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David Z.

8 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

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Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

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About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Kay S.

2 Reviews
Avalon, WI
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • MME from VanderCook College of Music - Chicago, IL
  • Teaching since 1971
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Kay S.

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I have taught all levels of percussion including auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Katherine (Kay)

Taught 41 years as a band director Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs. As students become more proficient i

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VICTORIA
Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged.
Angelique B.
Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!
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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
  • Awarded Bachelor Of Science from David Lipscomb College
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Charis B.

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learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

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Steve W.
Outstanding experience!! Very enjoyable!!!
Steve W.
Outstanding! Very enjoyable!!
Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.
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Deano M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Photography from Pierce College
  • Teaches students 13 to 80
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Deano M.

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I teach photography in the most fun and simplest way. I do not teach entirely based on what photography books tell you, we do it by shooting photos, making mistakes, amnd learning from these mistakes. Photography learning should not be boring, it's got to be fun, interesting, and outgoing.
With over 30 years of commercial photography experience, i can share my knowledge and experiences with you, and be able to understand photography in an interesting way, and eventually lead you to being a pro!

About Deano

My professional photography career started in 1982 as an assistant to Mr. Richard Noble Studio on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, California. It was an incredible, creative & amazing studio to be part of. Richard is a legendary photographer whose work graced the covers of all the magazines & billboards

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Jamie
I had been a student of photography from Deano Mueller for over 3 years now! With all his teaching experiences from The New York Film Academy on the Universal Studios lot, as well as working as a Professional Photographer since 1989, Deano really knows how to share his experiences, skills, & wisdom with total understanding of sharing his knowledge of photography! By far, Deano has been the best teacher that I had the pleasure to work with and has made me a much better photographer and also because Deano understood my wants & needs of what I really want to learn about photography through his knowledge & experiences!
CarRet
He is one photographer who’s passion for his craft is up to the high heavens!
He can talk all day & share his professional knowledge & expertise on photography.
His shots are really amazing & all worthy to be framed
or made into murals.
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Katrina Z.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Katrina Z.

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Coming from a background of online education and homeschooling as well as attending one of the nation's top most prestigious universities, I am extremely capable of tutoring most subjects.

About Katrina

Coming from a background of online education and homeschooling as well as attending one of the nation's top most prestigious universities, I am extremely capable of tutoring most subjects. Additionally, I am a singer/songwriter and a fluent French speaker. I am passionate about music and have been

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Doris H.
We finished our first set of singing lessons. Katrina has a very efficient and organized methodology in her lessons. Also very caring and supportive. An excellent teacher! Highly recommend!
Doris H.
My 4 year old daughter is taking french lesson with Miss Katrina. Violet says she likes her and that she wants to continue learning french. I'm excited because that is my goal for Violet. Thank you!
Matt D.
She's teaching me different styles of music not that I'm not used to, which is helping my voice get better and better!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Ukulele:
Sometimes abbreviated to uke, it is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings. The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. If you just want to play songs I'm happy to teach you the songs you love. I can also teach you to become a musician by teaching from the beginning with the very basics of finger placement, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, scales, theory and improvisation....or, we can do both!

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!

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"Dan is a fantastic teacher. If you are looking for singing lessons you'll be hard pressed to find a better teacher.

When we started I thought that some people just can't sing and that I was one of those people. Not only did I not know how to sing, I had no idea how to *learn* to sing. Dan was super patient and I felt like he figured how I needed to learn just as much as what I needed to learn.

Singing is a life long journey, and I still have a long way to go, but the difference in my confidence and ability since working with Dan is like night and day. I recommend Dan highly."
Adam
Took Singing lessons from Dan S.
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"Ari is very knowledgable but presents information in a relaxed, approachable way. It's obvious that he really enjoys teaching and his low key manner makes students feel at ease. Highly recommended!"
George
Took Guitar lessons from Ari S.
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"David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from David B.
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"He is very nice, patient to my 8 years son. The lesson are going very good."
Neel
Took Broadway Singing lessons from Lance R.
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"Brenda is a very kind and knowledgeable person. She is very good at helping the individual achieve their potential. I am still taking voice lessons from her and enjoy our association."
Ray
Took Singing lessons from Brenda R.
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"Great experience! Awesome teacher!"
Spencer Hadtrath
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I've had a few piano instructors over the years. I preferred them Russian and mean because I thought that would make me a better player. It didn't. Instead I ended up resenting a hobby that was supposed to be fun. Enter Howard. I met him in my adult years and is probably one of the best teachers I've ever met.

There are many reasons why and I'm sure I'll remember more after writing this review...I liked how he made music theory easy to remember. I liked his encouragement. Perhaps what I remember most is his kindness and compassion. Truly a gentle human being who wants only the best for his students and wants them to progress to the best of their ability. You would be lucky to train with him."
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Took Piano lessons from Howard R.
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