McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0 (2)
8 hires on Lessons.com
12 years in business

About this pro

   Hello, my name is Kevin McClain of McMusic Lessons & Performances. I provide guitar and piano lessons for children and adults on a "Pay-as-you-go" basis with options to prepay for discounted rates.

Take music lessons at home or come to my professional home studio in Palos Hills. Video chat is also provided with online music lessons available to any location. Availability is currently limited. Interested customers are encouraged to visit my website to register. No payment information is required to register. This only provides my automated management system with a timestamp to prioritize customers on a first-come first-serve basis.

   Acoustic guitar lessons, electric guitar lessons, classical 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 $22.50/0.5HR or $40/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.

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Credentials

Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone verified

2 Reviews

5.0

  • 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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FAQs


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 details and enrollment options available for 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 - $40 / HR or $23 / 0.5 HR

2. Monthly prepaid enrollment -  $45 / HR or $25 / 0.5 HR 

3. Pay-as-you-go enrollment -  $50 / HR or $30 / 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. 


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.