When you need something to do on your day off, visit My Music Lessons in Oak Park and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at Harlem-Green (Green) and Oak Park-Green (Green).
If you're ready to try something new, come to My Music Lessons!
More than 10,000 students. That’s how many aspiring guitarists instructor Eric Mantel—an artist on three-time Grammy winner Steve Vai's Digital Nations record label—has reached since he began teaching in 1979. His guitar lessons cover a broad range of strumming techniques, from picking and finger rolling to trilling and vibrato. And to inspire his students, Eric pulls from the repertoire of guitar greats such as Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My target clientele is moms, or any other women, who would like to learn to play the piano in a relaxed, no-pressure environment, so that they are able to then teach others, or simply in order to be able to play their favorite songs for themselves and their loved ones.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students should bring to their lesson the name of 3 songs which they wish they could play.
If the student decides to continue with more lessons they will need to purchase the Bastien Piano books at a total cost of $20 for four books.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Many moms who sign their kids up for piano lessons say that they wish that they could have had the opportunity to take lessons when they were young.
I would like to encourage them to take advantage of the opportunity that they have now.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching the students progress to the point where they can play their favorite songs with pure joy.
Taking an all-inclusive approach to music instruction, American Music Institute offers group and private lessons for all ages, experience levels, and styles of music. College-educated teachers lead lessons for voice as well as instruments ranging from guitar and percussion to violin, oboe, and flute. Group classes are available for popular instruments—such as beginning violin and guitar—as well as music theory. Private lessons, meanwhile, provide weekly one-on-one instruction at the institute or in students' homes.
Mike Semerau and the instructors at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons have a trick up their sleeve. In addition to in-person tutelage, they provide professional pre-recorded take-home videos of proper drumming techniques for students to refer to while practicing. This kind of constant visualization and repetitive watching is what the instructors claim makes their students so successful as they drill new techniques such as double bass, ostinatos, and stick control. During lessons, teachers also cover subjects such as soloing, learning a student’s favorite song, creating original beats and fills, and teaching yourself. Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons has a play-along machine stacked with more than 1,000 songs, all of which have no drum track so that students can provide their own percussion and experience the sensation of playing and keeping time with other instruments.