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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 :)
Marlena is the best! Not only is she very knowledgeable and talented, but she is also very nice. She is great at assessing her student's skills and challenges them appropriately. I am a 27 year old former trombone player who wants to learn piano, and I would recommend her for any age and talent level.
I've been taking piano lessons by Ms. Ning for a year now. She is an extremely patient teacher and always guide me to a better understanding of music. Thanks to her, I become more fond of the piano music. She loves to discuss with me about what kid of music I want to play, and not just always follow the lesson book..
My son has been taking piano lessons with the Music Connection for more than a year. The teaching staff is excellent and my son is improving his piano skills weekly!
My 6 year old has just started violin lessons with Joanna. She is absolutely wonderful with my young beginner. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes learning fun. My daughter can't wait to see her each week and wants to impress Joanna with all she has learned. Great music room environment for learning a new instrument. We are very excited at our daughters progess and we thank Joanna for her wonderful music program!
Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!
We have been with Music Makers for almost 7 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Our daughters take piano lessons with Theresa and they have developed a true love and talent for music through their experience with Music Makers.
Ms. Celeste is my son's violin teacher. She is a wonderful and professional violin teacher! My son absolutely loves his violin lessons!
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.
Ms. Nissa is a wonderful teacher. Our daughter, Madelyn, has been taking lessons from Ms. Nissa for the past 4 months. Ms. Nissa is always professional, arrives on time, responds promptly to texts, and has been very flexible scheduling around our busy summer schedule. Ms. Nissa communicates with Madelyn with clarity and makes learning the violin fun! In fact, Madelyn was always sad when her 30 minute lesson was over, so we increased the lesson time to 45 minutes. I highly recommend Ms. Nissa!
Each lesson I have with Anne Marie is worthwhile. She makes good use of the time, which includes a workable mix of review and new skills, and her expectations for lessons and practice time are realistic. She clearly explains, patiently corrects, and encourages often. Not only is she knowledgeable about music, she is a highly skilled violinist. Because I look forward to my weekly lessons with Anne Marie, I am motivated to practice at home, which is a credit to her. Andviolin lessons are fun!
Irine is a patient, attentive and articulate teacher. While my playing aspirations are not exceptional, she has taken the time to explain what she believes will be valuable to what I want to achieve. I recommend her without hesitation.
Corie was my daughter’s first private violin teacher, and she was the perfect foundation for not just the love of the instrument but also the precise technique and skills needed to develop a true musician. Even years later, my daughter’s current teachers are impressed with the solid foundation she received under Corie’s tutelage. Corie made learning a challenging instrument fun at an age-appropriate level without giving up on any high standards. Whether it was learning to read music, developing ear and intonation, or perfecting a bow hold, Corie had multiple ways to teach, to address habits and difficulties, and to share experiences with the larger studio in group lessons. We still use her teaching reminders and phrases during practices sessions. With Corie’s violin lessons, you get more than just basic instruction; you get a surprisingly well-rounded introduction to true musicianship.
Both of my children (boy and girl) have taken piano lessons from Ada for 5 years. They love working with her. She is the perfect mix of fun and serious. She has also given them a music theory foundation that have used to learn other instruments.
My daughter took lessons with Manny to prepare for a high school audition. I was very surprised by how serious she took the lessons. His expectations came across as very clear and motivational. My daughter loved her violin lessons and is now playing for her high school’s orchestra!
I took violin lessons and my sister took piano lessons from Carol for two years. She was always very patient, explained things in a very clear way, and was very encouraging. We were very sorry when we no longer had time to continue our lessons. Anybody who gets to take lessons from Carol should consider them self lucky.
Our teaching philosophy is to instill a love of music through inspiration. Along with several years of teaching and performance experience, as well as successfully clearing a background check, Musika teachers are also graduates from reputable domestic and international conservatories, colleges, and universities. Musika Music Lessons takes time and consideration in pairing each student with a professional music educator that will help develop an understanding of all fundamental principles in music. We are happy to accomodate each student with any special requests that they may have.
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.
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.
I am a current member of the DuPage Symphony and have 20 years of playing experience. I was initially educated in the Suzuki method at both Western Springs School of Talent and Community School of the Arts in Wheaton, followed by pre-conservatory study with Drew Lecher and Nan Zhou. I use a combo of Suzuki and traditional methods, customizing to the student's individual needs and heeding Dr. Suzuki's philosophy at all times. I am also a trained baroque recorder player who has studied privately and taken guest lessons and clinics with nationally-known recorder experts as Vicki Boeckman, Lisette Kielson, Rotem Gilbert and Leighann Daihl. I take violin students ages four and up and recorder students ages eight and up, either through Alleluia Lutheran Church in Naperville or privately within the student's home depending on distance. Please feel free to contact me via Thumbtack for more details, and thank you for considering me to be your violin teacher!
Thinking about picking up a violin as a hobby? Or have you been playing for a while and would like to be more challenged? I was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicagos violin section. I received a Bachelor of Music from Korea National University of Arts and a Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati. I have been part of a variety of music performances, including piano trios, string quartets, and professional chamber orchestras. With my education and experience, I am able to provide violin lessons to all ages and all levels.