I have an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Philosophy
. I currently teach English
, Humanities, and Philosophy classes at Calumet College of St. Joseph and Harold Washington College. I'm also a graduate of Cornell College, specializing in Philosophy, History
Performance/Theory. I love teaching students how to write! Whether it's a term paper, a standardized test essay
, or a job/school application, I can help you turn your great ideas into very effective writing
I am interested in all kinds of subjects, but, other than writing, I specialize in teaching private writing and music lessons to players of all ages. I have been a music instructor on low brass instruments (Euphonium, Baritone, Trombone
, Tuba), for four years now. Music lessons should be something to look forward to each week, and I am dedicated to making every lesson count. Too often music teachers rely on the student to put in all of the effort and just spend their time checking off assignments. I believe that every minute I spend with a student should be fruitful to both of us.
I also believe in making lessons a fun experience for the student. I reserve some time each lesson for my students to pick what they want to work on. I am well versed in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, rock, ska and more! If you are looking to learn a new instrument, pick up some new skills on the instrument that you already play, move to first chair, learn a solo for contest, or even learn how to read music for the first time, I look forward to working with you very soon!
24 hours notice required
I typically teach 30 minute lessons for $25, but I offer a discount rate of $20/30 minutes if you meet me within 1 mile of my home rather than have me meet you at your home or another location.
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60615