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Give your child a gift that can never be taken away!
Reading music and playing an instrument is not for the few, talented and privileged. It is a skill acquired through learning and practice. Those that learn to read music and play an instrument often excel in other areas of life as well. This is because participation in music (especially playing an instrument) requires higher functions of the brain. Learning to play the piano for instance improves coordination, concentration, reading and math. Research has been proving this for years!
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|At Music Makers for Life the focus is on learning to read and play or sing music for the individual child. The goal is not to create the next Mozart or Beethoven
(We don't expect every child who learns to read and write to become the next Hemingway).
We want your little musician to be confident and enjoy the musical experience. Kids love their piano lessons, guitar lessons and voice lessons because we make it fun!
|Class Piano lessons, Guitar Lessons, and Voice Lessons are a stimulating and fun way for children to learn to read music and play an instrument!
Music Makers...for Life, Inc. is a music studio run by Mrs. Theresa Villec in the heart of Crystal Lake, Illinois..
Mrs. Villec has years of teaching experience in both the public school system as well as in private practice. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education and is Illinois Certified to teach general and choral Music for K - 12. She has taught private and group lessons for over 20 years. Her performance background includes years of professional singing, accompanying and directing in all genres of music.
|On-request sheet music
A choice of over 10,000 songs; Within minutes we can print out your requested sheet music on site. Or, click the link below and purchase to print directly to your own printer.
|Mensching Piano Service
Mon: 11:00 - 8:00
Tues: 10:30 - 8:00
Wed: 11:00 - 8:00
Thurs: 11:00 - 8:00
Friday: 12:00 - 6:30
Saturday: 8:00 - 5:00
Sundays: By appointment
Stop in or email us: email@example.com
|Family Discounts,pre-payment discounts, and home-schooler discounts available:
See Fees Policies
|Our teachers are highly qualified
and experienced as teachers as well as performers. Best of all, the students enjoy working with them!
Click here for our Teacher's credentials.
We have had recitals every year for the last 17 years. This is from the year 2000. Pictured here is Mrs. Villec with "Ash And Misty" who sang a duet from Pokemon as well as played a piano solo. Mrs. Villec doesn't get quite this close to all her students...these two happen to be her kids! Watch for videos from recitals past!!!
|Hi Mrs. Villec,
A few days after you helped me with my song, "Nothing" from A Chorus Line, I won 2nd place, ($100!) in the "Focus Cultural Youth Day" performance competition at the Raue Center. Thank you for the voice lesson, I couldn't have done it without you!!!
|We have years of proof! Click here to see recent and archived performances from our talented students!
Most Recent: Christmas Shows!
Be sure to click "uploads" for all of the great videos!
|August. 2012 Newsletter
RE: Welcome to New Students, MusicThon, Scholarships the $50 Music Dollar Question!
|PARENTS IN CARY DISTRICT 26:
As a Certified General Music Teacher for many years (K-8), it saddens me to see your music program disappear. Unfortunately, this will probably happen more and more in our state.
For this reason, we are offering a 10% discount for class piano and group guitar over the next year for students in a district that does not have professional music teachers teaching the children. (Proof of attendance in that district must be presented at registration).
|Available Classes Year-Round
Year-round, we match ages, instruments and times with our teachers. Click classes below for information. To get started in a class, please call for updated information.
(Ages 4 & 5 piano)
(Ages 2&3 music)
Voice, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Woodwind & Brass Instruments, as well as Violin, Viola, Cello, & Harp.
WE HAVE CLASSES FORMING FOR THE FOLLOWING: KINDERKEYS, PIANO, GUITAR AND VOCAL WORKSHOP. CALL WITH YOUR TIME PREFERENCES AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULING NEEDS!
|ADULTS ARE WELCOME!
We teach many adults, from beginner to extremely advanced. Most are private, but we are happy to put a class together for Piano, Drum, or Voice.
|Music Makers...For Life, Inc.
741 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
All Music Makers students have the opportunity to be involved in the following:
Click here for proof that music and music lessons helps your kids in school and beyond!
|January 2007 Prevention magazine:
A Sharp to A-Plus, Music Lessons can boost your child's brainpower.
|Congratulations to Cassidy Thelander!
She won 1st Place ($200 prize!) in a recent local Karaoke Contest! Cassidy has been a voice student here for the last two years. She is also one of the lead singers in our teen band Classified Information.
You can see why! Watch her stellar contest performance:
|These beginner classes start soon
Please call 815-444-9444 for
current status and start date.
KinderKeys (Ages 4/5)
Piano 1A (Ages 6/7)
Piano 1A (Ages 8 - 10)
Tuesdays: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Sat: 10:45 am - Noon
Sat: 8:45 am - 10:00 am:
Wed: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 - 4:45
Fri: 5:30 - 6:15
Saturdays: between 10:00 am - 11:30 am.
Don't see a time that works for you? Give us a call and we'll try our best to arrange a class that does!
|Some of our advanced students are in Rock Bands that play all over McHenry County. Watch for upcoming gigs at London Pub and Java Planet!
We will be Live-Streaming the shows as well...watch for more information!
|LIVE TV SHOW SUMMER CAMPS
Produce, Write, Direct, and Act in your own Live TV Show Every Day of Camp!
Ages: 7 and up
Watch out MTV, Carol Burnett, ICarley, and Saturday Night Live...the Crystal Lake Music Making Students at Music Makers have their own TV Show! All summer long it will air live from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays. Guided by one or more of our Professionals, students plan, write, and rehearse the material for the show from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Promptly at Noon the show will broadcast through our Mini-Mozarts channel on YouTube. Invite relatives across the country and even the world to tune in! The show will also be taped and put on our channel to be viewed at anytime. The students will have the ability to interact with the audience during the live production. The show is a variety show with skits, commercials, and musical numbers using instruments in our studio such as keyboard, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, etc., and our full professional PA system with microphones and soundboard. Students should bring a snack, a water bottle, and a lunch.
See Registration form for Dates, Times, and price: Summer Camp Registration Form