Mike Gasso's Music Lessons

Mike Gasso's Music Lessons

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1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Hi there!

By day I work as an elementary music teacher (6 years) and play a variety of instruments including the drums, piano, guitar, and the ukulele.  I have a Bachelor's in Music Education from Elmhurst College and a Master's of Teaching and Learning from the University of St. Francis.  I absolutely love working with students of all ages (4 - You're never too old to start!) and ability levels and welcome the opportunity to work with you or your children in order to meet your music/performing goals.  

Currently I play acoustic guitar in a local bluegrass band (Groundspeed) and piano, percussion, and bass in my church's worship band.  I am well-versed in a variety of styles of music, including jazz, reggae, bluegrass, latin percussion, and classical to contemporary piano.  As a teacher, I welcome the responsibility of not only teaching you, but motivating you, helping you learn how to practice, and bringing out your creative side.  

I love seeing students improve and figuring out what helps them learn best.

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Wheaton, IL 60187
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FAQs


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

With a new student, I like to sit down and discuss their goals, evaluate their current ability level, and lay out a plan for several weeks to a few months at a time.  


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

Bachelor's of Music Education - Elmhurst College

Master's of Teaching and Learning - University of St. Francis

Also spent 3 years at Indiana University performing in the Marching and Pep bands on percussion and the sousaphone.  


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

$18 per 1/2 hour ($23 if traveling to you)

$25 for 45 mins. ($30 if traveling to you)

$30 for 1 hour ($36 if traveling to you)


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching by reflecting on how much my teachers had helped me and wanting to have that same impact and influence.  


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students as young as 4, as well as beginning teenagers.  I welcome students of all ages and ability levels.     


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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

Make sure that the teacher is committed to working with you as both a person and a musician.  


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

Students should think through their goals, both short-term and long-term, before talking to teachers about their needs.