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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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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 str
ongly 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.”

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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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Anh H. July 9, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Angela A. June 25, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Kelvin is a phenomenal teacher of classical guitar. Our teenage son wanted to take classical lessons for a while, after having happily done a couple years with School of Rock. He and Kelvin meshed well, and I feel our son learned a lot over the course of a couple more years.

When one of us had a schedule conflict, we had the ability to do a lesson via Skype. Let me tell you, that came in mighty handy in the winter of 2019.

Schedule with Kelvin; I am certain you'll be glad that you did.
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Nailya May 14, 2019
· Drawing · Online
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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$35 / 30-min

About Bruce C.

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Chicago, IL

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About Bruce
I have degrees in both music and education. I also have 35 years experience in both teaching and performance. My concentrations are guitar, piano, harmonica, and voice. Teaching children and adults is very rewarding to me.

*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will be geared toward your interest with a healthy dash of Music Theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic, Nylon-String, and Electric Guitars; Amps; Piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars and small amps.
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Alona R. April 27, 2015
· Piano · In home
Bruce is really good with the kids, he is very patient and motivated. My daughter really learned a lot.
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Bruce C.

Chicago, IL 60656
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$25 / 30-min

About Ryan B.

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Chicago, IL

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About Ryan
Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he can make it one of yours, too.

As a teacher Ryan's goals are fairly simple. First and foremost he wants to make his lessons comfortable, interesting and fun. A close second is to build a strong foundation on the basics, so as we learn more advanced techniques we have a solid base of technique to build upon. And third, an understanding of the theory and history behind the music is a great way to engage in the music beyond just the rote learning of technique.

After a brief foray in physics, Ryan settle into a degree in music at the Univer
sity of Illinois, specializing in Ethnomusicology (the study of music of different cultures). This education gave him a strong background in music theory and history in the Western tradition, but also opened him up to a vast experience of a diverse cross section of music from around the world. His insatiable love for learning new instruments started here, where he studied music from West Africa to Bali.

Currently Ryan is a co-lead singer, songwriter and stringed instrument player for the local band Distant Brothers, a folk rock band based out of Chicago. They play venues throughout the Midwest, with some of the notable venues being House of Blues, Metro and Cubby Bear in Chicago. Another highlight of his time with the band has been a collaboration with Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, where he not only was able to play in collaboration with the orchestra, but joined in the arranging and conceptualization of some of the pieces played.
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Morgan K. July 2, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
Very patient, made my granddaughter feel comfortable. She learned a lot at the first session. Looking forward to more.
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Tim June 24, 2019
· Banjo · Online
The instruction is both helpful and patient.
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Lorraine D. June 12, 2019
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teacher is way to sensitive for me. other then that was okay
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Ryan B.

Chicago, IL 60646
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$20 / 30-min

About Evan T.

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Glenview, IL

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About Evan
I am a Music & Recording Arts teacher at Fusion Academy Oak Brook and look forward to building a private studio! I studied vocal performance at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and then moved to Nashville and recorded an EP entitled “A Little Hurt” with producer Todd Lombardo (Patty Loveless, Jerry Douglas, and Peter Bradley Adams).

During my time in Nashville, I further honed my craft in songwriting, taught voice lessons, and was a substitute teacher in the Nashville Public Schools.
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Natalia June 18, 2019
· Songwriting · In studio
I have been taking different types of music lessons since I was 3 years old. From different instruments, to musical theater, to songwriting, needless to say I've had a lot of teachers in the music world. Evan is not only one of the most talented people I know, but also an amazing teacher, inspiration, and motivator. He can always get me out of a funk and teach me new things about music styles, pushing me out of my comfort zone. I can honestly say that Evan is probably the best teacher I've ever had, he puts so much effort into his class and is really truly passionate about spreading his genuine love for music!
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Evan T.

Glenview, IL 60025
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$80 / 60-min

About Bartosz W.

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Chicago, IL

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About Bartosz
I have extensive experience playing as part of orchestras and ensembles and also pursued music pedagogy, and during my many years of teaching instrumental  music, I was able to further develop my own skill as a performance musician. Furthermore, I had the privilege to lead two different orchestras as a conductor, I composed music for a  theatrical production, and also recorded several albums including klezmer music, smooth  jazz, musical poetry, and music for healing and meditation.
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Bartosz W.

Chicago, IL 60634
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$30 / 30-min
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About Otto M.

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Chicago, IL

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About Otto
Spent time at Berklee College Of Music.
Jazz, neo soul piano, singer and producer. I also play accordion!
Played in the Ravinia Jazz Mentorship program and Merit School Of Music.
Played at The Art & Institute, The Harris Theatre, Andy's Jazz club (jam sessions), Marie's Pizza & Liquor, and many more places.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music production with an emphasis in performance.
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Sarah March 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I have been taking my son (age 13) to Otto for the last three months after having a bad expierience with another teacher. Thanks to Otto, my son can read music and is starting to write his own songs! Thanks Otto!!!
-Sarah
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Otto M.

Chicago, IL 60630
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$34 / 30-min

About Wei D.

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Glenview, IL

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About Wei
Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places.

Studying with me will be fun but it will also be challenging. I believe that being able to make music with your own two hands is worth the effort.
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Michael May 20, 2019
· Cello ·
Wei , is an excellent teacher,
She gave me really helpful practical suggestions and tips how to practice my bowing technique and it greatly improved my tone and made it easier to play and more fun too !
Thank you Wei ,you are a fantastic teacher!!
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Wei D.

Glenview, IL 60025
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$50 / 30-min

About Erica M.

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Chicago, IL
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About Erica
As a cellist with 20 years experience on my instrument, I take a less traditional approach having performed at renowned venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive, Hungry Brain, and Elastic Arts. I am active in the improvisation, jazz, "New" music, and DIY music scenes in the city of Chicago, using my classical training as a foundation for performance and teaching in all genres and styles of music.

In high school, I was a participant in the MYAC Symphony Orchestra, ILMEA Orchestra, and was section leader my junior and senior years playing for the school Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and pit orchestra. After graduating high school, I continued to playing in orchestra with the Roosevelt University CCPA Symphony.

With a Bachelor's in Audio Arts and Acoustics from Columbia College
Chicago, I have learned to take a different approach to music that is more engaging and interactive, making learning fun for the students while still meeting their needs to build a solid foundation. I often record students in lessons so that they can hear their own progress over time and be aware of their overall sound from an external perspective.
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Erica M.

Chicago, IL 60608
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$35 / 30-min

About Wesley M.

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Chicago, IL
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About Wesley
By day I teach K-5th grade music and by night I rock it out playing piano bar gigs or the music I write myself. In 2014 I struggled teaching all week and then losing my voice for weekend gigs. I began studying with two great voice teachers who gave me the tools needed to become the great performer and teacher I am today.

I graduated from Illinois State University in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in music education. I continue to study vocal pedagogy and geek out on how the voice works and finding the right solutions for all students.
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Wesley M.

Chicago, IL 60622
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$100 / 60-min

About Maria A.

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Wilmette, IL
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About Maria
I am professional pianist with big experience in teaching kids and adults. I also perform chamber music and accompany at the universities. I always find an individual way to teach my student. I do fun lessons for kids with games and activities.
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Maria A.

Wilmette, IL 60091
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$43 / 30-min

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