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Kelvin L.
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prepare for concert, performance, recital, audition ( a performance in front of a panel of judges), Concerto: a virtuoso solo work (in the Classical style) Musical technique
About Kelvin L.

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham. I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system. Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc.... The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.” *** Lesson Details *** I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days.... *** Studio Equipment *** In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment. University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university. Online class at world class teaching studio *** Travel Equipment *** violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar *** Specialties *** I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...

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This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.

Posted Mar 7, 2021
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I enjoyed the lesson

Posted Feb 4, 2021
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Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!

Posted Oct 29, 2020
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Director of Music Academy
Oct 2004 - Present
The Amati Chamber Group
Violinist
Aug 1997 - Present
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Chair of Music Department
Sep 2004 - Apr 2019
Chicago Fine Arts Institute
Soloist
Mar 2000 - Sep 2003
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Soloist
May 1999 - Oct 2002
New England Sinfonietta
Soloist
Sep 1994 - Oct 1998
New York Chamber Orchestra
New York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Edward Wallace
Music MA
Sep 1988 - May 1990
University of Nottingham
Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency
FAA Certified Part 107 Commercial Pilot
Jun 2017
Federal Aviation Administration
Certificate of performance
Aug 1987
University of London England
4th National violin competition
Aug 1990
Poland
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Dec 2017
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American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1997
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