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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill S.
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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
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Great teacher and very patient! My 4 year old son started lessons with him this year and absolutely loves it. Mike really makes it enjoyable for him.

The Music Connection, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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My daughter has paino lessons and the teacher is great.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

ITTY BITTE MUSIC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret P.
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My 8yr old son really likes having his drum lessons with Steve and he explains really well not only to him but explains alot to me which I don't know much about drums so I appreciate that, plus my son loves the songs he picks out for him to play on his drums with. Ask my son "he shows me a lot of good/new things and is a really good teacher" I recommend taking lessons with Steve

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janelle H.
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We love Bellas Artes! The teachers excel at combining technique and joyful discovery within an atmosphere of encouragement. My kids LOVE their lessons with Destiney and Constance and, more importantly, are learning to love to play music while being challenged and encouraged. Having such talented musicians who are so gifted in working with kids is such a blessing! Practically speaking, it is great because with 5 kids it is huge to have both piano and violin lessons in the same place, and they are always gracious in working with my schedule. We highly recommend Bellas Artes!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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I was looking for a private viola teacher to help with my 5th and 6th grader to keep up their skills over the summer. I got very fortunate to find Ms. Codruta and my kids have excelled under her teaching. We have had 10 lessons so far and my kids have grown exponentially and are super excited to show their orchestra teacher how much more advanced they are. Additionally, I am very impressed with Ms. Corduta’s flexibility with scheduling, which has helped with my family’s busy schedule. Last- she is very positive and knows how to challenge the children and get the best out of them. I would highly recommend her for private music lessons.

Music Makers For Life, Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
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I have been taking piano lessons for 5 years, voice lessons for 9 months and flute lessons for 6 months at Music Makers...For Life, Inc. As an adult with prior music experience, I had certain ideas on how I wanted my lessons,and Theresa was very willing to accomodate my wishes. She always tried to work within my schedule as well. Theresa was always kind and patient with me and always made me feel good about my music and myself! I'm also impressed with how her school is structured for kids. They earn "music money" if they've practiced their lesson or land on the right square on the board game the teachers use to reinforce their teaching. Then they can spend their "music money" in her "music store" on small toys, or t-shirts, tote bags, etc. This really motivates the kids to want to practice! Older kids might be invited to join one of her rock bands, which perform around the county. Playing in a rock band helps to keep the teens enthusiastically engaged in their music! Music Makers...For Life is truly "The Fun Way to Learn to Play"!

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey H.
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We just had our first lesson with Mike and he really knew how to engage my daughter in her drum lessons. He asked her questions, got to know what makes her tick and used that to motivate her.

Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
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I took lessons with Brad for over 10 years. He was always willing to work with me on what I wanted to work on and was patient with me when I didn't practice (which was sometimes quite apparent.) He is a really nice guy and I couldn't recommend him enough.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erik L.
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Mike is one of the most competent and skilled drum instructors I know. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Mobile Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
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Frank is the best choice for great music lessons, I had him as my drum instructor for around 3 years. He taught me everything I know now and helped me build a foundation to be a great drummer. I Highly recommend him to anybody wanting to learn how to be a great musician and have FUN at the same time too!!!

Rock Star Music Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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The staff at Rockstar are easy to work with and friendly. I am an adult who takes guitar lessons. My son takes drum lessons and my daughter takes guitar lessons. Rockstar's instructors work well with kids and adults. The facility is clean and constantly updated. There is a clean bathroom and a comfortable waiting area. Their instructors are also working musicians so their lessons are applicable to real life experience.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Simple. CDL (Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons) is the only in person one on one drum instruction that offers an extremely original lesson plan on DVD to take home where you can not learn from another teacher, book, etc. Our custom curriculum has been thought out to get a student from point A to point B in their drumming extremely fast, and efficiently. We can also help with a students school band pieces. Just watch some of our sample videos of actual current students. That's our proof!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have been playing drums for 15 years, and I played violin before that. I have played in numerous bands, and I put an EP with my brother's band, Needers & Givers. Some of the tracks were used in episodes of Gossip Girl, a TV show. I come from a long line of professional musicians in my family, including my brother Chris Hoffman, a professional cellist with many professional accomplishments including a piece that was used in the end credits of the movie Shutter Island! I am fluent in rock/pop drumming and many other styles. I like to focus on rhythm and coordination for beginning drummers. I am available some evenings and weekends.

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I have played drums for 40 years and was in the music industry. I worked with Buddy Rich, L. Bellson, and G Krupa. In the area of rock, I have worked with Kansas, Alice Cooper, Rush, Chicago, BS&T, and many more. I teach a standard practical method but also apply what is being taught, so that the student understands theory and develops taste. In this way, they will get invites and earn spots at auditions.

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Music Matters School of Music, located at 222 E Wilson St. Batavia, IL, encourages its students of all ages and abilities to explore all areas of music. We offer the following: * piano lessons * drum lessons * guitar lessons * voice lessons * violin lessons * cello lessons * saxophone lessons * lessons for any other percussion or orchestral instruments We serve students from the following areas: * Batavia * St. Charles * Geneva * North Aurora * Elburn * West Chicago * Aurora * many other cities within the Fox Valley and western suburbs of Chicago The school also offers several opportunities to perform either as a soloist or in one of our many ensembles. You're invited to come and experience a new expression of you, through music, with us. Benefits of being a Music Matters student include the following: * Guitar, drums, piano, voice, violin, and more, in the same location * Saving time by scheduling multiple instruments for the same day We offer the most popular instruments -- drums, piano, voice, guitar, and violin, from Monday to Saturday. We have over 20 university-trained teachers to teach you what you want to learn. Our teachers are university trained or have the professional equivalent after years of playing on the road. Our teachers understand that everyone has different goals, and we customize your lessons to meet your needs. All of our teachers love teaching and sharing music with people of all ages and abilities. There are no long-term commitments. All of our private lessons' students are on a month-to-month basis. You can start lessons at any time and withdraw at any time. We have two optional, low-pressure recitals every December and May. Our students have the opportunity to participate in our recitals. Here, they can share their music with the Music Matters community, friends and family. Students are not required to participate, but those that do really have fun by having recitals, students learn about goal setting and creating good practice habits. We have a large parking lot, two lounges, and children play area. Music Matters has plenty of off-street parking for our community members. We also want you to be comfortable while you're with us. We have leather sofas and plenty of magazines in our lounges for you to relax and enjoy. We have office staff to assist you with your needs. Our friendly office staff is here to answer any questions you may have. If you have billing questions, need to reschedule lessons, or just want to let us know how lessons are going, we are here to help. We have quality instruments, amplifiers, and professional teaching studios. We have spared no expense in providing our students with professional teaching studios to assist them with their lessons. Each studio has stereos, amplifiers, and recording studio-grade foam insulation. Music Matters has the largest collection of percussion instruments so that our students can explore all that percussion has to offer. We are constantly renovating our studios to make sure that they meet the needs of our students. We have a student appreciation night. Every May, we hold a large carnival in our parking lot for our students to enjoy. Free food, games, prizes, live music, and the highlight of the night, and the dunk tank can all be enjoyed by the Music Matters community.

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My name is David M. McCray. I am offering music lessons, in my home or yours. I offer instruction in composition, music theory , aural skills, saxophone, flute, guitar and bass guitar. I have an M. M. (Master of Music) with an emphasis in jazz arranging from Northern Illinois University. I also currently hold a P.E.L. (Professional Teaching License), Type 10 - Standard Special (K-12) - Music, and have experience teaching private instrumental music lessons to students from age eight through adult. I have played gigs in many bands in ten states over the years, and I have also played solo shows (blues, folk and original compositions) in Iowa, Illinois and Alaska. I record my original compositions in my home-based project recording studio. I have self-produced five CDs since 2004 namely: Bootstraps (2004); Prospect St. (2007); The Promise (2010); Selfish World (2012); Blues and Folk (2012 - old time blues and folk covers). I have an intimate familiarity with Abode's Audition recording software, as well as the Sibelius musical notation software. I have a great ear, and I incorporate aural skills into my lessons. My master's degree from NIU in jazz arranging prepares me to teach music theory in lessons as well.

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