Woodwind Notes

Woodwind Notes

5.0 (2)
Best of 2022
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Hello!  I am Janet Butterfield! My years as a performer, band director, and private lesson teacher have allowed me to work with a wide range of learning styles and interest levels and I'd be happy to share my passion for music with you or your child. Please take a peak at my resume to learn more about my background and feel free to contact my references. Lessons are a dollar a minute with a 30 minute minimum. Join me in my home studio located in Evanston. Please visit my website at http://butterfieldmusiclessons.com to learn more about me.

Making music is fun, social, develops discipline and serves as a creative outlet! I promise to help your child discover and grow his/her talent and nurture a lifelong love of music!

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Evanston, IL 60201
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2 Reviews


  • Terry Grossberg

    Absolutely enjoyable teacher - both knowledgeable and fun! You will learn to play correctly and beautifully.

  • Tom D

    Our son had a great experience over several years, learning how to play the flute. Thanks!


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

During the first lesson(s), I assess the interest and skill level of the student, learn of his/her goals, and from there, design lesson plans to meet those goals. Lessons incude work on tone development, scales, decoding rhythms, etudes, solo reperatoire, duets, sight reading and an introduction to jazz if desired. 

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


The University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Music Education May, 1984

Bachelor of Art in Clarinet Performance

Honors and Awards

Talented Undergraduate Student Tuition Waiver (1979-1984)

Guy Duker Award (1983)

Clarinet Soloist with New Philharmonic Orchestra 1985

Clarinet Soloist with Wheaton Municipal Band during summers of 1981-1985

Clarinet Soloist with Addison Community Band during summer of 1984

DePaul University School Of Music Chicago, IL

Master of Science in Music Education May, 1990

Clarinet teachers include Don DeRoche, Clark Browdy, Howard Klug and John Bruce Yeh.

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

1 dollar per minute with a 30 minute minium. 

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching privately when in high school and have never stopped. 34 years as a band director of grades 4-8 in Deerfield, IL and 40 years of experience teaching clarinet from beginner to adult allow me to share the knowledge of my teachers with my experience as a teacher to meet the needs of a wide variety of student learners.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students of all ages and learning styles.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Home practice is needed for self improvement. 

Lessons offered