1140 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
We are located at the Northwest intersection of
Wise and Roselle Rd (in the Town Center Mall)
Phone 847-534-6633 (3:00-5:30 - Mon. thru Thu.) - or submit this contact form.
The Schaumburg Academy of Music has a single goal of fulfilling the musical dreams of its students. The Academy prepares students to perform in ensembles of any size at a level that fulfills the purpose of the instrument. It also prepares students for the examinations given by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, an International accrediting organization.
All lessons are scheduled for 4-13 week sessions. There are also 2 special summer sessions of 5 weeks each. Although we operate on a quarterly basis, new students may enroll at any time.
Private instruction begins with a personal interview and a completion of the registration form. The purpose of the interview is to solicit information about the student and to inform the student about our offerings and policies.
Individual instruction is available in 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. Students are expected to give 24-hour notice of cancellation.
Class fees may be paid either in one or two equal installments. If a student will not be taking the full number of lessons per session, arrangements can be made for a lesser number of lessons, but there will be and increase in the per-lesson rate for that session.
For private instruction, students are allowed one makeup lesson per 13-week session due to illness, or death in the family. When a teacher is absent, the lesson will be made up or the student's account will be credited for such lessons.
Senior citizens (those aged 60 and over) receive a 10% discount.
|Clarinet, Saxophone||Dan Miller|
|Piano||David Cunningham, Devin Godzicki, Jamie Hatten, Dan Miller
Kathryn Tofilon, Marianne Zeh-Jarvis
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B.A., Music Education and Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago. Studied percussion with James Kilcran and Phil Stanger at The Chicago School of Music. Studied flute privately with Josef Zverov. Played professionally for over 40 years and has extensive private teaching experience in the Chicago area. David has been teaching at the Schaumburg Academy of Music since its inception.
B.A., Northwestern University. Dedicated and enthusiastic, Jamie to both teach and play music. She has a wide variety of interests, ranging from emergency medical care to singing and playing both piano and electric violin in a cover band. Jamie taught at Schaumburg Academy since 2001 and strives to share her love of music with students of all ages.
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Ashley believes in fulfilling the musical dreams of every student. is furthering her education at DePaul University School of Music. Ashley studied voice for over ten years. She teaches opera, choral music and music theater. Ashley was section leader of the Wheaton College Concert Choir, and has portrayed Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) with the au Clair Children's Theater. Ashley served as Music Coordinator at Collage Church in Wheaton.
B.A., Business Music, Elmhurst College.
Dan has taught at the Schaumburg Academy of Music since 1999. His main instrument is the clarinet, which he has studied since he was ten years old. He has studied this instrument with Rose Sperazza at Harper College and Gail Crosson at Elmhurst College.
He has performed with the Harper College Wind Symphony, the Harper College Chamber Winds, the Palatine Concert Band, the Elmhurst College Concert Band, the Elmhurst College Clarinet Quartet and the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. He works full time as the Education Manager at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
Kathryn is a music education major at Elgin Community College. She is completing her Associates in Arts degree, and will soon transfer to further her Bachelor of Arts in music education. Kathryn studied piano and vioolin since 1998. She began teaching in 2009. Her passion is music and she is truly dedicated to each student she teaches.
M.A., Special Education/Social & Emotional, Disturbed, Northeastern Illinois University;
B.M. in Piano/Music Education,DePaul University.
Additionally, Marianne has post-graduated studies in organ performance.
She is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Northwest Suburban
Music Teachers Association, National Music Teachers Association, Illinois
Music Association, American Guild of Organists, National Pastoral Musician,
American Choral Directors Association, and the Choristers Guild.
She taught in public and private schools, pre-school through high school for over 18 years, and also taught private piano students for over 30 years. She was organist/choral director for a number of churches and is a member of The Upbeats.
Marianne has been named in the 2004, 2005, & 2006 editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. This award is given to teachers who lead, inspire, and demand excellence. In order to receive the award, a teacher must be nominated by a student from the Who's Who Among America's High School Students.
Schaumburg Academy of Music offers a complete musical education for students of all ages and ability. If you are a beginner, your instruction will consist of a series of 30 minute hands-on private lessons on the instrument of your choice. If you have had music lessons or are presently taking private or group lessons, a customized curriculum will be prepared for you. The Schaumburg Academy of Music faculty will build on your present level of proficiency. The individual instruction format at the Academy is especially suitable for the more experienced musician. You will learn solo as well as ensemble skills, and will develop proven performance techniques. We will prepare you to sit in a chair in an ensemble of any size.
Young students can be started on their musical education on either the piano or violin. Individual class instruction will be structured to meet their attention spans and abilities. Fourth of Fifth grade students who are taking part in grade school programs can be helped enormously by taking private lessons on their string, brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. Such lessons are taught by an instructor who is qualified in the instrument and are generally 30 minutes long.
These private classes are aimed at adults of all ages who have always wanted to learn an instrument but never had the time or opportunity, and those who have studied an instrument and now wish to resume it. Our faculty will teach you with patience and understanding to make this an enjoyable experience.
Learn what makes your favorite music sound so great. Using the latest computer technology, beginning students
will learn the essentials of reading and writing music. This includes pitch identification on the staff, key signature,
time signature, clef recognition and counting.
More advanced students will learn the fundamentals of harmony, melody and fine tune their listening abilities with ear training studies.
Every student will quickly improve his or her general musicianship and knowledge of what makes music work.
These weekly classes will be given in the state-of-the-art computer music lab. Beginner, intermediate and advanced courses are offered for varying age levels.
These classes meet for 13 consecutive weeks.
It is recommended that Music Theory be combined with private lessons every week for a total of one hour each week for music lessons.
Young students can take a step towards loving and understanding music. Using simple computer software, each student will interactively learn the notes on the staff, how to count and some basic keyboard skills.
Beginning students will learn to read music effectively in both treble and bass clefs. The concepts of tempo, key signature and counting will be introduced. Students will also learn some basic keyboard skills.
Prerequisites: Beginner course or equivalent. Must be able to read music effectively.
The student will learn about the theory and sounds involved in creating music. The basics of harmony, major and minor scales and chords. Some ear training will also be covered.
This class will dramatically increase the average musician's knowledge. According to individual experience, students will be taught keyboard skills.
Prerequisites: Intermediate course or equivalent. Must have an understanding of basic music theory.
These students will obtain excellent musicianship with intensive theory and ear training studies. The student will learn to identify intervals and chords by ear and sight, and will gain experience with more advanced harmony. Each person will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to personal compositions.