Musical Expressions Private Music Lessons in Naperville, IL
We teach music lessons for guitar, piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, drum set, drum line, and classical percussion (timpani, marimba... ). We also have an ensemble program where students put together Rock bands under the instruction of Pat Dugan and play a real gig at a public venue at the end of the 10 week course.
The group is joined by a professional performing musician at the gig which adds much value to the experience. Learn more about our ensemble program on our ensembles page. Our teachers rates are due to educational backgrounds and years of teaching experience. (30, 45 and 60-minute lessons are also available).
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We have many students of all ages who take voice lessons or singing lessons. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers have university training in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well.
Our guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in many styles including rock to jazz, classical, pop, Spanish and chording. All of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know how to teach the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical.
Musical Expressions offers piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who wish excel with the Illinois/National Music Teachers AIM curriculum.
Our strings program offers private instruction in violin, viola or cello. Our violin lessons start as young as age 5. Due to the size of the instrument, most cello lessons start at 10 years of age or older. We have students of all ages from children to adults. Our students who chose to participate in IMEA consistently score very high on their examinations.
Drums & Percussion
Dave Bernat has enjoyed playing and teaching in the Chicago area for over 25 years. He began studying drums and percussion in junior high and started teaching while in high school for a local marching band’s drum line. He continued his formal study in orchestral percussion, including mallets and timpani as well as drum set, at DePaul University with Al Payson, Mike Green and Tom Radtke
Amy Dickman brings over 30 years of teaching experience to Musical Expressions. She is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music, and holds both B.M. and M.M. Degrees, in piano performance. Amy teaches all levels of students, from beginners through advanced, including many adults.
Electric & Acoustic Guitar
A Chicago area native, Patrick grew up in a music-friendly family. Patrick’s early influences include his dad who plays blues-harmonica and his mom who encouraged him to study piano. Around the age of fourteen he became exposed to a broader musical spectrum including guitarist Jimi Hendrix and formative local musicians. This began a relentless, lifelong pursuit of music
Katie Joy Heise
Violin & Viola
Katie Joy Heise began her formal study of the violin at the age of six. She became an orchestral and chamber musician at an early age, winning numerous competitions as well as winning opportunities to participate in selective music festivals and chamber programs across the United States. Katie joined the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra while in high school, where she performed at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center
Voice And Piano
Shelley Bhuyan has been a voice teacher for over nineteen years. She holds a Master's of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.