Thad Landis

Thad L.

Chicago, IL

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Thad delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1990

I have been playing and teaching music theory and performance practice for 25 years. I also specialize in the electric and upright basses. I have performed in many different musical ensembles, including classical symphonies, chamber groups, jazz bands, rock bands, as well as bluegrass, folk, and Latin groups. I can teach beginners, as well as advanced students. My method emphasizes developing listening skills, applying theory to the art form, and applying both ensemble and solo techniques in the development of the students individual style


Apr 2005 - Jan 2016
Royal Caribbean Cruises

Bassist in a 9 piece jazz orchestra.

Section Bassist
Sep 2001 - May 2003
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Section Bassist in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Daniel Barenboim Music Director


BA Music Performance
Sep 2001 - May 2003
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Studies
Sep 1985 - May 1987
California State University, Northridge


Limited Proficiency


Music Scholarship
Sep 2001
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

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