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Drum Instructor - Andy C
Drum Instructor Forest Park, IL

My training as a drummer has come from both the old and new school ways of learning. Old school in the sense that I've been playing in bands and studied the drums formally with a few teachers, while new school meaning that my focus is to help the student create their own way of playing. I hope to achieve the student's goals by giving them exercises to work-on within the context of songs they like to play. This makes lessons fun while having a firm basis of drum fundamentals to work-on.

Beginning Music Lessons - Josue C
Beginning Music Lessons Melrose park , IL

My name is Josh Castillo, I'm 25 and have been playing since I was close to 9 years of age. I have been teaching guitar since I was 13 but didn't begin an actual teaching practice until after high school. I've been around music my whole life and enjoy showing others all the things I have learned over the years. If I had a teacher to show me what I have learned my whole life I would be twice the musician I am today.

Drum Lessons - James B
Drum Lessons Oak Park, IL

As a drummer, pianist, singer and producer/studio engineer, I have studied and participated in the music field since I was a child. My well-rounded knowledge will help students learn drums/percussion in a unique way – from learning rudiments to finding their place within a band.

Jazz Music Lessons - Marc R
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Jazz Music Lessons Chicago, IL

Marc Riordan is a Chicago based musician and composer working in a wide array of genres. He is the drummer for the prog/punk band Wishgift, as well as the Chicago-LA based outift The Cairo Gang. As a pianist, he takes a percussive approach to melody and harmony in solo settings, in duo formation with drummer Tim Daisy, and in Tres Hongos, an improvising trio with trumpeter Jacob Wick and drummer Frank Rosaly. He has toured throughout the US and internationally, with a broad range of acts including Owls, Xiu Xiu, Mikal Cronin, Josh Berman, and Health&Beauty. Marc holds a Bachelors in Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied with Steve Lacy, Bob Moses, and Ran Blake. He has been teaching music in the Boston and Chicago areas for more than ten years, and has been a faculty member at The Brookline School of Music (Brookline, MA) and Allegro Music Academy (Lemont, IL). He is a current faculty member at Music Makers of Western Springs, where he teaches piano, drums and guitar.

Music Lessons - Steven B
Music Lessons Hanover Park, IL

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!