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Val K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1999
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
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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 Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Music from James Madison University
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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
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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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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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
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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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
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship 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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Michelle
Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her
John
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My daughter is loving her lessons with Tammy. We are grateful for her kindness, warmth, and abundant talents in all styles of music for piano. She listens to my daughter to better understand her and her tastes in music while also ensuring that skills and fundamentals are also developed. Tammy is always prompt and dependable as well. I recommend her for students of all ages.

zhanna B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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"Janet is the most knowledgeable and technical piano and voice teacher I have ever known. She pushes her students to be the absolute best while encouraging them along the way in their gifts. If you're serious about learning and becoming the best you can be in piano or voice, without a doubt Janet is the teacher for you! She expects a lot from her students, but puts in even more on her end to prepare you to be the best that you can be. You won't find another teacher around who cares about her job the way she does! She is a gem!!"
Megan
Took Piano lessons from Janet F.
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"Mr. Gallo has been giving me lessons for over five years. I'm only 17 but I've learned so much that I could probably teach on my own. If you need help with learning how to play trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, whether you're a beginner or whether you want to learn more at an advanced level, Mr. Gallo is the man for the job."
Juan
Took Trumpet lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Great Beginnering Instructor

Jessica is very patient and provides excellent feedback. She is highly knowledgeable on a variety of music types. Her studio is a positive and relaxed environment."
Amanda
Took Violin lessons from Jessica H.
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"Lisa is a fabulous and generous teacher. I was very scared about embarking on this venture to try and learn to sing. She has been encouraging and gentle and very, very helpful. She instills hope as well as provides me with the encouragement to keep getting better and better. I highly recommend Lisa as an excellent teacher."
ruth
Took Singing lessons from Lisa B.
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"The first lesson was great. I was challenged and that is what I needed. I have been playing guitar for a bit but I really needed motivation and refinement which I am confident Jason will deliver."
Shreesh
Took Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Busy Life! I learned a long time ago that unless you schedule it – it’ll never happen! One of my goals this year was to learn to sing, I’ve always wanted to be able to sing and finally decided I’m tired of waiting, I’m going to just do it!
When searching for a vocal coach online, I came across Randy’s profile. With so many good reviews, I felt pretty confident that I found a great instructor. I was totally right! Randy is AWESOME to work with!
For me, It’s so important to have something like this scheduled because otherwise, I’d simply never do it. I know I have my standing appointment every week so it forces me to do my homework and continually improve my skill level. It’s amazing how much progress you can make when you make time for yourself each week.
YES! There have been times when my week was cRaZy busy and I didn’t get to my homework, but Randy is easy going, understanding and extremely supportive regardless. Even if it’s just 20 minutes of practice right before I connect with him on Skype, It’s 20 minutes closer to reaching my goals – which would NEVER happen if it wasn’t scheduled.
You want a GREAT instructor to help you with your music goals – TRUST ME – Randy is your guy! #TotalAwesomeness"
Brad
Took Singing lessons from Randy L.
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"I've been told my entire life that I cannot sing. I'm the one who could clear out the room on karoake night.

Recently I decided to learn just one song (one a bet with my son) and the helpful folks at TakeLessons directed me to Stephanie.

Have just had my first voice lesson - learned so much, had fun and came away feeling as though, "I can do this." With Stephanie's training, knowledge and insightful teaching backing me, I have new hope.

Stephanie tuned into me, my needs and goals, she really got it! Nothing cookie-cutter about this lady; I feel the lesson was worth every dime. Now - off to practice..."
Chrys
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"The best instructor ever! patient enough for adults learning for the very first time and a round the clock service not just when you're there!"
KELLY
Took Piano lessons from Alex V.
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"I've been taking lessons from Kimberly for three years now and still look forward to my weekly lessons. She is a great instructor and truly cares about your progress. After trying a couple instructors in the beginning then I found Kimberly I knew I never had to look again for a talented caring instructor I highly recommend her she's great!!"
emile
Took Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Have seen and amazing improvement in my voice

I’ve been taking voice lessons with Eric for a few weeks now and I’ve seen and amazing improvement in my voice, and I’ve been getting a great understanding of my voice and how to use it properly. Eric is an amazing teacher who not only knows all about singing techniques and how to control your voice. He also understands that there are different singing styles and he can help you get singing the way you want to. I wanted a teacher who could teach me how to sing in the style of old school rock n’ roll. Eric not only has been teaching me how to singing like the classic bands I love but has also been teaching me singing techniques that can help me sing any type of music."
Jonny
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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