Instructors

Alexander (Alexi) Gianopulos


Alexander has always been passionate about the arts and music. When he was 4 years old, his parents confiscated the radio from him because he kept on listening to top hits. At the age of 9, he started playing the violin, but he always had an interest in drumming and rhythm.

Chris Lavidas


Chris Lavidas has been playing the drums since he was 15 years old. He has played in different bands, produced an album, and developed instructional drum videos. Along with taking drum lessons for many years, Chris coupled his knowledge of music with self-study, learning all styles of music and developing solos for these different styles.

 

Eric Gulbransen


Eric Gulbransen was born into a musical family. His father is an accomplished pianist and music historian, and mom plays the radio. He grew up in Chicago, where he later lived in London, England. He then moved back to Chicago and has traveled to Europe and Central America.

Greg Bruchert


For over two thirds of his life, Greg has been actively involved in music. Beginning with drums, he ended up finding his rhythmic home with the electric bass.

 

Jon Gould


Jon Gould is a professional guitarist and instructor from Chicago, IL. At age 26, Jon has recorded and performed with dozens of artists at some of the most well known venues and festivals in the Midwest including: The Auditorium Theatre,

Jim Meyer bio


Jim Meyer has been playing piano for 20 years, and teaching for 3. He is currently finishing his Bachelor level of studies, graduating with a degree in Music, a degree in Philosophy, and a degree in Psychology this May.

 

Peter Held


Peter Held (Brass Instruments) graduated from the Wheaton Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Education and a K-12 Illinois Teaching License.

 

 
 
 

Testimonials

I found this place via the internet looking for drum lessons for my son who is 8 yrs old. When I spoke to Chris his enthusiasm for teaching and music was obvious. Every time I see him that never changes.

He choose Alex to teach my son and he loves going there and learning from him, Alex is great with him. I can easy see that Alex really enjoys teaching. It not just a job to him. The two seem to have fun working together and feed off each other. To me as a parent that is the most important thing. He inspires him to want to learn and have fun, He is a very good teacher and is open to ideas and willing to try whatever methods he feels works best. That is the sign of a really good teacher.

If you or someone you know wants to learn an instrument, I would highly recommend giving them a try. You will not be disappointed.

Good value for the money. Very reasonable.

-Glenn Barr (Review from Yelp)