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Piano Lessons
Ages 5-Adult

Niles Park District offers private piano lessons.  Lessons are 30 minutes long and you will receive 20 lessons. Children and adults with all levels of experience are welcome and no prior instruction in piano or music is required.  In addition students may need to purchase their own instruction books and music. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of technique, music theory, and good practice habits. A piano recital will be held in May at Culver School.  Information will be forthcoming.  Call (847) 967-6633 to reserve a time or for additional information.  Refunds will not be granted for missed lessons.  Fee is based on 20 lessons, 30 minutes in length.  No lesson February 18, April 19, May 27.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 110113-01  Mon  Jan 7-June 3  3:00-9:00 pm  $445/$530
 110113-02  Tues  Jan 8-May 21   3:00-9:00 pm   $445/$530 
 110113-03  Wed  Jan 9-May 22   3:00-9:00 pm   $445/$530 
 110113-04  Thurs  Jan 10-May 23   3:00-9:00 pm   $445/$530 
 110113-05  Fri  Jan 11-May 31   3:00-9:00 pm   $445/$530 
 110113-06  Sat  Jan 5-May 18   9:00 am-Noon   $445/$530 


Instructor: Vicky Ostwald:  Vicky Ostwald has a degree in piano and also studied piano pedagogy at the graduate level.  She has many years of playing and teaching experience, including formerly teaching at the college level.  Vicky enjoys working with all levels and all kinds of students, especially children but also adults, including those with special needs.  If you have a special interest such as learning to play by ear, this can be incorporated into the lesson time.  She looks forward to meeting you or your child!

Instructor:  Tom Slater:  Tom Slater has been playing music and studying the piano for over 30 years.  He studied music at Cleveland State University and has a background in classical, jazz and pop music.  He is currently a multi-instrumentalist in several local bands and he has been featured on the WGN Morning News, WXRT and NPR.  Tom’s main goals are to help his students develop and maintain good practice habits, learn music theory, and get the most enjoyment you can from playing music.
Instructor:  Jeanne Hanline:  Jeanne Hanline has studies music and given private piano lessons for over 35 years focusing on teaching children and adults to read music and enjoy the accomplishment of sitting down to play this amazing instrument. Teaching traditional methods of classical and popular music are the results she hopes to achieve for her students. She has played various venues for private affairs and church functions. Patience, practice and enjoyment are the main goals.

Guitar Lessons
Ages 5-Adult
Niles Park District is proud to offer youth and adult Guitar lessons, for all abilities! Our instructor, Zac Coleman is an experienced, professional musician, motivated about staying up-to-date with the best teaching practices and sharing the art of playing Guitar. Zac Coleman has been teaching music to all ages for the past 7 years. He has taught lessons in guitar, piano, violin, percussion, songwriting and music theory. Currently finishing his degree in music education from Northeastern Illinois University, he has played with several rock, folk, alternative, and bluegrass bands in the Chicagoland area. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced guitarist we can provide the best lesson for you! You will need to bring your own guitar. Lessons are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with varying times. Please call 847-967-6633 to schedule a lesson time. All lessons are private and 30 minutes in length. Make-up classes for guitar lessons take place only in the event of Park District cancellations.  You will receive 10 lessons.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 110107-01  Tues  Jan 15-Mar 19  3:30-8:00 pm  $225/$270
 110107-02  Thurs  Jan 17-Mar 21  3:30-8:00 pm  $225/$270


Music Lessons- New!
Ages 5-Adult
Our professional music instructor Zac Coleman offers private music lessons for the following:
Guitar- Encompass electric, acoustic, classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass, or any style.  Open to beginners and advanced players and every level in between.
Violin- Classical violin or bluegrass fiddle, any experience level.
Bass- Rock or jazz, acoustic or electric, any experience level.
Mandolin- Bluegrass mandolin, any experience level.

Tuesdays from 3:00-9:00 pm
Thursdays from 3:00-6:45 pm
Please call Theresa to inquire about available lesson times, 847-967-6633.



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