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Josh G.

36 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh G.

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If you are interested in how music works, or need help passing your theory classes, I can help you with all basic theory topics and even more advanced topics like Schenkerian Analysis.

About Josh

I am an avid clarinetist, energetic performer and enthusiastic teacher. My dream career is to be a soloist like Martin Frost, to play in an orchestra, or compose and perform my music. My passion for teaching is similar to my passion for performing, and I have experience teaching privately since 20

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Ahmed H.
Very helpful, and willing to go on whatever pace you need. Highly recommended.
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John G.

Berwyn, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Excellence in Teaching Award from University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies
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John G.

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As a a trained composer, music theory is one of my favorite things, but anyone can learn it with a little effort. I'll help you prepare for college music classes (or help you crush music theory with ongoing tutoring). I take a practical view of theory based on real examples from real music. (My on-site library comes in handy here -- I'm an enthusiastic collector.) Trained as a composer, I can help you see with sudden clarity how the notes are actually working together.

About John

I've been teaching privately and lecturing in the Chicago area since 1998. I offer an exceptionally deep repertoire knowledge to target the student's interests, strengths, and areas of growth. Along with my sense of which books and repertoire to assign at a given stage of your musical journey, I of

Maria S.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian, Romanian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maria S.

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Throughout my training and career as a classical pianist, I have studied music theory extensively and have experience working with students of all ages.

About Maria

Maria holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from Rowan University and Indiana University - Bloomington. She has been heard as a soloist and c

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Jacob Zacharias
Extremely knowledgeable/talented and adjusts to your needs as a student. Really good teacher.

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Kirk R.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Kirk R.

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If you're interested in gaining a better understand of music, the best way is to learn the theory behind it. Whether you're a total beginner, or your interested in strategies to better analyze advanced repertoire, one-on-one theory lessons are a great, personally tailored experience that will boost your understanding and performance (if you so choose) of any and all music.

About Kirk

I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. Before relocating to Denver, I regularly gave performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding state

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Deanna
Very good experience with Kirk! He was knowledgeable and patient, and I could tell he really enjoys teaching.
Deanna
Kirk was very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging as he taught me to play a special song on the ukulele for my husband to be. Highly recommend!
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Molly M.

261 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Molly M.

261 Reviews
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I teach beginning music theory to those new to it- all ages.
I provide worksheets and quizzes.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a si

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Patrick
Had a great first class with Molly. Looking forward to more.
Adriana
As someone that struggles to let go at times in my singing, Molly creates a safe environment to make mistakes, always stays energetic and encouraging! Recommend 100%! Thank you Molly!
Natacha V.
She is amazing. I always have a good time with her.
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Guthrie B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Norwegian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Composition/Contemporary Flute Performance from Concordia University
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Guthrie B.

5 Reviews
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Come learn how to read notes, rhythms, sight-reading and more! Reading music doesn't have to be a headache - in fact, it can be fun!

About Guthrie

Hi everyone, I'm Guthrie! I love music more than anything else; playing, teaching, composing are all my life passions. My styles vary from Irish flute to classical, and sometimes bagpipes on the side! I'm from the Washington state, but currently studying music in Montréal, Québec. I've also liv

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Jaimelouis
Always great! Thoughtful personalized lessons.
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Sam
I had forgotten how to play the flute when I started lessons. After a few lessons my fingers started to remember all their old habits! Super patient, definitely recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in West Chicago 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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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us."
Tim
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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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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"Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age."
Mike
Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Makes learning fun and simple

I take music theory lessons with Loretta. I have taken music theory before with 3 other teachers . None of them make it as simple as she does. She explains it in a way that I can understand. I love her and will recommend her to anyone that wants to learn music in general. She is amazing. Can't wait to learn more from this brilliant, professional, musician!"
Jessica
Took Music Theory lessons from Loretta M.
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"Bill is an excellent teacher! He caters the lessons to what you want to learn and sure knows how to teach. I like that Bill was able to highlight my strengths while still challenging and bettering my weaknesses. Highly recommend lessons with him!"
Jonathan Miller
Took Music Theory lessons from Bill G.
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"I had been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years and for my B-day my girlfriend bought me some lessons. She couldn't have picked a better place to buy the lessons from.
Ahmad makes you feel comfortable and really understands the way that people learn and how to teach in the most effective way. The guitar is a tough instrument to learn and you want to learn from someone knowledgeable and patient and that's exactly what Ahmad is."
Aiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Adam was our Theory 4 tutor and he did an amazing job making it comprehensible and make sense!"
Moxy
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"It has been a few years since our daughter, Michaela, took piano and music theory classes from Howard Richman. However, hardly a day goes by when she is not using something that she has learned from him. Whether she is writing a song, composing music, producing a track, playing the piano, singing, rehearsing, performing, etc…it always involves some aspect of her lessons with Howard. She is always referencing material from her classes with him. The enjoyment and confidence that Howard instills in his students, through his methods of teaching, truly must last a lifetime. Going to Howard was one of the best decisions that we have made regarding Michaela's career. In fact, as it turns out, it was a life changing experience for her. Needless to say, we have the very highest recommendation for Howard Richman."
Anchalina
Took Music Theory lessons from Howard R.
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"Makala is easy to work with. She makes music so easy to understand and she approaches lessons in funny and focused way that keeps them enjoyable while staying on-track. She also has an encyclopedic knowledge of music across a surprisingly extensive range of styles. Every time I see her I learn of a new artist that I love. Highly recommend Makala!"
Rebecca
Took Music Theory lessons from Makala W.
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