Professional musician and instructor Sol Garnier has been teaching in Chicago since 1991. His enthusiasm, teaching ability, and passion have earned him a reputation as one of Chicago’s most influential and effective instructors. With a focus on pop, rock and jazz, the skills you develop will be anchored in a solid foundation of technique and music theory. Whether you’re a young beginner or a classical player ready to expand your horizon in harmony, arranging, style analysis and composing, his lessons will help you develop self-confidence and enthusiasm.
Styles of music taught: Classical, Rock, Jazz, and Contemporary
Levels: All. From brand new beginners to heavy-duty professionals.
Ages: 7 to 77
1/2 hour lessons: $40
1 hour lessons: $50
I believe that teaching should be more about lighting a fire than filling up a vase. If I can motivate you by by making the journey of learning piano an exciting adventure, the rest will follow naturally. It’s a philosophy I’ve been applying for more than 18 years with great results.
The greatest inspiration for me is seeing my students get more and more excited each week about their lessons. To help you stay inspired and engaged, I vary my techniques and tailor each session to your needs. If you don’t read music, I play the lessons myself so you can record them with a smartphone and practice at home. I make use of my extensive CD collection, play along with you while you try out new exercises, make up games, demonstrate tricks to practice, joke to help you relax, and use my extensive teaching library.