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Music Teachers Evanston IL

Music teachers teach students music basics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and more. See below to find local music teachers in Evanston that give access to instruction in music techniques, music composition, as well as advice and content on finding a music teacher who is a good fit.

Derin Kenny
1930 Ridge Ave Apt B104
Evanston, IL
Instruments
Ear Training, Harp, Suzuki Method, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Kurt Bjorling
721 Case St.
Evanston, IL
Instruments
Clarinet, Recorder, Saxophone, Theory, World Music
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
35 Years

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Annette Bjorling
721 Case St.
Evanston, IL
Instruments
Harp, Recorder, Theory, World Music
Styles
Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
17 Years

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Kyle M.
(877) 231-8505
Greenleaf Ave
Wilmette, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Trombone, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have a broad understanding of jazz and have been playing and teaching it for years. I also specialize in slap bass style, which I studied extensively at Berklee. I play in a rock band so I know about that style as well.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - Electric Bass - 2004-2008 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ana Fau
1456 W Birchwood Unit 3
Chicago, IL
Instruments
Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Rachel B.
(877) 231-8505
Oak Ave
Evanston, IL
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Opera Voice, Acting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My specialty is Musical Theatre style singing, as that was my major in my undergrad studies. I teach vocal technique as well as emotional and musical interpretation. I am also quite successful teaching classical voice, and I have also taught private acting and Stanislavski technique. I am best with teenagers, though I am able and willing to teach all ages.
Education
Arizona State University - Music Performance - Music Theatre - August 2005 - May 2009 (Bachelor's degree received) Northwestern University - Music Performance - Voice and Opera - September 2010 - June 2012 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Mick A.
(877) 231-8505
Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Percussion, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Acting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Formerly certified Zuzuki instructor, good with very young children Excellent with professional and serious adult students
Education
American Conservatory Of Music - piano - 1964-72 (not complete) City Colleges of Chicago - education - 1984-86 (not complete) U.of I. Chicago - music/English - 1972-76 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Michael M.
(877) 231-8505
W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Music Performance, Flute, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical music.
Education
University of Iowa - Piano, Oboe, Composition - 1984-1988 (Bachelor's degree received) New England Conservatory - Oboe [but also played much piano] - 1989-1991 (Master's degree received) University of Iowa - Composition [also played much piano] - 1992-1994 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ana Fau
1456 W Birchwood Unit 3
Chicago, IL
Promotion
$60 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Piano
Services
Theory"
Service Types and Repair
20 years

Elena Klibanova
6421 N. Greenview Ave. #3W
Chicago, IL
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
11 years

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Finding The Right Teacher

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level it is important to get on the right foot and as an intermediate player you need to know that your teacher really knows his or her stuff if you want to move forward. What it really comes down to is "Are you getting the right information?".

The big problem when it comes to music instruction is that it is not necessary to have any diplomas or awards in order to set up a teaching practice. Conversely, the best teacher may not have a degree in music, just a phenomenal talent for teaching.

The first thing to understand when finding a good teacher is that the best teachers are not necessarily the best players. And it certainly goes that great players are invariably not the best teachers, possibly because they are far too wrapped up in their own playing to be concerned about anyone else. OK, a generalization but a theory with legs.

So let's assume you are just starting out, an absolute beginner, so what do you do? Well, the first resource I would use is your own personal contacts. You may have a friend or cousin that also took lessons and he or she may be able to recommend someone. Music stores often provide instruction and you can also look in your local paper for private instructors. Even do a Google search. It's actually very easy to find a teacher, but can you count on them to feed you all the right information?

Let's assume you have a short list of teachers in you area. I think it is definitely in your interest to make sure that they are teaching simply because they love to teach. Not because they are waiting for their "big break". This is why I think it is important to find a professional teacher, not an aspiring pop star. So you might ask a series of questions:

  • How long have you been teaching?
  • What teaching qualifications do you have?
  • How many other students do you have?
  • Can you give me the phone numbers of two of your students?

This may seem harsh, but I just think it is so important to get the right person from the start. Why? because as a student you have no idea whether your potential teacher actually knows what they are talking about. So don't be shy to ask.

As an intermediate student you probably need to rely more on word of mouth to get the right teacher to take you forward. In your local neighborhood, especially if you have been playing a while, you are probably already hooked into who the teachers are so it may not be such a problem.

The other issue, aside from musical expertise, is that your teacher and you need to like each other. If you are to be successful studying together this is so important. I remember growing up that I would excel in the subjects where I actually liked my teacher. And of course I dreaded going to class with those teachers I did not like.

I am h...

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