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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
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Farobag C.

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A greater emphasis placed on breath control, diction, and vocal production on all aspects of operatic performance.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
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Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Genevieve T.

13 Reviews
Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Awarded New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellow from New York Philharmonic
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Bachelors of Music in Cello Perfomance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Genevieve T.

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I can help guide you through setting up your recording equipment to the actual recording process to editing your recordings.

About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perf

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Excellent. Thoughtful and focused on the basics and started where I was at.
Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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Stephanie Y.

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I love tailoring lessons to my students! Music is personal and I want to make sure you're learning what you're interested in or need to learn in order to prepare you for auditions or keep up in groups you play in. I always ask students for a list of music they're listening to or want to learn - nothing's off limits!

While I prefer working out of Piano Adventures Method Books for piano students, I'm happy to work out of materials you already own.

About Stephanie

I started Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. In following years, I did post graduate work at Alverno College and went on to complete Suzuki teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4. Besides teaching private violin, viola, and piano

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Negar A.
She is incredibly patient , positive, cheerful and kind. She has been a blessing in our daughters life and through the chaos of Covid , she kept the passion to learn and play violin alive in her heart . She always has a big bright smile and a huge heart . Super accommodating and responsive… We love her and are grateful to have her teach our daughter .
Cora
Stephanie is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Love her! Learned so much in my first half hour.
Marlee
Stephanie was so patient and very informative. I absolutely love her positive correction. Neither Marlee my 7 year old or myself have any knowledge of the violin and she has been excellent.
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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Chrissy S.

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Have you ever wanted to learn this wonderful and very humoristic language and culture? Be it you're just travelling because someone told you that they're making the best cheese in the world (which is true!) or you're moving there because someone got you a job (lucky you!) or you just want to learn another language because you're curious. Let me warn you: It is not a modification of the German language, even though there's a few words that might look similar at first glance, but they're pronounced completely different! So, a small country with a huge culture! Ik hoop, tot ziens!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
very helpful
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.

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"Ok I literally just ended my lesson with Trivia and I wanted to make sure I wrote this review before I forgot. She is AMAZING. Her personality is so fun to start. No question is stupid and she REALLY knows her stuff. I had a project in mind that I've been wanting to work on for cosplay but I just had no idea how to approach the concept. I had messaged Trivia in advance to see if that was something she could help me with since this wasn't exactly a typical sewing lesson. She responded incredibly quick and said it was something we could do. She was able to fit me into a short notice class and broke everything down for me making what I thought would be an overwhelming project seem so much more simple now. I can't wait to start and I will definitely be in touch with her again the further I progress.
And just one other cool tidbit. I am in California and she is in Texas which I thought just added a little something more special to the lesson.
Thank you Trivia! Can't wait to talk again soon."
Ramona
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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"Erin was great, helped me build a pattern from something with no information. From beginner to advanced or an intermediate crocheter like me, Erin’s your girl !"
Michelle
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Just completed my first lesson so excited for the second class. Sonya is a wonderful teacher"
Annie
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Athan is a fantastic teacher and communicator. To shake things up a bit this summer, I arranged an online poker lesson with Athan for my son. I saw later that Athan's resume is super impressive -- Yale, Cornell, professional poker player, CEO multiple times over. So impressive, actually, that leading up to the lesson I was wondering whether he and my son would even be able to communicate with each other, and whether I was getting my son into something that was way over his head. I sat next to my son the whole time, and saw the whole lesson. Athan came in and knocked the lesson out of the park. He knew his "audience," was totally prepared, and said all the right things at the right times to keep everything clear, interesting and effective. Just as one example, at the beginning Athan asked my son a couple questions about his other interests (e.g. what do you do? do you play sports? like math?) and when Carter told him the answers, Athan memorized them. Then throughout the lesson, Athan kept analogizing the principles he was teaching to those experiences Carter had told him about. Amazing! I was blown away. Athan's not only an apparent master of his poker craft, but he's got real talent when it comes to communication more broadly. It's no wonder he's traveled so far."
amanda
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Great start Karl is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. looking forward to next class!!!"
Jan
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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""Ms. Erin's crochet instructions are so easy to follow", according to my 11 year-old daughter.
She is so excited in finishing the scarf project that she learned during their first lesson. She loves that Ms. Erin seems to have new crochet patterns to show and not having to do the same thing over and over each lesson. She is looking forward to making circles next week 😉. Thank you, Ms. Erin!"
Melissa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Excellent, Ryan is very patient and has a lot of intuition."
Cristina
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Dawn is an awesome knitting teacher. She is patient, friendly, communicates well with my teenaged daughter. My daughter really enjoyed each lesson and learned a lot. Even though this is an online lesson, it really doesn't affect Dawn's teaching quality. I highly recommend Dawn to whoever is interested in learning how to knit."
Winnie
Took Knitting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"She is just the best instructor. I was able to complete a simple aline garment today and it came out beautifully under her tutelage. I can't say enough great things about her. I will definitely be purchasing more lessons"
MAISHA DANSO
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"SHE WAS GREAT! Dawn knows so much and help guide me in making a cute quilt for my son!"
Laurie
Took Embroidery lessons from Dawn Z.
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