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Halec S.

6 Reviews
Champaign, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Certificate in integrative health from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Biology/ pre-dental from UIUC
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Halec S.

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The best way to learn the guitar is by learning the songs you love. As a beginner, we will start by learning the foundation to guitar playing such as hand placement and picking techniques. We will quickly jump into playing simple chords and scales, and learning the theory behind them. Before you know it, we will be playing your favorite songs and how to play solos over them.

About Halec

Hello! My name is Halec and I've been playing electric and classical guitar for over 11 years. I began teaching 4 years ago with different students of various ages. I love teaching every genre of music from djent and classic rock all the way to modern pop and rap. I take pride in creating an enviro

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Yolanda W.
I like how he broke it down and show I like how he broke it down and show me and then I got confused and then show me again now I got it me and then I got confused and then show me again now I got it
Jane
Halec always makes the most of the time in each lesson and is really patient and helpful for someone brand new to guitar like me. He also gives clear direction on how to get the most out of practicing and sets clear expectations for how your skills will progress over time. It's been a great start to learning guitar!
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Sue G.

Champaign, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sue G.

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Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals. Years of teaching experience is at your service at FluteKeys Studio. Can't wait to meet you!. . .Sue G.

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Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals. Lessons are available via Skype and in person at my studio. History shows that my students t

Victoria T.

9 Reviews
Urbana, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Jazz Studies (French Horn) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Victoria T.

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All ages and skill levels welcome! Emphasis on creativity, personal goals, comprehensive musicianship, and fundamentals. Improvisation and jazz also offered.

About Victoria

Victoria has been playing the French horn since 2008 and the piano since 2001. She is currently majoring in horn performance and jazz French horn at the University of Illinois. She studies under Bernhard Scully, a horn player who has played in the world-renowned Canadian Brass, and Jim Pugh, a trom

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Frank C.
On one occasion, she was 15 minutes late. Tonight she just didnt show up. No phone calls, no texts, no email, no nothing, just no show.
Stacy
Victoria is very knowledgeable and was very engaged throughout the lesson. She asked good questions to assess my goals and playing level, and tailored the lesson appropriately. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Mia

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Nathan D.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University of Pennslyvania
  • Teaches Advanced
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Nathan D.

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6, 7, or 8 string, anything and everything guitar is my specialty. Electric or acoustic welcome. We will cover the parts of the instrument and why everything is so darn important (like how to stay in tune!). We can perfect your guitar's signal flow, pedals, and amplifier settings, too!

All kinds of styles from simple note picking and open chords to pop/rock/punk/metal/blues/jazz and more.

Want to learn basic rhythm? lead? fast strumming? how about making those big chords without making your hands hurt? I can help! You'll be jamming along with your favorite songs and with friends in no time.

I typically will teach and write guitar using tablature instead of standard sheet music. These are a simple set of lines and numbers that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access to thousands of songs.

Also I can show you how to play with a capo or slide, fingerstyle or pick. If you want to learn grunge or sing deep, I can show you how to play in ...

About Nathan

Hello! My name is Nathan, but you can also call me Nate or Nay. I have played guitar, bass, and drums for over twenty years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio proj

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Mohsin H.
Nathan is great!
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Karen
Nathan is an excellent teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and helped me to better understand guitar chords, strumming patterns and fingering. He gave me several exercises to work on in the coming weeks. I am looking forward to my next class.
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Athan G.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Jazz Performance/Composition from California State University Northridge
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Athan G.

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I have taught drums for eight years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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Vihaan
Very good first lesson. My 8 year old son was very happy and looking forward to practicing. Athan is very friendly and patient and motivating.

Serenity G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • The Second City Conservatory from The Second City
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Serenity G.

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Looking for the PERFECT audition piece? Want to audition for a show, but have no idea what to do? Want to try performing in musicals but don’t know where to start? I got you. With years of musical theatre training and experience under my belt, I can help you pick the piece that will help you shine. Specialized to your voice, personality, and the style of show you’re auditioning for, I’ll personalize your class and help you achieve your goals in the theatre world.

About Serenity

Improv is for everyone! Trained at Second City, UCB, The Groundlings, iO, and more, I have years of experience teaching, coaching, and directing individual and group improvisation. I perform at the Second City in Los Angeles regularly and specialize in catering improv to all levels with basic impro

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Ashley Vanek
Serenity is an amazing instructor. She met me where I’m at because I haven’t done improv before and I was excited to try it one-on-one. It’s helped me be more open in my real life and at work! Thank you so much!

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"Brenda is an amazing musician and teacher! She is personable, a great listener, and is obviously incredibly talented in her craft. I am proficient at the Flute, and was looking to try something brand new. So glad I found Brenda! This was my first time taking a lesson online, and it was amazing how she could pick up so many details through the online medium. I really feel like with her lessons the techniques I’m learning feel less intimidating, and the music feels more fun. I would recommend Brenda to any musician, whether you are picking up an instrument for the first time or trying to hone a specific part of your craft. Seriously no need to look further!"
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"Sean is very attentive and patient with my 5&8 yr old kids."
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Took Piano lessons from Sean L.
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"My great nephew has been taking drum lessons and he loves the lessons and is making really good progress. Andrew makes all the difference. He engages and encourages Gage to continue and he is fun."
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Took Drum lessons from Andrew A.
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"Great, fabulous...totally encouraging and patient. High fives!!"
Desirae
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Wonderful and thoughtful approach. So lucky to have met Mallory!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mallory B.
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"Jonathan teaches trumpet as simply an extension of breathing. First he emphasizes good breathing and posture, and then he aligns you naturally with the instrument. By the end of the first lesson I could relax and achieve a real trumpet tone. Amazing."
Glenn
Took Trumpet lessons from Jonathan S.
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"Eric is awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable and patient with his students. He gently but firmly pushes you to improve, whether that be expanding your range during warm-ups or focusing on perfecting the rhythm. He teaches you not just to imitate professional singers, but how -- enunciation details you wouldn't have noticed otherwise."
Catheryn
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Mr. Vasiliy is the best! We highly recommend him!"
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Took Piano lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Naomi is a very good teacher. She really tries to adapt the lesson to fit the student."
Michael
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Great with Kids / Great with Teaching Piano

I strongly recommend Kit for piano lessons. She has tons of experience with children and is a mother herself now. Furthermore, her expertise of piano music suits her for teaching. With a little practice at home, Kit will strengthen you from a beginner piano level to intermediate piano level and further."
James
Took Piano lessons from Kit R.
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