The Elk Grove Park District offers a wide of variety of music classes for the beginner to the advanced. Parents can ease their children into the world ofmusic with kiddy music classes aimed at children ages six months to three years. There are private lessons available for those students looking to concentrate on a specific instrument. Private lessons are available for guitar, bass guitar, drum, piano and voice. Group music lessons are also available for guitar and percussion

  • Music - Kiddy music classes (ages 6 - 36 months)
  • Music - Private lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, voice and piano

Verne Duddles

Drum Instructor
Verne has lived in Elk Grove since 1975 and has been with the Park District as a Drum Teacher since 2002. His background spans across 35 years of playing and teaching experience in many percussion styles including Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, Afro-Cuban and World drumming. He has applied these styles, playing in many bands in a variety of venue types from Jazz lounge and Rock concert settings to Jazz Dance and Polynesian shows. Verne's students have appeared in a number Elk Grove plays and events such as Aladdin Jr. and Seussical Jr. He has also had students appear in Rock Concerts at Lamp Lighters in Palatine and The Blues Bar in Mt. Prospect. Verne's lessons focus on providing versatility and a well-rounded knowledge base, allowing his students to take advantage of almost any percussion opportunity which may come his or her way in their future.