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  • Acoustic Guitar
  • All Levels

Study acoustic guitar with Bonnie Koloc's guitarist. Ukulele too! Based in Lake Bluff.


My approach is entirely based on your style of learning. My goal is to lay the groundwork for you to unlock your creativity and develop your own particular voice.


I have been playing professionally and teaching for nearly 50 years. I have recorded extensively in Chicago's commercial music scene and I have been Bonnie Koloc's guitarist since 1984. I have been a commercial music producer since 1975, specializing in film scoring for advertising. One of my passions is teaching, and I bring that passion to guitar studies--particularly acoustic guitar.


Rate for online lessons : $50/h


Rates do not vary by level of expertise or travel time.

Lessons offered by Elliott
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • All Levels

Elliott's resume


Elliott Delman


To obtain a position as a guitar instructor.


Collaborator with Dan Fogelberg 1970-1977

Accompanist to singer-songwriter folk icon Bonnie Koloc 1974-present
Mormos, a Paris-based acoustic band 1971-1973
Skyfarmer, a Wisconsin-based communal rock band. 1973-1774

Rokko and the Hat Band, a cabaret style band
featuring my and Alaric Jans’s original compositions 1975-present

Hellhounds, a contemporary rock band led by Nic Barnum 2008-2010

Compass Rose, a gypsy-folk band featuring original instrumental material 2017-present

The Good on Sunday Band (church house band) 2011-present
Accompanist to various singer-songwriters:
Megon McDonough
Terry Moran
Suede Stout
David Hawkins
Christina Trulio

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Cyrano Fall, 2013
Solo performances 1968-present

Mormos, Jacques Higelin, François Bêranger Jacques Marchais,
Luc Romanne, Jacques Cerisier, Pat and Cathy Woods, Jack Treese 1971-1972

U.S. based:
Skyfarmer, Bonnie Koloc, Dan Fogelberg, Thom Bishop
Lisa Lauren, Susie McMurray, Go Bullistic, Rokko and the Hat,
Compass Rose. 1973-present

Motion picture recording:
Things Change (Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy) 1988


Helen Randolph
Leah Fietsam
Claire Baldwin current


Teaching Certificate (#2387737_current), K-12 Initial Special Teaching
National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL
Area of Endorsement: Foreign Language
10 Foreign Language Certification March 2009

Bachelor of Arts
University of Illinois, Champaign IL
Area of Specialization: Spanish Literature
Degree conferred: June 1969
Post graduate: 1.5 years September 1969-April 1971 (moved to Europe before
M.A. exam)


Waukegan High School, Waukegan IL 2009-2010
Spanish Teacher
• Taught Spanish Level 1 to non-native speakers
• Taught Spanish Level 1 to Spanish Speakers
• Taught Spanish Level 2 to Spanish Speakers
ª Taught Spanish Level 4 to College Preparatory students

Substitute Teacher
Lake Bluff Elementary School
Lake Bluff, IL
Big Hollow Elementary and Middle School
Ingleside, IL 2019-present

Executive Language Training 2018- present
• 14 ESL/ELL students, 1 currently

University of Illinois, Champaign IL 1969-1971
Graduate assistant
• Taught undergraduate students basic Spanish language skills.
• Introduced undergraduate students to contemporary Latin American literature.


Primary career: Music production—compose, arrange and produce original music
for film, TV, documentaries, advertising, corporate, theater
Website: (concealed information) 1975-present

Communications Manager at the Community Church of
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff January 2017-Present

The Creative Establishment (corporate communications) music director 1983-1987

MTS (jingle house) 1980-1983

Full Set Music (jingle house) 1977-1979


• Lake County Federation of Teachers
• Chicago Federation of Musicians
• Film Music Network
• American Society of Composers and Producers


Advanced ability in Spanish and French
• Composed for Grey’s Anatomy (ABC-TV)
Orchestrated for Richie Havens
• Toured Europe with musical ensemble based in Paris, France
Composed and performed with Dan Fogelberg
Compose, record and perform with Bonnie Koloc
Directors Guild of America award for advertising scoring
• Composed and produced for ABC Daytime TV
Grammy nominated orchestrations for Mary McCaslin
Performed on soundtrack to Things Change, a David Mamet film

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