Play Music Chicago

Play Music Chicago

5.0 (2)
4 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

I have over 10 years of professional playing experience on clarinet and saxophone. I performed over 300 times around the world as the concertmaster of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band. I’ve played clarinet and saxophone in a variety of ensembles like: Latin, jazz, orchestra, pit, chamber music, and more. Currently, I am a woodwind teaching artist for Ravinia Festival’s Reach*Teach*Play program, I am the music director of a new nonprofit that has already introduced 30 kids to music with expectations of doubling that number next year - Fit Life Project, and I am the Music Director at my church where I also conduct the choir. I teach nearly 100 people a week (ranging in age from 5-83!) through my numerous teaching ventures. Music is my life. My passion is teaching and helping others achieve success and happiness through music like I have! 

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Credentials

Chicago, IL 60613
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Adam Pantone

    Justin is full of energy. He is able to figure out what style of learning works best for his students. He is also patient. I’d recommend Justin for saxophone lessons.

  • Anonymous

    Justin Berchtold is a fabulous teacher. He’s very professional, and I’ve learned a tremendous amount from our lessons.



FAQs


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

Our first lesson will be free. During this lesson, we'll discuss your goals and hear you play. After this, we'll begin working with you and prescribing practice to better your playing!


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

The first lesson is always free.

$60 - 60 minutes

$45 - 30 minutes


How did you get started teaching?

In addition to music, I've done martial arts my whole life and found my first teaching experience there. By the time I completed my third black belt and 16 years later, I had logged over 3000 hours teaching classes of all ages and skill sets. I began teaching music shortly after earning my job with the Marine Corps band 7 years ago and have been teaching privately since. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students young as 4 and as old as 83!