John Gibbons
Berwyn, IL
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John Gibbons

John G.

Berwyn, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a a trained composer, music theory is one of my favorite things, but anyone can learn it with a little effort. I'll help you prepare for college music classes (or help you crush music theory with ongoing tutoring). I take a practical view of theory based on real examples from real music. (My on-site library comes in handy here -- I'm an enthusiastic collector.) Trained as a composer, I can help you see with sudden clarity how the notes are actually working together.

About John G.

I've been teaching privately and lecturing in the Chicago area since 1998. I offer an exceptionally deep repertoire knowledge to target the student's interests, strengths, and areas of growth. Along with my sense of which books and repertoire to assign at a given stage of your musical journey, I offer a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of humor (riddles are a specialty).

My teaching philosophy is based on personalized but traditional methods -- No gimmicks! The best part of teaching is the cameraderie with the people who come to me for help achieving their artistic goals. I'm inspired by the delight and pride my students experience as they progress -- regardless of the age or level.

You'll enjoy learning on a vintage baby grand piano in a classic bungalow. I'm conveniently located in the near west suburbs with ample free parking, close to I-290 and I-55. 5-10 minute walk from bus lines, 1 mile walk from BNSF Metra.

Learn more at GibbonsMusicLessons.com

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Education

Ph.D. in Composition
Oct 1989 - Aug 1994

The University of Chicago

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award
Nov 2006

University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies

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