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Val K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Teaches students Male: 16 to 60; Female: 14 to 60
  • Teaching since 1999
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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
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Music from James Madison University
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
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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
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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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
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • 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
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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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Daniel, Olivia, & Emma C.
Excellent teacher for children to start early music lessons.
David G.
The first lesson went well. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Michelle
Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her

zhanna B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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"Mr. Ray is not only the greatest Guitar instructor ever, he is a great man. He does not just teach the instruments he also is a great mentor. Mr. Ray taught my two boys from 2 grade to 8grade. He taught them life lessons that they use today. He challenges his student to be the best they can be in school and out. I am proud to call him my friend and brother."
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