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Bill L.

36 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in high-frequency trading and autonomous vehicles/machine learning.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both ...

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier 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. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
Anthony
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Wesley D.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $145
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Awarded National Semifinalist from National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Music and Drama from University of Virginia
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Wesley D.

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Emerging Opera and Musical Theatre Performer

Experienced Voice and Music Educator

Versatile Theatre Director

Passionate and Supportive Mentor

About Wesley

The voice can be fickle, mysterious, and deeply frustrating. I know this because I struggled to connect to my own voice for a long time. However, with the right direction and commitment, our voices can be fulfilling, powerful, and free. When I feel connected to my voice, I feel exhilarated.

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Dave
Wesley is an excellent instructor. He is patient, guiding and very supportive. He is fantastic about giving praise and building confidence and provides very helpful feedback when needed. I feel I am advancing more quickly that I thought I would which I credit to Wesley, his instruction and the encouragement he consistently provides. You will not find a better piano teacher!
Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
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Val K.

42 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
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Val K.

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I've helped a lot of musical theater singers to get in the best shape. All of them are doing great in terms of getting roles. I've been teaching this subject for over 15 years and know how to make most dramatic results out of connection between the character and singing!

About Val

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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Sabrina C.
With Val i don't hap to look no farther Which was a worry for me but no more worry, when
i first Saw Val i Know he would be the Coach
for me look at that out going face what Stand out is Val know and do Studio and theater per-formance in Person and on-line, before Class i
heard Val do a on-line Class i ask him then he
told me he Sound great i throught some one else was in his Class as i went in i saw nobody Come out , i throught to my self i want Val to teach me what he teach to that on-line student, what i need is to be able to do a full range voice then Come back into my Chest Voice. my lesson With Val today i see he Can take my Voice where it need to go i did a full range with Val and it was what i was looking for in a Vocal Coach, i have Confident in Val he Know what y're Voice need and With out a doubt he will get u there, ty val
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!
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Maia S.

Oak Park, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MFA glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Maia S.

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Glass is an amazing material that will inspire and challenge you. As an experienced teacher holding both a Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art specializing in glass I have the training and experience to teach you whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. Working with me I will cater my lessons and project content to fit your interests, experience, and style. I love to work on contemporary non-traditional designs but I also have a special places in my heart for the traditional patterns. Additionally I specialize in 3D stained glass constructions. I specialize in Tiffany copper foil technique so that will be the emphasis of my standard course. Lead cane technique is also available. If you choose to come to my studio to take lessons I have a vast variety of materials and tools for your use. This will allow us to explore further techniques that require kiln firing. Rather have me come to your home? No problem, I can bring with me materials and necessary ...

About Maia

Hi! I’m Maia and I love using my hands to create beautiful things! I started to work with glass when I was only 12 years old. Glass is my number one passion it lead me to work in studios throughout high school and college teaching people of all ages and backgrounds to manipulate glass and bring th

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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I work with any bass player to give them the tools necessary to excel with any group. I bring all my experience as the front of multiple band line-ups, and a full understanding of the importance of a strong rhythm, section to each session.

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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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, German, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Yuexin C.

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I prepped for TOEFL exam myself 5 years ago and scored 109/120.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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"Where to begin? Mary Ann Graham is a top-notch singer-songerwriter, guitarist, and performer. Her expertise at what she does creatively as well as onstage is translated through her teaching. She is always prepared to give her students the best learning experience than they can receive, each according to their unique individual levels. Mary Ann is a top-notch, high-caliber music instructor, artist, and performer."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Julie is an excellent teacher! Julie was able to teach me as a beginning singing student in an effective way. She made me feel comfortable and I was able to see real progress in my singing. I'd definitely recommend her to any new student!"
Kenneth
Took Singing lessons from Julie N.
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"Such a great experience for all ages!

Kristen is not only a great person, but also a great teacher! I have learned so much about my voice and I have only been taking lessons from her for about a year. She is also very open and puts you out of your comfort zone (In a good way). Her teaching style is very reliable and consistent which is great (especially) for those who have busy schedules."
Dan
Took Singing lessons from Kristen R.
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"Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!"
Jennifer Whitehill
Took Violin lessons from Leanna L.
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"I would absolutely give her 5 stars!!! And if it were out of 10, I would give her 10!!! She is so awesome with my daughter (6). She is patient and knows how to teach young children. We really enjoy having Minoo as our daughters teacher and my child has learned how to play the piano !!! I highly recommend this piano instructor !!!!"
Jessica
Took Piano lessons from Minoo M.
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"Zhana is a excellent teacher

She teaches very good techniques and also tells me excellent ways to practice and improve myself."
Tatiana
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"The lesson was amazing. Ms. Christine was very patient. I can’t wait for more lessons."
Leah
Took Singing lessons from Christine G.
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"Dr. Gabrielius Alekna is a 5 Star piano teacher. He’s very inspiring. He’s an accomplished concert pianist, recording artist, and holds a Doctor of Music from the Julliard School of Music. Despite all of his accomplishments, he teaches with humility and kindness.

He establishes a high quality standard so you could achieve your best. Either by playing a passage or the whole music piece (to your heart’s delight), he demonstrates the complexity and beauty of the music you are working to learn.

He’s very professional. He genuinely regards every person without condescension and wants you to work toward being your best. I’ve taken lessons with him since 2009 and I’ve played pieces that I will never have been able to play without his patience with me. He is generous with his time, helping me to select a new piano on his day off and always finishing a lesson at its natural conclusion (not because the clock says so.)

Above all he’s a real person that you and I could relate with. And, because of that, I not only regard him as my instructor and mentor, but truly a friend."
Charisma
Took Piano lessons from Gabrielius A.
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"The Master! Greg is not only an excellent instructor, he’s completely approachable. What started of as a group lesson for my high school aged sons has turned into a highly customized online experience where they learn at their own pace. Greg has tremendous knowledge of guitar but more importantly understand the step-by-step methodology necessary to instruct. It’s building blocks and he manages to make that completely fun.

It’s been great to reconnect with you Greg. Thanks for all that you do and for the passion you bring to each lesson and each of my boys!"
Rick A.
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Good pace, supportive and encouraging!"
Tom
Took Piano lessons from Leanna L.
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