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Aaron has been teaching guitar lessons for over 15 years in the Chicago suburban area. His students range in age from 5 years old to adult and range in levels from beginner to professional. Aaron also has experience working with students with special needs. Aaron teaches several musical styles including: jazz, Latin, blues and rock. Aaron also teaches techniques for solo guitar, duo, trio and big band. Aaron received a Bachelor in Arts degree (Jazz Guitar Performance) from Columbia College - Chicago. While attending Columbia College, he studied jazz guitar with Frank Dawson. He has also studied with John Papadolias and Don Tisch.
Aaron is an active professional guitar player working with several groups throughout the Chicago area including performances at such notable venues as Andy's Jazz Club and the Jazz Showcase.
Guitar and Trumpet
Rob began his professional career serving with the United States 3rd Infantry Division Band in Wurzburg, Germany. He performed as both trumpet player and vocalist. After his tour of Europe was over, he studied music theory and education as well as trumpet performance at the University of Illinois.
For the past 20+ years, Rob has been a performing professional musician in and around the Chicago area, sometimes playing as many as 125 dates a year. He currently manages and leads the band Soda, which performs at weddings, festivals, private events and clubs in the metro area.
For trumpet instruction, Rob stresses the fundamentals of breathing, articulation and technique and works to help the student develop the proper interpretation of the stylistic elements of the jazz and classical repertoire. For guitar instruction, Rob presents a populist approach that looks to have the student learn and play current and classic songs within a very short time.
With a specialty teaching piano, Carrie Tedrahn is the director and owner of Early Notes Music Studio. She began teaching Kindermusik at Benedictine University in January 1997 when she opened the studio. She is an active percussionist performing with the St. John Brass Ensemble and various local orchestras on an as needed basis. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Elmhurst College and earned her MBA at Lewis University.
In addition to her private studio classes and lessons, Carrie has taught Pre- K -2nd grade classroom music at St. John Lutheran School in Wheaton, IL. She has volunteered her time to work with School District 200's early childhood intervention program teaching the Kindermusik program in the late 1990's. Carrie is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Recently, Carrie has added playing organ for worship service in local Lutheran churches to her repertoire of skills.
Her favorite music selections include Classical, Sacred, Jazz, and Pop. She loves variety and balance.
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