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Wesley D.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $132
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Music and Drama from University of Virginia
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

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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very helpful
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
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Deanne T.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, Italian, Latin for singing
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Deanne T.

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If singing brings joy to your heart, I'm here for you.
Do you want to sing Broadway show tunes, karaoke or jazz standards? I'm your teacher!
I have performed in over 35 musicals, plus cabarets and private parties.
With several decades of musical theatre experience and singing jazz, as well as over a decade of teaching hundreds of students, I can help you reach your singing goals!

About Deanne

Do you love to sing? Does it bring joy to your heart? Do you especially love to belt out show tunes and the American Jazz standards? Deanne is your voice partner then! Deanne T. is a professional musical theatre performer, graduating with a theatre degree from Northwestern University, and a f

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Ilana
Deanne really helped me grow as not only a singer, but as a performer! I saw great improvement over my three years working with her and she the most caring and supportive teacher!
Maya
Deanne has been so wonderful with this shift to online teaching. Deanne is talented, patient, intelligent, and really makes any student improve tremendously. Any student is lucky to learn from Deanne.
Franc N.
I agree with everything the other reviewer and student said. Deanne is very knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic. And she makes voice lessons really enjoyable. I was on the fence with taking voice lessons and I am extremely glad I went with it, and Deanne is a big part of this reason.
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Val K.

42 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, Russian
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
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Val K.

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Learn how to keep your voice healthy and explore its full potential.

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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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 8 to 88
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Susan M.

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Expert Piano Instruction by Ivy-League and Conservatory Trained Steinway Artist, for serious students ages 10-18 years old and adults.

About Susan

Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.

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"Great! I look forward to the next class."
Cynthia
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Gina B.
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"Mrs. Maggie is a very humble person we have met and she is very keen when it comes to teaching art to kids. Both my girls look forward to go to her every week and learn new things related to sketching and drawing. She spends time in making the kids understand as to what she wants them to do and kids really do it well.... she is very encouraging, inspiring and active in her way of teaching art which I really admire. Am very happy to be have her as our art teacher and absolutely will recommend to all my friends. We are blessed to have you Mrs. Maggie 😇"
Shree
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita D.
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"I have really enjoyed my drawing lessons with Kelvin! He is very detailed in his instruction and ensures that his students learn the essential skills necessary to become good drawers. He is very encouraging and honest in his feedback. I appreciate his transparency when critiquing my work. I need to hear the truth in order to get better. When I draw something that he is astounded by, I will know that I have truly earned his respect. My lessons fly by because we're having such a good time. I'm enjoying the journey."
Jasmine Powell
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Margot is very kind and offers great teachings. Her calligraphy is beautiful and she really inspired me. I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to learn the art of calligraphy."
John
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Really good teacher, easy to follow. Straight to the point and knows how to keep it light (fun with no pressure) would highly recommend and plan to go again :)"
Rylan
Took Drawing lessons from Sharron J.
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"Joe is very patient and passionate about art. He explained everything I needed to know. He showed me how to use the right paint brushes and the right colors. Thank you Joe!"
Maria
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"What a brilliant artist! Joe went over everything an artist needs to know about color. He took the time to explain color psychology, pigment, characteristics, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, ect! He provided a solid understanding of color knowledge that I can put to effective use. Thank you Joe!!!!!!!!!!"
James
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She was patient with this novice, and I look forward to more lessons."
Jennie
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"She leads such great and lively classes. She's very organized and her lectures are very easy to understand."
Atoosa
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Was very helpful, knowledgeable, the entire process simple"
Richard
Took Photography lessons from Josiah J.
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