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Hired 45 times
12 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mon - Fri
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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I could not say enough positive things about Mr. Bob. He has been tremendously patient with my 5 year old daughter (taking ukulele lessons), 10 year old son (learning keyboard), and 10 year old nephew (playing electric guitar). Each child has their own way of learning and Bob has adapted to their various styles. He has made learning each instrument fun and exciting! The kids look forward to their lessons each week. A wonderful teacher with a fun and colorful personality. Highly recommend!Sep 1, 2018Verified
My two sons, 5 & 7, love learning from Mr. Bob! He’s very patient with the kids and talented with multiple instruments (piano, guitar, drums). He holds high expectations for his students, which allows my kids to progress rather quickly. I’ve been very happy with having Mr. Bob as their music teacher; the boys always look forward to going to music lessons.May 21, 2018Verified
He taught 2 of my children. One learned guitar and the other piano. They both excelled! I would recommend him to others looking for private or group lessons.Jun 6, 2017
I was a beginner with no knowledge of how to play. But in the several lessons I've had, I've learned a lot!May 18, 2018Verified
He got back to my emails right away and was easy to arrange a time with for lessonsJul 14, 2017Verified
- 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.
- 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.