Silbernik Music Academy

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, responsiveness, and value.
  • Thumbtack Customer

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    Oct 16, 2017
  • Debra D.

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    As adult playing piano for the first time since childhood, I am thoroughly enjoying my experience taking lessons with Irwin Silbernik.

    Jul 29, 2017Verified

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 business

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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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.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for Silbernik Music Academy is about 10+ miles of Highland Park, IL.