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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Molly M.

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I have experience as both a performer and teacher in the world of Improv. Experience includes an intensive workshop with IO Chicago.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Ashley S.

8 Reviews
Palatine, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors in the Teaching of a Foreign Language from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ashley S.

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Ashley is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, having completed a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Her carefree and easy-going demeanor and articulation of poses help makes yoga accessible to all students ranging from beginner to advanced. She loves technology and enjoys teaching virtually as well as in person! She created a private studio to share her passion with others. As a high school Spanish teacher, she loves being creative and making each class fun and unique, traits she brings into her yoga teaching. During the pandemic, she founded the Yoga Club for the high school students, offered weekly Zoom yoga classes to her fellow staff members, and now continues to teach yoga to both students and adults.

About Ashley

Hi there! I turned lemons into lemonade when I became a certified yoga instructor as the pandemic started. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years! Many years ago, my doctors recommended that I try yoga to help with stress in my life. After many years of running marathons and half marathons, y

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AlbinaJoseph
My daughter really enjoyed the Yoga session with Ashley. She communicates so well and makes you feel very comfortable and enjoyable at class.
Lauren Joseph
Highly recommend Ashley for private and group yoga sessions. I recently attended a private session with Ashley. Right off the bat, she catered the practice to my needs and my goals and was extremely encouraging throughout the session.
Kristen
Ashley is an awesome instructor! I totally recommend her! She is very knowledgeable in her craft. After 1 class you will be hooked! 😊
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jeremie W.

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

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'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Hiro H.

19 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
  • Teaching since 2013
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
Paulette
Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill D.

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

About Bill

Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!

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"Danial has been an awesome and very patient teacher with my two young boys. He has got them excited to learn and compete against each other. They look forward to their chess lesson every Wednesday!"
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"We have had a very positive experience with Kyle as our chess teacher. He is extremely patient with both our 5 year old and 7 year old. They look forward to their chess lesson every week. Highly recommend."
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Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Extremely personable and a patient instructor for my beginner level. Really enjoyed my lesson and highly recommend!"
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Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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