Lesson Studio Teachers – Springfield
The Music Shoppe of Springfield offers a growing lesson studio with teachers for a variety of instruments!
Backed by a business over 50 years strong, The Music Shoppe has the most effective and affordable lesson studios in the area. We bring in highly qualified teachers and let them do what they do best. The age of our students range from four years all the way up to retirees. We teach the first-time beginner, to the advanced player looking to prepare for auditions. Everyone is welcome in our lesson studios!
For teacher contact information, please call the store at (217) 529-4840.
Interested in teaching at The Music Shoppe? Submit your resume on our career page!
Lessons for Fretted Instruments, Orchestral Strings, and Piano
Accomplished multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Clausing has been teaching stringed instruments for over 10 years. Jon brings a wide variety of experience to his teaching, having mentored students of all abilities on the violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, double bass, piano, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. He also welcomes advanced students on violin, viola, cello, and guitar.
Jon began studying violin and cello under the Suzuki Method at age 6, and he eventually progressed to guitar and piano. He majored in Music Performance with an emphasis on classical guitar and piano at Parkland College, where he received the Music Department’s Performance Scholarship. While at Parkland, Jon played guitar in the college’s Jazz, Dixieland, and Ethnos ensembles.
Since 2001, Jon has been a mainstay of the live-music scene in central Illinois, performing lead guitar, lead vocals, fiddle, and harmonica in numerous blues, blues-rock, and roots-country bands in the area. He prides himself on tailoring his lessons to his students’ individual objectives and creating a fun learning environment.
Drum Set Lessons
Brandon Townsend started drumming at a young age, and quickly discovered his passion. In junior high and high school he was chosen for Honor Bands every year. He was awarded the Terrence Flannigan award for musical excellence. He was a member of his high school marching band as well as the very first Greenville College Marching Band in 2011. For the last 15 years he has played a variety of musical styles including: jazz, blues, rock, big band and worship music.
His professional career includes playing in the pit orchestra for Spring Awakening at the Legacy Theater and Beauty and the Beast at the Muni, both in 2012. He released a Christmas CD in 2010 with Tinseltown Marauders. He played many area shows with Solar Cadet, including SOHO Music Festival in 2016, and released a CD of original music. He was a member of the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra in 2015. Brandon has played praise and worship music at area churches for the last 11 years. He currently plays with the University of Illinois at Springfield concert and pep bands as well as The Company Blues Band.
Drum Set & Percussion Lessons
Mallory Konstans is a freelance percussionist residing in Bloomington, IL. She received her Bachelors Degree (2014) and Masters Degree (2016) in Music Performance from Illinois State University. Mallory has been teaching percussion since Fall of 2010, with areas of expertise varying from marching percussion, orchestral percussion, chamber ensembles, and solo works. She began her position of Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL in the summer of 2016, as has continued teaching private lessons, and coaching percussion ensembles in Southern Illinois.
In addition to being an educator, Mallory performs frequently throughout the state of Illinois. In the past four years, she has performed with ensembles such as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, The Monarch Brass, Heartland Festival Orchestra, the Chicago Brass Band, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Municipal Band, and the Brass Band of Central Illinois. She has also played drumset and percussion in the pit orchestra for Illinois Wesleyan University since 2014. Mallory is thrilled to join The Music Shoppe team in Springfield, and is open to teaching students of all ages.
If you are interested in teaching at The Music Shoppe of Springfield, submit your resume on our career page!