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Renee G. Portage, IN

About Renee

I have been teaching piano to students of all ages for the past 26 years. I studied piano at St. Bonaventure University under Laura Peterson. I have accompanied many in talent shows, and competitions. I presently play the piano at our church. I have taught students that have gone on to higher learning in piano. Some of my students have competed in nationwide festivals and placed well. They have entered local and statewide contests. They placed well in their categories. I believe that each student should have goals for their talent. I want to work with the student's goal to achieve their very best. I believe each student is a unique individual who will become a performer according to the practice that they put into it I am looking for students who want to have fun while ...

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Stacy R. November 7, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My child looks forward going to classes. She says her teacher makes it fun.
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Sean T. November 3, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient with my easily distracted son.
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Hannah S. April 8, 2013
Piano
Fun, inspiring teacher

I started my piano career with Renee'. She was an excellent teacher, keeping the lessons fun and teaching what was needed as well. She knows how to take a difficult concept and make it understandable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to start or continue their piano career!
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.
Nicholas K. Merrillville, IN

About Nicholas

Nick comes from a family of four generations of music in the GREEK/Balkan repertoire. He graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a concentration in Music Composition in December of 2009. Currently teaching and performing professionally, Nick enjoys all styles of music, but has been declared as an "old soul" by many of his friends. He enjoys playing lots of Motown, funk, and jazz, but is proficient in Classical, Rock, and Blues as well. When not playing music (rarely), he is a Board member for the GivingBackPack Foundation which provides school supplies to underprivileged children. Nick's dedication to education is shown through his music and his personal volunteer hours, he feels his diverse background gives his students an advantage to a broader perspective of music and ...

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David P. December 13, 2012
Guitar
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the guy is Awesome!!!!!

I was blown away by the first lesson my son took the professionalism was great he learned more in the one day than his previous teacher taught him he's very passionate about music and how its played and heard. Also the using of proper technique he made me want to sign up and play I RECOMMEND him to all!!!!
Earl H. Gary, IN

About Earl

I have taught voice for over 15 years and have 10 years experience in school teaching as well directing choirs. I have performed in R&B, gospel, pop, and classical styles. I studied and apprenticed with renowned Chicago voice teacher and therapist Randy Buescher for 8 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Vocal Performance as well as a Master's in Music Education. Member of ASCAP and the Education Board of the International Voice Teachers of MIX (IVTOM). In addition to my teaching career, I remain active as a singer/songwriter. I evaluate a student by asking questions about their vocal goals, previous training and performance experience, and any history of vocal injury or trauma. After a diagnostic exercise to assess the student's vocal strengths and weaknesses, I ...

Jessica H. Michigan City, IN

About Jessica

Jessica has two masters degrees in psychology and special education. She specializes in music therapy for special needs students along with jazz, Gospel, classical, and ear training.

Andy S. Valparaiso, IN

About Andy

Hello everyone! I am a drum teacher and performer from the Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana area and am new to takelessons.com. I am a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, the Percussive Arts Society and the Jazz Education Network, and take my students very seriously. I have learned from many great musicians and top teachers including Tom Hipskind, Frank Donaldson, Ruben Alvarez, Chris Coleman, Peter Erskine, and several others. Above all, I want my students to have fun and I feel that I bring a unique approach to help any student grow into the musician they would like to be. Currently, I am teaching about 20 students a week, and gig out 3-5 times a week, but I am looking to expand my business. Any student under age 6 needs to have a free consultation/meeting to see how well they can hold

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