Music Teachers

All of our music teachers are full time professional with years of teaching and performance experience  

 

String Instruments:

Guitar Teacher

AJ Hanson – Guitar / Bass / Ukulele / Mandolin / Banjo. AJ Hanson is our resident “stringed instrument specialist.” He has been teaching for over 12 years and has studied music at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and Berklee College of Music in Boston. More Information. – ASK ABOUT SKYPE LESSONS WITH AJ!

Bill Uhler Guitar Instructor

Bill Uhler – Guitar / Bass / Ukulele / Adult Groups. Bill has been playing  guitar for over 30 years and has more than 15 years of  teaching experience. Bill has been a music teacher at the Music Gallery Academy for 13 years. More Information.

Spencer Johnson – Guitar / Bass / Drums / Harmonica / Kids Rock Band. Spencer is one of our most popular music teachers. He specializes in teaching beginning guitar for kids ages 6 to 15. He is also the lead instructor for our very popular Kid Rock Band Classes. More Information.

Torin Hopkins – Guitar / Ukulele / Vocals / Piano/ Bass.  Torin has been teaching and performing guitar music for over 10 years. He shares his passion for musical skill development, songwriting, and performance for students of all ages. More Information.

 

 

Drums:

 

Drum Teacher at The Music Gallery

Mike Semerau – Drums. Mike has redefined the standard for drum lessons when he came up with the innovative method of offering professionally recorded take-home videos to his students after each weekly lesson. Mike teaches all styles of drumming: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Swing, Latin, etc. to name a few. More Information.

Greg Hartman – Drums. Greg Hartman is a dynamic drummer that brings musicality, experience, and passion every time he sits behind a drum set. More Information.

Spencer Johnson – Guitar / Bass / Drums / Harmonica / Kids Rock Band. Spencer is one of our most popular music teachers. He specializes in teaching beginning guitar for kids ages 6 to 15. He is also the lead instructor for our very popular Kid Rock Band Classes. More Information.

Piano and Voice:

Vocal Teacher at The Music Gallery

Sonya Major – Piano / Vocals. Sonya Major is an experienced vocalist and instructor. She recently moved to the Chicago area from Lansing, Mi, where she was the lead singer of a touring rock band, as well as the vocal instructor at Guitar Center Studios. More Information.

Torin Hopkins- Voice/Piano/Guitar/Ukulele/ Bass. Torin has been teaching and performing music for over 10 years. He shares his passion for musical skill development, songwriting, and performance for students of all ages. More Information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Hours
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Friday: 12pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday.

Music Lessons are $35.00 per half  hour lesson.
Call 847-432-6350 to schedule a music lesson.

The Music Gallery
2558 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-6350
musicgalleryacademy@gmail.com