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David is a wonderful teacher! I had been away from singing for a number of years before beginning with David. The offer of a 30 min free trial lesson was very helpful and I could tell that we clicked. He takes the time to thoroughly explain concepts and theories of vocal techniques in a comprehensive manner. He allows you to ask questions throughout the lesson, and since I didn't have any music to work on, he provided several options. With his superb instruction, my confidence and my voice have returned. I look forward to working with David and I would encourage students of all levels to reach out to him for vocal instruction!
Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.
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.
My 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son have taken piano lessons with Elif for several years now. Aside from being a wonderful teacher, she has also taught my children many life lessons through her instruction that will stick with them forever. I cannot say enough good things about her!
The way Bill explains everything is just off of fact based knowledge. He makes what some make seem so confusing and complicated make sense to literally anyone with ears. Bill has a special way of making his advice relatable and ensures that he is getting through to you. His passion for his work is relentless and I cannot recommend this guy enough for anyone that wants to understand the true nature of how to sing. Most bennifical lesson I've ever had hands down.
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 :)
It was great to have David as a teacher and as a new friend. I definitely could see his passion for drumming and I learned so much from him. Before, I couldn't even think about moving my hands differently to my legs, but now I am able to and in only a short amount of time! I loved learning different music genres from David from bossa nova to funk rock to pure jazz. Loved it all and wish I could continue! Thank you so much, David!!!
Michele is very personable, patient and just flat out awesome to work with! I'd been meaning to take singing lessons for some time and finally got around to doing it. I've played music for years and studied Jazz/Classical guitar in college and could recognize right away that Michele is a true talent and knows what she's doing. By the end of the introductory class I knew I'd found the right teacher to help me develop my ear and my voice.
Mrs. Reynolds is an exceptional teacher when it comes to singing. I have been taking lessons from her for ten years now, and have grown immensely with both technically and with a sense of musicality. I respect Mrs. Reynolds not only for her own incredible talent, but also for her ability when teaching to pinpoint exactly what you are doing wrong, whether it's a lack of using your diaphragm or improper formation of a vowel, and be able to help you fix it. Mrs. Reynolds is an impeccable teacher, and I wouldn't wish to be taught by anyone else.
Eric is great. My son loves his lessons and is learning a lot. Eric always confirms the lesson and is reasonably priced. I highly recommend him!
My son has only had one lesson so far, but is very excited to play and enthusiastic to practice. He has even learned Jingle Bells already! Jeremie seems to be a flexible, attentive, and patient instructor who is interested in what the kids are into music style wise. Can't wait to see how my son develops his skills!
My 8 year old daughter has been taking voice and piano lessons with Nicolette for a few months now. My daughter progresses steadily and gains confidence from the constant encouragement. Nicolette is assertive as well as upbeat, providing a positive and nurturing environment. Her distinct technique keeps my daughter focused while enjoying every class. I highly recommend her!
Greg is the best! He is an incredibly talented musician. He is B able to adapt any piece to your abilities. He wants you to play pieces you're interested in. His encouragement was kind, but firm-- which is exactly what I needed. He held me to a high standard that I was eager to meet. He has a great sense of humor, which made lessons fun and stress free. I highly recommend Greg!
My wife and I am very fortune to have Andrew Sole as a drum teacher for our twin boys. Our boys have been taking drum lessons from Andrew for two years now. His teaching skills and care are main reasons why our boys enjoy his drum lessons. We highly recommend Andrew's drum lessons to all. Thank you, Andrew!
This year, our daughter won first place in the Chicago Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing (CCNATS)’ High School Division 1 Vocal Competition! At Elizabeth’s suggestion, she also auditioned for the Anima Chorus of Glen Ellyn, and sang a solo with them on WFMT’s Saturday Broadcast of Introductions. Elizabeth is truly an amazing teacher! She explains everything very well and never leaves a question unanswered. Our daughter, Brianna Dulock, has received nothing but compliments from other experienced professionals […] It is impressive how much information Elizabeth can fit into one lesson. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the high quality of your voice lessons, and for giving our daughter this amazing voice.” — Rose Figuero Dulock, Stone Park, IL
Suzanne has been teaching my seven year old for a little over two months now. My little girl is very excited about her lessons, she can already play a few songs, and read the notes, and she loves to practice. Suzanne is very nice and encouraging, but at the same time professional and makes the lessons fun for kids! Highly recommend!
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.
After sporadic (failed) attempts at trying to learn how to play the guitar on my own, I decided to find a teacher. I've only had a handful of lessons thus far, and I'm already making progress. Nick has been great to work with.
I took lessons through Mclain's mind of music for one reason; to learn how to play "Green Hill Zone" on Piano. Thanks to Kevin, I can say that I accomplished that goal (granted, 2 years after he left but you get the idea.) Because Kevin was my teacher, I've moved on to learning a couple other songs as well (although I could always practice more than I do.) When Kevin was giving lessons in Chicagoland he was the most affordable piano lessons, regardless of if it was hourly or half-hour (short of having a piano whiz for a grandparent who would teach you for free, which I do not.) Improve, I guess a couple times he was 5 or 10 minutes late for the appointment, but that's only because he would DRIVE OUT to the kid's house and be stuck in traffic on the way back (which is totally understandable, considering what an excellent musician Kevin is.) If you take one lesson, you'll feel the same. Young or Old, Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Kevin can teach you how to play.
Steve is a pro. Not just well-trained musically, or experienced in performance, but an attentive teacher. He listens carefully to the student. He adjusts his lessons to match Both the interest and needs of the student. He can dig down deep into theory without making it a mathematical puzzle. I have had More than a dozen music teachers in my life, he is a top quality resource. I plan to work with him for a while.
Me. M is patient, kind, and gentle with my son. He corrects him without ever using negatives. He is a wonderful teacher!