Sam Brown Music Lessons
Sam Brown Music Lessons

Sam Brown Music Lessons

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$35
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Introduction: I Taylor each lesson to suit the needs of the student. For students in school band we focus on developing technique and ear training/ critical listening skills plus excerpts from various types of music ranging from classical to popular music. However, the absolute most important part of learning music remains: I teach how to make practicing fun. I've found that many students struggle in the beginning because they're told practicing is work, when in reality it should be more like a game which is how I continued my learning process after I stopped taking lessons myself. The joy I get from teaching is seeing that first spark of understanding in the eyes of my students while teaching music which by all means is not work, but the fundamental building block the of fun itself.
Overview

Hired 18 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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6 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, professionalism, and work quality.

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Tracy H.
Feb 8, 2022
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Sam is super talented and a fantastic piano teacher. My daughter looks forward to her lessons for the first time. We are so grateful to have found him.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Maggie G.
Apr 19, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Sam is simply put - an outstanding music teacher! My three boys have been taking weekly piano lessons with Sam for about a year now and we have seen tremendous progress in them reading and understanding notes and rhythm. I have also learned so much from watching how Sam tailors the entire lesson in following their individual learning speed, motivating and working around their different personalities! Sam's kind and collected nature along with his "piano whispering" methodologies has given to our family the lifelong gift of music and a great model of dedication and perseverance. We are so grateful to have found our perfect teacher!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • The piano teacher travels to me

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NS S.
Jun 22, 2017
Mr. Brown provides piano and Saxophone lessons for my kids and I like how he has motivated them to be involved in music.
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Susana H.
Jul 8, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Sam is so excited about teaching the saxophone to my son. His enthusiasm is contagious! He is patient and kind and knows how to give that gentle push so that his student can reach the next level. We are excited to work with Sam and are happy to be at a beginning of a musical journey.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, the student can read music • Blues • Rock • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Steve H.
Mar 11, 2018
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Hired on Thumbtack

Sam is very patient and easy to work with. He personalizes the lessons in line with the student's goals.

Details: 65 years or older • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Jazz • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • Willing to work around teacher's schedule • I travel to the piano teacher • The piano teacher travels to me

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Samuel Brown

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are roughly $40 for a 30 minute lesson or $75 for a 60 minute lesson (intermediate or advanced only!) I offer discounts for back to back lessons with siblings!!!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Unless the student is a beginner (never played the instrument before) the first lesson is a free diagnostic, where I meet with student (and parent if the student is a child), listen to them play, talk about setting goals, and talk about the responsibilities of the student, teacher, parent partnership in order to create an optimal learning experience.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I studied music at San Jose state where I took lessons on clarinet, played in virtually every ensemble (jazz band, orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber music, jazz combo, saxophone choir to name a few), and took every music theory class I could fit into my schedule. Before I moved to Chicago I played saxophone professionally in both a big band and a funk band and I continually study technique and repertoire on flute, clarinet, saxophone independently across several genres of music.

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