Mr. Klaus Band Instrument Lessons

Mr. Klaus Band Instrument Lessons

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I have 30 years of successful experience as a certified public school band director in the Chicago area. I have a masters degree in music as well. My bands have received first division and superior ratings throughout the Midwest, and I received a "Key Contributor" award from my school. I use my experience and knowledge to provide a fun, engaging, and rewarding experience for my students!

I absolutely love teaching music and helping people enjoy playing band instruments! Helping my students grow and improve is very meaningful for me, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the joy and excitement in my students as they learn to play! Each lesson I review goals with my students and together we make sure we are working to accomplish them. Please see my links below:


Hired 2 times
1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Bensenville , IL
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Students age

Younger than 6 years old, 6 - 9 years old, 10 - 13 years old, 14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old, 45 - 64 years old, 65 or older

Student experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 - 2 yrs of formal training, 2 - 4 yrs of formal training, 4+ yrs of formal training

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Musical styles

I can recommend a genre, Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Folk, Country

Student has instrument

Students who have an instrument, Students who plan to buy an instrument, but don't have one yet

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

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    Frequently asked questions

    I begin by talking a little bit to get to know my student and having them get to know me.  Knowing my students' goals and interests is important to me.  I then ask them to play a bit for me to get to know their skill level and observe their performance habits.  For beginners, I would spend time with assembling the instrument and playing position.  The next step would be adding some new materials and practice materials that would be challenging and motivating.  

    I hold 2 degrees in music, a BS in music education from the University of Illinois, and an MA in music pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois University. I have 30 years of successful experience as a public school band director.  

    I normally charge $30 for a 30 minute lesson, $40 for 45 minutes, and $50 for one hour.  

    Services offered

    Music Theory