Rae Amitay

Rae A.

Chicago, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate
I come from a classical piano background but have found a ton of joy in contemporary styles (pop, rock, jazz, etc). I also enjoy arranging, so if there's a song you like that isn't written for piano, we can write out our own version. It's a great opportunity to learn about voice leading, inverting chords, modulation, etc. If you want to build strong foundational skills by using both theory and ear training concepts, I think you'll learn a lot from my approach. If you're a complete and total beginner, or someone more experienced looking to widen their repertoire and learn more theory, I can teach you!

About Rae A.

Hi! My name is Rae and I've been teaching professionally since moving to Chicago in 2012. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music, focusing on Music Education and Performance. For the last two years, I've been teaching drums, piano, and voice at School of Rock in Chicago. I've played and sang in bands that have toured North America and Europe, and I have a lot of advice for musicians looking to take their act on the road or take it to a more professional level. I want to make music fun and engaging for my students, and whatever styles you're looking to play/sing, I'm here to make that happen! If you have a double bass pedal, let's get heavy. I play a lot of metal and can teach you how to blast, as well as how to play technical/progressive polyrhythms. Most of my teaching experience is with children and teens, but I have several adult students and enjoy coming up with specialized goals and curriculum for everyone working with me.

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Ryan
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Rae is a FANTASTIC teacher. She inspires, motivates, and connects to children in a unique way, consistently becoming a favorite of anyone who gets a lesson with her. Highly recommend!

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Jeremy
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Rae is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable.
I recommend Rae to anyone interested in improving their singing! She's fantastic!

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Ashleigh
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My two girls loved piano lessons with Rae! She met them at their level and set them on different pieces to stop the feelings of competition we were struggling with our old teacher. It’s still always a challenge to get them to practice, but her lesson notes are clear so I even though I’m not musical at all, I know what they should be working on!

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Claire
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Rae was so patient and knowledgeable! She always took the time to answer my questions thoughtfully and share larger concepts in detail!

Posted Feb 13, 2020

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Experience

Keys, Drums, and Voice Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

School of Rock

Drum Set Teacher
May 2012 - Present

Self-Employed

Voice and Piano Teacher
Mar 2012 - Present

Self-Employed

Education

Professional Music - Music Education & Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2012

Berklee College of Music

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