Private one-on-one music lessons are offered by a well-qualified and experienced staff of professional musicians. All of the instructors are professional performing musicians. This adds to the learning experience for the student, allowing them to gain in valuable insight about musicianship and performing.
John Wachala-Flutes 219-922-8185 LRSM Master's Degree in Flute Performance Roosevelt University (Chicago) Leader-Calumet Chamber Musicians
Rob Denty-Saxophone/Clarinet 708-257-5160 University North Florida B.M. Performance and Jazz Studies Master's Degree DePaul University Sax Performance and Jazz Studies Member Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Dylan Rehm-Trombone Low Brass/ Voice 630-464-2267 Indiana University B.M. Jazz Studies
Nora Shafer- Clarinet 970-324-1350 DePaul University Clarinet Performance Degree Member Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet
Sam Hankins -Trumpet Instructor 503-428-7150 B.M. Northeastern St. Univ. - Performance Master's Music Ed. U of I
Mike Ward Guitar/ Bass 708-476-4370
frequently asked MUSIC LESSON questions
Do I need my own instrument?
Definitely - you will need it for at home practice. Owning your own instrument helps you dedicate yourself more fully to leaning to play. We have both new and used instruments available and affordability priced.
How old do you have to be to start? Because we deal with band instruments, the players' physical size is a factor in choosing an instrument and how young they can start. We have however started some students as young as 7 years old and one at 83 years young. You're never too old!
Do I need previous experience?
No experience necessary. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to making your learning experience fun and fulfilling. The student not only learns the mechanics of playing the instrument, but also interpretation and appreciation of what they are learning. The student also learns music theory, such as note values, scales, chords and much more. In addition, the student is taught about the care and maintenance of their instrument. We encourage the student to ask questions, and if you have something in particular you would like to learn, let the instructor know.