- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- 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!
Teaching private music lessons at Harper College.
Teaching private music lessons to Chicagoland residents.
Drumming in the band while operating lights, smoke machines and bubble machines to the rhythms of the music.
Performing all over Chicagoland.
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.+ Read More
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 :)
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.
Very engaging and enjoyable makes learning fun!
Josh had a great first lesson and is excited to continue to grow in piano. Thank you!
Very cordial. Allows you to improvise. Great first lesson.
Alex likes Voytek very much!
I am an adult student. He is a great teacher and very willing to be flexible in his teaching method.
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.
My daughter is loving her lessons.
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!+ Read More
The first lesson went nicely with my 7 year old son. Voytek is very personable and inspires confidence!
Voytek does a great job and really understands an old guy (62) like me!! I always look forward to my next lesson.
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.
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
He is a talented awesome instructor.
Great guy! Very enthusiastic. He always kept the lessons interesting and tailored the lessons to my son's ability. He cared about his interests.
Voytek is a very good, enthusiastic teacher. He is a very likable guy that made the lessons fun.
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.
Voytek is knowledgable, talented and friendly teacher. My son (8,5 years old) loves coming to his drum lessons.
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!
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!
He's great with kids. He's super nice! Recommend!
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.
Voytek is a true professional with a kind heart! He's very nice and knowledgeable. My daughter loves her lessons with Voytek!
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.