In addition to performing as a keyboardist, I am an experienced, patient, and thoughtful instructor with experience teaching private lessons
and in after-school programs in Chicago Public Schools.
I teach piano lessons that not only train the fingers but the ears and the brain.
My students learn keyboard technique and
to read music - but not at the expense of their creativity.
I specifically work to give my students the skills they need to express themselves at the
keyboard, making piano practice fun, rather than a chore.
Whether or not my students become professional musicians or simply lifelong fans of music,
they will benefit from lessons with me.
Music lessons have benefits outside of the musical realm - cultivating listening skills, manual dexterity,
an intuitive understanding of applied math and physics, and generally opening cognitive pathways in
the human mind that no other endeavors can claim to do.
The best part about all of these benefits is that it is FUN to play music.
30-minute lesson: $160 for 4 weekly lessons
45-minute lesson: $200 for 4 weekly lessons
60-minute lesson: $240 for 4 weekly lessons
Cash or check, full payment for all 4 lessons due at first lesson of each "block."
24 hours' notice for cancellation/re-scheduling - otherwise you owe for the lesson.
Young students must have a responsible adult present.
Teaching hours are Mon-Wed noon-9pm.
Lessons for young students (under 18) are available at the student's home only.
Lessons for adult students (over 18) are available at my studio.
Keyboardist For Hire
I have 20 years of playing experience, playing rock with a bit of jazz,
classical, funk, blues, and folk mixed in. I read music (notes and/or
chord charts), improvise, and can write tasteful/tasty parts. I have
pro gear and transportation, can sing lead and harmony vocals, and
double on acoustic rhythm guitar.
I'm organized and I do my homework. I expect the same from the projects
on which I work. I just need charts and/or reference CDs, and
information about the date, time, location, and pay for the gig or
session. I'll show up to the rehearsal/gig, knowing the tunes and ready
$100/song to record at my home studio, tracks via Dropbox, instructions over e-mail.
$150/song to record at my home studio with artist/producer present for session.
Additional charge for travel/set-up if required to record outside my own studio.
All performances must be credited on any release.
Copyright/Publishing sharing required for any tracks where scope requires me to create significant hooks/melodies.
Rates vary by details of engagement - e-mail me with details (date, start/end time, location, repertoire, and rehearsal requirements) for quote.
All material copyright Ethan Sellers unless otherwise indicated.