In-Home Music Instruction with Mr. Bob
In-Home Music Instruction with Mr. Bob

In-Home Music Instruction with Mr. Bob

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Introduction: NOW OFFERING LESSONS USING THE ZOOM APP!!! "Mr. Bob's Personal Philosophy/Mission Statement": Music is a language. We use language to communicate by sharing our ideas with others, learning ideas from other people by asking questions and coming together to create something greater than ourselves. So please feel free to strike up a conversation with me anytime and I'm sure we'll both learn quite a lot from each other :) I play a variety of instruments, play a variety of styles of music and teach students of all ages and skill levels. Although my main instruments are guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and drums. As per my business card: "Instrument and Music Theory Lessons for Students Of All Ages From Beginner To Advanced Levels" I enjoy everything about the work I do! I get to play music with and teach curious, motivated, talented students and in the process I generally learn something such as a new song, style of playing or way of teaching that I can then share with my other students. I also get to enjoy the hospitality of the clients and parents of students that I teach.

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Bridget V.

Piano Lessons

We hired Bob to teach my piano to my 10 year old grandson, and we couldn't be more pleased. Bob really engages him and keeps the lessons interesting. My grandson is just a beginner but Bob and my grandson are already playing "duets" with Bob on his guitar and my grandson on the piano. So my grandson is really "making music". Bob is very personable, very punctual, and a good communicator. He is flexible and reliable. We would highly reccommend Bob.
May 11, 2021
Ashley H.

Piano Lessons

Bob is a terrific instructor! Patient, kind, and insanely talented, I am so happy I chose Bob as my piano teacher. I had never played the piano before (or any instrument), and Bob teaches the craft in a way for me to easily understand! I am looking forward to more lessons with Bob, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a piano teacher!
Oct 3, 2020
Ted R.

Piano Lessons

Mr. Bob has been an excellent piano teacher to six of our kids. He manages to engage each child to improve their skill while also keeping it fun. I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bob for piano instruction.
Sep 12, 2021
Michelle F.

Piano Lessons

Mr. Bob has been a fantastic instructor for me. I'm an adult beginner, he as been very patient and encouraging while working at my learning pace. He is very knowledgeable and his techniques for teaching has been very effective. I'm very happy with my lessons and will continue to take them with Mr. Bob whenever I can. His rate is very reasonable also.
Jun 21, 2021
Melissa D.

Piano Lessons

We are huge fans of Mr. Bob! Our 8 year-old daughter has been taking lessons with him for about 9 months. As a piano player myself, I've been shocked with the speed of her progress and how much she's flourished under Bob's instruction. She's becoming increasingly confident and has found a true joy in playing. One thing in particular that I love about Bob is that he explores all different kinds of genres with the kids - classical, rock, jazz, etc. Our daughter has had a lot of fun learning different styles and we can't wait to see if there's a certain style she gravitates toward. Finally, Bob is super kind, wonderful with kids, and is very fairly priced. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone - whether that be an adult or child learner.
In-Home Music Instruction with Mr. Bob's reply
Wow! Thank you so much! I really enjoy working with you both and am amazed to see how excited she is for lessons each week and how much she continues to advance in her playing. I look forward to all the fun music we'll get to learn and play together :)
Jul 29, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $25 for the first half hour, $20 each additional half hour for private instrument lesson house calls. It is the same for remote lessons.

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

    The first thing is usually scheduling. Once we figure out a day and time that works for both of us we are set. Some new clients request referrals or testimonials to verify my work history, which I am happy to pass along. I have many very satisfied clients who are more than happy to share their experience with me, with you! Occasionally, we have to try a few days and times before we get settled into a regular spot but that usually doesn't take long and then the time is your indefinitely.

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

    Moraine Valley Community College: Jazz combo, jazz big band, 2 1/2 years of music theory, guitar lessons, piano lessons. A.A. Elmhurst College: classical guitar ensemble, electric guitar ensemble, concert band (string bass), string band (3 semesters string bass, 1 semester viola), "Late Night Blues" vocal jazz group (electric bass guitar), jazz theory and improvisation, jazz keyboard, guitar lessons. Degree: N/A.

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