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DK is a versatile and experienced multi-instrumentalist, educator, and Band and Orchestra sales liaison, offering expert instruction in woodwinds, brass, and beginning strings while providing valuable musical guidance and support for students of all ages and skill levels.

DK Bass

Flute, Trombone, & Beginning Band

DK is a versatile and experienced multi-instrumentalist, educator, and Band and Orchestra sales liaison, offering expert instruction in woodwinds, brass, and beginning strings while providing valuable musical guidance and support for students of all ages and skill levels.

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John, with over 35 years of experience teaching bass guitar, brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to his instructional book, "EADG 4," recognized for its concise and effective format in developing aspiring bassists into skilled musicians.

John Falstrom

Bass Guitar & Upright Bass

John, with over 35 years of experience teaching bass guitar, brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to his instructional book, "EADG 4," recognized for its concise and effective format in developing aspiring bassists into skilled musicians.

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Mike, a passionate guitarist with diverse musical influences including The Beatles, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Wonder, Nuno Bettencourt, and King's X, brings his vibrant energy to the stage nightly with The Walk-ins and has contributed to several prominent Chicago bands.

Mike Michor

Guitar & Classical Guitar

Mike, a passionate guitarist with diverse musical influences including The Beatles, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Wonder, Nuno Bettencourt, and King's X, brings his vibrant energy to the stage nightly with The Walk-ins and has contributed to several prominent Chicago bands.

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Davis is a versatile musician and dedicated educator specializing in piano and mallet instruments, inspiring students with his passion and exuberance for music.

Davis Young

Piano and Percussion

Davis is a versatile musician and dedicated educator specializing in piano and mallet instruments, inspiring students with his passion and exuberance for music.

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Gary is a dedicated music educator with over a decade of experience, inspiring young musicians at Melody Mart to reach their full potential and discover the joy of music within a vibrant and supportive community.

Gary Weisenberger

All Brass & Beginning Band

Gary is a dedicated music educator with over a decade of experience, inspiring young musicians at Melody Mart to reach their full potential and discover the joy of music within a vibrant and supportive community.

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Jordan Foster, a seasoned musician and instructor at Melody Mart, imparts his extensive expertise in electric and upright bass to students of every skill level.

Jordan Foster

Bass Guitar & Upright Bass

Jordan Foster, a seasoned musician and instructor at Melody Mart, imparts his extensive expertise in electric and upright bass to students of every skill level.

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Scott Bonshire, an accomplished drummer with decades of experience on drums.

Scott Bonshire

Drums & Snare Drum

Scott Bonshire, an accomplished drummer with decades of experience on drums.

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Al is a highly accomplished and personable violin and fiddle instructor with over five decades of experience, offering tailored lessons in classical violin and country fiddling to students of all ages and skill levels at Melody Mart.

Al Joseph

Fiddle & Violin

Al is a highly accomplished and personable violin and fiddle instructor with over five decades of experience, offering tailored lessons in classical violin and country fiddling to students of all ages and skill levels at Melody Mart.

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Hector Lara, a dedicated musician and experienced Band Director, brings over a decade of expertise in tuba and euphonium performance, along with a deep commitment to arts education.

Hector Lara

Tuba & All Beginning Brasswinds

Hector Lara, a dedicated musician and experienced Band Director, brings over a decade of expertise in tuba and euphonium performance, along with a deep commitment to arts education.

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Madeline Gloss, an esteemed clarinet and saxophone instructor with decades of experience as a Band Director, offers expert and engaging private lessons at Melody Mart, sharing her passion for music and fostering excellence in her students.

Madeline Gloss

Clarinet & Saxophone

Madeline Gloss, an esteemed clarinet and saxophone instructor with decades of experience as a Band Director, offers expert and engaging private lessons at Melody Mart, sharing her passion for music and fostering excellence in her students.

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Craig Buckner, a versatile freelance drummer from Mount Greenwood, Chicago, holds degrees in Jazz Studies and Fine Arts, bringing professional experience across various styles from jazz to Broadway, while eagerly pursuing music performance and teaching opportunities.

Craig Buckner

Drums

Craig Buckner, a versatile freelance drummer from Mount Greenwood, Chicago, holds degrees in Jazz Studies and Fine Arts, bringing professional experience across various styles from jazz to Broadway, while eagerly pursuing music performance and teaching opportunities.

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Esperanza, an accomplished flutist with extensive performance experience, combines her passion for music with holistic teaching methods to empower her students' musical journey.

Esperanza Salgado

Flute

Esperanza, an accomplished flutist with extensive performance experience, combines her passion for music with holistic teaching methods to empower her students' musical journey.

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