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Bill D.

17 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
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Bill D.

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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance.

My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation.

I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.

I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience.

I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students have jobs ...

About Bill

Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mas

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Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
Sakura I.
It was very detailed instruction. He provided accurate advice and easy-to-understand examples. His breathing technique, musicality and technique for expression were very helpful. And, needless to say, he had a wonderful personality.
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Caleb M.

67 Reviews
Lake Zurich, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Semi-Finalist from National Trumpet Competion
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Caleb M.

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I've been playing trumpet for 18 years, and I'm anxious to pass along my love for the instrument to others of all ages! I teach a variety of styles with my experience performing many kinds of music from classical to hip-hop. Whatever your interests I can get you playing with a healthy approach to brass playing and solid fundamentals!

About Caleb

Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and

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Xander
This is your guy.

Really good, balanced teacher for my 9 year old. Focused but not strict, relaxed and curious but not a push over. Great sound too - my son and I were both very impressed with his playing, and that's the best kind of teacher to learn from imo.
Bob M.
Caleb knows when to interrupt with a tip or a useful instruction and knows how to frame it in a way that makes sense to the student.
Austin
Caleb was great! He is great with my 11 year old son. Looking forward to the next lesson. My son said he was really cool :)

Daniel K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award from Lincoln Acadamy
  • BA in Music Composition from Columbia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel K.

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Focus on correct technique and myriad method approaches along with professional level achievement for recording and performance.

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with musi

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Michael
Really great stuff !!
Ashleigh S.
It was only a first lesson but I can already tell I'm going to be taking more lessons with Daniel. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. He detailed a specific plan for me to work on that isn't too rigid or boring, I'm looking forward to relearning the flute with him.
Mark
Great 1st lesson! Looking forward to continuing and learning more

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Thomas K.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.M. Composition from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Thomas K.

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Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.

An instrumentalist since age 10, Thomas has experience as a performer and teacher. His previous education has included methodology classes on teaching specific instruments, and he is available to teach beginning trumpet lessons.

About Thomas

Piano, woodwinds, trumpet, composition Chords, sight-reading, theory, jazz, classical, and pop No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them

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Estefania
So incredibly patient and knowledgeable!
Eric D.
The first lesson was successful. My particular background in piano is unique, and my needs are atypical as well. I thought Thomas assessed my abilities, lack of abilities, and goals well and quickly. He started me on a different perspective on looking at music (reading the staff) that seems very helpful. I'm encouraged.
Armen T.
Excellent teacher!

Michael J.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 10 and up
  • Jazz Studies (Trumpet) from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
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Michael J.

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I love teaching. I go into every lesson with the belief that the student is there to learn; if they weren't interested in learning, they wouldn't be there. Because I have always had diverse musical interests, I create a stress-free atmosphere for my students by allowing them to pursue whatever avenues of music interest them. My degrees may be in Jazz Studies and Performance, but I have extensive experience with Classical and Popular music; I provide a unique perspective and enthusiasm to every student.

About Michael

I am a professional trumpet player, singer, arranger and educator based in Manayunk within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born into a musical family in Peoria, IL, I began playing cello at thde age of two, but eventually was drawn to jazz trumpet and voice, while having a keen sense of music theory an

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Rich
Mike’s fantastic. He has all the qualities you want in an instructor: He meets you where you are, he both encourages and challenges you, and he makes himself accessible and available.
Khalil D.
He’s cool
Kyle
Mike is a kind, warm, knowledgeable teacher. His expertise in various vocal styles is what I love the most. He can comfortably teach and sing opera, musical theater, pop, and jazz. I love working with Mike!
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Pablo R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Whitman College
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Pablo R.

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With years of teaching and gigging experience as a lead trumpet player, jazz soloist, classical player and composer I can guarantee improvement in whatever area my student is interested in. I can teach from a beginning level all the way to advanced players looking for additional coaching. All ages are welcome. In my lessons we will identify what aspects of trumpet playing and music you are interested in and work to improve in those areas. I specialize in fundamental brass technique, range improvement, endurance, jazz improvisation and songwriting. My teaching style will incorporate a theoretical approach so that my students learn about music as a whole while improving their trumpet playing.

About Pablo

With years of teaching and gigging experience in a wide variety of musical styles, I can teach students whatever they are interested in learning. I believe the most musical improvement occurs when the student is having fun with the process of learning. My lessons are a fun and relaxed environment w

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Ruben M.
Pablo is an outstanding jazz trumpeter, and is also very friendly and approachable!
Patrick K.
Pablo is a patient, inspiring, and expert teacher! I look forward to working with him more!
Anthony D.
Very patient with my new trumpet playing son. My son left excited and eager to listen to jazz and practice. Thank you. We look Forward to our ongoing lessons.

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Average Cost of Trumpet Lessons in West Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute trumpet lessons in West Chicago is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $227 per hour.
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$42 average
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$57 average
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$71 average

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"My son Callum says he's 100% certain he's going to get better at trumpet by working with Tom."
Heather
Took Trumpet lessons from Tom G.
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"David was great. The class was a lot of fun and I learned exercises and pointers that I could put to use right away. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Dave
Took Trumpet lessons from David N.
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"A fanatical trumpet instructor. Highly recommend him to others."
Ching
Took Trumpet lessons from Caleb M.
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"With over 25 years of experience as an elementary school band director, Vincent works well with students of all ages from beginners to professional levels. I studied Jazz improv with Vincent for many years. He has a vast knowledge of music theory (melodic and harmonic concepts).

Vincent is one of the top Jazz Trumpeter’s in the world. He is a virtuoso Jazz soloist and a very strong lead Trumpeter as well. He is also well versed in the world of classical music. Vincent toured worldwide with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Buddy Rich Big Band, and Horace Silver. Vincent is currently touring with Renaissance (a progressive rock band), and frequently plays in horn sections for a multitude of rock bands. He is one of the most consistent and reliable musicians I’ve ever known.

Vincent is a very reputable musician with a great sense of humor. He plays with so many different bands and always bringing his incredible playing level to every gig. Vincent has recorded and produced several of his own CDs as a leader, and has performed on many recordings for several decades. With this vast background Vincent, he is able to teach various genres (jazz improvisation, rock, classical, and Brazilian concepts).

I strongly recommend Vincent as an instructor for “Take Lessons”. Don’t miss this opportunity to study with this incredible musician!
Review by Trombonist, Bob Ferrel, a professional musician for 40+ years."
Bob
Took Trumpet lessons from VINCENT C.
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"Hayden really enjoyed his first lesson with Ruben. Ruben was skilled at making it work in an online format. My son is a bit shy, but Ruben is friendly and very encouraging."
Hayden
Took Trumpet lessons from Ruben M.
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"Instructed our son on the trumpet & guitar for 6 years. He is patient and flexible and just incredible. I would recommend him to anyone!"
Elissa
Took Trumpet lessons from Robert D.
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"Caleb has been teaching my son trumpet for the past 4 years. He is a very talented teacher who is musically gifted, as well as patient and kind.

Loving music and playing trumpet has enriched my son's life, both socially and emotionally. He is currently first chair in his middle school band and plans to pursue band in high school. His pleasure in playing with his peers and his pride in his accomplishments are wonderful to see. Last year, he played "New York, New York" as part of a three piece band at a school event and in March 2017, he will play the entire score of the Lion King with the pit orchestra for the 8th grade play.

But the best part as a parent is seeing that he often walks around the house humming a random tune under his breath, even when he isn't aware of it. It makes me smile to see him be so happy!

Thank you, Caleb!"
Kathy
Took Trumpet lessons from Caleb M.
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"first meeting great!"
Jared
Took Trumpet lessons from Antonia B.
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"JR is excellent in assessing a student's skill level. Once he has determined it he immediately begins challenging the student with fun drills that focus in on improving areas where the student is struggling. Not a moment of the lesson is lost, everything is focused on moving to the next challenge - although patiently."
Isabel
Took Trumpet lessons from John G.
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"Great teacher, really talented

I have worked with Danilo for a few weeks and look forward to every lesson. Not only is he very talented, he is patient, attentive, and really works with you on getting the best out of every lesson. I would reccomend him to anyone looking to start an instrument or to get back into playing an instrument."
Bior
Took Trumpet lessons from Danilo H.
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