Voytek Falendysz

Voytek F.

Rolling Meadows, IL
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For kids and adults, currently seeking students available during the morning and daytime. If that fits your schedule then let's start rocking the jams! We will learn chords, rhythms to strum and sing your favorite songs. Have something else you would like to learn? Let me know what it is and let's do it!
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Voytek delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2010

Hi, my name is Voytek and I love music! I currently do over 200 shows a year and in addition to performing as a soloist, I play in 2 gigging ensembles. Thanks to music, I've been able to meet many incredible people and travel all over the world to Germany, New York, Switzerland, Washington DC and the Dominican Republic. My goal is to inspire my students and share with them my passion for music so they can also experience how wonderful and rewarding it really is. Let's rock some jams!

*** Lesson Details ***
While teaching lessons, I like to keep the atmosphere relaxed but productive. I utilize many proven traditional teaching techniques (for example: scales, theory, exercises, drills and prepared pieces) however, I also try to keep things fresh with fun backing tracks and music theory games to keep students engaged. I am also very flexible and open to suggestions, so I encourage students to ask questions and let me know if they want to learn a specific song or musical concept.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio is equipped with an 88-key digital piano, drum set, music stands, recording equipment and a PA system. Plenty of parking available, either in the driveway or on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
In order to teach at a student's home I will need a quiet room/area where we can concentrate on our studies. If the student is taking drum or piano lessons, we will need a drum kit or piano/keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet - Jazz & Classical

Drums - Everything from Jazz to Rock, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Metal etc.

Singing - All Pop music, old (Frank Sinatra era) and new (The Temptations) and newest (artists of today).

Audio Recording & Production - All styles, such as Rock, Pop,
Cinematic, Hip-Hop, Country etc.

Piano - Beginning piano, building a solid foundation.

Music Theory - I can answer questions and teach the concepts.

Having trouble with your band/choir part? Preparing for an audition and want to get first chair? I can help!

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Continuing Education Music Instructor
Jan 2016 - Present
Harper College

Teaching private music lessons at Harper College.

Private Music Lessons Teacher
Jun 2010 - Present
Self Employed

Teaching private music lessons to Chicagoland residents.

Drummer / Lighting & Effects Engineer
Apr 2008 - Present
"Upscale" The Band

Drumming in the band while operating lights, smoke machines and bubble machines to the rhythms of the music.

Sep 2009 - Jan 2018
Lucky Entertainment

Performing all over Chicagoland.


Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - Dec 2006
Millikin University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Voytek F.
Come check out the March Recital, or sign up for lessons now and rock the jams at a future recital!

Playing Drums with The Upscale Big Band!
This is a video of me performing.  I am playing various instruments and singing classic tunes we all know.
Playing Keytar with The Party Animals.
Photo by Voytek F.

Photo by Voytek F.

Photo by Voytek F.

Photo by Voytek F.
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36 Reviews

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Mihaela Aug 14, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Voytek is great. We play video game music so the lessons are a lot more fun than the typical “dry” music lesson. Voytek can arrange songs of the student’s choice to the student’s ability to play (a beginner student would play a simpler version of the song and a more advanced student can play a more difficult version). Parents can also participate on an accompanying instrument rather than just wait which makes for great parent-child time.

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Emma B. Aug 9, 2018
Piano · In home

Voytek was great! He asked my daughter to play something she was comfortable playing currently, something old and something new to get an idea of where she is. Looking forward to a ‘just right’ teacher :)

Teresa Price Aug 1, 2018
Piano · In studio

Voytek is a Wonderful teacher. I am an adult learner and he is a patient and flexible teacher. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to play the piano.

Ethan Jun 15, 2018
Piano · In home

Very engaging and enjoyable makes learning fun!

Josh L. Oct 23, 2017
Piano · In home

Josh had a great first lesson and is excited to continue to grow in piano. Thank you!

Samir Jun 16, 2017
Drum · In studio

Very cordial. Allows you to improvise. Great first lesson.

Alex W. Jun 12, 2017
Drum · In studio

Alex likes Voytek very much!

Teresa Price Apr 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

I am an adult student. He is a great teacher and very willing to be flexible in his teaching method.

Griffin Mar 23, 2017
Drum · In home

Voytek is great! My son looks forward to his lesson every week. Under Voytek's tutelage, he's really developing skills much quicker than I thought he'd be able to. Couldn't be more pleased.

Alyssa Feb 13, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter is loving her lessons.

Gavin Sep 2, 2016
Piano · In studio

Voytek is great. He always gives 110 percent with every lesson he gives my 7 year old son. It's difficult to keep children on task and Voytek has a unique gift for both relating to my son on his level and keeping engaged. He is fun, knowledgeable about his craft and talented in the art of teaching. Clearly, music is his passion. I highly recommend him!

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Tracy Z. Jul 23, 2016
Singing · In studio

The first lesson went nicely with my 7 year old son. Voytek is very personable and inspires confidence!

Gerry C. Jun 21, 2016
Singing · In home

Voytek does a great job and really understands an old guy (62) like me!! I always look forward to my next lesson.

Jeremy X. Apr 5, 2016
Singing · Online

My son is only 6 years old, so during the online class, he could not fully focus all the time. But Voytek was very patient and try to encourage him and attract his attentions.
Yesterday was the first class, we will continue to finish the 5 classes and see the progression.
But so far, Jeremy said he enjoyed the lesson, it was awesome.

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Alina Mar 17, 2016
Piano · In studio

Voytek is very friendly and uses many techniques to keep a highly active kid focused. He even went 10 minutes over to make sure my kid covered 4 songs well. And he is good at inspiring her on love for music too. She practiced piano for half an hour on her own after the lesson. I am excited to have my kid learn piano with him.

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Wendi A. Feb 4, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Voytek is patient, kind, encouraging, and enthusiastic. He focuses on what you do well, and then gently pushes you to do just a little bit better. And behind that, he is a master of music theory … he breaks it down, makes it easy to understand, and then applies that knowledge or skill to whatever you’re working on to help you gain proficiency. But he does it in such a way that doesn’t feel overwhelmingly technical. He helps keep you motivated and excited to learn. And his love of music, all kinds of music, always comes through. Lessons are fun! He’s an excellent teacher!

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Jimmy P. Jan 29, 2016
Drum · In studio

He is a talented awesome instructor.

Dave M. Dec 17, 2015

Great guy! Very enthusiastic. He always kept the lessons interesting and tailored the lessons to my son's ability. He cared about his interests.

Dave M. Dec 17, 2015
Drum · In home

Voytek is a very good, enthusiastic teacher. He is a very likable guy that made the lessons fun.

Hina P. Nov 20, 2015
Singing · In home

Voytek is an excellant teacher! His love for music shows when he is teaching you and gives you good feedback and things you need to work on.

Seva U. Sep 15, 2015
Drum · In studio

Voytek is knowledgable, talented and friendly teacher. My son (8,5 years old) loves coming to his drum lessons.

Daniel H. Sep 15, 2015
Piano · In home

My son had his first lesson and he loved it. He is excited to keep trying! You kept him interested in it for the whole lesson so that was great!

Elaine M. Aug 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

He is the most wonderful guy ever! He goes above and beyond. He is so easy going. He will go in any direction, since he's so knowledgeable! Definitely recommend!

Janet F. Aug 7, 2015
Drum · In home

He's great with kids. He's super nice! Recommend!

AMY H. Jun 15, 2015
Singing · In studio

wonderful lesson!

Andrew G. Jun 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Voytek is a great teacher. I started with little knowledge of anything regarding the piano or reading music and Voytek was able to help me through the process to the point where I fell very confident in my skills. I have learned a lot from him in a small amount of time and I am very grateful for that.

He is also very accommodating and flexible when it comes to making appointment times and rescheduling appointments. Great guy and great teacher.

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pete K. May 19, 2015
Drum · In studio

Voytek is a true professional with a kind heart! He's very nice and knowledgeable. My daughter loves her lessons with Voytek!

Rod M. Apr 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

Voytek is a very positive, knowledgeable, and creative instructor. I am 60 years old and have never taken singing lessons before, but Voytek patiently helped me improve my vocal range and depth by leading me through many vocal exercises. He also tailored the songs I sang to the style I'm most familiar with. I would highly recommend Voytek to singers of all ages and experience.

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Myla C. Feb 20, 2015
Piano · In home

We are very lucky to have Voytek as a piano teacher for my daughter. He is very professional and he knows his craft really well and it shows in the way he teaches. He knows how to make the lesson challenging but still fun at the same time . He is very patient and his passion, enthusiasm and dedication to music inspires my daughter so much. We highly recommend him.

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Corinne S. Dec 28, 2014
Singing · In studio

Voytek is very musical and knows his stuff. I am a beginner and Voytek has been very patient and easy to work with. I have been attending for about a month now and have learned so much from him already. A very friendly and professional teacher. Highly recommended.

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Peter C. Nov 22, 2014
Piano · In home

Voytek is unbelievably positive and flexible. I've been working with him for about 6 months, and he started me off with a great set of lessons and materials that was right for me. He always focuses on what I do well, so I want keep playing, even when things get hard. When he points out something to work on, he somehow comes across positive - more like a helpful suggestion than a critique. Voytek has been knowledgable and flexible when I want to focus on music theory or just play songs that I like. I continue to work with him and would hire him for other types of lessons.

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Randy K. Oct 30, 2014
Singing · In studio

As an adult novice I was concerned about taking my first lessons without any musical background. However, Voytek has made it very easy and fun. I'm very happy with my choice of instructor and plan to continue for some time.

Lisa H. Oct 22, 2014
Piano · In home

Voytek is currently giving lessons to my son and daughter. He is fantastic and really relates well to the kids - It is a pleasure having him in our home.

Dave M. Jul 10, 2014
Drum · In home

Voytek is a nice guy and great teacher. He has a easy-going, calm demeanor that is perfect for teaching kids. My son was little reluctant at first, but is now enthusiastic about drumming, and this is largely due to Voytek.

Elaine M. Jun 4, 2014
Singing · In studio

I love voytek, he has given me the confidence to sing,and on key. He is so accommodating with the chords and new songs. He is a very nice guy, and I can't wait each week to sing.

Marge J. Jan 25, 2014
Trumpet ·

Kind and gentle

Voytek is a wonderful instructor. My son is shy but Voytek's kind and gentle demeanor really puts my son at ease. My son always looks forward to his next lesson and strives to do his best. Along with Voytek being a great instructor, this is a great program.

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