Eric Mertel

Eric M.

Villa Park, IL

About Eric M.

Eric teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2004
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I am a professional musician who enjoys helping young people reach their musical goals. I perform regularly as a solo act and play with a band at various hotels in Chicago. I went to Millikin University in Decatur for music where I toured the country and played and sang in the top ensembles. I also studied at the Music Industry Workshop in Chicago for music production and engineering. My goal is to help you learn the songs you love and show you how to make the technical side of music more fun than you ever imagined!

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect a laid back atmosphere that is very productive. I use a custom curriculum that is catered to the needs and desires of the individual. Whether you would like to be a concert pianist, a jazzy horn player, or someone who wants to rock out to your favorite tunes, I have resources and experience to help you reach your goal. After three months you can expect to competently play a couple great songs and have greater fluidity and technique on your instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a recording studio which includes music stands, keyboards, piano, amps, acoustic guitar, and seating available. Parking on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need the instrument of their study and their purchased study materials. If the student is taking piano, they will need an 88 key weighted keyboard or a piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, but can teach classical, pop, rock, funk, blues, salsa, bossa nova etc.

Photos and Videos

Our wedding band. Enjoy!

Experience

Teacher

Dec 2013 - Present
Takelessons.com

I teach the most amazing students in the Chicago area. You guys rock!!!!!!

Musician/Entertainer

Jul 2004 - Present
Lucky Entertainment

I play various instruments and sing for events in the Chicago area.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
Millikin University

Trade Degree in Production and Engineering

Feb 2007 - Oct 2007
Music Industry Workshop

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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15 Reviews on Eric M.

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Riley D. May 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very enjoyable to have him.
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Alex E. Nov 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Eric was a perfect match for my 13 year old son. My son liked the fact that Eric could show him cords to practice immediately.
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Margie H. Sep 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He has a nice approach that makes you feel comfortable. Very patient and professional.
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Ilia D. Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He has been great so far. Making good relation with my son. Glad to have him as his piano teacher.
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Jack C. Jul 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Eric was just the person we were looking for to help my 13 yr old son to get started again with lessons. He connected with my son. They also connected because my son is an athlete and Eric can relate because of his background.
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Jack C. Jul 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Eric was just the person we were looking for to help my 13 yr old son to get started again with lessons. He connected with my son. They also connected because my son is an athlete and Eric can relate because of his background.
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Jack C. Jul 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Eric was just the person we were looking for to help my 13 yr old son to get started again with lessons. He connected with my son. They also connected because my son is an athlete and Eric can relate because of his background.
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Jeff K. Oct 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Eric has been great. He immediately found out where I was at in skill level and where I want to be. He then adds just enough knowledge to help me make the next step. I have learned a lot each lesson!
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Clayton Mann |. Sep 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Eric is the best vocal teacher I have ever had. He helps me with my range and performance. He's great to work with too.
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Joe N. Jul 31, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Eric is very patient and moves at a pace
Equal to the students ability. Allow enough
time for questions an, an willing to revisit
Any part of the lesson.
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