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Kay S.

Avalon, WI

About Katherine (Kay)

Taught 41 years as a band director
Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony

I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs.

As students become more proficient in music their enjoyment of musical activities will increase. The success of completing various levels of musical achievement will carry over to other lifetime skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will work with each student depending on their individual needs. We will strive to produce steady improveme
nt in player proficiency.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have a music stand and instrument

*** Specialties ***
I like to teach based on the individual. I have taught group and private lessons. The materials I use are varied, with an emphasis on scales, theory, and also some duet playing. I also like to incorporate some music history into each lesson. I feel that each student needs to work from known to the new areas. I often use supplementary materials (solos or small ensembles) to reinforce my teaching.
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Angelique B. June 7, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!
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Kay S.

Clinton, WI 53525
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Eric W.

Rockford, IL

About Eric

For over 20 years I've helped vocal students of all ages to excel, in public and private schools, and on the college level. My passion is to enable those I work with, beginning to advanced, to maximize their vocal potential! Currently I teach from my home studio in Rockford, Illinois.

Embracing a variety of vocal styles, from classical to contemporary, my current and former students have excelled in musical theater, aced college auditions, traveled as lead singers with rock bands, recorded music videos and reached the higher levels of American Idol auditions. My lessons blend solid vocal t
echnique, while also reflecting the unique needs and goals of each student.

I hold both Bachelors and Masters degrees in vocal music and have directed groups traveling internationally to more than 20 countries on four continents. I've personally produced more than 20 full-scale musical/theatrical productions with casts of over 200 and audiences of up to 10,000. And I've promoted concert events for more than 40 nationally known artists including Randy Travis, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp and Mercy Me.
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Brandi January 29, 2016
I took lessons from Eric when I was about 18 years old. He is a very good teacher and is patient but also expects growth with every rehearsal. It really paid off especially with me singing so much and traveling. I use every technique that he has taught me!
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Alicia January 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
I took lessons with Eric for a few months before moving out of state and enjoyed learning from him. He took time to choose songs that I enjoyed singing but also songs that would stretch my ability as a vocalist. He provides a friendly and relaxed environment for learning and is passionate about seeing students succeed!
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David A. January 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
Eric is one of my favorite voice instructors I've had during my time in college. I studied under his practice for 3 years. During that time I was juggling voice performance through school as well as being a front-man of a music group. He recognized my style in both departments and where my voice would fit in each and helped my develop a balance between the two. I learned proper diction in five languages; Italian, Latin, German, French, and English which I discovered my weaknesses and he helped enhance all the languages to my fullest potential. Eric has become one of my greatest mentors and still is apart of my everyday life by using his guidance he gave me to reach to my best abilities. I will always be grateful for his teachings and friendship.
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Eric W.

Rockford, IL 61107
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$22 / 30-min
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Dan M.

Glen Ellyn, IL

About Dan

Dan M. is a freelance musician and private lesson instructor in the Chicago area. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Mr. M. graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music in euphonium performance, and traveled to Colorado where he earned a Master of Music in trombone performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. As an active musician, he has performed on trombone and euphonium in many musical groups ranging form wind ensembles and orchestras to brass quintets and other chamber groups. Mr. M. was also a member of the Flatirons Brass Quintet at the University of Colorado,
which toured to Beijing, China, and placed in the semi-finals of the internationally known Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

As a teacher, Mr. M. has been teaching students of a wide range of ages and abilities for over eight years. Some of his students have been selected to Honor Bands and All-State Bands across the country. Through quickly identifying strengths and weaknesses, and catering to ambitions and desires, his students experience a fun and inspirational learning environment that has been found with much success.
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adam B. August 18, 2014
Euphonium · In home
Dan has taught for about 10 years and speaks with efficient feedback. His experiences playing in ensembles has made him an extremely strong musician. I would recommend him for any advanced brass lesson tutoring. He can relate to people of any age so younger students would benefit from his energetic nature as well.
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Dan M.

DeKalb, IL 60115
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$25 / 30-min
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Christopher J.

DeKalb, IL

About Christopher

Hello All! My name is Christopher and I am excited to begin working with you all. I began teaching voice in 2012 as a student in Bowling Green, OH. I enjoying watching students progress and to help the find their own voice! I am fun, energetic, caring and dedicated. I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance in 2013 from Bowling Green State University. I am currently pursuing my Performers Certificate in Voice Performance from Northern Illinois University!
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Christopher J.

Christopher J.

DeKalb, IL 60115
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Julie B.

Loves Park, IL

About Julie

The ability to play the piano and sing have been the greatest gifts in my life, and I have always wanted to share that gift with others. I love nothing better than to help a student learn to love music and gain confidence in their ability to perform.
I earned a BA in Music Ministry with a Piano Pedagogy Minor and have been teaching piano since 2008. In the last year, I have added voice/singing lessons and online lessons. I have taught ages 4-adult and enjoy helping each student succeed. My local students students have two recitals every year, which gives the opportunity to share what we have
been working on and celebrate successes every six months.
I firmly believe that theory and the ability to read music are important skills that should be learned, whether on their own, or as part of music lessons. Once you can understand notation and theory, a whole new world opens up to you.
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Terri August 13, 2015
Piano · In studio
She is wonderful with my daughter!! She is very patient and very fun!
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Cathy August 11, 2015
My granddaughters have been taking piano lessons since kindergarten for the last 4 years from Miss Julie. She is a great teacher, patient and kind, and the kids love her.
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Kari August 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Julie has a wonderful way with children that makes them enjoy learning.
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Julie B.

Julie B.

Loves Park, IL 61111
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$18 / 30-min

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