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Val K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students Male: 16 to 60; Female: 14 to 60
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Val K.

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My experience in teaching music performance is vast and solid. I've been working with a variety of collectives and genres for over 15 years and most of my students are very successful performers.

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My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.
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Brittany N.

14 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brittany N.

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I strive to create an environment in which students are inspired to discover, create, learn, express themselves and have fun. I focus on strengthening students' foundational techniques, through scales, etudes and other materials and then applying those skills in pieces and songs that are designed to build a good basis of musical knowledge, helping students to become confident in their musical abilities.

About Brittany

I strive to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to learn, experiment, and express themselves and in which they look forward to coming every week. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music and other items needed for the instrument (shoulder rests, strings, rosin, etc) but

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Michael
Extremely patient and encouraging, every lesson is a pleasure.
Marcin
Brittany is an awesome teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She is always very friendly and enthusiastic during the lessons, which makes the whole experience enjoyable. I have learned a lot since taking lessons with Brittany and would recommend her to any aspiring musician!
Jayson
Brittany is very well prepared for our lessons. She's very encouraging and although I've only had two lessons, I've learned a lot and she gives me plenty of exercises to do on my own to improve as well.

Bill L.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bill L.

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First time playing piano? Resuming after years (decades?) of not playing the piano? No matter your age or experience, you can always learn and improve!

Pop songs, jazz ballads, classical pieces, or movie/game themes, there must be something you are interested in playing and get better!

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

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Vikas N.
Bill is good at teaching. Only thing class room technology did not work.
Jayden
Bill was great as support in completing a school project regarding app inventing.

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Carolyn B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded Phoenix Artist Award from Phoenix Office of Cultural Arts
  • Teaching since 1991
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Carolyn B.

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I have been teaching violin for over twenty five years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in Music. I am very experienced teaching all ages and levels. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.

About Carolyn

Carolyn has taught advanced, intermediate and beginning violin and viola lessons for over twenty five years. She has also taught beginning piano and cello for over twenty years. Carolyn earned her Doctorate in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She has taught in the Maricopa Commun

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Mennen P.
Dr Carolyn is very patient & made every step of my beginning lesson enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my next lessons on the web with her!
Clark W.
Carolyn brings years of experience and insight to every lesson. She offers positive encouragement. She regularly challenges me with goals to stretch my skills, and always looks to move me on to a higher level of playing.
Charlene R.
Patient, encouraging and inspiring. I cannot recommend Carolyn highly enough.
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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

I structure most lessons according to the following:
- Basics of ukulele
- Understanding chords and chord charts
- Strum patterns
- Finger picking
- Songwriting (optional)

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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Sam and Layla -.
My son had a great first lesson! Looking forward to more.
Janet
My 11 year old niece loves her ukulele lessons with Tammy. She is a beginner and was able to learn how to tune her ukulele and start playing songs after one week. Tammy provides all the lesson material and even short videos after each lesson to sum up what was learned and what should be practiced. I wasn't sure how remote lessons would turn out but so far everything has been great.
Daniel, Olivia, & Emma C.
Excellent teacher for children to start early music lessons.

zhanna B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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zhanna B.

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I am a piano teacher with five years of teaching experience. I have thought students of different ages. Even adults! I can easily vibe with anyone and get along. My teaching is super easy to follow and I can put a smile on your face with my jokes. You will learn new things about the piano and also you will have a good time.

About zhanna

HI! I’m Zhanna and I have been playing piano for ten years of my life and I would love to share my knowledge with you. I started teaching when I was 15 with the supervision of my private teacher. She was giving me lessons on how to teach different ages. She thought me different approaches and techn

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"Kelvin is a phenomenal teacher of classical guitar. Our teenage son wanted to take classical lessons for a while, after having happily done a couple years with School of Rock. He and Kelvin meshed well, and I feel our son learned a lot over the course of a couple more years.

When one of us had a schedule conflict, we had the ability to do a lesson via Skype. Let me tell you, that came in mighty handy in the winter of 2019.

Schedule with Kelvin; I am certain you'll be glad that you did."
Angela
Took Guitar lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Rob is outstanding. It is clear from about 5 minutes into your first lesson that he is a true master teacher and guitar player. Everything he teaches is clear, achievable, and fun to work on. I'm having a blast! I recommend him very highly."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"So kind.. patient and is extremely knowledgeable... Wonderful energy and enthusiastic about teaching and sharing her gift."
Michelle Nadeau
Took Classical Voice lessons from Mary Elizabeth D.
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"Dedicated and knowledgeable teacher, willing to work with music selected by the student and regularly helps us tune our harp at home. Encourages our daughter to improve her technique and do her best."
Margaret
Took Harp lessons from Liudmila I.
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"Mr. Johnson is a FABULOUS violin instructor. I haven't played in 20 years, and after a few lessons my technique is coming back. His teaching style is one where he pushes you beyond your expectations. He's an excellent teacher for beginners and experienced violinists. I also love that he is so talented in many genres of music...such a gifted violinist. Hope to play like him again soon. I highly recommend this teacher."
Dana
Took Violin lessons from Raycurt J.
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"Love Ms Alexis! Shes very knowledgeable and truly enjoys what she does which makes it all the better! So happy to be taking lessons from her!"
Shelby
Took Piano lessons from Alexis S.
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"Mr. Lee is a great teacher he is very responsive and polite when instructing with me. He is also very paitent and understanding with me. He uses any feedback from me to point me in the right direction."
Tansi
Took Piano lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"Our experience has been a good one! Learning some new technics that I have not learned and being challenged in areas that were introduced from pervious tutors but not known well."
Lia
Took Violin lessons from Ferenc C.
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"Really great teacher! Very professional, kind and encouraging. Highly recommend!"
Sergio
Took Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"Barry is awesome! He is both patient and fun. We’ll be back!"
Ivar
Took Piano lessons from Barry M.
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Music Lessons in Chicago, IL

Chicago is home to many artists and bands, such as Common, the Smashing Pumpkins and the Alkaline Trio. While it’s clear Chicago has its fair share of big-name talent, we think that any town still has room for additional talented musicians! Could you or your child be next?

Customized Lessons in All Subjects - TakeLessons is committed to providing safe, affordable Chicago music lessons with prescreened teachers. Whether you are in Wood Dale, Skokie, Brookfield or Mount Prospect, we have a teacher for you! If you want to play the guitar, drums, piano, bass, violin or any other instrument, our music teachers will help you learn proper technique, all while having fun. We also offer music lessons that cover music theory, recording, performance and songwriting!

Use our easy search tool to find music instructors in Chicago with your desired specialty and background, in locations throughout the city. Then, book online or give us a call to let our friendly student counselors help schedule your first session with us. It’s quick and easy to sign up, and our 100% Money Back Guarantee allows you to take your first lesson at no risk. So what are you waiting for? Enroll today!

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