Gregory McDaniel

Gregory M.

3 Reviews
Hickory Hills, IL

About Gregory M.

Background check: Last verified 11/14/2014
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Gregory teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: December 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

My passion is teaching! I could search my whole life, and never find anything I enjoy doing more. You could call it my "calling," for lack of a better term. That's probably why I've been so successful in my career. I've taught students as young as 4 years old, and students who are in retirement.
The success I've had, comes with years of taking private lessons, performing, studying, and always keeping an open mind to new ideas, and relating my experience with all my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
One of my first objectives, is to make a student enjoy each lesson. I believe that if a student feels comfortable, and has a great time learning, they're going to want to practice and learn more of the skills necessary to achieve their goals, and as a result, progress more rapidly.
I like to work with several different courses that are well established and well-tested. My teaching methods also include skills and ideas that might not be found easily in common courses, but come from experiences that I have developed over time.
Each student learns and progresses at varying speeds. I work at finding the best way for each student to improve at a steady pace, and learn the required skills they'll need to be accomplished and satisfied musicians.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio with entrance from outside, upright piano, w/ seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must purchase a book and staff paper, which I can obtain for them.

*** Specialties ***
Piano-Classical/Jazz/Blues/Ragtime/Rock/Pop
Guitar-Rock/Pop/Folk
Bass Guitar-Rock/Pop
Banjo-Bluegrass/3 finger Style
Mandolin-Bluegrass/Celtic/Pop

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3 Reviews on Gregory M.

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Beatrice A. Apr 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I love taking lessons with Gregory! I would give him 10 stars if I could! He's very patient, professional, polite and very encouraging. When I do something wrong he finds a funny and light way to let me know so I can make the correction without being condescending or judgmental. I always look forward to my lessons with him. I would recommend him to everyone!
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GeneB Jun 16, 2012
Professor banjo

Gregory is ah all around great instructor,he makes each lesson interesting and non bording.I would highly recommed him for any beginner banjo player
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MartinJ Feb 8, 2012
good teacher. very helpful