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Drum Make Up Lessons (Steve)

  • MMWS Grand Ave School Location 4211 Grand Avenue Western Springs, IL, 60558 United States (map)

Steve Bitte (Drums, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Piano)
Teaches private lessons on Mondays

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
Albert Einstein

"I believe we all have something unique to share, either in what we share or in the way we share it. My primary goal as a music instructor is to teach competency in reading music to fully express their own personal creative expression on their instrument. The student can take this ability to read and eventually transcribe music, whether their own or other's, throughout their life. Learning a musical instrument teaches life skills to the student such as discipline (practicing everyday), perseverance (never giving up), and patience (knowing you can't achieve something worthwhile overnight). We will learn reading skills within method books and apply those skills in songs by real world artists through imitation. Parent support and reiteration of lesson content is crucial to the success of their child. Keeping the lesson environment relaxed and fun adds sprinkles to the cake!"

Steven has majored in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL and has also attended Musician's Institute in Los Angeles CA. Steven has extensive touring and performance experience locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally since 1997. Steven operates his own music production company Blue Shade Music which works with a number of licensing agencies for licenses to TV + Film and other  avenues. Check out his exclusive interview with Online Drummer for more information on his teaching approach.