Woodwind Lessons in Palatine, IL
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Our Approach to Woodwind Lessons
At The Music Room, individuality is celebrated. The unique experiences and goals of each of our students drives customized programming that offers a comprehensive and well-rounded education. Combined with enthusiasm and encouragement, our distinct approach to music education allows students to achieve the highest levels of musical expression.
Woodwinds are equally distinct and beautiful instruments. Learning to play the clarinet or saxophone is no easy feat, but many students find that, with the help of an experienced clarinet teacher, they can progress quickly. Clarinets and saxophones are complex instruments and the instructors at The Music Room are well-versed in technique, execution, and the various intricacies of each instrument. They are excited to pass on their experience and knowledge to musicians who want to master a new instrument.
Our woodwind teachers come from different backgrounds, including professional performers, credentialed instructors, and graduates of some of the most prestigious programs around the country. With their experience and dedication, any student can master instruments like the clarinet or saxophone.
Woodwind Lessons Should Be Fun!
Woodwind instruments produce rich, expressive, and emotionally impactful music in both solo and group settings. At The Music Room, we teach a variety of woodwind instruments – including clarinet, and saxophone – each of which plays a critical role in bringing to life the music we know and love.
Regardless of your specific instrument, one thing is consistent across all of our woodwind offerings: fun! Simply put, we want all of our students to LOVE their music lessons. The Music Room’s experienced staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
We believe strong fundamentals are key to providing a strong foundation for a musician’s growth. At The Music Room, you’ll learn the key elements of strong woodwind technique including breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, finger technique, and posture.
Understanding these necessities will help you maintain control of the tone and quality of your music.
Our lessons offer an enriching, well-rounded music education that pairs fundamentals with a strong foundation in music literacy. From sight reading and ear training to music theory and history, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive teaching résumés to foster an optimal student experience at The Music Room.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
Every student is unique and their instruction should be, too. The talented team at The Music Room is committed to helping each student pursue their musical interest at a pace that works for them. We’re passionate about all things music and all things success!
Do you dream of becoming the next great jazz soloist? Earning a spot in your high school band? Turning a simple intrigue into a hobby? As our teachers get to know your goals, we tailor our lessons accordingly. Both beginner and advanced students will be challenged and inspired on their musical journey at The Music Room.
Our Woodwind Teachers:
Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors. Instructors actively perform in bands and ensembles and also as soloists.
Wally Parchomenko graduated from Sherwood Music Conservatory/University of Chicago in June 1968 in Chicago, IL. He earned his bachelors in Music Education and clarinet performance as a minor. During his four years
Piano, Woodwinds (Flute), Voice
Mrs. Tomura, born in Japan, started taking piano and percussion lessons at the age of 3. At age 8, she became a finalist in the Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, and by age 9,
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Fredy began his musical studies at the age of 12. At the age of 15 he participated in the First National Saxophone Contest (Selmer Paris / Philippe Portejoie)
WEEKLY 30 MIN
30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.
WEEKLY 45 MIN
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.
WEEKLY 60 MIN
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Rebecca K. | Parent
“My daughter took lessons at The Music Room for years. She tried a number of instruments over the years; violin, piano, and bass guitar. The Music Room’s team was unfailingly responsive and flexible whenever my daughter wanted to change instruments. I highly recommend The Music Room for rental and lessons. I felt like they really cared and they made working with them easy. Carol, Carley, and everyone else we interacted with was great. The Music Room taught my daughter a love of music without pressure or fuss.”