Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Mandolin, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
We are degreed educators with over 28 years of teaching experience.
We teach with gentle patience and a touch of humor. We believe music should be a fundamental skill. We provide consistent lessons that encourage constant progress. Linda has taught band & piano lessons for 28 years along with music classes at the Villa Montessori School and band at several different school districts. She also accompanied the Glenview Middle School Choir for seven years. She has played flute with the Bettendorf Park Band. Her major instruments are piano and flute but can also play most woodwinds and brasswinds. Jeff has been an educator at the college level for the past 27 years in addition to teaching guitar lessons. He is an accomplished guitarist who especially enjoys playing classical acoustic guitar along with the many genres of electric, acoustic and bass guitar music. In addition to Jeff's 42 years of guitar playing, Jeff also plays piano. We love music and teaching! It is our goal to help everyone learn to love music.
My Musical Education Background
Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Augustana College, a Master of Arts Degree from University of Illinois-Springfield and studied doctoral courses at the University of Iowa. He was an Assistant Professor at Marycrest College for 18 years, an Associate Professor at Monmouth College and has taught courses at the local community colleges.
Linda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Monmouth College and a teaching certificate in K-12 music education. She is also a certified Baby Sign Language instructor, and KinderBach Piano instructor.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Jeff teaches acoustic, electric, bass, fingerstyle, 12-string, an classical guitar. He teaches all ages and levels of students. This includes the young at heart. He does prefer students to be at least 10 years old but will make an exception depending on the student's finger strength and maturity.
Linda teaches piano, keyboard, beginning voice, woodwinds-flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, brasswinds- beginning to intermediate trumpet, and trombone, and KinderBach Kids Group/Private Piano. She teaches all ages and levels of students. She too enjoys teaching the young at heart. KinderBach Piano is for 3-5 year olds in a group or private setting.
We also teach classes in guitar, piano/keyboard, or theory- for kids and adults. Need more Christian oriented lessons or classes- just ask.
Music Lesson Tuition is Paid Monthly- $60.00 per month.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
We teach the young and the young at heart!
Linda will teach ages 3-85+. Jeff will teach ages 6-85+, preferring at least 10 year olds.
I've been learning trumpet with Linda Dickerson for months now and it's the best part of my week. Besides the fact that she's doing a great job helping me learn, our lessons are fun and a great value. Very highly recommend!