Hello, my name is Kevin McClain of McMusic Lessons & Performances. I provide educated guitar and piano lessons on a "Pay-as-you-go Basis" with options to "Prepay for Discounted Rates." Learn at home, in-studio, or video chat from any location. Each lesson focuses on theory and reading skills, exercises and technique, and how to apply them to songs of interest. Try out a Pay-as-you-go guitar or piano lesson today.
Classical guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, electric guitar lessons, and classical piano lessons all include online student profiles, weekly lesson reviews, step by step practice outlines, and access to video demos to assist with practice between weekly lessons.
Rates are based on the amount of lesson time purchased and the location of the lessons.
Enrollment Rates & Discounts:
1. Pay As You Go - $30/0.5HR or $50/HR
2. Monthly Prepayments - $25/0.5HR or $45/HR
3. Quarterly Prepayments $23/0.5HR or $43/HR
HOUSECALL MUSIC LESSONS include a $10 service charge in addition to $0.79/mi traveled to location, calculated from 10640 South 83rd Ave. Palos Hills, IL. 60465
IN-STUDIO MUSIC LESSONS are provided at my home studio located in at 10640 S. 83rd Ave. Palos Hills, IL. 60465.
ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS include phone support and a 30-minute lesson at no cost to help with set-up and ensure connection.
All students receive an online student profile that provides lesson and billing history, lesson material, student support, and a real means to track weekly progress.
Each lesson is followed by detailed lesson notes that contain a complete lesson review, step-by-step practice outline and progress report.
Make up lessons are issued for any prepaid music lessons that may need to be canceled for any reason at any time. This allows the flexibility to adjust your schedule as needed throughout your enrollment.
As a music theory & composition major, with concentrations on the classical guitar, jazz guitar, rock guitar, flute, violin and classical piano, I feel I have a unique perspective that benefits any style of learning. I have studied and performed rock, alternative, jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk, country and more. I provide house call, in studio, or video chat guitar and piano lessons for all ages.
Contact me at anytime to set up a lesson, or register at www.mcmusiclessons.com. No payment information is required to register and there is no obligation to continue. Registration provides my automated system with contact and scheduling information to accurately manage client schedules.
Teaching music allows me to share music on a different level from writing and performing.
Kevin has a very laid back and patient approach. He always includes some music theory in the lessons as well.
The teacher contacts customers within 24 hours of registration to discuss details and enrollment options available for purchase. After a schedule is determined an invoice is emailed to the customer to secure time slots with purchase.
I received my associates of arts at Moraine Valley Community College and was recommended to DePaul university's School of Music in 2009.
Rates are based on the amount of lesson time purchased and the location of the lesson. Rates range between $22.50 - $30 / 0.5hr or $42.50 - $50/HR.
1. Pay-as-you-go enrollment - $50 / HR or $30 / 0.5 HR
2. Monthly prepaid enrollment - $45 / HR or $25 / 0.5 HR
3. Quarterly prepaid enrollment - $43 / HR or $23 / 0.5 HR
In studio music lessons are conducted at the teachers professional home studio located in Palos Hills, Illinois
House calls included $10 service charge in addition to $00.79 per miles of travel. Distances are calculated, using the shortest route option on Google maps, from 10640 S. 83rd Ave. Palos Hills, IL. 60465 to the location the lessons will be conducted.
Video chat music lessons include phone support to assist with set-up.
I've been playing music ever since I can remember. Playing by ear in my earlier years and growing up on the music of Frank Zappa, Led Zepplin, and the Doors, I started to love sharing my discoveries with friends and family. As I matured musically, I played music in various amateur bands all through grade school and High School and began expanding my interests to jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk, and just about any new style I could find. By the time I was ready for college I was fascinated with theory and composition. I Majored in composition while I focused on techniques on the classical guitar, jazz guitar, piano, violin, and flute. I established McMusic Lessons & Performances in 2008
Most of my students are beginning level children but I have had experience teaching all ages as young as 3 and as old as 95. I have tutored college level students in theory I - IV. As a composer, I am well versed in analyzing any style of music. I have experience teaching and performing rock, alternative, classical, jazz, jam-band, improvisation, country, bluegrass, and folk.
I love performing. Most recent performance required a classical guitar performance at a wedding and classic rock cover band performance at the reception.
Theory is just as, and sometimes more, important than pattern recognition. Pattern recognition is only one skill among many. Be sure to focus on ear training, spatial orientation, and thinking intervalically in addition to pattern recognition and memorization.
Time and effort produces results. Make sure you have both to experience progress. Be patient with exercises and songs. Rushing only creates bad habits that will impede progress.
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