McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0 (2)
8 hires on
12 years in business

About this pro

   Try out music lessons at home before purchase. Learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar or piano by ear, read music, and understand the theory behind it at any age. McMusic Lessons & Performances provides remote guitar and piano lessons for children and adults. Take a trial lesson with options to continue on a pay-as-you-go basis or prepay for discounted rates as low as $25 a session. No payment information is required to register. The instructor will contact you to discuss musical goals, video chat set up, and schedule your trial lesson before any purchases are made. Music lessons include various features to assist students with practice between lessons and provide a real means to track progress from week to week.

Pay as you go enrollment provides absolute flexibility in scheduling. ($30/0.5HR or $55/HR)

Monthly prepaid enrollment includes emailed lesson reviews that paints a picture of progress for parents and as students develope into musicians throughout your enrollment. ($27.50/0.5 HR or $50/HR)

Quarterly prepaid enrollment includes lesson reviews, step by step practice outlines, and video examples of songs and exercises to assist with practice between weekly music lessons. ($25/0.5HR or $45/HR)

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Teaching music allows me to share music on a different level from writing and performing.

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Palos Hills, IL 60465
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2 Reviews


  • Ken Noth

    Kevin has a very laid back and patient approach. He always includes some music theory in the lessons as well.

  • Ken Noth

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

No payment information is required to register. Registration provides a time and date of contact to prioritize customers on a first-come first-serve basis. The teacher contacts customers within 24 hours of registration to discuss musical goals, video chat setup, and a trial lesson before purchase. 

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

I received my associates of arts at Moraine Valley Community College and was recommended to DePaul university's School of Music in 2009

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

Rates are based on the amount of lesson time purchased and the location of the lesson. 

1. Quarterly prepaid enrollment - $45 / HR or $25 / 0.5 HR

2. Monthly prepaid enrollment -  $50 / HR or $27.50 / 0.5 HR 

3. Pay-as-you-go enrollment -  $55 / HR or $30 / 0.5 HR

In person lessons will become available after the current pandemic has been resolved. 

Video chat music lessons include phone support to assist with set-up. 

How did you get started teaching?

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

What types of students have you worked with?

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.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love performing. Most recent performance required a classical guitar performance at a wedding and classic rock cover band performance at the reception.

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

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. 

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

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.