Bristol Grove Music

Bristol Grove Music

5.0
27 years in business

About this pro

* We have provided first-class music instruction to the Joliet/Plainfield community since 1992.  

* All our instructors are active performers in church and community music groups.

* Student recitals are held twice a year along with contests for advancing players.  

* Several former students are professional musicians or certified school music teachers.

Sharing a love of music is our way of helping students enhance their lives.  Watching them advance is one of the most rewarding parts of our work.  We believe that music is an important part of any student's education! 

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Plainfield, IL 60586
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We evaluate previous musical experience and decide on a method to improve their skills.  Personal interests are also taken into account.  Students with no previous training will work with an age-appropriate course of study that emphasizes music theory, playing technic and sight reading skills.  


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

I have been playing piano, organ, and singing for over 40 years in churches, schools and community theater.  My music education includes private lessons and master classes at Northwestern University and Chicago City College.  In addition, I was a staff accompanist at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and traveled throughout the Midwest with school-sponsored music groups.


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

Our rates are $28-30 for weekly lessons based on the instructors age and experience.  Lesson fees are charged by the month and paid directly to the teacher.  Regular lessons are 30 minutes per week with longer lesson times available on request.  


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching as a sideline in our home and liked it so much I decided to open our own studio in 1992.


What types of students have you worked with?

Our staff has worked with students of all ages and background, including special needs children.  I especially enjoy working with advancing students who are interested in music education or performance as a career. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our Spring Honors Recital was held on May 5th and featured over 25 of our best players.  In addition, five of these students were invited to participate in the Downers Grove Music Club Piano Festival held earlier in March.


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

We encourage all new students to meet with the instructor to discuss their background and teaching style. This is the best way to insure a good match for student goals and interests.


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

* What do I want to do with my music training?

* Do I want to learn to play for friends and family?

* Would I consider music as a profession?