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Hunter D.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Indiana Univsersity
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Luminarts Jazz Fellowship from Luminarts Cultural Foundation
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Hunter D.

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First lesson, finding your own voice on the instrument, and everything in between!
Learn to connect your ear and mind with the rest of your body and to the saxophone.
The saxophone is an expressive instrument-- be ready to express yourself!

About Hunter

***As of May 15th, 2020 all lessons will be conducted through Zoom*** My primary teaching philosophy revolves around the ideas of creativity and cooperative problem solving. I believe that all musicians should be actively training their ears as well as their abilities on their instrument. I focus

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Chad and William K.
Hunter is a phenomenal teacher. My son (7) and myself have been taking weekly lessons with Hunter for 8 months now. He is wonderful with kids focusing on my son's readiness and getting him to enjoy and make progress. With me, Hunter has been great at adapting to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and I have made really great progress I did not think was possible. Thank you Hunter!!!
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Sloan
Exceeded our expectations! He was engaging, smart and fun with my daughter. She loved the time with him and can't wait for her next lesson.

Kristin A.

19 Reviews
Willowbrook, IL
Starting at $26
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recogntiion from Illinois House of Representatives
  • Bachelor's of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music
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Kristin A.

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Singing is the only instrument you are born with, and it is a whole body activity! Together, we will shape the path for your success in becoming a vocalist. I have been teaching singing for nearly 10 years, and my students have gone on to receive scholarship entry into the Chicago Music Academy, Chicago High School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and even Concordia University, in addition to receiving numerous awards at various music competitions.

In the beginning lessons, we will focus on finding your comfortable singing range, learning vocal warm-ups, and different stretches to help relax for singing. As you progress, we will learn about vowel shapes, and music reading. It is very important that every musician, no matter what instrument, has a good background in music reading! For young singers, I will start with the Disney Solo Book for Kids and/or Folk Songs for the Solo Singer. For more advanced students, I will use various books, including The First Book of ...

About Kristin

Let's get you started on your musical path! My name is Kristin, and I cannot wait to begin this journey into music with you. I have been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade, and have taught music and choir in the classroom since 2011. I specialize in working with beginners of all ages.

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LaRichelle P.
best class ever!!!! love Kali
Erin
Kristin is a wonder, gentle teacher who practices patience and positive reinforcement. My daughter loved her lessons with Kristin and looked forward to seeing her.
Kathy
My Granddaughter absolutely loves Kristen. Every week I see improvement. Thanks Kristen.
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Dessislava N.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English and Bulgarian
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from Michigan State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dessislava N.

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My promise to students--if they follow my advice, they will be successful! Cello lessons with me are informative, productive, and geared toward empowering the student's knowledge of the cello. I also encourage students when faced with a problem to slow down, think about what they are doing physically and change their approach if needed.

About Dessislava

I am a professional cellist who has been teaching and freelancing for more than twenty years. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance. I currently teach privately in Chicago and the suburbs over fifteen students with ages ranging from 5

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Alayna
She’s incredible! Helped me gain so so much skill and get me into music college!
Mark
Great teacher! She strove to have me learn to play the proper way without shortcuts but at the same time made the lessons very fun. She ended up becoming a good friend too!

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Anna S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Anna S.

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I teach beginners from scratch through cellists at the top of the field. I've trained more than 60 cellists, including children as small as three and a half years old, autistic children, beginning adolescents, cello "converts" from other instruments, blind students, adult beginners, conservatory-bound teens, and professional symphony players.
All the time I hear "I can't start, I'm too old", "I am not musically inclined", or "I am not talented"- all from people that never held an instrument in their lives. That is self-deprecating talk, and it is absolutely false. Everything a performer does was learned at some point. Absolutely everything. Any person has the potential to learn how to play incredibly well. It does not take a "gift" or "talent". It takes the initiative to try.

About Anna

I have a passion for training cellists to a high level of musicianship. I have mentored cellists from the first lesson through professional symphony auditions. I am certified with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and know the Suzuki Method intimately through growing up with the method myself

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Bob G.
Anna is very good snd very patient
Aaron F.
Anna is an extremely talented cellist. She plays with virtuosic technique, and she has great musical instincts. She has experience working with students from many backgrounds. She is patient, flexible, and energetic, and though I know her in a professional context, from what I've heard these traits certainly carry over into her teaching.
Angie
Wonderful teacher! She explains techniques in a way that is readily understood. I had previously struggled with certain learning curves where I'd hit a wall, and she helped me through them. She teaches with joy and passion!
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Diego R.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Wolof, French
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diego R.

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Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Fort Greene. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out!
• Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels.
• Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk
• Flexible pricing, location, and schedule

I have a degree in Jazz Piano performance from Amherst College, extensive experience working with children and in 1-on-1 education.
No piano required but recommended

About Diego

Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Fort Greene. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out! • Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels • Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk • Flexible

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Ella
I've worked with Diego throughout our four years studying music together at Amherst College, and he is a fantastic pianist and teacher! One of the friendliest and most helpful people I know -- highly recommend learning from him!
Julie
Diego not only boast mastery of the piano and composition but he's absolutely wonderful with kids!
Nat
My 6 year old absolutely loves Diego! He has great energy, and makes piano so fun. He's dedicated and so encouraging. His great intuition for music also helps. My daughter is learning so much

Gustavo Alonso L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Science - BS, Architecture from University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Gustavo Alonso L.

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I specialize in flamenco guitar, one of the most challenging styles of guitar playing. The techniques and fundamentals of flamenco are valuable resources for any guitarist, regardless of genre or style. While everything is taught through the filter of flamenco, students will gain a wealth of knowledge applicable to the guitar in general.

One can expect to start by developing a full technical routine aimed at developing stamina, strength, precision, and speed. All fundamental techniques will be introduced. Rhythm will be emphasized throughout. Harmony studies will be introduced where appropriate. Repertoire is given according to each student's capabilities and tastes, including resources for accompanying dance and singing.

About Gustavo Alonso

PERSONAL BIO I am a North American flamenco guitarist currently living in Austin, Texas. My music is grounded in traditional flamenco and incorporates elements of jazz, classical, and world music. My fascination with music and the guitar began early, and I picked up the instrument in earnest at

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Zachary A.
I've been studying guitar for about 15 years, primarily jazz before I met Gustavo. I've never had an instructor that even comes close. He makes a difficult and seemingly inaccessible style of guitar accessible and fun! He's incredibly well educated, not only on the music itself but also on the history and culture of Flamenco; you're getting much more than just a guitar lesson. On top of that, he's also just a wonderful person.
Jeff
I have been gearing up for some extensive travel in Spain combined with some immersive flamenco guitar studies. Prior to studying with him, I had played various forms of guitar for several years but only had minimal exposure to true Flamenco styles. Gustavo has been extremely helpful in getting me ready for the experience with techniques, fundamentals, in-depth palos knowledge, rhythm and timing, interactions with Dancers and Singers, etc.. He is extremely knowledgeable and talented in all areas of Flamenco and he is very good at explaining it all to a non-native (extranjero) like myself! His depth of musical theory combined with in-depth experience studying in Spain make him a uniquely qualified Flamenco Guitar Instructor. This was my first experience with online instruction and within the first lesson, I felt like I had known him for months. I highly recommend studying with Gustavo no matter how much experience you have when you start this path!!
Vlad
I have been taking flamenco guitar lessons from Gustavo for over 2 years and have only good things to say about him. His passion for flamenco, his eclectic knowledge of the style, his considerate teaching style are second to none. Gustavo is very inspirational and his teaching style adapts easily to any student’s level. He is easy going and his choice of material is exceptional. I would highly recommend Gustavo to anyone willing to explore the depths and subtaltiies of the flamenco guitar.

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"I'm getting ready to sing at a family reunion. Heather has been great in helping me prepare for that."
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Took Singing lessons from Heather M. L.
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"She had such a great personality and seems very knowledgeable. lol look forward to continuing working with her!"
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Elena D.
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"She did a great job at helping me feel comfortable with the instrument"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Chelsea S.
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"Bill helped me get back on track with the clarinet when I returned to playing as an adult, years after I'd played as a kid. He met where I was and helped me get to where I wanted to go--playing jazz. Besides being a good and patient teacher, he had a lot of innovative ideas for music selection, accompaniment options, and practice techniques. I recommend him to students of any age."
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Took Clarinet lessons from Bill T.
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"I really enjoy taking lessons with Molly. She is very effective and I have improved immensely under her direction. She is also very open to answering all the questions I have!"
Ashley
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"Mark is an exceptional teacher. I have been taking banjo lessons with Mark, both bluegrass style and clawhammer. He is able to teach well so many other string instruments like ukelele, mandolin and guitar. His wide knowledge base allows him to help you with any instrument or situation. He is very patient, observant and detail oriented. I like that he is able to assess my issues quickly and provide good feedback. He builds confidence in you. The best thing that you can hear from Mark is "for you the best way to approach this...". His lessons are really tuned to you as an individual with the best plan and strategy that will work for you and your weaknesses and strengths. You end up doing things that you thought were too difficult for you just a week before. He's great!"
John
Took Banjo lessons from Mark S.
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"My daughter comes out more positive and smiling from the lessons. She looks forward to them. Julie is great with teenagers. Highly recommend!"
Keith
Took Singing lessons from Julie L.
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"Suzanna taught me techniques I never knew before, in all my years of singing. She helps me to de-stress so that I can truly enjoy my lessons. I am much more confident and find myself singing all the time. I always look forward to my lessons."
Quethelyn Blake
Took Singing lessons from Suzanna G.
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"Would highly recommend as a teacher for beginner-adults. Zhana is a wonderful, patient, and constructive teacher and has several regular adult and child students.

I've gone to her for the past 2 years as we work through the first few suzuki levels. As an adult learner, violin is tough but Zhana breaks it down and gives helpful feedback.

She also goes above and beyond for her students by organizing recitals a few times a year. Her adult-students and child-students all perform at recitals."
Asavari
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Claire was great with my kids - very positive! Awesome person and teacher!"
Krista
Took Piano lessons from Claire C.
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