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Violin Classes Evanston IL

Local resource for violin classes in Evanston. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to basic violin classes, advanced violin classes, youth violin classes, viola classes, as well as advice and content on violin books and violin techniques.

Igor Antipov
1550 Overlook Dr.
Glenview, IL
Instruments
Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
36 Years

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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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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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Candice A.
(877) 231-8505
W Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Music Performance, Violin, Viola, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My teaching methods involve coordination of basic body movements with playing movements. An example of a coordination exercise would be to ask the student to walk in time while he/she is playing. This is a fun, easy-to-grasp approach that develops a natural feeling with the instrument . It is helpful with both advanced students and beginners. For advanced students, I emphasize the importance of a good balance between scales, exercises, and performance music. I also include basic music theory …
Education
Chicago College of Performing Arts - Viola Performance - 2010-2012 Eastman School of Music - Viola Performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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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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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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Observe Yourself

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

It is always interesting to me why from time to time a player plays really well on a given day and on another does not. Or put another way, "Why do I sometimes suck but not other times?"

For me personally, I am usually at the top of my game when I am playing all the time. I know that if we can technically pull off musical phrases that we hear in our heads we ideally need to be in tip-top shape. Our chops need to be 'on' simply because in order for music to freely flow, we cannot be hindered by external distractions, and technical difficulties are a major external distraction.

But there are always other distractions, things that can get in the way of that 'zen-flow' thing. An airplane flying outside your window can subconciously have an effect on your playing. A gardner mowing a lawn. A screaming kid.

Once I started playing jazz festivals, a whole new set of distractions appeared, and of the most challenging kind. Summertime is big for these festivals and on any given festival stage there can be a number of bands taking turns to perform their shows. Because of the strict time constraints, each band gets a time slot and a 'line-check'. This is promoter speak for a mini sound check and can be cut to as little as 10 minutes from time to time. This inevitably means sound on stage may not be as ideal as it might be. Perhaps the piano player who is the other side of the stage is not coming out of your monitor and the MC has just introduced you to 10,000 jazz fans in the audience. It's time to go!

A bit of a distraction perhaps? I'd say. In fact my whole expectation for these live shows has gone to a different place over the years. The chances are, the sound will not be great. Provided I can hear me on stage, I'll do all I need to to get through the show and put on a good performance. Everything else is gravy. Does this make for good 'zen-flow', you know, where you get lost in your playing and it's just all heavenly? Not really. But these situations are not condusive to that. Give me a small jazz club anytime, then I can get lost in the music. Festivals are business. It's just the way it is.

So yeh, distractions, they come a plenty and in all shapes and sizes. One must be ready to deflect them but these days my approach is a little different. I embrace them. Why? because they are simply everywhere and the days of me torturing myself because things were not perfect are over. I just don't want to put myself through that anymore. I still have a full head of hair and frankly I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible! Life is not about torturing ourselves but jazz musicians have such high expectations of themselves. Real life is about dealing with things despite all those little inconvieniences.

Recently I have become interested in 'observing' my guitar playing. Sounds odd I know, but I'm quite serious. I like to p...

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