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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1980
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Bill D.

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

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 mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
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.!
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

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I will help you to understand music theory as it applies to your specific instrument. Additionally, we will look at information regarding instruments you may work with. We're not looking at orchestrating a symphony and will not learn erroneous information. This is focused on developing the knowledge necessary for mastery of your instrument or instruments and bringing more to you creatively. It also serves to give you the real world ability to communicate with other musicians who work with a different instrument.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
very helpful
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Elizabeth B.

69 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College
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Elizabeth B.

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I have both a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and teach Music at the college level. I can help all students understand, appreciate, and enjoy music more with a solid foundation in music theory.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throu

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Mark S.
This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.
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Jesus G.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jesus G.

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I teach the music theory that will help you to understand, memorize, and play the music better, and to start composing your own music.

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient
Carly S.
My daughters and I have been taking lessons with Jesus for over 6 months now. I have been absolutely thrilled with Jesus’s lessons for both me and my two daughters. We have learned A LOT about the etiquette and technique of piano - including how to read music and properly position ourselves/our hands when playing. It’s not just about the music - it’s about how music transforms us and has the power to bring so much joy! Jesus is a very patient and caring teacher. I truly enjoy having him in our home and the girls are always excited for their lessons.

During this COVID crisis, Jesus has done his absolute best to teach us through Zoom lessons. He is always flexible, easy to talk to and fun to work with.

I would HIGHLY recommend Jesus to anyone looking for a dedicated and exceptionally trained teacher, who is always on time and excited to watch you succeed.

Thank you, Jesus!!! We adore you!!
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Val K.

41 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, Russian, French
  • Teaches students Male: 16 to 55; Female: 14 to 55
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
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Val K.

41 Reviews
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I've helped a large number of people to get their music theory issues out of their way. Basically I know pretty much all about this subject and have a great, fun and efficient method of teaching it to those who needs it.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.
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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
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I'm a college educated musician who has been employing music theory in a band setting for several years now. A strong base of music theory is a great place to start for new musicians. Knowing the basics of our shared language will especially help when you begin collaborating with other musicians and make communication much easier.

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Michael
The best!
Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
Frank

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Wilmette, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Wilmette is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Kevin was very helpful and helped me understand concepts of music theory very clearly. Thanks!!"
Betty
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin T.
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"Definitely enjoyed my first session with Mark!! He is very thorough with a fun energy that makes learning feel stress free and natural. I definitely recommend his services to all levels of producers that are looking to get some solid knowledge!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"David is an exceptional instructor with the ability to help a student resolve problem areas. His teaching methods along with his patience and experience makes him an excellent instructor for beginner and advanced students. I highly recommend David for anyone wanting to learn any instrument along with respective technique and theory."
Sammy
Took Music Theory lessons from David D.
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"When looking for an instructor what is best to find is knowledge of the subject. When it comes to Mr. Newbold, he delivers; Whether it be current or past. He has had outstanding experience with acclimating to every student's needs and learning style. He provides a great environment/atmosphere which is critical to learning. If his credentials don't speak enough, then his personal musical talent should."
MacKenzie
Took Music Theory lessons from Dustin N.
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"Dave is awesome!

Dave pretty much saved me in Music Theory. I was really struggling to grasp chord progressions and melodies, Dave walked me through everything step by step until I got it. I highly recommend dave as an instructor, he'll get you through it!"
David
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Edwin is seriously the best! You will not regret learning music from this professional musician!"
Matt
Took Music Theory lessons from Edwin I.
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"Gregory Valens Luv is a phenomenal vocal coach. He's very detailed in teaching you structure of the body to relax you and open you up for singing. I love his technique. I find myself very relaxed and limber which brings out the best in me. He's very creative and shares various types of vocalizations to help you with every style of music. He's also got a sweet spirit and that makes it very enjoyable to come to class."
Tresa Brown
Took Music Theory lessons from Gregory V.
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"Great first lesson! My son enjoyed it. Thank you."
Obi
Took Music Theory lessons from Keith J.
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"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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