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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.


Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.
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Nelson Anaya January 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Good teacher and great person.
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Sarah Wasserman January 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Daniel was great. He met me right at my skill level and gave me things to work on, both in technique and rep. I'd highly recommend him.
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Karen S. September 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter has progressed beautifully. Daniel is an excellent piano teacher who is patient. Recommend!
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Daniel K.

Daniel K.

Chicago, IL 60613
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Maria P.

Chicago, IL

Learn how to dance different styles while having fun.

About Maria

With a BS in nutrition and many years of experience as a nutritionist, Spanish tutor and yoga instructor I can help learn new skills and be healthier! I always like to adapt the lessons to reach each person's goals.
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Melody Bromma February 28, 2016
Cooking · In home
Verified Student
Terrific! Very helpful.
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Melody January 2, 2016
In home
A wonderful chef, very informative, organized and professional. Great recipe and Maria adapted everything to suit my smallish kitchen and not too equipped cupboard. Very knowledgeable. Super delicious. Highly recommended!!
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Maria P.

Chicago, IL 60613
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$50 / 30-min
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Hanna M.

Chicago, IL

What styles of dance are you interested in learning? Hanna has been a dancer since the young age of three and specializes in teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Dance Fitness and Creative Movement.

About Hanna

A dancer for most of her life, Hanna found the stretching and strengthening aspect of yoga to be an excellent complement to her dance training. It wasn't until she began classes at CorePower Yoga that she was able to find a deeper connection within herself and truly fell in love with the practice. A movement enthusiast, Hanna was immediately drawn to the physical challenges presented through creative Vinyasa flow sequences. Shortly after, she felt an energetic shift begin to impact her life in the most positive of ways. Hanna received her 200-Hour Yoga Teaching Certification in 2014, and now t
eaches yoga, dance, and helps lead yoga teacher trainings. Hanna’s yoga classes incorporate a focus on breath and alignment in order to flow seamlessly through postures, hoping that her students will find the same moving meditation that brings her to her mat every day. Hanna is thrilled that she is able to make a living doing what she loves by helping her students find their bliss. 

Hanna is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and Arts Management. Hanna's focus has shifted to teaching yoga primarily, but she continues to train and perform throughout the Chicago dance community. Hanna loves teaching dance and fitness class to students of all ages and experience levels. Hanna believes that if you’re not moving, you’re not growing and everyone can reap the benefits of a happy and healthy body, mind, and spirit.

Hanna caters her private lessons to the individual goals and needs of her students. What are your goals? Let's work together to achieve them!
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Michael March 22, 2016
Meditation · In home
Verified Student
Hanna was great ! Very knowledgeable about meditation. Made me feel comfortable.
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Joan February 14, 2016
Dance · In home
Hanna was excellent, and the lessons were individualized to fit my needs. Hanna provided wonderful choreography ideas for my upcoming music concert.
Thank you so much!
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Matt Frigo January 30, 2016
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
I had my second lesson with Hanna this week and she has been great so far. As someone new to yoga, I would highly recommend Hanna. She took the time before we started the lessons to answer all of my questions. She is very patient and friendly. I like the way she has explained yoga so far; the styles, poses, flows and the mental and spiritual aspects. She has a calm demeanor.

She has also been mindful of my existing shoulder injury to make sure that what we're doing isn't aggravating it. The other nice thing is she's been good about responding to my questions quickly and throughly and she's been on-time for both lessons.
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Hanna M.

Hanna M.

Chicago, IL 60618
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$55 / 60-min
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Gisselle "MissG" M.

Chicago, IL

Students can expect to reach all of their goals and much more! Classes are always tailored to the individual receiving instruction. I go at your pace and I challenge you as much as you need to be challenged in order to promote the fastest growth possible.

About Gisselle "MissG"

MissG was born and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Steps, among others. In 2004 she founded Alight Movement and has already made a mark within the dance community through events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours. They were recently seen on BET's 106 and Park, where some of MissG's choreography was displayed.

MissG has recently relocated to Chicago from Florida. She has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various local venues in South Florida including television shows and music videos. Her most recen
t sighting is in Step Up Revolution. Her choreography was also recently seen on BET's Spring Bling Invitational Showcase in Venice Beach,CA. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.
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Richie A. May 22, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Amazing instructor!! Highly recommended!!
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Katie Y. May 17, 2016
Hip Hop Dance · Online
Verified Student
Loving my classes with Gisselle. Her lessons are easy-to-follow and fun! Katie Y
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Amechi B. May 1, 2016
Hip Hop Dance · Online
Verified Student
Amazing Energy, fun and well structured classes! She makes you feel as if she is right their teaching you in person! I was able to pick up things very quickly within my first lesson.
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Gisselle "MissG" M.

Chicago, IL 60639
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$40 / 30-min
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Bobbie R.

Chicago, IL

If you are looking to prep for a special event such as a wedding I can help you polish your basic ballroom dancing skills such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, etc. If you are looking to create a routine, I can help you get started and move toward your goal. If you are looking for someone to provide a social outlet platform for yourself, in your facility that services individuals that you're managing , I'll be of assistant.

About Bobbie

Bobbie, has been teaching dancing for over 15 years. She has taught at various dancing organizations. She is currently teaching dancing independently throughout the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs.

Visit me at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-Instructor-Bobbie/826447887421564
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Bobbie R.

Bobbie R.

Chicago, IL 60626
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$30 / 30-min

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