Music Lessons

Contact me by phone at (847) 322-6768

email me: JohnTemmerman

I help my students play better and enjoy music more in a warm, supportive environment.
Lessons are available on all frequently played sizes of:
saxophone: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
clarinet: soprano clarinet, bass clarinet, alto clarinet and Eb clarinet.


I'm currently doing virtual lessons using Skype, Face Time, Google Meet and Zoom

styles: classical, jazz, rock, popular

In a warm supportive environment, I help my students by
- assessing their grasp of fundamentals on their instruments and chosen styles
- developing a plan to rapidly improve their performance on their chosen instruments and styles, including identifying books and sheet music for study and performance
- providing honest feedback on their performances in their lesson.
- encouraging and developing the fundamentals and courage that leads to superior classical performance and superb jazz improvisation

Long term lessons are the most productive, But I also provide
- individual assessment and development plans
- coaching for particular solo and ensemble performances (including providing appropriate material and helping register the student)
- ensemble coaching
- clinics/concerts throughout the Chicago area

I am a recommended instructor for Evanston Band and Orchestra in Skokie, McCracken, East Prairie and Fairview Schools in Skokie. 

I go the extra mile for my students by:
- maintaining a library of solo, study and performance material which I provide at no cost
- providing mouthpiece patches and reed cases, again at no cost
- attending student performances whenever I can

Current rates as of May 1, 2021 for lessons in my home studio in Skokie:

$30 for 30 minutes
$45 for 45 minutes
$60 for 60 minutes

A discount of $1 per lesson is applied if lessons are paid for by the month in advance. 

special packages:

Two Lesson Assessment $60 - In two half hour lessons, I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses, identify areas for improvement and assign material and a plan to help the students get there.

Five Lesson Solo and Ensemble Package (includes assessment) $150 In 5 half hour lessons, finishing before the performance, I perform the same assessment,  identify appropriate solo material out of my library of clarinet and saxophone solo pieces and coach the player to perform his/her best.

studio address:

John Temmerman
9030 Kolmar Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076

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