Jacolyn Parker

Jacolyn Parker

5.0 (3)
Best of 2023
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I love teaching new students how to enact their passion for music, it isn't just about hitting the right notes or being perfectly in time.... it is about the feeling, the emotion, the presentation. I love awakening the creative side in musicians. 

Like I said, seeing the emotion in a new musicians face always makes me cry happy tears. 

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Chicago, IL 60612
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3 Reviews


  • Max Coker

    She was very patient during the learning process. She was very good at teaching different chords and everything in between.

  • Sydney Pritchard

    They taught me a lot about using sound design and harmonies to create a unique mood. They were very patient and helpful as a teacher!

  • emma rose

    Jac is very good at teaching kids, she loves music and made me love music too.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I interpret their needs, strengths and weaknesses through a very basic fundamentals of guitar/theory/singing quiz. From there I ask them what their goals are and what THEY believe their strengths and weakenesses are...tests often do not do justice to a large portion of students, I know this because I was once one of those students. I teach with empathy, compassion and understanding. I am not stern. I do not lecture. I will never make you feel small or unimportant. Music with me is about a genuinely joyous experience and I don't think it should ever be any other way. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am set to graduate with my degree in audio engineering next year, I currently attend SAE institute. I was a choral singer for my entire childhood, adolescence and into early adulthood. I have been in a touring band for 7 years, and performing solo music that I write and compose myself for a bit longer than that. You can find my work at jacolynparker.bandcamp.com :)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Minimum 30 min lesson -> $30

just $1 for each additional minute after that, in increments of 15.


30 mins - $30

45 mins - $45

60 minutes - $60

etc; lessons cannot be longer than 180 minutes. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching my little brother guitar a few years after I picked it up myself and fell in love, despite my limited knowledge at that time. I have also given vocal lessons to many a friends child, and eventually decided I wanted to pursue it in a more legitimate fashion. So here I am!

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 3-56
beginner to intermediate
guitar, vocals, ukulele, synth and piano students

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How long of a lesson are you capable of handling on a regular schedule? How much time can you dedicate to active rehearsal outside of lessons? What is your skill level, and how do you want to grow in your craft?