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Bill D.

16 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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 ...

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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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Joseph M.

3 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Joseph M.

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I teach electric bass guitar using the Hal Leonard method. Also get students into learning songs, bass patterns and scales early in their learning.

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My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through

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Ryan L.
Learning flamenco and classical guitar with Joe. He's got tons of knowledge and skill, and really pays attention to the musicality of things, which is something other teachers often miss.
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Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
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Great teacher !!!
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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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Daniel H.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Education from University of Delaware
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel H.

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I am a state-licensed music teacher who teaches full-time, but I understand that the only way anyone will learn and stick with an instrument is by learning what THEY want to play. I don’t like prescribing a lot of unfamiliar practice songs; rather, I like to learn why you want to play, what music you listen to, and pick songs that are just tough enough to push you.

And I mean it: I’m down for whatever music you like. In addition to my tastes in classical music, pop/rock, etc I also record vocals for video game soundtracks. Weird, right? But that’s what’s fun for me, and I want to find out how to teach you guitar while making it fun for you.

About Daniel

I love teaching and using humor to make learning fun. I like a lot of different styles of music, with a special love for blues, jazz, rock, and video game music. I've been playing the guitar for almost 20 years, the piano for nearly 15 years, and I've been singing since high school. I taught mys

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Andrew J.

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  • B.M. in Music Performance from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew J.

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Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in performance from George Mason University and a Master’s in Music from the University of Maryland. He has attended collegiate chamber music and orchestral festivals including the National Orchestral Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy. He considers Peter Haase and James Stern his most influential violin teachers. Andrew’s students have auditioned successfully for collegiate programs in music as well as in district and regional events at the pre-college level on violin and viola. He wants his students to discover a technique with which they can project their musical ideas through the instrument. Andrew performs frequently on violin and viola with orchestras and at other venues in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.

About Andrew

Andrew wants his students to discover a technique with which they can project their musical ideas through the instrument. All lessons are tailored to each individual. For younger students I like to use a mixture of the Suzuki method, the Paul Roland School, and other traditional teaching techniques

Ross H.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year from Scottish Jazz Federation
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Ross H.

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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

A Berklee College of Music graduate, I am an internationally recognized drummer & capable of teaching a wide range of genres from jazz to pop. I’m a prominent teacher & performer in the Los Angeles area, having working with artists such as Skylar Grey, Katelyn Tarver, Ethan Bortnick and many more

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Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!
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"Stephen is a very thorough singing teacher. After 5 lessons, I know so much more about singing than I even thought there was to it. I already feel like I improved a tremendous amount, and I have fun in his classes. My range increased, my breath management improved, and the quality of my voice is also much nicer. I can only recommend Stephen."
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Took Singing lessons from Stephen H.
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"She is very patient with my 3 year old son. She is very encouraging and engages him when he needs redirection with his short attentions span. I could not have asked for a better instructor. I appreciate everything she is doing for us."
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"Ms. Melodie is a wealth of knowledge, I've sang in school and church choirs for years and never learned the singing fundamentals she has taught me in the past five months. If you want to be challenged and truly develop your musical abilities, she can help you reach your destiny!"
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"We had alot of fun!!... the sound kinda cut out at the beginning btu ti fixed its self. I got great complements on my singing and just over all enjoyed the lesson! cant ait for next week. Alos i would love you give you an example of the Lip Trills to a song i thought was "impossible" for me to sing, that you told me to work on. See you next week."
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Took Singing lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Mark is a terrific teacher. He knows and loves music. He is an awesome guitar player. He is patient and fits the lessons to your ability and tastes. He is also quite funny which helps make the lessons be enjoyable. His home studio is a great place to have the lessons."
Marc
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
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"Great first class. Very relaxed teaching style."
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Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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