Irwin S.

Irwin S.

Irwin Silbernik - Guitar & Piano Instructor

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Irwin S.

Irwin Silbernik - Guitar & Piano Instructor

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar (Blues)
  • Acoustic Guitar (Country & Bluegrass)
  • Electric Guitar (Blues)
  • Electric Guitar (Jazz)
  • Electric Guitar (Rock)
  • Piano (Blues)
  • Piano (Classical)
  • Piano (Jazz)
  • Piano (Pop)
  • Piano (Ragtime)
  • Piano (Rock)

Some Notable Qualities: • Multi-talented teaching professional, committed to providing a solid education and instilling music appreciation in all my students. • Talented in tailoring lessons to meet students’ diverse needs and capture their interest and imagination. • Compassionate and inspiring, maintain a motivated and well-disciplined classroom/lesson environment where each student feels special, cared for, and successful. • Trustworthy educator with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to cultivate strong relationships with parents, students, and colleagues. Some key strengths include: • Musicianship Skill • Individualized Lesson Plans • Student Motivation • Performance Abilities • Comfortable with private or classroom instruction • Technology Integration I majored in piano and instrumental music education at DePaul University and the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois in 1974 and my Master's degree in Music Education a year later, in 1975. I began teaching instrumental music in the Champaign/Urbana school systems while working on my Master's degree. After receiving my degrees, I ran the music programs for a small town in western Illinois. After teaching in public school systems, I went to work at Karnes Music Company in Des Plaines, Illinois as a guitar and piano teacher. I recently founded the Silbernik Music Academy in Highland Park, IL., and am now using my educational and performance experience to teach students of all levels.

  • I am legally permitted to work in the US
  • I teach kids & adults ages 7 and up
  • I have a teaching degree
  • I have a graduate degree
  • I am a non-smoker
  • Schooling: University of Illinois
  • I can teach from my studio

Studio Lessons

1169 Deerfield Place, Highland Park, IL 60035

    I do not offer in-home lessons.

    I do not offer online lessons.


    I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois in 1974 and my Master's degree in Music Education a year later, in 1975.


    I keep our lessons fun, but also challenging. All lessons are tailored to each individual students pace and musical tastes.

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    Schedule of Availability

    A BLUE block means that instructor is available for that hour. A WHITE block means thats instructor is not available for teaching.

    Terms and Policies

    Minimum Session Duration: 30
    • I charge for sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice
    Payment Terms
    • I prefer payment for a block of lessons in advance
    • I accept cash payment
    • I accept personal checks
    • I accept credit cards/debit cards