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Teresa L.

15 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors's Degree in Music Education from College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University
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Teresa L.

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Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since

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Ivonne
Terry is an amazing and patient instructor. Every week she works with me to improve my technique, and learn the love for music. To learn to read music and more. Thank you Terry for your patience this is a great experience for me, being 33 hasn’t stopped me from learning the piano and Terry is very patient with me.
Nancy D.
She doing a wonderful job!!!!!!
Valentina M.
My daughters had their first piano lesson today with Terri. I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone so patient and sweet natured and professional like Terri. The first time I spoke to her on the phone reflected her nature in person. Shes very knowledgeable with the piano music. She knows how to level herself with my 7 year old and specially with my know it all 5 year old. After the lessons she updated me with their progress and commented on my kids strengths and weaknesses. She just didn’t talk to me as her client but she talked to me like a friend. Her smile radiated through the music she teaches. We all loved her.

Jeremie W.

26 Reviews
McHenry, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

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I'm a recent college graduate from Columbia College Chicago. Who has been performing, composing, and studying various music for the past 13 years. I have just started teaching private lessons in guitar and composition. Everybody can write music and if you perform music you can write music, it's an invaluable skill-set that you'll carry with you for the rest of your music career. From beginning song-writing to advance composition, I'm sure I can help guide you with your work.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brie

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Dev K.
It was great for a first session
Danny
Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!
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Kay S.

18 Reviews
Whitewater, WI
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Bachelor of Music Education from University Of Kansas
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Kay S.

18 Reviews
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Technique and acting methods for all Opera repertoire.

About Kay

Greetings, my name is Kay. I have been singing and acting professionally since the age of 8. I started in Broadway Musicals and am presently an Opera and Sacred singer. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Voice Performance. I have taught private voice lessons in New York

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Aydon C.
Kay seems very knowledgeable and has great experience!
Julian
I have been working with Kay for 4 years and have seen great improvement in not only my sound, but my technique, going from a frequent ensemble member, to being fortunate enough to be cast in leading roles, Kay has brought me a very long way.
Elijah
Kay has been teaching me for about a year now and it has been a wonderful experience. She is always polite and kind when we meet, she is flexible with scheduling when the issues of life come up. Of course she is incredibly knowledgeable with vocal technique and the world of Professional Singing which is very helpful for someone like me who has little experience.

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Joseph S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Doctor of Music, Conducting from Texas Tech University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph S.

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I bring 15 years of experience as a conductor, choir director, chamber singer, and classroom teacher to you! I teach everyone: from beginning students to advanced master's and doctoral level students. I customize instruction based upon your needs and experience level.

Have you found yourself with an ensemble to conduct and a desire to improve your communication in performance and rehearsals?
Preparing for workshop or school/university auditions?
Conducting a large or new work for the first time?
Looking for a refresher on that long-ago semester of college conducting?
Starting your career as a classroom music teacher?
Just curious for feedback from a different perspective?

Let's learn together! Send me a message, and we can get started today!

About Joseph

I am a professional conductor, professor, singer, and teacher. I have a Doctor of Music in conducting from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Music Education from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of English from Luther College. I have conducted college,

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Kiana
Joe is a very detailed instructor. He teaches thoroughly and in a way that will allow you to potentially teach someone else in the future. 12/10.
John
Dr. Svendsen is an outstanding professor! He is knowledgeable and patient with his students, and makes sure that they understand the concepts being taught before continuing on. Not just in conducting, but in music and choral studies as well!
Julius
Amazing instructor. Really effective at pinpointing what needs work and the best ways to practice—you won’t regret it!

Alex S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies (Piano) from Manhattan School of Music
  • Awarded 2018 DownBeat Award from DownBeat
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Alex S.

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Jazz piano and general piano lessons taught by a New York conservatory-trained pianist.

Alex Sjobeck holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado where she taught collegiate classes while obtaining her degree. She has taught semester-long classes as well as master classes at universities and high schools across the United States and has been teaching private piano lessons to both young and adult students for over a decade. Her knowledge of music is shown through her thriving teaching career as well as her performance career which has led her to record several albums and perform at acclaimed jazz clubs across the United States such as the Velvet Note in Atlanta, GA, and Dazzle in Denver, CO.

About Alex

At a young age, pianist Alexandra Sjobeck’s distinctly captivating style led her to move from Idaho to New York to immerse herself in New York City’s jazz scene. Her unique sound is comprised of a voice all her own which relies on nuanced intricacies in both her arrangements and improvisation paire

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Grant
My 12 year old son loves all music in general, not just a single instrument. He has been playing piano for a while and was able to click with Alex immediately. The way she spoke WITH him ( not just to him) about All aspects was great. She works very well with my son and he is looking forward to his nExt lesson.
Nona R.
I felt very comfortable with her. She was very patient and gave clear instructions on what to work on for next time.
David
Alex is very patient and able to adapt to her students. I studied with her for a year and also got to see other students work with her and she always had a way of getting each student to accomplish their goals. I think when you look for a teacher, you really are looking for someone to teach you how to learn. So many teachers tell you something or tell you what to do but never help you develop a skillset. Alex is different in that she absolutely focuses on developing a fundamental process so that each student not only learns but knows how to learn. As a result, there is progress I can see immediately, of course, but also years down the road. If you're looking for a teacher seriously, consider someone who will make a lasting impact and will make you a better overall person— not just tell you to do something and move on. Alex is a teacher who, regardless if you pursue music, you will come out better because of her teachings. Highly recommend!
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Rachel W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Moores School of Music, University of Houston
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel W.

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Violin lessons with me are unique because I am flexible to the needs of the student. Aside from needing the fundamentals, students working with me can work on a variety of genres including classical, bluegrass, country, jazz, pop, rock, and even RnB. Lessons with me are fun because I use a variety of methods and different activities for both child and adult students. I believe that ear training and music reading are essential tools for students to learn when learning the instrument.

About Rachel

Hi there! My name is Rachel, and I teach violin. I have been playing the violin for 18 years, since the age of 6. I have been teaching the violin for 5 years now. I have a bachelor's degree in violin performance from the Moore's School of Music at the University of Houston in Houston Texas. I curre

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Anna
We could not have been luckier to find Rachel - our kids' piano teacher introduced us to her and we are so thankful. Rachel is fantastically talented and wonderful with children. She has a great sense of humor and a great range of musical knowledge. We love Rachel!!
Andrea
Rachel is a great violin teacher. She has years of experience and great energy. Her knowledge, charisma, and passion really made learning violin through online lessons fun for me. I highly recommend Rachel as a teacher for all levels!
Lauren
Rachel is an amazing teacher! She goes above and beyond to make each lesson unique and exciting for her students. She really listens to each student's interests and pays attention to what excites/bores them in order to optimize learning and tailor a course specific to their learning needs. She has years of experience both teaching and performing all genres!

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"Madeline Huss is a delightful voice teacher. I enjoy every lesson. She is rigorous and knows what a student needs to improve. She gives good positive feedback and adjusts to her students needs and abilities."
Caroline
Took Classical Voice lessons from Madeline H.
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"My son, Siddarth has been learning Mr.Vasily for about 2 and half years now and I can tell that Mr.Vasily is a great teacher. He's dedicated and expresses a lot of patience when my son forgets or misses his notes. Mr.Vasily also encourages Siddarth to excel by being constructive and not in a negative way, which both my husband and I really appreciate. To excel in anything, it's important to have a good teacher, and we are very happy that our son's learning from one such teacher!"
Jayshree
Took Piano lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Ginni taught both, my husband and I, piano and singing lessons. We had the best experience ever with Ginni learning to play the piano and sing. The only reason we stopped is because our lives got more busy with work and we now relocated to NY and have a baby. If we would be living in AZ still we would choose her as our baby's teacher. Highly recommend her!!! Ginni, I thank God for you!!!!"
Febe
Took Piano lessons from Ginni A.
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"Excellent teacher! Very kind and patient."
Alex
Took Piano lessons from Jeanne W.
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"Stan was great. He made me feel comfortable and reminded me why I love singing."
Olawale
Took Singing lessons from Stan M.
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"Ronald Chaz Barcenilla was an employee at the Johannes School of Music (1997-2011) and an independent contractor (2012 - current) . He has been the music education consultant and coordinator to develop a music and language curriculum primarily for college entrance matriculation. He also teaches Piano Performance, Vocal Technique, Composition, and Music Theory. There has been nothing but positive remarks and praises from both parents and students. His passion and dedication for teaching children, teens, and young adults (oh there were 3 senor citizens at 78, 82, and 95 year of age also!) is reflected in the top- quality recitals and concerts that have been a half-yearly and yearly goal for his students, as well as the examination reports achieved in the majority of cases in the Distinction range. He has also produced very fine musicians, most have become music graduates and a few are well known in the industry. It's deceiving because he does not at all look his age considering all the achievements he has received. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the talents of this great teacher and mentor. He is also fluent in Spanish, Italian, German, French as I have heard him many times teach in these languages. I cannot download a pic from this computer but feel free to call the school at (424) 204.5433 for any further query about him."
Bruce
Took Piano lessons from Chaz B.
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"Awesome!

Liz is so patient, encouraging, fun, flexible, and always happy! She has taught my daughter Kaity to have confidence on top of courage to jump in a learn to play the piano in a fun way. We have truly enjoyed lessons with Liz!"
Tracy
Took Piano lessons from Liz Fanora J.
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"Jerry is a super understanding and kind person. He does his best to help my son to improve his trumpet skill. He encourges my son to practice everyday and gives various materials to help him to play trumpet. He is one of the best teachers we have ever had, and the nicest."
youngyi
Took Trumpet lessons from Jerry V.
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"I'm a producer working on my own songs. But I'm not a good singer. Maya helped give me some amazing tips on how to project my voice and have more vocal presence while recording. She also gave me some really good breathing exercises which helped a lot with sustaining long notes. She is very patience and personable. I highly recommend and while be hiring her again when I have more money."
Helos Bonos
Took Vocal Training lessons from Maya M.
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"Henry was patient and wanted to clearly understand what level I was at before deciding what I should start working on. Enjoyed the lesson."
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Henry A.
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