissa M.

(1)
Peoria, IL
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
Studio Studio

  • Music Education from Eastern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1997
Quick view profile

Experienced teacher of 20+ years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

For beginners, I highly recommend starting with a 30-minute lesson. Intermediate and advanced should consider 45-minute lessons. 60-min lessons are available but are only recommended on a case-by-case basis. Please take into consideration your student's current skill level when deciding on the lesson length.

About Melissa

I am a professional singer, pianist, and photographer. I studies at EIU with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice and piano. Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply found

Reviews
September 24, 2019
Kate
Great first lesson!
Heart-empty Heart

Cathryn K.

(21)
Peoria, IL
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
Quick view profile

I use vocalizes to teach change in the voice and also different types of music to attain a better sound. I try to make it as physical as possible since so much of the effort depends on the brain. I want to help each student achieve their goal. Together we can get to that sound which is uniquely you.

About Cathryn

Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exerc

Reviews
October 16, 2019
Xiuli
April 3, 2019
Xiuli
She is the best teacher!
March 17, 2019
Isabella
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..
Heart-empty Heart

David R.

(7)
Guitar
Starting at $15
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio

  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education from U W Milwaukee
Quick view profile

I will get students playing the songs they like right away as they learn new skills that will improve their playing.

About David

I have been giving guitar lessons for 10 years and playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I will customize each lesson to meet your needs and give you the tools that you need to achieve your goals. Along the way, I will broaden your horizons to accomplish more than you thought possible! I h

Reviews
April 15, 2019
matt
Great first lesson. Really tailored to what i want to learn and try to do. Thanks
March 22, 2019
Melissa Maynard
Great first time lesson. Very accommodating to personal skill level!
September 5, 2018
Jack D.
My son loved His first lesson with David! Can’t wait to have more.

Meet Online Music Teachers Serving Pekin, IL

Heart-empty Heart

Erickson F.

(0)
Singing
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio

  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts, Recital Concentration in Voice from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Quick view profile

I will take you out of your comfort zone. This is the only way to grow! It seems daunting, especially if you're shy. BUT most of these are simply mental blocks, so there is no reason to be afraid! "Only thing to fear is fear itself." - FDR

I can get you to sing 98% of whatever you want to sing! The only limits are physiological! Less than 2% keeps you from singing ANYTHING! The biggest difference is if you're male or female!

About Erickson

I have received classical music training since 1999. I graduated from UNLV with a music degree. I have performed professionally since 2004. Singing is EASY! So easy in fact that I GUARANTEE to make you a better singer by the first lesson or your money back! Ask me for details! We can go fast

Heart-empty Heart

Ethan R.

(17)
Tuba
Starting at $20
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Jazz Performance: Trombone from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2008
Quick view profile

Ethan R.

(17)

Bgcheck Background Checked


Playing a brass instrument is a physically demanding, high concentration activity that can lead to immense joy and fulfillment when approached correctly. I offer all my students practical and musical ways to master the tuba that will lead to life long enjoyment. I will equip you with fundamentals for healthy practicing and can offer lessons in several styles, including jazz, classical, and salsa. Additionally, I have helped students prepare for school, district, and regional auditions.

About Ethan

MUSIC LESSONS: Whether I am playing salsa, solo classical piano, in a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, I am ALWAYS having fun doing what I love, and I want you to have the same experience. After moving to Philadelphia ten years ago to study at Temple University, where I received my Bachelor of Mu

Reviews
October 8, 2019
Nora
He is the best instuctor ever
September 17, 2019
Gauge
Great communication. He has been great at getting my ADHD kid to focus for his sessions.
September 17, 2019
Nora
Heart-empty Heart

Robert D.

(30)
Bass Guitar
Starting at $27
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Teaching since 2005
Quick view profile

Robert D.

(30)

Bgcheck Background Checked


We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work:
- Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland)
- Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice)
I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

About Robert

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details ***

Reviews
March 7, 2019
Melody G.
Patient, passionate about guitar and very reliable!
February 8, 2019
Oscar
Rob is very professional. He teaches me how to sing with songs I enjoy. He uses scales to warm up and is very detail orientated. He’s amazing. I’ve taken lessons with him for about 8 months and my voice has improved tremendously! Thanks rob.
February 4, 2019
Jode
we can learn exercises online. was hoping for something more.

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

New Student Special:
Get started today and save!

Up to $125 Off

Shop the Sale

Expires November 21st

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.

230273_cr5bt6g945zbwl3fk7g7
"Jesse has been a fantastic guitar instructor for our son. He is patient and works in a way that encourages our sons creativity and more importantly love of playing. Jessie has given our son various opportunities to perform in front of live audiences that has really built confidence.

Thanks Jesse."
- George
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
Profile_54565_pi_Valume
"I started just about 3 months ago. I'm 53 and never sang before. (Mouthed the words when the nuns made the class sing in grade school). I always thought that being a singer was an instinctive talent. Now I believe that with Val's help and guidance I can become a singer. I can feel and hear my voice developing. It will take time, but I have the confidence that it can happen based upon my progress so far."
- Michael
Took Singing lessons from Val K.
Profile_201053_pi_IMG_4172%20-%20Copy%20%282%29
"Vince got me back on track for a few months after not playing trumpet for years! Hopefully will work with him again in the future!"
- Dan
Took Trumpet lessons from Vince T.
Profile_113266_pi_BA70870C-45FC-490C-8265-B1BDEACF2C04
"Christina was wonderful. She made my son comfortable and tried to know about his likings in order to charter a course to suit his aptitude."
- Vihaan
Took Singing lessons from Christina A.
View More
Profile_170688_pi_mky-banjo-1%20copy%203
"Good advice and good assignments. Looking forward to next week."
- Chelsea
Took Ukulele lessons from Michelle Y.
Profile_121031_pi_IMG_1492
"Speaking from the standpoint of a colleague of Nadav’s for many years and professional musician/educator myself, Nadav is the real deal. He is my top recommendation, without question, for anyone looking to study the guitar and/or music in general.

Nadav is an extremely gifted and skilled musician, composer, and bandleader with very deep understanding of playing the guitar. He has the experience and versatility to so in a multitude of different styles ranging from R&B, Pop, Funk, Jazz and Ethiopian groove music (check out his incredible band: Abbess Orchestra). He is also extremely kind, has a gentle yet “matter-of-fact” demeanor and is the consummate professional.

For anyone who has interest in learning the guitar and needs an instructor, no matter their experience level, it’s impossible to go wrong with Nadav. Just check him out and sign up!"
- Bill T.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nadav P.
Profile_194500_pi_rachel
"Rachel was excellent. She was very patient and ensured I understood the lesson. Very knowledgeable and able to explain what I was learning.

Also she helped me make a decision on what type of guitar to purchase."
- Daniel
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
Profile_97296_pi_WellDone
"She keeps my son on task and learning quickly."
- Jayden
Took Guitar lessons from Barbara M.
Profile_195445_pi_IMG_0866
"Ahmad is a master guitar teacher. Every lesson I feel like he's sharing the shortcuts to playing how I want.

I've been playing guitar and keyboards for many years, so I've been somewhat cautious about approaching a professional instructor to help me "get serious" about the guitar. Like other players, I've run into overly pedantic instructors who take every player back to the beginning and teach the "right" way to play the instrument, but also the loose instructors who have no structure and can't deeply answer theory or technique questions.

Ahmad has managed to build a rigorous teaching methodology while still being fun and really engaged in what the student wants to learn. He's has compiled drawers and drawers full of prepared exercises and explanations, but he's looking to help me find the most helpful topics to work on rather than disregard what I already know.

I have a great time learning with Ahmad, because he knows an amazing amount about music, the guitar, performance, and recording. I throw questions about him about frets, intonation, tuning, chord naming, pick angle, string gauges, fingering, chord voicing. He's consistently humble about his knowledge, and then tells me everything I could want to know on the subject. When I ask about players I like, he's completely familiar with how those players play. It seems like half the time he's had my favorite players as his own instructors.

Best of all, Ahmad really loves music. He's genuinely thrilled at my improvement, and is very respectful of what I already know and how I already play. I've been playing the guitar for a long time, but Ahmad got me excited about making music."
- Bruce
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
Profile_149794_pi_FullSizeRender
"Aaron is a brilliant musician and a patient teacher! I highly recommend him."
- Mary
Took Saxophone lessons from Aaron H.
View Less

Popular Music Articles from our Blog

Video: The Importance of a Vocal Cool-Down | Singing Tips

You probably already know all about vocal warm-up exercises... but do you know the importance of cooling DOWN your voice after singing? The "vocal cool-down" is a great way to end the night if you've been singing for a long time, such as at a performance or gig. In this video, teacher Francisca M. demonstrates three easy exercises to try out... Video Recap: How to Do a Vocal Cool-Down The Siren Wail - move from your highest (comfortable) note on an "ahh sound," sliding down to …

By Suzy S.

Student Groups