Rock Valley College

Private Lessons

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Accelerate your learning, master the details, and get individual attention and immediate feedback from a professional RVC instructor.

  • Strictly limited seating – Register early to ensure your spot!
  • These Private Lessons are for adults (unless noted).
  • Email for scheduling instructions.

Current Term (Fall 2019)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
9/19/19 - 11/21/19
Thur 12:00pm-8:00pm TBA TBA
All Available
9/19/19 - 11/14/19
Thur 3:00pm-5:30pm PEC 1216
All Available
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
RVC - Mulford Road TBA TBA
Knitting or Crocheting
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
RVC - Mulford Road TBA TBA
All Available
Tai Chi & Kung Fu
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
Bell School Road Center TBA TBA
All Available
Digital Photography
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
RVC - Mulford Road TBA TBA
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
RVC - Mulford Road TBA TBA

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.

Meet the Instructors!

Julie DaleJulie Dale is a Professional Dance Instructor from Sterling, Illinois. Julie has been teaching dance since 1963. A dance master, Julie trains youth, adults and other teachers of dance. Julie also owns the Julie Dale Center and Fine Arts Studio in Sterling.

“Much success can be gained emotionally as well as physically with the incorporation of dance” says Julie. “Dance is for poise, physical fitness and self-esteem. Dance is for everyone.”

Mitchell Faith is a teacher candidate in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Rockford University to become a certified K-12 French teacher. He has studied French language and culture for 7 years. During the past 7 years, Mitchell has obtained a minor degree in French from Rockford University, received the Sally Lo Ware Award for Distinguished Performance in Modern Language from Rockford University, studied at the University of Québec at Montréal, and traveled in 7 francophone countries.

Karen Sue McCarthy loves teaching all that she knows with others. In this way, her students can continue moving forward the idea of gift-giving to others – no matter the occasion. There’s nothing more special than a homemade knit or crochet piece made from the heart.

INGER LANGSHOLT Piano CCE Course Instructor
Inger Langsholt is a well respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!”

Sue Michaelsen CCE Instructor
Sue Michaelsen has earned Tai Chi and Chi Kung Teaching Certification from top expert Medical Doctorsand Masters of Healing Arts in China, USA and Canada.Teaching since 1999, she has advanced training in injury prevention and assisting sports performance. Sue is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Accupressurist and Reflexologist.


John Peterson is the Jazz guitar and Jazz bass instructor for RVC
John Peterson is a singer and songwriter from Rockton, IL. He has played in 30 countries and recorded several albums of his original music. He is also widely known as Blues guitarist extraordinaire Wheatbread Johnson. He is currently working on a new album and a rock opera based on his life called, “Fried Chicken or Redheads?”

Adventure Safari Network

ADVENTURE SAFARI NETWORK is the leading provider of photographic workshops in the Chicago area, and conducts frequent photo safaris in local and international venues. The Chicago Photo Safaris Foundation sponsors the popular ‘Camera for Kids’ program, and also supports area conservation and sustainable programs.