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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.
Mr. Bob has provided my children (8 and 9 years old) with piano lessons in our home as well as the studio. They went from not knowing anything about music to reading notes and playing songs within a couple of weeks. When they would get frustrated he helped them work through their struggles to show them they could be successful. I would highly recommend Mr. Bob.
Music lessons (Bass and Guitar). Matt is patient and makes learning an instrument as an adult fun. He caters to your tastes and goals, the lessons never feel like a chore, it is a nice break in the routine every week. Highly recommended !!
I took bass lessons from Glenn for several years and would still be doing so, except that I moved out of state. Glenn is not only highly knowledgeable about theory, but he's an experienced musician as well, which makes for a powerful background from which to draw. In addition, he's a genuinely nice guy and very encouraging as a teacher, great assets to have, especially for teaching adult students. I learned a ton from Glenn in my years as his student and continue to use the things he taught me as I progress as a musician. He is generous with his time, talent and enthusiasm. You couldn't find a better teacher.
More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.
Matt's a very sharp guy, and he explains things in a way that always seems to make perfect sense. I'm also very impressed by how he is a master of all styles, and doesn't just specialize in playing/teaching 1-2 styles like most teachers. I've learned a little bit of rock, blues, classical guitar, and jazz in just 5 weeks worth of lessons.
I took 5 in-home guitar lessons from Steve and loved every minute! I had never played guitar before so we were starting from scratch. We covered a lot of information, tailored to what I wanted to learn, and I felt like I made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. Steve was always on time, well-prepared for lessons, and was very encouraging. I would recommend Steve to anyone interested in taking guitar lessons.
Bob is a natural as a teacher who makes learning the guitar and bass a fun, challenging and exciting experience. I've been taking lessons with him for nearly 3 years now and have made a huge amount of progress in my playing and my knowledge of music theory. He's quite simply the best music teacher I've ever had (and I've had quite a few!) and I can't recommend him highly enough. He's a thoroughly lovely guy who also happens to be a master guitar player and musician.
My 10 year old is learning bass guitar. Tim is patient, has an easy going personality, reasonable rates, is flexible (though busy) plus he has a sweet & welcoming dog to entertain you if you stay during the lesson.
If you are a beginner or Joe Satriani, Mike Vanier can teach you something. Patient style with beginners young and old, and amazing with advanced students looking to improve "ANY" style. Rock/classic/jazz/blues. This guy has the chops. Also, very well educated in music theory. I recommend taking some lessons from Mike before somebody takes him on a world tour. "NO JOKE"
About a year ago I was in a club, in RI, and saw The Joe Moss Band. They were great and the crowd loved them. One of the highlights of the group was Mike Zabrin, the bass player. As being a bass player, too, the 2 of us hit it off easily. The setting was a jam so after his band finished other players were able to get up and play. After I was done I chatted with Mike about his thoughts of the set I was part of. But you know I was interested on how I did, as well. He gave me a very encouraging review and some great advice. After that he filled me in on his background in that he was a music graduate and was teaching Lucky for me I had some time the next day and sat with him for a lesson. He was great! I'm a self taught player and he knew that he wasn't going to re-invent the wheel in my case. What he did was to show me ways to improve. He taught me ways to take more advantage of the fret board along with some technique training. I took a video of one of his exercises so I did it right at home. The next time he came, to the area, he gave a larger group lesson. He took total command of the group and had everyone's attention. All the participants knew of his playing ability, so he was well respected. Mike is a very confident, very humble, and believes in what he's doing. Please be at ease, taking lessons from Mike will improve your playing and help you enjoy one of the best things in life, playing music!
I have been taking lessons with Jon over the past couple years. He is an exceptionally caring and superbly knowledgable teacher for both beginners and advanced students alike. He has taught me about guitar, upright bass, classical, jazz, pop, and rock bass playing and I I've never left a session without feeling like a better musician and learning more about theory and knowing exactly how to apply it to my instrument. I highly recommend him, definitely the best teacher I've ever had!
Colin is a great bass teacher. I learn a lot, and it is also a lot of fun taking his class.
Really great bass teacher! Will definitely come back for more lessons
From beginning to intermediate, learn guitar and bass from just about any genre with fun easy steps.
We are a collective body of artists. There are eight members, and I am the only musical artist. I teach lessons in guitar, ear training, improvisation and music theory. There is a monthly jam session as well as many exhibitions and occasional art talks.
My emphasis is first and foremost on developing skills and musical awareness that will help facilitate ones enjoyment and appreciation of music. But if students are genuinely serious about the study of music and intend to intend to enter a college or university as a music major, as my track record shows, I do know what needs to be done to prepare the student.
Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every students the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lessons will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child. That main reason to choose the Music Gallery Academy as your music lessons provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Our music teachers teach rock, blues, jazz, heavy metal, country, folk, finger style, funk, classical, raggae, and more! Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight-reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with an new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of technologies to accomplish this. We are the only school in the Chicago area to equip each studio with Mac computers, printers, internet access, and programs to slow down your mp3 to play along with your favorite songs at a comfortable pace.
We are Chicago's own original rock music indie band, the "Missing Link" who is ready to perform for you. I also teach bass guitar. Our first CD can be purchased online at Amazon and CD Baby, or you can use your search engine.
I will provide guitar and bass lessons. I have 30 years of experience in the music industry. I toured with many professional artists. I am a very good teacher.
i can teach you whatever you want to learn. if you want to learn to read music i'll teach you if you just wanna learn how to play chords and learn songs ill teach you that too. it's not about what i think you should know but what you want to learn