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Music Instructor Bill Cessna

Guitar Instructor Hans Luchs

Bill Cessna is a multi-instrumentalist with experience teaching drums, guitar, piano, and voice. Bill participated in choral programs and productions including I.M.E.A and various competitions, as well as studying jazz piano while in high school. In 2009 he moved to Chicago to study jazz piano on scholarship at Columbia College Chicago. There he had opportunities to study and perform with people such as; Peter Saxe, Dennis Luxion, Donald Neale, Jeremy Pelt, Barry Harris, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Dave Douglas, Christian McBride, Brian Culbertson, and more. After moving downtown he quickly became part of Chicago’s Jazz and Salsa scenes. Since graduating in spring of 2013 he is working as a chorale director, educator and performer; playing with various Latin/Salsa, Blues, Electronic, and Jazz groups both as a sideman and bandleader.

His teaching approach focuses on learning songs of all styles to enhance students technique, understanding of harmony, and improvisational skills while helping them set goals, develop good practice habits, and build confidence. Bill currently offers lessons in piano, guitar, drums, and voice.

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Piano/Keyboard lesson sign-ups accepted by phone with credit card payment.

For more information about private music lessons in Evanston at the North Shore Guitar Academy, please see our main [private lessons] page.




Guitar, bass, piano and drum lessons. Private and group instruction.

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