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Christian Y.

Professional and Encouraging Pianist and Educator

Professional and Encouraging Pianist and Educator

$45/hour

  • 151 hours tutoring

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Bio

Hello! My name is Christian Y. I currently am a performing musician, educator, and college student in the Chicagoland area. I am currently in the middle of my undergraduate degree in Music Performance in jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL). As a up-and-coming performer and a music student, I am deeply involved in music and desire to connect the two passions of my life --- people and music. Being surrounded by a great community of mentors and fellow students and musicians...

Hello! My name is Christian Y. I currently am a performing musician, educator, and college student in the Chicagoland area. I am currently in the middle of my undergraduate degree in Music Performance in jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL). As a up-and-coming performer and a music student, I am deeply involved in music and desire to connect the two passions of my life --- people and music. Being surrounded by a great community of mentors and fellow students and musicians both at school and one the music scene here in the Chicagoland area has allowed me to build relationships, grow my skills as both a performer and educator, and honor the tradition of performance and education that has been set before me.

With a diverse background musically and culturally, I try to bring a unique perspective to music making and collaborating. I believe that I can learn something from everyone. I find joy when I learn new things and when I help others discover new things. I currently and have studied with world class musicians such as Reginald Thomas, Marianne Kim, Aimee Nolte, Tom Garling, Richard Johnson, Dr. Jeong-Soo Kim, and Dr. David Maki. Whether it is piano performance, Hammond organ, composition, or music industry mentorship, I am very blessed to learn from many of these individuals. They have all taught me how to teach well by their example.

Currently, I teach at Solo Classic (Buffalo Grove, IL), The Northern Illinois University Community School for the Arts (DeKalb, IL), and the Music Connection (Sycamore, IL). Having taught for a year, I feel very equipped to work with students on music and help guide them through musical and life challenges. As many say, music is a reflection of life. I want to make sure that the musicians I work with learn and are equipped with the tools to become amazing musicians and human beings.

I ensure that I am a present educator and someone that parents and students can trust. Ultimately, I love people and music. Teaching allows me to combine those two loves.


Education

Northern Illinois University
Music Performance

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: I am willing to negotiate lesson rates and styles, including, but not limited to: group lessons, special requests, families with multiple students interested. Contact me for more details.
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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have experience arranging and composing for many genres, including jazz, pop, classical, and R&B. I participate in various writing and composing sessions at Northern Illinois University and in Chicago. I have also studied with world-class composers such as Dr. David Maki, Marianne Kim, and Tom Garling.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

Christian Y. is performing, writing, and studying music around the Chicagoland area. He is in the midst of his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, studying jazz piano. He has performed and studies other genres of music too, such as classical, R&B, gospel, soul, and folk and singer-songwriter. He has had the privilege to play at Andy's Jazz Club, The Green Mill Club, The United Center, and other phenomenal venues.

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Piano

Piano

Christian Y. is performing, writing, and studying music around the Chicagoland area. He is in the midst of his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, studying jazz piano. He has performed and studies other genres of music too, such as classical, R&B, gospel, soul, and folk and singer-songwriter. He has had the privilege to play at Andy's Jazz Club, The Green Mill Club, The United Center, and other phenomenal venues.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have experience arranging and composing for many genres, including jazz, pop, classical, and R&B. I participate in various writing and composing sessions at Northern Illinois University and in Chicago. I have also studied with world-class composers such as Dr. David Maki, Marianne Kim, and Tom Garling.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

As a jazz musician with perfect pitch, my ear is excellent. I have passed many of my theory and aural skills with flying colors. I tutor and work with all of my students in ear training, regardless of musical discipline.
Piano,

Piano

Christian Y. is performing, writing, and studying music around the Chicagoland area. He is in the midst of his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, studying jazz piano. He has performed and studies other genres of music too, such as classical, R&B, gospel, soul, and folk and singer-songwriter. He has had the privilege to play at Andy's Jazz Club, The Green Mill Club, The United Center, and other phenomenal venues.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I have passed all my undergraduate theory and aural skills classes with flying colors (GPA: 3.8). With a background in keyboard performance and choral experience, I have experience sight-singing and sight-reading for many years. With experience both in school and churches, as well as working with professional vocalists and instrumentalists, sight-reading and sight-singing are things I have had to practice in the field.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

Christian Y. is performing, writing, and studying music around the Chicagoland area. He is in the midst of his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, studying jazz piano. He has performed and studies other genres of music too, such as classical, R&B, gospel, soul, and folk and singer-songwriter. He has had the privilege to play at Andy's Jazz Club, The Green Mill Club, The United Center, and other phenomenal venues.

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Awesome

Christian is very good at communicating. He took the time to see where my skills are, and gave me clear instructions to help me reach goals that I want to accomplish.

Raymond, 2 lessons with Christian

talented musician

Christian musical knowledge and talents are impressive. I am a beginner and learning quickly and progressing faster than I imagined.

Chris, 22 lessons with Christian

Knowledgable and Passionate tutor

I also heard certain styles of piano playing and wondered what it would take to play in a similar way but I didn't know how to achieve that style or sound. Christian is breaking it down in a way that is understandable and helping me to know the steps I need to take to keep moving forward.

Sean, 32 lessons with Christian

Patient, Knowledgable, and Relatable

The initial meeting turned into an impromptu lesson. My son looks forwards to his lessons with Christian. Great communication and he replies within minutes with all my questions (mom).

Ebonie, 23 lessons with Christian
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$45/hour

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