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Popular Music Theory Teachers in Vernon Hills, IL

Jon N.

11 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, I also started to learn German and Russian.
  • Teaches students 8 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jon N.

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There is no finer teacher of music theory in Illinois. I have retaught those who already possess a music degree but realize there is a lot missing.

Theory is actually a misnomer for the nuts and bolts, the ABC's of music, without which you will flounder, but with which you will go everywhere.

About Jon

Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love? He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professi

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Konrad K.
Jon deeply connects with the student. He adjusts the lessons accordingly to learning needs. He finds what makes one happy and also, incorporates it in lessons to awaken even more interest. My 12 year old is very happy to be taught by Jon.
Jerilyn M.
I cannot study with Jon Novi because I cannot go to his house because I have a disability. He is a wonderful teacher. best, Jerilyn Miripol.
Jerilyn
He did not stress me. Has a relaxed attitude. Looking forward to receiving a composition book, or song book.
Glad I met him.

Michael S.

46 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Performance Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael S.

46 Reviews
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Private Music Theory Teacher

My experience as a music theory tutor has helped me make bigger concepts easier to understand and incorporate into your music.

About Michael

Expressing yourself is the ultimate goal of music and my job is to help you get your point across! Like any musician, music is my life. I love to soak it in any way I can! Whether it be listening to records, jamming with my friends or watching all the live concert footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Fantastic instructor.

Extremely knowledgeable, has a strong background in music, accomplished guitarist, understands people learn different ways, always well prepared to teach and willing to help guide you through your musical journey.
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Teresa L.

15 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, English
  • Bachelors's Degree in Music Education from College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University
  • Teaching since 1991
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Teresa L.

15 Reviews
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Private Music Theory Teacher

I have been teaching Theory as part of the lessons for over 23 years.
Theory is the analysis of what is behind the music.
I always include Theory in the lessons to help the students understand their music.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since

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Nancy D.
She doing a wonderful job!!!!!!
Valentina M.
My daughters had their first piano lesson today with Terri. I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone so patient and sweet natured and professional like Terri. The first time I spoke to her on the phone reflected her nature in person. Shes very knowledgeable with the piano music. She knows how to level herself with my 7 year old and specially with my know it all 5 year old. After the lessons she updated me with their progress and commented on my kids strengths and weaknesses. She just didn’t talk to me as her client but she talked to me like a friend. Her smile radiated through the music she teaches. We all loved her.
Owen
My son is a spitfire - Teresa has been patient with him while tapping his potential and challenging him!

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Vernon Hills, IL

Kyle C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wright State University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kyle C.

4 Reviews
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Music theory is a critical part to being a good musician. Knowing the basics of music will better help students understand the foundation of music. I will do each individual lesson based on student needs and goals.

About Kyle

I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wright State University. As of December 2017, I have completed my Masters degree in music education. I have a current teaching license for the states of West Virginia and Ohio. I have played violin since the age of 9. I played all through high s

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Alex
We had a very good experience! He explains really good. Alex said he loves piano lessons and he is looking forward to the next lesson.
Jennie Armour
Kyle is a great teacher. My grandson Franklin has trouble with paying attention, but Kyle was great when it comes to keeping him focused and interested. He has been with Kyle for close to a year now, and even though he is only 8 years old, he has learned a lot! I would highly recommend taking lessons with Kyle. He makes both grandparents and students happy and, my grandson looks forward to lessons every week with him.
Brian
Kyle does a fantastic job understanding the needs of the student and is able to relate to them in a way that helps them to learn.

Vanessa L.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University
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Vanessa L.

43 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

I can teach you how to read music. You would be able to understand keys, rhythm, dynamics, ect.

About Vanessa

As a vocal teacher I focus on the correct method to singing that helps keep your voice beautiful and healthy. I earned my bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in vocals. I learned music appreciation, theory, history, choral singing and classical voice training. I love music a

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Hanna
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Vanessa was great! My children were very comfortable with her.
Nerish
She was awesome with my son! I would recommend her to everyone. She provided materials/ songs for practice at home. She is great with kids and she was so kind and very understanding to accommodate my son’s changing schedule.

Brandan S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from San Jose State University
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Brandan S.

1 Review
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Beginners will learn the basics of music theory and notation. This includes notes, staffs, key signatures, note duration, and simple melodic and chordal structure. These are the necessities for learning to read and write music of any genre. Students will receive a workbook to practice with. This is an excellent and necessary skill to learn for anyone who is looking to read, write and, most importantly, play music!

About Brandan

A baritone with over 10 years of performance experience as a soloist and in numerous ensembles, Brandan has experience with a wide variety of genres including musical theater, classical voice, opera, jazz, and pop. California native and baritone, Brandan Sanchez, is currently pursuing a Master o

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Jay
Brandan is a great teacher as he explains abstract concepts in a more approachable way. Given his extensive experiences in of voice performance, he helped me improve tremendously in my singing abilities.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Vernon Hills is $66. 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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"Awesome teacher. Answers every question and explains all concepts thoroughly."
Spencer
Took Music Theory lessons from Joel M.
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"Music Theory and Music Performance

Ms. Wilma's enthusiasm for life and music shines through in her instrumental playing and teaching style. She shows a strong proficiency in many music genres and can teach different kinds of musical instruments.

She's reliable, experienced, professional, and easy to be around. One of her main strengths is her ability to convey musical thoughts in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood.
I really enjoyed how she have enriched my ability to think about musical concepts, discuss theories in music, and listen to different types of music."
Wilma Evangeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student."
Justin
Took Music Theory lessons from Frankie P.
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"Josh is great! Knowledgeable, patient, and flexible. He took the time and energy to create lesson plans and methods that fit my needs and level of understanding. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking to improve their musical knowledge and skills."
Cynthia
Took Music Theory lessons from Josh M.
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"Took jazz lessons from Lisa and learned a lot!!! It was a great experience and she is a great teacher! Lisa has a great way of pushing your comfort zone and bringing out your best. Highly recommended!!!"
Rick
Took Music Theory lessons from Lisa N.
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"David is not only a delightful person, he's also an excellent piano teacher. I'm a piano teacher myself yet I needed some help with improvisation--my weakest link. He patiently walked me through adding chords and harmony to a melody. I learned a lot of new ideas, such as leaving out the emotive third interval...that's better utilized in the right hand. He demonstrated how to take a familiar classical piece, namely Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca, and play it completely by ear. His musicianship is lovely and he is patient and thorough in his explanations. His knowledge of music theory is complete and sound. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start or continue music lessons. He is truly passionate about music and his profession."
Allie
Took Music Theory lessons from David H.
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"Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!"
Carson
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Loretta is an amazing teacher! She makes it a joy to study music theory and piano."
Amber
Took Music Theory lessons from Loretta M.
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"Love Dave!

Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
Daria
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"My Review

David is a great tutor and teacher! He helped me to understand the basic fundamentals of music theory and how to develop the skills to be able to practice it at home. He gave me really good tips that were easy to understand and fun to learn. If you really want to learn how to compose, write and read music go to David!!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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