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VanderCook College of Music
Music ed.
S.I.U.E.
Other

Education

VanderCook College of Music (Music ed.)

S.I.U.E. (Other)

About Thomas

I am an experienced music, regular, and special educator. I have 38 years of public, private, and residential experience. I have taught Pre k through High School. I have enjoyed all of it. I have a degree in music and teach all musical instruments in the band and orchestra. I also teach voice from Broadway to Opera, to Jazz. In special ed. I am certified as an LBS! Behavior disorders are my specialty as well as Autism, mental retardation, and learning disabilities.
I have 10 children, 9 of whom are girls, and soon 12 grandkids. My strength is getting people to want to learn.
I am an experienced music, regular, and special educator. I have 38 years of public, private, and residential experience. I have taught Pre k through High School. I have enjoyed all of it. I have a degree in music and teach all musical instruments in the band and orchestra. I also teach voice from Broadway to Opera, to Jazz. In special ed. I am Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Carlinville, IL 62626
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Theatre
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
GED
Computer:
Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Music History,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I am an experienced special education teacher. I have been working with add/adhd children and adults for 38 years. I am the father of 2 add/adhd children. The Illinois State Board of Education holds me Highly qualified in this area of education. I have a type 03 and 09 certification for teaching in this area. I have considerable subject truing from my Masters classes at SIUE.

Aspergers

I hold a master's in special education. I am an LBS1 with the Illinois State Board of Education. They rate my education and experience as highly qualified to teach all aspects of special needs. I have taught children with Aspergers and autism both as a teacher and teacher's aide for over 30 years. I understand the full spectrum of this disability and how to deal with it.

Autism

I hold a Master's in Special Education. I am an LBS1 with the Illinois State Board of Education. They rate my education and experience as Highly Qualified to teach all aspects of special needs. I have taught children with Autism both as a teacher and teachers aide for over 30 years. I understand the full spectrum of this disability and how to deal with it. I have taught in public, private, and residential settings.

Cello

I hold a music ed. degree from the VanderCook College of Music. I am proficient on all band and orchestral instruments. I am highly qualified, according to the ISBE, to teach cello. I have taught cello in public, private, residential, band and orchestral settings. I have given lessons on this instrument for over 35 years. I hold a type 03 and 09 certificates in teaching instrumental music.

Clarinet

I hold a music ed. degree from the VanderCook College of Music. I am proficient on all band and orchestral instruments. I am highly qualified, according to the ISBE, to teach clarinet. I have taught clarinet in public, private, residential, band and orchestral settings. I have given lessons on this instrument for over 35 years. I hold a type 03 and 09 certificates in teaching instrumental music.

Drums

I hold a music ed. degree from the VanderCook College of Music. I am proficient on all band and orchestral instruments. I am highly qualified, according to the ISBE, to teach all percussion. I have taught drums in public, private, residential, band and orchestral settings. I have given lessons on this instrument for over 35 years. I hold a type 03 and 09 certificates in teaching instrumental music. I was taught drums by the internationally known teacher Haskell W. Harr.

Dyslexia

I hold a teaching degree in Special Education from SIUE. I am Highly Qualified to teach in this area from the ISBE. I have 25 years public, private, and residential teaching experience with this particular disability I hold elementary and secondary certification in this area of teaching. I hold pre K thru age 21 certifications. I use many methods of remediating this disability. My Special education training is SIUE.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an experienced certified teacher. I hold and el. type 03 certificate, and I am highly qualified to teach in the State of Illinois. The 03 allows me to teach prek to 9th grade. My type 09 qualifies me to teach grades 6 thru age 21. I am experienced in these areas. My master's degree is from SIUE. I am up to date on Common Core Standards as well.

Flute

I have a degree in music education from The VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. I am a band director with over 30 years of experience. I have played flute since age 22 and a a member of the American Federation of Musicians. I have played flute as a professional teacher since 1972. I have taught this in group and private settings as well.

French Horn

I have a degree in music education from The VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. I am a band director with over 30 years of experience. I have been a professional horn since age 22 with the American Federation of Musicians. I have played with the Bill Porter Big Band in Chicago, Il. as a jazz horn player and with The Joliet Pops Band in Joliet, Il.

General Music

i hold a degree in music ed. From the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Il. I hold a type 03 and type 09 certification in this area. I am highly qualified in this area by the ISBE. I have taught general music for well over 25 years in Illinois public and private schools.

Macintosh

I am a mac person by training and use. I have taken many mac classes on a college level. I am using my MacBook Pro as I am writing this. The Illinois State Board of Education holds me highly qualified in teaching computers grade pre k-12. My training is from SIUE.

Music History

I hold a degree in Music Education. I am highly Qualified in this area of education by the Illinois State Board of Education. I hold type 03 and 09 certification allowing me to teach ages Pre k to age 21 in this area. i have taught this discipline in public, private, and residential settings. This includes classroom and tutoring settings. My musical training is from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Il.

Oboe

I am a band director with over 30 years experience. I am a professional musician since 1968. I am highly qualified to teach all band and orchestral instruments according to the Illinois State Board of Education. I hold type 03 and 09 teaching certifications. I have taught oboe in group and in private settings. Dr. George Conrey was my private instructor at the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL.

Phonics

I hold two education degrees from accredited colleges in the State of Illinois. I hold a type 03 and type 09 certifications from the ISBE. This entitles me to teach grades pre k-age 21. I am a reading specialist which includes the teaching of phonics. This is in keeping with the Common Core requirements in Illinois schools.

Piano

I have a music degree. I teach piano privately and have for many years. I play at church and have for about 25 years.

Saxophone

I am a band director who is proficient on all band and orchestral instruments. I have taught band for 38 years and teach sax privately. I play sax professionally.

Sight Singing

I teach sight singing. I sing and play professionally. I hold a music ed. degree.

Social Studies

I am a teacher of 38 years. I hold 2 degrees in education. I hold highly qualified status in this area by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Sociology

I am a teacher. I am highly qualified in this area by the Illinois State Board of Education. I have 12 hours in sociology in my graduate degree.

Songwriting

I have a degree in music education I teach harmony and composition. I have written a number of band, orchestra and vocal selections. My musical training comes from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, I. Forrest L. Buchtel, world renown composer and arranger was my professor in this subject area.

Special Needs

I hold a degree in special education from SIUE. I have taught in this area for 30 years. I have 2 special needs children of my own. I am a father of 10 children. I am Highly Qualified according to the State of Illinois to teach in ALL areas of Special Needs. My Masters Degree in Special Education is from SIUE. I am at ease using whatever approach the individual child needs to most appropriately to learn. I have taught classroom and individual tutoring in public, private, and residential settings.

Study Skills

I hold two college degrees in education. One is music and the other in special education. Study skills is another of my speciality teaching areas. This is a result of my special education training. I have taught study skills in both private and public schools in the State of Illinois. I hold a type 03 and 09 certification in Illinois. I am entitled to teach ages pre k to age 21.

Theatre

The Illinois State Board of Education holds me highly qualified in theater. I have 40 years of experience acting directing both school and community theater. I taught theater at the St. Joseph Academy in Joliet, Il. for four years. I starred in their production of "Cheaper By the Dozen" in 2013. I have eight former students who are acting professionally at this time.

Trombone

I have a degree in music education from The VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. I am a band director with over 30 years of experience. I have been a professional trombonist since age 14 with the American Federation of Musicians. I have played the Bill Porter Big Band in Chicago, Il. I have played with The Joliet Pops Band in Joliet, Il.

Trumpet

I am a professional brass player. i am an experienced band director. I hold a degree in music education.

Violin

I have taught violin for 35 years. I have taught orchestra for 30 years. I hold a degree in music ed.

Voice (Music)

I have a degree in music education. I am a professional singer. I have 40 years of experience teaching and performing vocally. I have several students who have become professional singers in everything from country to grand opera. I am highly qualified with the Illinois State Board of Education in Vocal Music.

VanderCook College of Music
Music ed.
S.I.U.E.
Other

Education

VanderCook College of Music (Music ed.)

S.I.U.E. (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 40 miles of Carlinville, IL 62626.