Jeremie Witz

Jeremie W.

McHenry, IL
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I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for nearly 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien.

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2014 with a BA in Music Composition. I studied under composers: Drew Baker, Kenn Kumpf, Ilya Levinson, and Marcos Balter. I've performed and worked with members from the groups, Del Niente and Chicago's Composer's Collective.

I build my lesson plans around each of my students based on their interests. I'll try to incorporate music they enjoy into their music regime. I keep lessons pretty relaxed, but will challenge a student who is looking for something more difficult. I go at the pace you learn best at!

Bass guitar, ukulele, song-writing, counterpoint, orchestrating, arranging, music theory, and composing are subjects I'm well versed in and love to teach to other people.

I'm experienced with all kinds of music software, such as: Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, Cubase, FL Studio, Finale, Sibelius. If you want to learn how to write, record, mix, and master your own music, there's never been a better time to learn.

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  • Background Checked
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago

Reviews (25)

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Danny Nov 9, 2018
Guitar · Online

Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!

Anoop A. Oct 27, 2018
Guitar · Online

Danny Sep 22, 2018
Guitar · Online

Jeremie is knowledgeable and easy to work with. He caters the lesson to your goals and I have no doubt I will achieve what I want if I stick with it! Would definitely recommend!

jeane Jun 21, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Shelley May 10, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Great first session. Looking forward to next time.

Khaled Apr 26, 2018
Guitar · Online

Been playing for years, still learning something every class

Also easy to work with

Chuck H. Mar 13, 2018
Guitar · In home

We have been using Jeremie as an instructor for coming on 2 years now. He has been teaching my now 14 year old son how to play guitar. Going out to a match-up site you never know what you're going to get and I have to say that we could not have gotten any luckier finding him right from the start. Great teacher, great people skills, friendly, on time, courteous, just a good person. Will continue lessons with Jeremie for the foreseeable future. Highly recommend for anyone trying to learn guitar.

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Spencer Dec 12, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Jeremie listened to my experience level and where I wanted to go. The, as he watched me play, he was good at picking up on my technique errors.

Larry Feb 18, 2017
Guitar · Online

Mariann L. Jan 12, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

I'm an "older" adult who wants to learn to play the ukulele. I have very little experience in reading or playing music. Jeremie was super in starting from my point of comfort. I'm very pleased with my 1st lesson and looking forward to more lessons.

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Pam Jan 6, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

For a first lesson, I was impressed and very excited to begin playing the guitar. The lesson started with Jeremie understanding what I already knew and then going forward from there instead of going over things that I already knew. So the time was well spent on actually learning something new. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Ashlie B. Nov 11, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Super nice!!! Jeremie really is patient and gives great tips and helps with tips and corrections. Had fun!

Mackenzie Aug 10, 2016
Songwriting · In home

Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!

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Chuck H. Jun 16, 2016
Guitar · In home

Good start, looking forward to working with Jeremie and learning how to play guitar!

Charlie H. Jun 16, 2016
Guitar · In home

Was a great first lesson, looking forward to more sessions!

MICHELLE A. Apr 26, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Jeremie was very friendly and patient with me - even when it to more them showing me the same things over five times. He explains very well what he is doing and why we are doing the lessons. Gives you the lessons that he wants you to work on -- very nice guy.---- Would recommend him very highly

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Anna Apr 6, 2016
Composition · Online

Jeremie is really great at teaching! He is able to build my skills as a composer while at the same time acknowledge what I would like to get out of these composition lessons with him. I especially appreciate his ability to balance what I already know with the new material that I need to learn in order to improve as a composer as well as a musician. Once my lessons package is fulfilled, I plan on signing up for another set of lessons with Jeremie!

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Dina J. Apr 6, 2016
Guitar · In home

My 12 year old daughter is taking Guitar lessons from Jeremie for the last 6 months. She had never picked up a guitar before, so we knew this could be challenging. Jeremie has been so wonderful with her. Making the lessons fun, but also giving great one on one instructions. I highly recommend him as a teacher! As a parent, Jeremie is wonderful to work with when scheduling lessons. He is extremely accommodating, and understands kids and parents seem to be a little overloaded. He is very quick to respond when you email questions, or have scheduling issues. I HIGHLY recommend Jeremie. Give him a try!!! He is WONDERFUL!!!!

Dina J.

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Peter N. Apr 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Jeremie is teaching my daughter (13). She really enjoys his approach and he has kept it fun so she remains engaged!

Susan R. Apr 5, 2016
Guitar · In home

My 12 year old began taking guitar lessons from Jeremie a few months ago and so far it has worked out perfectly. My son hadn't picked up a pick before Jeremie. And now he is genuinely interested. Jeremie is patient and fun and just right for my son.

From a logistics perspective, I can't say enough. Jeremie is reliable and communicates promptly and effectively. He works with us in scheduling conflicts and is as flexible as he can be.

I highly recommend Jeremie for lessons for you or your child.

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Geri S. Mar 13, 2016
Music Recording · Online

Jeremie is a good listener and I think he really got what it was that I wanted to learn. He wasn't up on the latest version of Garageband for ipad, but he knew the basic stuff from past versions. This was only my first lesson, so I haven't spent enough time to give a deeper review. Jeremie seems very nice.

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Mary Jane D. Nov 18, 2015
Guitar · In home

Jeremie is a good motivator.It's my first day of guitar lesson and no background of playing any instrument but he shows patience,understanding and gave me a good advice that makes me want to continue to learn.Excited for my next lesson!

buz Oct 7, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

great start. he very gently told me that i was not ready to play what i had asked for, and assessed my abilities before starting me on something that was challenging, but doable.

olga rodionova Sep 28, 2015
Guitar · In home

My daughter Sophie in one lesson with Jeremy learned more, then with another teacher.

Clint K. May 4, 2015
Guitar · In home

Jeremie is a great fit for me. He is very flexilbe and tailoring the lessons to my needs. Clearly he has background and training which he mixes nicely with the technique and my personal goals. He has a nice friendly and business like style.
Give him a try. I"ll bet he can develop a nice lesson plan for you too.

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Experience

Private Lessons Teacher
Oct 2014 - Present

Private Studio

I teach private lessons for guitar to all-level students. Mike's Brass and Woodwind is located in Johnsburg, IL and offers not just lessons, but musical instrument repairs and sells various instruments and supplies.


Education

B.A. Music Composition
Jan 2009 - May 2014

Columbia College Chicago


Awards

Mr. Skyhawk 2006
May 2006

Johnsburg High School


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