|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Silbernik Music Academy
About this pro
I am a multi-talented teaching professional, committed to providing a solid education and instilling music appreciation in all my students. I have a talent for tailoring lessons to meet students’ diverse needs and capture their interest and imagination. I am compassionate and inspiring, maintain a motivated and well-disciplined lesson environment where each student feels special, cared for, and successful. I am a trustworthy educator with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to cultivate strong relationships with parents, students, and colleagues. Some key strengths include: • Musicianship Skill • Individualized Lesson Plans • Student Motivation • Performance Abilities • Comfortable with private or classroom instruction • Technology Integration I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I love the idea that I can share some of those lessons with other people. I love seeing a child's eyes light up the first time they play a song or grasp a concept. I enjoy working with adults who's life long ambition has been to learn to play an instrument, and have finally found the time for their studies.
Years in business4
Times hired on Thumbtack29
Number of employees1
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Q & A
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer 30 minute lessons for $35.00, 45 minute lessons for $52.00 and one hour lessons for $70.00. Lessons are conducted in my home studio, located in Highland Park, IL.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I majored in piano and instrumental music education at DePaul University and the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. While studying at De Paul University, I played Timpani for the De Paul University Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performed in Chicago's Orchestra Hall. I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois in 1974 and my Master's degree in Music Education a year later, in 1975. I taught instrumental music (band & orchestra) in the Champaign/Urbana school systems while working on my Master's degree. After receiving my degrees, I ran the music programs for a small town in western Illinois. This included band, orchestra, chorus, general music and private instrument lessons. After teaching in public school systems, I went to work at Karnes Music Company in Des Plaines, Illinois as a guitar and piano instructor. I recently founded the Silbernik Music Academy in Highland Park, IL., and am now using my educational and performance experience to teach students of all levels.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have successfully worked with beginning and advanced students ranging from 6 years old to adults.
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