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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

About Kelvin

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....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** 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...
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Christopher A. January 15, 2017
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Our first lesson was amazing. He is very kind and patient and has a great personality. We are excited to have found him and can't wait for next weeks lesson
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Christopher A. January 15, 2017
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Our first lesson was amazing. He is very kind and patient and has a great personality. We are excited to have found him and can't wait for next weeks lesson
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Tina January 15, 2017
Violin · Online
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Kelvin L.

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Dovile R.

Villa Park, IL

About Dovile

I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be cr
eative, respectful and approachable.
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Emma U. August 12, 2016
Jewelry Design · In home
Verified Student
My daughter had a great time and is looking forward to the next time she and Dovile get together
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Anya E. July 8, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Dovile was great! She arrived on time. I wanted to brush up on my skills on how to make a pattern from an old dress. She is an excellent instructor. She explained things very well. By the end of the 2 hours I had a made a pattern and cut it out. I felt we accomplished a lot without rushing. It was definitely a 5-star experience.
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Lynne June 24, 2016
Sewing · In home
My 11 year old daughter had a great experience with Dovile. So nice and convenient for her to come to our home. Our first lesson was an assessment of how much my daughter knew about the machine, a general overview of how to use and conversations between the two to decide on what to make. Loved that Dovile gave homework each time(make a bobbin, cut the material for next week, etc.) My daughter made a denim purse and gained skills and confidence inputting out our machine. Thanks, Dovile!
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Dovile R.

Dovile R.

Villa Park, IL 60181
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Bethany R.

Bloomingdale, IL

About Bethany

Bethany is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. She is certified to teach all subjects for elementary grades, including middle school Social Studies and Spanish, and bilingual and ESL classrooms. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for languages, having started learning French and Spanish when she was 11 years old. She also started an after-school sewing club at her school for 3rd-5th graders, which has grown immensely in popularity. In her spare time, Bethany enjoys roller skating, crafting, and playing b
oard games and tabletop games.

An experienced teacher, Bethany started her career teaching for two years in Elgin, IL. In 2014, she transferred to Mannheim School District in Melrose Park, IL, and has been teaching bilingual 2nd grade there for two years. As a teacher, Bethany is patient and calm but sets high expectations for achievement. She believes strongly in the importance of setting a welcoming, learning-focused tone so that they feel comfortable coming to her with concerns and setting goals.
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Bethany R.

Bethany R.

Bloomingdale, IL 60108
starting at
$40 / 60-min
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Hiro H.

Schaumburg, IL

About Hiro

Class A Player
Led my High School chess team to a 3rd place finish at our conference
Personal achievements:
2 time state medalist at first board, while finishing top 15 all 4 years of my High School at state.
2 time 1st place finisher at the Glenbard South Raider's tournament, the second largest High School tournament in IL
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Naren January 1, 2017
Chess · Online
Verified Student
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Denise December 5, 2016
Chess · In studio
Verified Student
It was a bit hard to schedule a lesson with him because of our work schedule and his school schedule. He did mention it was finals week for him so i understand. We actually lost track of time and spend an extra 30 mins playing! It was fun! And i will schedule another lesson soon!
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Nancy Takashima August 6, 2016
Chess · In home
Verified Student
Hiro is great! He knows his chess and is an excellent patient teacher. Thank you Hiro.
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Hiro H.

Hiro H.

Schaumburg, IL 60193
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL

About Randy

I have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience and have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio).I have a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with a focus on acting, Academia.com holds some of my work and I can certainly offer more.
I have always been an actor first, simultaneously I have believed that teacher's are born not bred. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am both, an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those facts. Peace and Kind Regard
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Randy S.

Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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