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Piano & Guitar Lessons!

Piano Lessons

Ages 5-Adult

Niles Park District offers private piano lessons.  Lessons are 30 minutes long and you will receive 14 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. Practice time may also be arranged through the park district for a minimal fee. Call (847) 967-6633 to reserve a time or for additional information.  Refunds will not be granted for missed lessons.  No lessons 10/31, 11/12, 11/22, 11/23.  Fee is based on 14 lessons, 30 minutes in length.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 410113-01  Mon  Sept 10-Dec 17  3:00-9:00 pm  $300/$358
 410113-02   Tues   Sept 4-Dec 4   2:45-9:00 pm   $300/$358 
 410113-03   Wed   Sept 5-Dec 12   3:00-9:00 pm   $300/$358 
 410113-04   Thurs   Sept 6-Dec 13   3:00-9:00 pm   $300/$358 
 410113-05   Fri   Sept 7-Dec 14   2:30-5:00 pm   $300/$358 
 410113-06   Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   9:00 am-Noon    $300/$358 

:  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 and your child!

  Tom Slater has been playing music and studying the piano for over 30 years.  He studied at Cleveland State University and has a background in classical, jazz and pop music.  He is currently a muilti-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 Hanine has studied music and given private lessons for over 35 years ficusing 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 acheive 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.  No class November 22.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 410107-01  Tues  Sept 11-Dec 11  3:30-7:30 pm  $300/$358
 410107-02  Thurs  Sept 13-Dec 20  3:30-7:30 pm  $300/$358








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