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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
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Molly M.

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All ages. I have taught drama/musical theatre in groups as well as coached individuals.

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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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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David Z.

8 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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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.

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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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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 1984
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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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"I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor."
Chuck
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"Alla is an amazing and dedicated teacher.
She always has a great lesson plan and helped me pass my ABRSM with flying colors. She uses a very methodical approach to teaching piano, voice and theory. She is a brilliant teacher and is a gifted musician."
Narendhra Seshadri
Took Classical Voice lessons from Alla B.
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"Jess is a very patient teacher who knows how to be strict on the right things. He has a great deal of skill and knowledge of music and music theory. He actively encourages his students to play what they enjoy playing so that lessons and practice do not become a chore but rather something they enjoy and look forward to. He lets students determine their goals and work towards thing they want to do and play. But he also make sure those students stay on their goals and put in the work and practice needed to reach those goals. He is a great teacher, from beginning students to advanced students in multiple instruments."
Melissa Medina
Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"When I first came to Marjorie it was to see if I could start to work on adding some natural vibrato after years of straight-tone choral singing. I was feeling very discouraged and worried that maybe I just didn't have any natural vibrato at all.

When the lesson started, one of the first things Marjorie said to me was, "You're not singing straight-tone. I can hear your vibrato in there, but we need to set it free." In just a few more lessons we were already stripping away years of bad habits from choral blending, and I was thrilled to start to feel my vocal chords phonating easily and naturally.

Fast-forward several months and my confidence -- and love for singing -- continue to grow. I'm so amazed with Marjorie's patience and faith in me and just thrilled that she was able to break through 10 years of bad habits and set free my natural sound!"
Chloe
Took Singing lessons from Marjorie K.
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"Miss Erin has been my son's instructor for more than 2 years now.she is an excellent teacher and knows her students ability and places were they have to work more.she is a professional,friendly and a patient instructor.my son loves taking piano lessons from her!"
Annapoorni
Took Piano lessons from Erin W.
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"I've taken several lessons from Mark and he has taught me harmonica basics and the "secret" methods of the great harmonica musicians. The lesson time flies by so I know I'm enjoying his teaching expertise. My harmonica playing ability has improved 1000% with the help of Mark!"
Irwin
Took Harmonica lessons from Mark V S.
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"I took vocal lessons to improve my ear and add vocals to my guitar playing. I'm an adult student and don't have any formal musical training. My interest is in classic and modern rock music but also male soloist such as Sinatra.

After being 'school-teachered' by my first instructor I was a little discouraged about my ability to sing, and to get the nuances of musical theory.

Stephen helped build my confidence and got me singling whole songs quickly. He demonstrated simple techniques that enabled me to make the most out of my vocal range while being encouraging every step of the way. He accompanied my singling with piano changing from harmony to chords as I master the harmony and tempo. We added guitar from time to time.

Stephen's experiences as a professional musician gave me some insights in the art and craft of performance which we discussed between pieces.

I highly recommend Stephen."
Juliaan
Took Singing lessons from Stephen S.
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"Amazing teacher. Very comforting and great at explaining. Chelsea is very good at breaking down each step , so that I feel very confident already. She left me with knowledge that will be easy to remember and easy to practice so that at our next lesson I already feel prepared. Thank you Chelsea , I am grateful she is who I chose to get me comfortable with the magical Violin again."
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Took Violin lessons from Chelsea S.
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"Truly, Fawn is an amazing woman. Honest but in that natural incessant charm that not only caters to the student’s learning but keeps the student from intense levels of frustration or disappointment with the truth of what she hears and perceives in your presented vocals. Always she is on time for every voice and or singing appointment while this lady is impressively organized. Constantly in tune with her student revealing an intuitive and gracious care to help the learner absorb information to carry home or take to the stage.
Fawn extends her insight with one’s singing lessons in a consistent persuasive manner. Encouraging in a way that she tells you exactly what needs to be addressed with voice, body, expression (presentation) as time evolves with her teaching methods. The lessons Fawn also tailors in an evolving fashion. In the beginning, she calibrates upon first meeting exactly what one’s goals are, where one wants to go, or where one needs to be with vocals for an upcoming rehearsal or theatre production. With each lesson she listens deeply and continually corrects the gamut of voice wrongs to rights. Steadily guiding my voice to the correct breathing method. Persistently raising my flat monotonous sound to a more emotional rounded way of presenting my voice through songs and speech. On and on as time progresses she notes, corrects, addresses and we readily readjust. My confidence has risen and continues to under Fawn’s education and experience as her depth and breadth in the music industry is voluminous.
Undoubtedly, her knowledge is extensive and an all encompassing expertise. Asking her questions provided the greatest joy as this lady has the answer and guides one to look into links, websites, voice references for that extra homework, practice, or interest for the curious aspiring student that provide the perfect example for what is needed in mastery to take one’s voice to another level after her instruction. Over the course of time with her my goals have changed, altered, tiered and with that she has been an incredibly patient instructor. I love every musical second of my time with Fawn and not only treasure her words but the wisdom of her most sensitive voice and the surety of her ears.

P.S. This lady has a fabulous sense of humor that permeates not only her singing soul but the very essence of each inspiring smile. Thank you so very much, Fawn.
I adore you. You are certainly...the very best.
Warmest hugs and kisses,
Emmanuelle"
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Fawn A.
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"Maureen Spranza, PhD, is a gifted music teacher. Not only does she teach well, but she is also an accomplished musician. "Ms. Maureen", as we call her, has over 20 years of experience working with students of all levels. She teaches piano, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute saxophone, and violin.

My 8 and 10 year old boys both take 30 minutes of weekly piano lessons from Ms Maureen at Music Unlimited in San Leandro. Their instruction includes all facets of learning - from ear training, to technique, to theory. My 8 year old is a beginner and my 10 year old has been playing for 3 years. Her lessons include an optional Certificate of Merit program that "offers performance, development and evaluation opportunities for students". To learn more, visit http://www.mtac.org.

I really appreciate how she encourages participation in recitals throughout the year, which allows her students to perform both informally and formally to other students, teachers, and family.

We are extremely lucky to have found Ms. Maureen!!! The kids are progressing and are having fun learning. They are filling our house with beautiful music. I highly recommend her to piano learners of all ages!"
Jee
Took Piano lessons from Maureen S.
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