Kelvin L.

Kelvin L.

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19 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL

About Kelvin L.

Background Check: Last verified 10/31/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 4 to 80
Female Ages Taught: 4 to 80

Overview

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...

Photos and Videos

Rondo by Niccolo Paganini Performed by Mike Krieglstein and Kelvin Lin

Experience

Violinist Aug 1997 - Present
Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Languages Spoken

Chinese Mandarin Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of performance Aug 1987
London university

Awards

4th National violin competition Aug 1990
Poland
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19 Reviews on Kelvin L.

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Justin R. July 11, 2014
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
I was ready to get my money back until Take Lesson set me up with this teacher. He is amazing. So interested in the students life and takes the time to structure the lessons around what the student is interested in. Truly an amazing teacher.
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Kristin O. May 13, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
A real professional

Kelvin is an amazing teacher whose love for music truly shows. His knowledge is beyond the normal music instructor and shows when organizing all my kids in the living room to play music together. It's a real treat to hear them all working together!
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Dawn A. April 18, 2014
Violin
Wonderful teacher

Kelvin has been an excellent instructor for our daughter. He is articulate in a friendly and informative way. She enjoys her online lessons with Kelvin and has improved her technique within months. He has discovered and adjusted the unhelpful habits that she has developed over years of study. The improved quality of her playing has not only lifted her confidence and inspired her to keep practicing, but it has been recognized by other instructors as well.
Thank you Kelvin!
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Alexis Z. April 18, 2014
Violin
Mr. Kelvin is amazing!

Mr. Kelvin is an amazing guy. He teaches in depth, and the classes were very flexible and insightful. I was inspired by his passion of music, knowledgeable techniques, and his enthusiasm. Violin is a powerful instrument and I want to learn as he'll teach me. There's quality in his teachings, and I if you choose Mr. Kelvin, you can trust that you'll learn good habits and have encouragement every step of the way. I couldn't have chose better.
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Melissa T. April 13, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Tremendous improvement in technique

Kelvin is a tremendously gifted musician and instructor. He has increased my level of confidence. He continues to push me to my fullest potential. His lessons are very thorough. I most appreciate the encouragement he gives me to use my talent. He is both patient and kind. I recommend him highly.
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Derek V. December 14, 2013
Violin
Simply an amazing teacher

I've always wanted to play Violin but was always intimidated by the instrument, especially when I finally bought one and picked it up for the first time.

My intimidation went away when I started taking lessons with Kelvin.

Kelvin provided all of the necessary steps and guidelines along the way from my first note to my first song and did it with many examples that I can perfectly relate to.
He keeps things simple yet very complex at the same time.
The way he teaches is very easy to understand.
He can instantly notice a mistake if I've made one and he is able to correct it easily.

And through all of this, every lesson I take with him is very fun and exciting.
Kelvin is truly a professional and it is wonderful to be able to learn to play violin from him.
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Robert S. December 2, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
I Would Recommend Kelvin to Anyone

I am 67 and never had music lessons before. I’ve been studying the piano with Kelvin for about 7 months now. I think Kelvin is a good teacher because:

- He never says “that’s good enough.” He has high standards and if there is anything lacking in my performance, he makes sure I know what it is.

- He is very encouraging, and when he tells me I’ve finally got a piece right, I know that means something.

- He is always pushing me to do a little better. (Not too pushy though.)

- He is very good about correcting my technique and explaining why things are done a certain way.

I intend to continue lessons with Kelvin for the foreseeable future; and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a music teacher.
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Sylvia M. December 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An excellent and talented piano teacher and musician

Kelvin has been providing lessons in our home for a few months. He is punctual and extremely professional. My teen stopped taking lessons for a couple of years but has enjoyed picking up this instrument again because of this teacher. Thank you!
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Robin N. November 21, 2013
Violin
Online Violin

Mr. Kelvin is a wonderful teacher. His patience and expertise with younger children is such as asset. We would highly recommened him!
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Lisa L. November 12, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Each lesson with Kelvin is fun and upbeat.

Although many miles apart, Kelvin has fostered a productive, professional relationship with both me and my 8 year old daughter. His ability to connect with her via Skype is a testament to his experience and good-nature. Kelvin praises her smallest achievements at every lesson and encourages her to excel. He teaches her to think beyond the notes on the page and takes every opportunity to make learning an instrument relevant to the real world. Each lesson is fun and upbeat. He is committed to her success and we are very lucky to have such a dedicated teacher.