The Lycee Français de Chicago offers private music lessons taught by great music professionals selected for their ability to communicate their passion for their instrument. Do not miss this opportunity to expose your children to musical performance at a young age. All private Music Lessons are 30 minutes long. While waiting for their lesson, students can stay in our after-school program (included in total fees).
ACCORDION STUDIO - Peter Giacomoli & Barbara Schlester
Peter and Barbara have over 50 years of experience teaching piano accordion, and there students were laureate of various awards. Instrument rentals available.
CELLO STUDIO - Joseph miller
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
30 minutes private lessons with Merit School of Music Cello teacher and LFC Orchestra Director Joe Miller. Laureate of a B.A. in Music from Montana State University-Bozeman, Joe brings years of experience as a teacher and his passion for teaching to lycee students. Beginners also gain free access to 30 minutes of cello ensemble on Monday at 3:30 pm; more advanced players join the LFC Orchestra program.
DRUM STUDIO - Frederic Mahieu
Jazz drummer Frédéric Mahieu follows the curriculum of the Agostini School of Drumming. Work on technique and independence-coordination. Test available at the end of the year in order to evaluate progress.
FLUTE STUDIO - Lily Floeter
Thursday - Friday
Flute teacher influenced by the Suzuki Method, Lily teaches at the Merit School of Music and performs in various venues. Visit www.lilyfloeter.com for more information.
GUITAR STUDIO - Joe Goodkin
Mondays and Fridays
Drawing on his Bachelor's Degree in the Classics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, his extensive experience teaching private music lessons, and his years of writing and performing original rock and acoustic music, Joe will help your child learn how to play and enjoy guitar.
GUITAR STUDIO - Matt McGuire
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
From basic note reading to strumming folk and rock songs, you'll learn how to make music on the world's most popular and coolest instrument with Guitar instructor and performer Matt Mc Guire. Laureate of a master's degree from Northwestern School of Music in 1998, Matt has solid credentials in classical guitar but also plays and teach rock and jazz professionally.
PIANO STUDIO - Julie de Grandpre
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Pianist and vocalist Julie Degrandpre holds a BA in Music Performance from Laval University, Quebec. After touring the world with Cirque du Soleil for more than 3 years as a general stage manager and back-up singer, Julie is now sharing her passion for music with kids of all ages. She is a great piano teacher and a Music Together teacher. A native French Speaker, Julie has played piano for more than 25 years. Her contagious enthusiasm and her love for kids will get you on your feet!
VIOLIN STUDIO - Rebecca Wilcox
Mondays and Thursdays
Rebecca received a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 where she studied under Kyung Sun Lee and Milan Vitek. Rebecca plays regularly with New Millenium Orchestra and is the principal violist with Northbrook Symphony Orchestra. She is an avid chamber musician and an active faculty member at First Conservatory inLaGrange, IL. She brings years of experience as a teacher to the lycee music program.
VOICE STUDIO - Elaine Lemieux
Weekly classes cover Posture, Breath Support, Natural Voice Production, How to Extend Your Vocal Range, How to Express Yourself Musically, Interpretation, Music Theory, Solfege/Note reading. As a teacher, I will help children discover the natural beauty of their own voice and find the uniqueness of their personal style. For more information: www.voixdevivre.com
MUSIC ENSEMBLES & GROUP INSTRUCTION
In addition to private music lessons, Lycee students can attend group instructions classes for the following programs:
Grades 4-12 – Acceptance upon audition – Meets every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00pm – Direction: Joe Miller – Free program
Grades 2 to 7 – For all interested students – Meets every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pm – Direction: Marick Fargues – Free program
LFC CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM
Grades 6-12 - Acceptance upon audition - Meets every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00pm – Direction: Joe Miller – Free Program
MUSIC WITH MADAMEJULIE
Thursday or Friday
In these workshops, pre-K to K students develop musical proficiency in an interactive environment with singing, musical games and rhythmic improvisations…learning music has never been this fun! See Ateliers programs for registrations.