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Bill D.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 mas

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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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Dr. Kimberly K.

63 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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I can help you with Music Theory! I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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Nidhi A.
She is excellent. She has lots of patience and if she can teach me --she can teach anyone.
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Daniela K.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • M.A. in Pedagogical Science Music from The Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Daniela K.

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Learning music theory through games can be a lot of fun and will give the student much needed foundation for playing any musical instrument.

About Daniela

Hi ! My name is Daniela and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching piano and theory since 1994 and have loved helping my students discover the beautiful world of music. Seeing my students grow into well rounded and educated people that love art, are able to recognize different styles

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Farrah S.
Daniela was great at helping my daughter feel more comfortable during her first lesson. She was very knowledgeable and gave really good advice to take home and work on.
Vidita S.
Daniela was very patient with my child. My daughter was a little nervous but Daniela made her comfortable and boosted her confidence.
Tammy F.
Daniela is wonderful and our lessons are always fun. She lets me play pieces that I enjoy plus introduces me to new music that she believes I will also enjoy. She allows me to play freely but will correct my mistakes (wrong fingering :). But this only make me a better player and learning a new piece easier. As an adult learner I cannot say enough good things about her and her style. I really enjoy my lessons with her and I highly recommend her.
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Betsy F.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Betsy F.

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Music theory is important for every musician to understand. I love teaching theory to help a student better understand their instrument and become a better musician.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, t

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My daughter was very nervous and Betsy made her feel at ease. Great first lesson !
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Tom G.

22 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Tom G.

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Detailed explorations of sound and rhythm, from beginner to advanced.

About Tom

With a passion for jazz and improvisation, I have gladly devoted the past 25 years of my life to understanding this wonderful instrument. As a teacher, my goal is to provide insight along your musical path. Lessons look different for each student- here some or all of the topics we explore:

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Very patient with every one of my mistakes. I am excited to keep learning the bugle after my first lesson.
Alec
Exactly what you want in an instructor: knowledgeable, patient, and supportive!
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Bethany A.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Bethany A.

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Learn all about reading, analyzing, and creating your own music!

About Bethany

I started studying classical piano at the age of 6 and continued through high school before going on to study with Robert Shannon at Oberlin Conservatory, where I majored in music history and theory (as well as English and creative writing - I've always had a lot of interests!). I also sang in choi

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Super amazing instructor! I will definitely continue!!
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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons is $64. 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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"The lessons (piano & music theory) I learned from Buzz Amato was the sole reason I got signed to a label & was able to produce 2 Billboard charted singles (which he co-produced with me). I now tour the world djing and produce with talented artists that come to me based off my musical knowledge, that I received from Buzz. I can honestly say NONE of this would happen without the musical instruction of Buzz. Thank you Buzz!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Buzz A.
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"Incredibly patient, she makes the lesson very easy to grasp, I've had other teachers but I've most excelled when taking lessons and receiving tutoring from Michelle! My theory and voice has improved incredibly because of her :)"
Melissa
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Excellent first lesson -Ronald is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Looking forward to progressing in theory with him!! Would highly recommend!!"
Linda
Took Music Theory lessons from Ronald A.
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"Fantastic all around. Deep knowledge and excellent teaching skills. He is also a truly kind and caring person too. He made it easy for me to understand concepts that were always lost on me in the past. It was the best money I have ever spent to get my skills and knowledge where I need them to be. I highly recommend Shon as both a theory and instrument (guitar/piano) instructor. Definitely the best option if you want to take you or your child's playing to the next level."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Indigo is simply the best at simplifying music theory into bite size pieces that are easy to grasp. She is a very gifted teacher."
Geoffrey
Took Music Theory lessons from Indigo S.
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"Albino is an amazing teacher and musician. He has the ability to inspire you musically and make you feel very comfortable while doing it. He has taught me many new approaches, tips, and tricks to music theory. He has helped me to be able to really understand why things are the way they are, and not just figure things out on paper like an equation. Definitely the best tutor I've ever had! I'd highly recommend him."
Franny
Took Music Theory lessons from Albino M.
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"Gregg was my musical instructor during the early 1980ties. What I learned in a few lessons with him was more that I could have expected. I was primarily focused on percussion, of which his vast knowledge was highly dynamic. I learned about poly-rhythms, Indian ti-hies, and complex time signatures. He had available much reference material that he provided me. And over the years his musical insights have not only supplemented my inquiries, but made me a better musician and person. I hope you have a chance to study with Gregg, as you will be introduced to a new and better way of musicianship!"
Mike Hays
Took Music Theory lessons from Gregg R.
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"Jimmy teach music not just guitar. He teaches common senses ways to make it easy to understand and retain. He is an excellent teacher"
James
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"I had the opportunity last week to take a piano lesson from Richard. Growing up I took piano lessons, but never really practiced. I did the bare-minimum to get by, so that my teacher wouldn't be upset with me. After I stopped taking piano lessons, I lost a lot of my ability to play. I went to Richard hoping that he could help me grasp the basics again including: chords, major and minor positions, chord inversions, and a little about composing my own music. First off, Richard didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing how to play. He patiently explained concepts to me, and then showed me through examples. Then he let me practice and offered encouragement as I played. He also did a great job simplifying the teaching. It was very easy for me to follow and understand what he was teaching. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who wants to either learn or improve their piano skills."
Greg
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard W.
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