Melody Mentor - Dylan Schweitzer

Melody Mentor - Dylan Schweitzer

5.0(3 reviews)


Melody Mentor. Navigating Excellence in Personal and Musical Achievement, we are extending an invitation to families in the Aurora-Naperville area who envision a richer developmental experience for their children.

Melody Mentor is not just about scales and chords and learning an instrument; it's about instilling a love for learning, honing problem-solving skills, and fostering effective study habits. Our instructor’s near decade long teaching tenure across esteemed music schools and private sectors is defined by a fervent commitment to unlocking the musical brilliance within each student. Our community shares a vision of comprehensive growth, seeking to enrich their child's life through the universal language of music.

Within the realm of Guitar and Piano, we delve into the intricacies of technique, improvisation, composition, music theory, and sheet music, cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the musical landscape.

Voice lessons encompass an exploration of diverse styles, ranging from classical pedagogy to cutting-edge Pop and Rock techniques. Additionally, students delve into the realms of sight reading, Solfege mastery, and comprehensive Aural skills training.

Distinguished as a valued member of the 2015 All-State Choir—a testament to my prowess among the top 150 male singers in Illinois—I stand as a multi-award-winning film composer, showcasing close to decade and a half of prolific performance experience.

My teaching tenure, spanning nearly a decade across esteemed music schools and private sectors, is characterized by a fervent commitment to fostering the musical brilliance inherent in each student. My passion, enthusiasm, and unyielding drive form the cornerstone of my pedagogical approach.

Melody Mentor is more than a music program, it is an Investment into a future where every note is a step towards brilliance in and outside of music.


Hired 1 time
8 years in business
Serves Aurora , IL

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Credit Card, Cash, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

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

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


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swathi P.

The one-on-one sessions with Dylan have been absolutely fantastic for my 9-year-old son. His patience, enthusiasm, and personalized approach have helped our son learn the guitar exceptionally well. Thanks to his guidance, my sons progress has been remarkable, and he has developed a genuine love for music. I highly recommend Dylan for your childs musical journey!
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August 15, 2023


lalitha M.

Dylan is great teacher and patiently explains to my kids.
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August 03, 2023


John T.

As an older student, Dylan has demonstrated skill and patience with me. His teaching style is that of positive influence, he makes sure that his students have some early wins under their belts which helps build momentum. Now I can play songs that I only imagined and am learning skills and music theory and all at an affordable price and on a convenient schedule.
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August 29, 2022

Frequently asked questions

I focus on; - assessing the students current technical ability on their instrument(s) - assessing the student's music taste, interests and what they are passionate about - creating a customized lesson plan based on their short and long term goals - include the student on options of choice for subject matter, while still developing professional musicianship, technical prowess, and artistic ability - invite them to go on a fun and exciting journey of music exploration!

$30 for Half hour lesson 

$45 for 1 hour lesson 

$65 for 1.5 hour lesson a week, (can be split into two days)

$80 for 2 Hour lessons a week

I typically ask for tuition to be payed on a monthly basis

I started teaching for a local guitar shop in St. Charles, and have since then worked for many different studios and academy's all over Chicagoland area. I am happy to say that I have been teaching for close to a decade, and I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to teach at music studios and academy's in places like Lemont, Lockport, Lake in the Hills, De Kalb, Oswego and St. Charles. After the pandemic I decided to start my own lesson buissness, which I am very fortunate to say is thriving!
I have worked with students of all ages, and varying degrees of technical ability and experience. I have primarily worked with Kids, 7-16, and with adults in their 40's. I specialize in beginner and intermediate students.
I am very fortunate of the very many awards films have received that I have been lucky enough to write original music for!
What makes you excited about music? Is there an artist you enjoy listening to? Why are you choosing this specific instrument? Bonus: Think of a time, when a piece of music made you feel a powerful emotion and share what that was like. (Joy, excitement, sorrow, hope etc)

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