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Steven B. - Drums, Guitar, Piano, Music theory, Bass Teacher

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$65per hour

Music Lessons

Steven's lessons:

Drums, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Bass

Drums Lessons

The student can expect to learn to read rhythmic notation, count rhythms, time keeping with a metronome, drum grooves, drum fills, understand music charts, and apply all this to real songs by real artists.

Levels
Adv
Specialties
Rock/Pop/Jazz/Blues/Metal
Ages
5 to 65

Guitar Lessons

The student can expect to learn how to read notes on a treble clef, chords, chord progressions, learn rhythm, decipher guitar tablature, understand music charts, and apply all this to songs by real artists.

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Rock/Pop
Ages
5 to 65

Piano Lessons

Students can expect to learn treble and bass clef, scales and fingering, chords, chord progressions, understand music charts, learn rhythm, and apply all this to real songs by real artists.

Levels
Beg
Ages
5 to 65

Music theory Lessons

The student can expect to learn why and how music works behind the songs.

Levels
Int
Ages
5 to 65

Bass Lessons

The student can expect to learn how to read bass clef, learn about rhythm, understand music charts, and apply this to songs by real artists.

Levels
Beg
Ages
5 to 65

Overview

I have been studying and performing music for 20+ years. After majoring in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, I went to step up my level of study at the Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA in 2001 attaining a Performance Certificate from my time studying there.

Moving back to Chicago after L.A. in 2002 proved to be the right move as this is when I began my teaching career. With 13+ years of private and group music instruction experience, I have worked with Hix Brothers Music, Naperville Music, Music and Arts, Roselle Music, Streamwood Park District, Schaumburg Park District, Roselle Park District, Schaumburg Music Academy, After School Enrichment Solution's Guitar Stars, Band For Today, Guitar Fundamentals, Chicago Guitar Instruction, Take Lessons, Music Makers of Western Springs, Clarendon Hills Music Academy, and also maintain a private clientele. Well over one thousand lessons taught, students have stayed with me for up to 7 years. You, the student, will gain all the experience I have gained from my 20 years of study, performance, and instruction.

Performing with various bands in the 2000's, I pinpointed my style and mastered my technique that gave me many performance opportunities regionally and nationally, noting most current act U2 tribute Vertigo USA.

I am co-founder of the music licensing production company Blue Shade Music, co-writing with astute musicians in the Chicago area for placements in TV, Film, Video Games, Advertising, and Web Videos. With 2 placements in 2015 for independent movies under our belt, BSM continues for more placements in 2016 with newly recorded material.

With local, regional, national, and international touring experience, I was featured in an exclusive interview for Online Drummer in August of 2011 sharing my knowledge and experience of music and drums.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to have a fun and educational time with you!

Online Drummer Interview 2011

I was asked to interview for an article with Online Drummer 2011 sharing my experience with drums and music.

USA North American Tour 2011 w/ Filter +

Participated in a one month USA North America tour with proven rock acts Filter and Saliva in 2011 as an opening performer.

North American Tour 2012 w/ Volbeat

Participated in a 3 week USA/Canada North America tour with sensational rock acts Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Iced Earth in 2012 as opening performer.

Teaching Experience

I have worked with the following music stores and lesson studios both past and present in the Chicago area since 2003

Music + Arts/Aurora IL
Hix Brothers Music/Aurora IL
Naperville Music/Naperville IL
Roselle Music/Roselle IL
Roselle Park District/Roselle IL
Schaumburg Park District/Schaumburg IL
Streamwood Park District/Streamwood IL
Music Makers of Western Springs
Clarendon Hills Music Academy
After School Enrichment Solution's Guitar Stars/Group Guitar
Band For Today/Group Piano
Schaumburg Music Academy/Schaumburg IL
Take Lessons.com/Online Service
Chicago Guitar Instruction/Online Service

I also maintain a private clientele on my own.

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Education

Performance Certificate

Sep 2001 - Sep 2002Musician's Institute

Music Major

Sep 1999 - Jun 2001College of Dupage

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency

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