Brandon Reisdorf

Brandon R.

Hoffman Estates, IL

About Brandon R.

Brandon teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2004
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

I am a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a dual-degree in Music Theory & Composition and Philosophy from Butler University in Indianapolis. I have 10 years of teaching experience and over 13 years of performance experience. I am classically trained, but have since branched out to genres such as Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Electronic Music, and anything in between.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will design lessons around your interests, goals, and needs. These can include full pieces, exercises, scales and arpeggios, worksheets, compositions, or improvisations (depending on your area of study.)

*** Specialties ***
I studied Suzuki violin, but later switched to a traditional style. I have over 15 years of experience in classical music (violin, guitar, piano) and have since taken up additional instruments and branched out to explore other genres: jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock, pop, etc.

I place a strong emphasis on Music Theory, Scales, and Rhythmic accuracy, since these are the building blocks of all music and can be applied across genres.

Most importantly, I make sure that my students have FUN in their lessons. I want to make sure my students look forward to their lessons each week--hopefully you will even be excited to practice.

Photos and Videos

Banjo Hangout Contest Entry

Experience

Private Instructor

Aug 2006 - Present
Self Employed

I have taught private lessons in violin, guitar, piano, and banjo since 2006.

Education

BA Philosophy

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Butler University

BM Music Theory & Composition

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Butler University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Brandon R.

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md Nov 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Brandon's help had been so critical getting my daughter prepped for the school Orchestra and she never played Violin before Grade 7! Unbelievable but that's how Brandon made it possible. He kept his student engaged, interested, and motivated. He himself is an awesome musician also. Would love to have him as our kid's teacher anytime in the future for higher classes/grades.
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Rose A. Jun 13, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and punctual. His teaching skill is great and can enthuse the student with his passion for music. My daughter felt really excited to have him as her teacher. Looking forward to a great summer sessions of violin!
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Rodrigo L. Feb 28, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Brandon has give the perfect complement for my 9 yo daughter in-school lessons. She started in the school orchestra this year and she was among the least knowledgable students; right after she started with Brandon, her performance improved significantly. Now she's preparing for her first solo performance and Brandon has been a key in this process.
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Rodrigo L. Feb 28, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Brandon knew exactly hot to kickstart my 13 yo daughter in guitar. It was her first lesson ever and after a few weeks she made a huge progress. Now she plays guitar much better than me and it's been just a few months so far. This is part talent, but I have no doubt this is also part orientation. Brandon did a great job in motivation with her and figured out the best way to engage her in her learning.
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