Chicago Tuba Lessons
The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Brass Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent Tuba instruction to all students of any skill level from Jonathan Samuel. Whether playing in school orchestra, school band, solo, in an audition orchestra/band, in a rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Tuba education in environment of excellence and fun.
Jonathan Samuel has played internationally and played with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Merida, Mexico. Jonathan has also played with the Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Salt Creek Ballet, and was featured twice on 98.7 WFMT with the CCPA Brass Quintet. Jonathan, a Chicago native, earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Roosevelt University in the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and currently holds an Illinois State Board of Education teaching certificate in K-12 music education.
Jonathan brings his extensive Tuba expertise to help students succeed while also bringing a kind spirit, friendliness, experience, a fun attitude, and patience to work with all students, whether their pace of progress is quick or slow. Jonathan helps students foster a love for music that helps them work through any obstacle they might face. Students will believe they can do great things and will be taught in a safe environment where they feel free to take on exciting challenges.
The JESM Brass program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, to Ludwig Van Beethoven, to Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, to Movie/Broadway themes, to Jazz music, or Pop/Rock/Funk music, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra and school’s band programs as Jonathan will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s orchestra/band teacher.
Tuba Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:
Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear.
Technique: Proper technique, embouchure, tone development, breath control, articulation, scales
Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, phrasing, improvisation
Style: Developing Tuba & Euphonium skills in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles like Rock, Pop, Blues, etc…
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to show off their musical skills and play their favorite music in concerts, recitals, or live gigs!