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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
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Dave K.

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I have been teaching Saxophone for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for saxophone lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes, basic notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite melodies and songs. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.
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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Downbeat Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
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Danny L.

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Chris Thile. Sam Bush. Sierra Hull. What do these players mean to you? If you're anything like me, they are a constant inspiration. But how on earth can we play like that? I'm here to help you reach those goals! In lessons, we'll explore technique, chords, scales, and most importantly, HOW to practice.

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

Matt M.

9 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Audio Engineering from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Matt M.

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I have over 10 years of experience in the audio engineering industry and have worked with just about every genre out there! I can help newcomers become acquainted with the basics of any DAW as well as assist experienced engineers with new techniques for their mixes.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Denis D.
Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.
Gabriel J.
Excellent. Didn’t need so much info about electric guitars since we’re just starting and have an acoustic guitar. Otherwise, excellent.

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Jeffery M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • High School Diploma - Jazz Studies from The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
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Jeffery M.

3 Reviews
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Whatever you wish to learn from me, I will do my best to make sure you get the information you need!

About Jeffery

Hi there! I am a Grammy-nominated, 24-year-old trombonist and singer from New Orleans, LA. I graduated from The Juilliard School with my Bachelor's in Jazz Studies in May 2018, and I am returning to Juilliard to pursue my Master's. You can catch me working a LOT in the NY area as both a sideman and

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Boyce G.
Jeffery is able to provide an excellent perspective on what it takes to perform in an organic and musical way in front of large crowds, as he has a ton of experience doing so. I highly recommend taking lessons from Jeffery, it is a wonderful experience.
Beau
Great guy very smart very helpful excited to learn more!
Mike Pellera
Jeffery breaks down the basics of Classical and Jazz Theory and gives you methods to master new concepts and directly apply them to improvisation and composition.
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Mick G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, English
  • Music Education from University of Miami
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mick G.

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Want to play your favorite songs? Interested in learning to write and record your own music? I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match! I'm a classically trained musician and a licensed and practicing K-12 Music teacher with a degree in Music Education.

About Mick

Hello! I am a licensed and practicing High School Music Teacher in the Northeast, US. I have been playing instruments for 14+ years and hold a degree in Music Education from The University of Miami. Teaching is my passion! When I'm not teaching, I'm hiking, cooking or traveling. I currently teach

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Congcong B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Graduate assistantship from The University of Southern Mississippi
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Congcong B.

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Let's explores the elements that construct a piece of music, including notation, key signatures, time signatures, and chord progressions.
My lesson is a fundamental tenet of balanced music education and theory as part of my lessons.

About Congcong

Doctoral of Musical Arts in Cello Performance and Pedagogy The University of Southern Mississippi (Aug. 2019- Present) U.S. Master in cello performance Lee University (Aug. 2017- Aug. 2019) U.S. Curriculum included: Music Concept Analysis, Performance Practice, Intro. Graduate Studies,

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Jay
Great experience with amazing music.
Jie
Great teacher for students who needs to take audition or competition

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"I am a novice guitar player and took lessons from Matt for 10 weeks to try to take my playing up a notch. Matt's teaching style is excellent and was driven by what I wanted. He didn't try to force any particular curriculum but built the lessons around what I wanted to learn. He taught me techniques to learn songs I wanted to play and even mixed in some music theory. I had asked to learn a little theory and Matt made it really interesting. I highly recommend Matt as a guitar instructor!"
Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew M.
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"Karen is a great teacher. She is extremely patient and encouraging.She also have great methods in building up strong muscle for singing. When I first met her, I can barely match the notes. She encourage me all the time and guide me through the tough period. Now I can match up to High B. She is also very good at Guitar, and have good way teaching. I really love her."
Judy
Took Singing lessons from Karen D.
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"Wow. I've always felt a little guilt for never picking up an instrument and I'm glad I finally fell through and contacted Francesca a couple months ago. She's amazing. There's been a few times where I've been overloaded with work, haven't practiced, or needed to reschedule and she's been incredible at finding a solution for each of these inconveniences. Francesca's Music Studio; incredible! You really get into the "zone" when you're in there and the atmosphere definitely sets that mood. As for her teaching style; I feel like she understands a persons particular "vibe" and teaches accordingly. There's been a few times where I've been high energy and she's matched that energy to where we have a great lesson; and there's also been times where I've been low energy, and she still finds a way to motivate you without over doing it and becomes a great lesson. I'm still new, but there hasn't been a time I've left thinking "I wish I never came". Not once! If you're apprehensive about taking that next step, don't hesitate and just contact Francesca. You won't regret it. Thank you Francesca for everything! See you soon"
Marc
Took Piano lessons from Francesca V.
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"Camden is a 5 Star Voice Teacher! He is truly Amazing as he was able to help me grow beyond my expectations vocally!!! I highly recommend him."
Dareda
Took Classical Voice lessons from Camden M.
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"Hanaa is truly the best instructor one could ever hope for. My daughter looks forward to each lesson with great enthusiasm and anticipation. Hanaa's technical skill in teaching the guitar is definitely 'A+'. More importantly, especially for a young child, is her real concern and caring for her students. We most highly recommend Hanaa--you cannot find a better teacher!"
Bill
Took Guitar lessons from Hanaa H.
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"Anahit is an amazing piano instructor. She empowers her students to do their best. She has very extensive repertoire that almost seems endless. I would recommend her to anyone of any age that wants to learn how to play the piano. She teaches from the basics to very advanced levels. She is also very comitted to her job, and rarely misses lessons. Her lessons are very profession and private."
jessica
Took Classical Piano lessons from Anahit S.
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"Teresa teaches my 6 yrs. old piano. She is very patient and flexible. She is able to tailor to his needs adjusting if he needs more review and advancing when he is ready. He has made great progress with Teresa and he is learning the love of music! What more can a mother ask for??

Thank You Teresa!!!"
Laurinia
Took Piano lessons from Teresa L.
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"Matt is a great teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and always adding little interesting bits to the lessons. He pointed out my mistakes and was guiding me to make my playing much better. He opened me to the various interesting topics in music theory and pointed out importance of posture and exercise – playing scales and various simple arrangements. He has a great repertoire of songs of different genres at different levels, for his students – even those like me, who like classical music. I would very strongly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or improve guitar playing skills."
Adrian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Genuine, caring teacher

I am taking singing lessons with Eric right now, and he's a great teacher. Very patient, caring, and genuine. Would definitely recommend him to people, and will continue with him."
June
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor"
Bill Smoot
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Geoff S.
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