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Sebastian A.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors in Music - Instrumental Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Sebastian A.

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We will study improving ones accuracy, finger strength, and knowledge of the guitar. There are multiple ways in playing the acoustic guitar and I will show you the options and we'll work on the ones you like. Acoustic guitar could play classical, rock, folk, and many more so we'll focus on what style you're interested in. Depending on what you want to learn, I'll bring books, sheet music, or diagrams. We'll go at your pace and learn the music you want to learn.

About Sebastian

Playing and learning an instrument is beneficial to ones being because it is a great way to express ones self and it's an excellent stress reliever. It's also an amazing feeling playing an instrument you love to listen to. Learning any instrument could be daunting at first because there is so m

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Skylar A.
1st lesson. Sebastian made my 2 kids very comfortable!
Amanda K.
Wonderful, reliable teacher! Very patient and has a clear and consistent pedagogy. Very highly recommended!
Domink S.
Very nice, patient teacher! I m so happy we started lessons with Sebastian.

Apple Z.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Apple Z.

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learning skill of piano

About Apple

my name is apple. I graduated from chinese famous muscial university. I having 26 years experience at teaching piano and singing.

Mike G.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
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Mike G.

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I try to teach in a way that best fits the student's needs. I really enjoy the "learning process" and love helping students find out how they learn best. Also, I make a point to have students progress in a natural way that allows them to be making music at every stage along the way.

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Melissa D.
Mike has been wonderful with my twin girls! He's so patient with them and gives them lots of encouragement along the way. They have really enjoyed working with him as well!
Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.

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Megan B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice from Louisiana State University
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Megan B.

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I have a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in Vocal Pedagogy. My students can expect vocal technique through warmups, appropriate repertoire selection, language guidance, and an integration of singing and acting (performance skill) appropriate for auditions.

About Megan

Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera is a native of Miami Florida, and is an active performer of both opera and concert repertoire. In 2019, Ms. Barrera was the second prizewinner of the Gabriela Beňačková International Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2018, Ms. Barrera was the first

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andrea M.
Megan is awesome! She is patient and very knowledgeable. I'd recommed her to anyone.
Dale W.
Great sessions very informative and helpful Megan is a great instructor
Patrick E.
Highly recommended! She is very talented!
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Julia V.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Awarded Cook Scholarship for two years of graduate school from Boston University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Julia V.

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Have you wondered how music is notated and what all those sharps and flats mean? Would you like to be able to look at a piece of music and know how it sounds and whether it would work for your voice? I can help you with that. With step by step workbooks and 15 minutes of practice a day, you can learn to read music within a few months and know the basics before that.
Add 15 - 30 minute theory lessons to your regular time. I recommend adults take from 45 minutes to 1 hour lessons weekly for skill building.

About Julia

I have a Master’s in Opera Performance from the Boston and New England Conservatories and graduated from Vocal Performance programs at Boston University and Western Washington University. I have sung professionally with Boston Lyric Opera, Children’s Theater Companies, churches and synagogue and ha

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Bella
Julia had wonderful ideas to further my 4-yr-old’s love of singing. She is wonderful with young children, and fun to learn from. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon, and a beautiful voice.
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Catherine
My daughter has learned so much with Julia in the past few weeks. It's been a true pleasure to witness the progress. They have worked on sight reading, tone, physical posture, and many other aspects of singing and sound production. Julia is a very caring and supportive instructor. She is full of enthusiasm and humor, and this shows in her choice of singing materials. We look forward to having more lessons with her!
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Daniela K.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • M.A. in Pedagogical Science Music from The Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Daniela K.

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While teaching classical piano, I always try to incorporate the material that students like the most: Holiday songs, Broadway melodies and favorite cartoon songs. All of this definitely adds to the enjoyment of learning how to play. Besides having two recitals a year, I encourage students to play in front of their peers at school, to always play for their families and to participate in various competitions and festivals around the St.Louis area.

About Daniela

Hi ! My name is Daniela and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching piano and theory since 1994 and have loved helping my students discover the beautiful world of music. Seeing my students grow into well rounded and educated people that love art, are able to recognize different styles

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Great teacher; very knowledgeable in both theory and methods of teaching
Lois (gift for my mother) ..
Daniela is a wonderful teacher; while learning the basics of your keyboard, each lesson is enhanced with a new theme to give a greater understanding of this beautiful instrument. Daniela has helped me accomplished a lot in just five lessons; I hope to continue as long as I can!
Xavier P.
Daniela is excellent.

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"I've always been dreaming to sing rock. You know, the hard and classical one, like Avantasia, Whitesnake...
Eric was just the right person to help me out! Totally fascinated by his manner of teaching! He guides you carefully to discover your own potential, patiently explains what are you doing wrong or shows you strong sides. He feels when to push on you or when to give you rest. Every lesson is so relaxed and so much fun!
I'm getting close to all songs I've counted as impossible to perform before. Although I still need tonnes of practice, I begin to see where to go.
Best instructor ever. Nuff said"
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"Eric's classes are always super productive, I feel like every time I go I make insane amounts of progress, thanks Eric!"
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Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. My son’s been working with him on snare drum for several months now, and he looks forward to every lesson. His high school drum line instructor has been complimenting him on his improvement as well."
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Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Great first lesson with Zach. Looking forward to more."
John
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Zachary D.
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"I love Heather! She makes you feel instantly comfortable and I look forward to every lesson."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Heather M. L.
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"First lesson was introductory and time well utilized. Looking forward to next weeks session: "Piano Man"!"
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Took Harmonica lessons from Andrew H.
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"Lesson one with Michael was excellent. I am excited for more!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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Leanna
Took Cello lessons from JoAnn R.
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"I started taking piano lessons this past year as a gift from my musically talented mother, and found Cristina through research online. For the months that I took lessons with her she was incredibly talented, patient, kind and understanding when I wasn't getting certain notes. I couldn't recommend her enough whether you are beginning or advanced. Sadly I am moving away from NY so won't be able to continue lessons with her, but if you are looking for lessons."
Claire
Took Piano lessons from Cristina H.
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"Jeff teaches flute for my 10 year old daughter and recorder for my 6 year old son. Both of them enjoy his lessons and he is a very consistent and reliable teacher. I take piano lessons from him when I have some free time as well. Great teacher!"
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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!

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