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Arnell B. Park Forest, IL

About Arnell

I've always loved to sing from my earliest remembrance along with a love for the piano and a desire to play. I attended Academy of Our Lady - High School where I took four years of piano as well as vocal instruction. I performed with a group called The Madrigals as a 'high soprano' during those years. I further attended Wheaton College, attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music. I was educated musically through Wheaton's Conservatory of Music. I studied piano, voice, theory, music history, music appreciation,and sight singing to name a few. I auditioned, performed, and traveled with the Women's Glee Club. Since then, I served as the worship leader in church setting. I was responsible for music selection, accompaniment, and vocal coaching for our worship team. I've also ...

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Rodney W. March 6, 2014
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Mrs. Arnell Is a terrific teacher.....singing and piano.
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Ruthie N. February 28, 2014
Piano
Wow! What an experience.

Arnell is a brilliant instructor.she is motivating, exciting, fun,. creative and very informative.she is a miracle worker. Arnell has done wonders with our 3 children.before they started the piano and singing classes with Arnell, my husband and I realized that it would be very difficult and very challenging for our 8 year old son to learn the piano, seeing that he was diagnosed with a learning disability. to our amazement we were very pleased to see our child, our children reading musical notes and playing the piano fluently in such a very short time,it brought tears to our eyes. Yes my family is very blessed to have Arnell as a piano and singing instructor.
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Carla T. February 19, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great with young children!

My 8 year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Arnell for a year and has truly flourished under her instruction. Ms. Arnell is patient and goes the extra mile to motivate her students. She never rushes the lesson and sends notes of encouragement to my daughter in between weekly classes which motivates her to practice at home. My daughter is very shy but after a year of lessons and her first recital her self esteem is noticeably on the rise! I recommend lessons from Ms. Arnell to anyone who wants to give their son or daughter the gift of music.
Gwendolyn F. Harvey, IL

About Gwendolyn

I began playing the piano at the ripe old age of 3 on a toy piano I received for Christmas. My parents began my formal lessons the following Spring with a private teacher who stayed with me until I graduated from High School. I was awarded a four year scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago by my church to continue my studies. I added Voice to my studies there. I went on to study Orchestration, Conducting and Theory at I.S.N.U., Drama at C.T.C. upon returning from I.S.N.U and began to develop my Production Company in the early 70's. Since then I have produced numerous productions showcasing the talents of young and old while I pursued my Corporate career in Administration. My private students range from 5 years to 87 years although currently I specialize in ...

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EllisV May 1, 2012
Gwendolyn is a wonderful instructor. She is patient and kind. My daughter enjoys her lessons.
Barrett H. Flossmoor, IL

About Barrett

At an early age, I was exposed to a variety of music including Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Hip-Hop, Latin, and the Blues. The early influences of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and Howlin’ Wolf, kept me singing. I held my first concert at age 4, singing songs of the Tempations. I began playing the trumpet when I was seven years old. So I've been playing for 17 years now. I've been classically trained from the beginning. While in junior high school, I began venturing into the world of jazz, sharpening my lead trumpet and improvisation skills with focused attention and everlasting curiosity. I attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and toured Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic as section leader in ...

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Hani R. October 17, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
I could not have asked for a better teacher! As a grown adult (who has never played any instrument) I started my lessons with so much hesitation and concern, and from the first moment Barrett put me at ease. His dedication to music, and to his students' success is always apparent. He takes his time and provides constant feedback to get you on and keep you on the right track. I can honestly say I don't know if I would still be trying with my trumpet if it wasn't for Barrett's constant encouragement, tips, and assurance. He is definitely a fabulous teacher!!!
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Karen R. July 10, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Barrett is a great teacher. My son has improved in technique, range and improvisation. Barrett has also expanded my son's interest in exploring different genres of music.
Dave K. Midlothian, IL

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates from his neighborhood high school. It was through this initial experience with teaching that he realized he wanted to make music education his career. Since then he has taught private guitar and bass lessons at Naperville Music, Rossi Music, Horizon Music, and the Plainfield School of Music. In addition, he has taught orchestra, guitar, and jazz band at Rolling Meadows High School. In 2000 Dave graduated from the University of Northern Illinois with a degree in jazz and classical guitar where ...

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Sarah O. October 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dave is an exceptional teacher!

I am a beginner guitar player, Dave has been patient and kind at every lesson. This has been an inspiration and a great help for me to continue learning the guitar. I wanted to find a guitar teacher and not just a guitar player; his approach to teaching is outstanding. He has a love for music and a gift of being an excellent teacher. I always leave my lesson feeling good about my progress and inspired to continue learning to play the guitar. I recommend him for any player at any level; he he teaches good practice habits and is very knowledgeable of music theory and how to teach each person individually. It is rare to find someone knowledgeable in music and apply their knowledge to teaching. I was fortunate to find him!
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kiara J. January 18, 2014
Guitar
He's awesome. :)

He makes learning the guitar so comfortable. He makes things easier to review and doesn't mind going over things you may have forgotten. If I could, I would get everyone I know to take lessons from him. I couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Carla J. December 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
l love this guy.

Dave is such a great teacher. He is very patient and understanding. I have learned so much with him in one month, then l have learned in four months with the other instructor l had. He makes learning fun, and I'm understanding what I'm doing now.
Alex T. Chicago Ridge, IL

About Alex

I am a college graduate with a degree in music and an emphasis in saxophone. I perform regularly around the Chicago area. I'm part of the Lucky Entertainment Company that gives people like me the opportunity to do what I love. I've been writing, producing and arranging music since I was in high school. I enjoy sharing my love of music with others. They are a source of inspiration for me.

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Norm L. December 28, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Alex is by far the best teacher I have ever had! He has such a thorough understanding of theory but shows you how to play with feel and soul as well. I love his approach to practicing. He makes music fun. I have never had a teacher who has made me want to practice before. Thank you Alex!
Miriam-Rose L. Tinley Park, IL

About Miriam-Rose

Hello! My name is Miriam-Rose, and I have been teaching violin/fiddle to students of all levels and ages for over six years. I was trained classically in the Suzuki method from a very young age, and also have a significant background in traditional music, specifically Scottish fiddle. During my time at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, I created my own degree with a focus on Scottish music, and also became the third place winner of the 2012 National Scottish Fiddle Championship. In addition to my background in music, I have a degree in Ballet Performance from the Jacobs School of Music. I have been teaching ballet since 2010, and have taught and danced professionally here in the Chicago area since 2013. Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!

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Anastasia F. March 27, 2015
Miriam-Rose is a talented violinist with a wonderful personality! Very professional, yet caring and friendly, she is great for students of any age. I've had the pleasure of working with her for several years now, and her dedication to excellence and passion for music combine to make her an excellent choice for anyone looking to further their studies on the violin.
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Julie Z. March 2, 2015
Suzuki Method · In home
We were lucky to have Miriam-Rose teach our 9 year old over a few summers, while she was home from college. Miriam-Rose was a wonderful teacher for our daughter. Patient and very supportive of our daughter's needs, Miriam-Rose really guided her lesson and practice to help her improve.
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Julie L. March 2, 2015
Violin
Miriam-Rose is one of the best teachers I know. I am also an experienced teacher and have studied violin pedagogy with professors at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and at the Jacobs' School of Music at Indiana University, and I can highly recommend Miriam-Rose as someone who's teaching methods and approach are on par with the standards of these prestigious institutions. Her experience with kids and her Scottish Fiddling make learning with her lots of fun. Great instructor, you can't go wrong!

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