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Matt M.

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

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar for over 13 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include chord theory, strum patterns, fingerpicking, songwriting, and soloing.

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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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.

ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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ryan S.

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The art of mic placement and room sound is essential in getting a solid recording. That combined with a solid understanding of how certain frequencies are expressed by different instruments and how to capture the space of the music will expand your abilities in recording.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Genevieve T.

11 Reviews
Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Teaching since 2007
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Genevieve T.

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I can help guide you through setting up your recording equipment to the actual recording process to editing your recordings.

About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to per

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Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
Addison
She has been doing a wonderful job with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loves working with her.
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Dan M.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Dan M.

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My teaching philosophy is to empower students with the tools they need to become their own greatest mentor. I emphasize goal setting so that our work together has clarity of purpose. I believe in the power of carefully focused attention and intention in music-making. Let's push the limits of your playing to the next level together!

About Dan

I am a clarinet teacher and performer living in Fort Collins, CO. I am a substitute player with the Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphonies. I have a Master of Music degree from University of Colorado Boulder, and I earned my Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. I also offer

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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelors In Music Performance-Classical Guitar from Kennesaw State University
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Kevin F.

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I am a classical guitarist originally but I also play acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, blues, bluegrass, country, and rock, and I am a master of music theory. I have been teaching for over 20 years and playing and performing for 25 years. My specialty is fingerstyle and I can teach from beginner to the highest advanced levels. I teach at a major University and have been an assistant professor of guitar at several colleges. I currently play and perform in a band that plays all kinds of music from Folk to Funk, from Country to Blues, from Bluegrass to Ballads. I am a music theory specialist. I can teach it in general but I specialize in teaching theory for guitarists. Teaching music is one of my main passions in life!

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!
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Harrah F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Italian, German
  • Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Harrah F.

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I am a creative and innovative instructor who loves helping each student find their voice and pursue their unique interests musically.  I completed my Masters in Music at Northwestern University in 2015, where I sought to create and present exciting multimedia recitals that combined classical music with other art forms. I believe one of the most important things we can do as musicians is connect music to our larger experiences, and, in my lessons, I help students form a strong technical and theoretical foundation as well as connect to the deeper meanings and connections of songs. For the past 3 years, I have taught voice and piano lessons with Flatts and Sharpe Music Company in Chicago and have extensive experience teaching online lessons.

About Harrah

I earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University where I appeared in numerous operas and premiered several works by contemporary composers. As the Assistant Artistic Director of the new music coalition, NONop, I searched for new and exciting multimedia performances practices and directed a

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Evelyn
Such a nice, fun teacher! Very knowledgeable too!
Julia G.
My daughter Julia had her 1st lesson with Harrah tonight, and Julia absolutely loved her! She's so excited for her next lesson :)
Rebecca
Harrah is so supportive and explained singing in a way that really made sense to me! I always felt comfortable and was not afraid to make mistakes. Her encouragement motivated me to pursue my interest in singing and I'm so grateful I had her as an instructor!

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"Priscilla is excellent! She is super flexible and will work with your schedule but also will hold you accountable to make sure that you are learning, growing, and achieving your goals with getting better at guitar! She is also very positive and encouraging. I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks so much for everything, Priscilla!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Priscilla L.
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"Anna is an awesome teacher! She believes her students can rise to the occasion. She's very motivating and patient which has helped my daughter greatly.
Thank you very much for all your help, Anna!"
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Took Cello lessons from Anna C.
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Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony L.
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"Mr. Farobag has taught our boys the piano and violin utilizing the Suzuki method. He is a true gentleman and an amazing teacher. I cannot say enough about him. We have had several instructors and Mr. Farobag far exceeds our expectations. We are very lucky to have found him. Mr. Farobag understands the pace of each child and knows how to motivate the student to exceed his expectations. Hiring Farobag has not only given us a superb instructor but a great teacher as well. He is very intelligent and kind and his lessons can be applied far beyond the keys of the piano. My kids always look forward to seeing Mr. Farobag."
Donna
Took Piano lessons from Farobag C.
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"Greg is a true craftsman and consummate performer. I can’t think of a better Bass Player I’ve had the pleasure to work with."
Bill
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Adam’s got some cool blues pockets. I’d never really thought about lead as pockets - kind of like a drummer would think about a fill. So I guess if you think about lead as discrete pockets it should be “easier “ to break down the lead guitar."
Ed
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Adrienn is an excellent teacher. She is a very patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun teacher. She is energetic, and caring person as well as being immensely talented! She helped me a lot. She knows how to analyze your vocal technique right away. She teaches you how to breath throughout your whole body. You even have a chance to work with het own your own songs!"
Matthias
Took Singing lessons from Adrienn L.
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"First Lesson went great, i can't wait for the other 9 lessons.
He made me feel very welcome. He's very down to earth and fun to be around."
Jim
Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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