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Music Lessons - Steven B
Music LessonsHanover 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!

Trumpet Teacher - Augustine M
Trumpet TeacherBerwyn, IL

I am a classically trained trumpet player who studied at Boise State University with Marcellus Brown. I also studied with local greats like David Spencer, Orbert Davis, Michael Mcglauflin and Bobby Lewis. I currently have students, one who recently, as a sophomore, received a Division 1 at State for solo competition. When we start, I will evaluate you and set goals for us to meet. I am very friendly and hands on and will work with you at a pace that is comfortable for both of us.

Music Lessons - Gordon P
Music LessonsChicago, IL

Hi! My name is Gordon, and I'm a freelance composer, arranger, and bassist in Logan Square, Chicago. I've been gigging professionally for over ten years now. I have a degree in jazz bass performance, and my other areas of expertise include composition, arranging, music theory, West African drumming, and North Indian time cycles. I write and perform a wide variety of different styles, including jazz, pop, rock, bluegrass, R&B, blues, hip-hop, minimalism, and avante-garde. I look forward to working with you!

Classical Music Theory Lessons - Tyler K

I describe myself as ambitious, fun, and problem solving when teaching. As an instructor, I find collaboration to be essential for a students growth and understanding of music.I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University. While there I studied piano, accompanying, organ, and pedagogy with established faculty. While studying piano pedagogy, I had the wonderful opportunity of working with the Univeristy's Community Music School teaching students of all ages and levels. In addition to teaching privately, I organized and facilitated masterclasses, recitals, and festivals for students.Just recently, I completed my Master of Music degree at the Univeristy of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. While studying at the UIUC I gained experience as a teacher through my Assistantship. As an instructor at the UIUC I gained and refined my teaching style to accomplish students goals.I have been an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and acted as president of the student chapter of Central Michigan University. While president, the chapter presented at conferences at University of Michigan and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.The upmost important aspect of piano that I focus on is self awareness and proper technique. I have been trained in the Taubmen approach for piano. This approach has aided injured pianits to have the ability to perform with ease. I have had the pleasure of attending a summer symposium at Princeton Univeristy. I felt this experience deeply impacted my approach to teaching.My personal motto: Learing any musical instrument is all about training the brain!In addition to teaching, I enjoy performing solo, collaborating on cabarets, sculpting, and reading!

Guitar Teacher - Juan G
Guitar TeacherChicago, IL

I have my Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Northwestern University. I currently teach and perform around Chicago. I also write music and enjoy performing music with my friends in art galleries and museums. I am able to play and teach many styles of guitar. Although I like to have fun it is important to me that my students play the guitar with proper technique to not hurt themselves in the future.

Rock Piano Teacher - Alexis L
Rock Piano TeacherChicago, IL

Alexis Lombre is a Chicago based pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader who specializes in Jazz, R&B, and Latin music. She has played with Jazz greats such as Bobby Watson, James Carter, Kendrick Scott, Donald Harrison, Dwight Adams (who plays trumpet for Stevie Wonder), Gayelynn McKinney (who plays drums for Aretha Franklin). She currently attends the University of Michigan and studies under the tutelage of jazz legend, Benny Green.Although at 19 she is considered to be a "young lion", Alexis is experienced in teaching those even younger than her. In 2015, she worked in Ravinia's "Reach.Teach.Play." programs where she taught group piano lessons at Ravinia Lawndale Family Music School and she even helped jumpstart a Jazz program at Circle Rock Elementary school located on Chicago's westside. In 2014 she received a "Heroes in the Hood" Award for providing Jazz workshops at William H. Ray Elementary school.