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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jeff F.

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I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

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Learn how to make a movie—how to shoot and direct a film and edit your footage with software like Sony Pro and After Effects
Filmmaking lesson introduces the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera. Targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting better video, this course covers cinematography basics, DSLR pitfalls, important gear, and postproduction workflow. Along the way, discover how to choose lenses, record audio, and make shots more professional.

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

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My son is enjoying working with Kelvin
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Omar J.

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The thing that separates me from the rest of the guides you will find on this subject is that my knowledge and experience comes from the Private Security field...specializing in "Undercover/plain clothed" investigations, leading to professional level proficiency in Human Behavior and Psychology.

In my brief existence on earth, somehow, all of my interests, flaws, and experiences fit together like a puzzle and have lead me to the point where I can understand Human Behavior and Psychology fluently....raising me to a life of leadership.

How did I end up directing Actors?  I was searching for a more positive expression for my knowledge while still supporting peoples life goals.  This search dropped me down a rabbit hole of research including method actors, and eventually Stanislavski's system, and the great Uta Hagen which shocked me.... until that very moment my life experiences resembled many aspects of these systems without even knowing they existed.

Since then, I have chosen ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

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Natalie H.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors in Music, Major in Music Business from Elmhurst College
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Natalie H.

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Prepare for any presentation with lessons in speaking voice. Learn to control and vary inflections to keep listeners interested in your subject. Included in lessons is how to get over stage fright.

About Natalie

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life. By age

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Great! Beat my expectations!
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Natalie, is very caring, understanding as well as patient.
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Jordan D.

93 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music-Media from The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Teaching since 2013
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Jordan D.

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I am an experienced, educated, professional musician with a strong background in arrangement and composition. I have written songs for numerous rock bands, worship groups, and for my personal projects. I graduated Magna-Cum Laude from UTA with a bachelors degree in Music-Media where I excelled in composition. I am currently interning with the great film/commercial composer Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio in Dallas, and I have scored 2 films to date, one of which was nominated at The Attic Film Festival for "Best Original Score".

About Jordan

13 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am a worship leader for Fellowship of The Parks, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate instructor. I h

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Phoenix D.
Jordan is fantastic! We have been so pleased. Since starting with Jordan our son is loving piano again.
Steven
Jordan is a nice guy, my son enjoys the lessons. So far seems like a good experience.
Julio
After many years of contemplating learning an instrument and making excuses like a busy schedule, I finally made the commitment. I started the first few weeks with online videos and made a little progress. I found Jordan through this sight. I was hoping to find someone who would help guide me on a steady path to improvement and growth. Jordan has been a perfect fit for me. He's patient (I'm not). He is encouraging (I'm pretty hard on myself). I am slowly getting better and wanting to stick with it. I think it's because he's clear and methodical in his teaching and he keeps you enthused with music that you like. While I have a long way to go, I practice every day and look forward to my weekly lessons with Jordan. I'm learning the guitar for my self and over the past three month Jordan has helped me stay engaged and excited about playing the guitar. I highly recommend Jordan and will continue to learn from him.
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Vandi E.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vandi E.

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I work as a professional actor, voice over artist, and audiobook narrator. We can work on speech for the actor, dialects, how to make a career in the industry, and more!

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Meisner Training-Phoenix Theater with Bill Simmons 2017-2018 Destr

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Matilda W.
My daughter is really enjoying her acting classes . She looks forward to her next class every week !! Vandi is an excellent teacher !!
Janeth
She is very charismatic. I felt very comfortable with her. She is very friendly and knowledegable.
Mailani F.
She is great and has a great energy!!

One day we love to meet her and see her live!!

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"Michele is funny, kind, patient, and professional. She breaks down highly technical knowledge into understandable, bite sized pieces. I've learned a great amount in a short period of time and I can feel my voice opening up and sounding more rounded and full."
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Took Stage Performance lessons from Michele M.
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"Alexandra is awesome!!! She is easy to understand and makes the class go by so fast... I always look forward to the next class."
Tomilynn
Took Voice Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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Took Dance lessons from Tanya A.
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"She was very in depth, knowledgeable, and also very friendly! I’m excited to continue my lessons :)"
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Took Acting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Fawn is more than a teacher, she's a mentor and a trusted ally in this crazy business of music. I decided to wait and write this review for July 4 because Fawn gave me my independence! What better day to celebrate her, than today? Under Fawn's guidance, I'm not the same performer on stage, vocalist or musician I once was, before I was scared, my voice would crack, my hands would shake, my legs felt wobbly. NOW, I am strong, fierce, fearless and independent! No more vocal issues thanks to her brilliant endurance training! For the first time, I performed in front of a crowd of 5,000, and rather than being afraid, I was excited! I could not have done that without Fawn. I am so excited for what the future holds. I won't give up my time with Fawn for nothin'! Here's to bigger audiences, more music, and YOU, Fawn! xx"
Brooke
Took Stage Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"The session with Jared was awesome... Jared had great patience and offered meaningful encouragement. Thank you Jared!!"
Erik
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"My son is very difficult to work with. He had never seen any reason to memorize a monologue word for word. Jason had a very difficult job ahead of him, getting my son ready for his auditions for college. Through working with Jason,my son realized the value of memorization, and practicing his monologue enough times to get it down. He is attending AMDA now, and he could have picked from three colleges that he auditioned for.

Jason kept his cool and worked well through all the little shows of emotion and pique that my son put on. Jason really came through for us and we will be using his services again for our daughter. Not only does Jason know his stuff, but he knows how to work with and handle teens."
lara
Took Film Acting lessons from Jason M.
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"Love Tina! Took some lessons to improve my ability to project my voice. Only thing I would add is maybe an air purifier in the lesson room for ventilation. Thank you very much!"
Mary
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Tina B.
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"DB helps me remember why I love acting so much. She's so helpful when I have questions that I have no one else to turn to for answers. She's great with coaching acting, and amazing at helping me boost my business."
Amani
Took Film Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Rachel is a great teacher who really knows her stuff and wants to help her student. Her lessons are always thought out and her critique is always on point. She allows for enough creative freedom to be able to give you notes afterwards that enable you to build on them because she wants you to achieve your potential. She really cares and will help you wherever she can whether its for an upcoming audition or polishing your resume. I highly recommend her teaching."
Alan
Took Acting lessons from Rachel J.
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