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David Z.

8 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

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About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Molly M.

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I have experience as both a performer and teacher in the world of Improv. Experience includes an intensive workshop with IO Chicago.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

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My blues guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Rachel W.

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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Rachel W.

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Hello! I graduated in 2020 with my music education degree, taught a year in a public school, and decided that private lessons are my favorite! Learning with me will be an individualized experience focused on training your voice to do what you want it to, as well as getting the most out of your natural abilities. We'll learn good practicing techniques, how to keep your voice safe and avoid strain, and how to find YOUR sound.

About Rachel

I am a singer and choir teacher currently focused on honing my skills and creating my sound. I have a Bachelor's of Music Education from Kansas State University with an emphasis in choral singing, and have taught a year of choral and private lessons for students grades 7-12. Vocal students will wor

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Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"My son had a great time and is excited about continuing."
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Took Drawing lessons from Eli P.
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"I had a great time with Katherine learning different drawing techniques. She was very knowledgeable and was able to adapt each lesson to what I needed to know that week. I really enjoyed our lessons last semester. :)"
Helena
Took Drawing lessons from Katherine V.
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"Maggie is an amazing teacher. Both my kids love going to her class. My son was the first one to join and has been learning from her for little over an year. In my son's words, "Ms. Maggie is the most inspirational teacher who has increased their interest in art more than ever before." I knew my son had an artist within him but since he has been going to Maggie I see such a tremendous improvement in his work. I see him understanding the techniques and applying whatever he has learned in his different works. His progress motivated me to enroll my younger one too."
Shree Devi
Took Drawing lessons from Margarita D.
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"Seonjung (Hailey) is an amazing drawing teacher! I went to her with little experience and she has been able to break the drawing process down in a very clear and patient way. She makes your progress such a priority & my skills have definitely improved over the past months. It is truly wonderful learning with her!"
Maranda
Took Drawing lessons from Seonjung P.
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"first lesson was great. It's a perfect way for my niece to get her art credit for school each week. thank you"
Hope
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Guiseppe is patient and is able to motivate and empower you to want to draw more and more. His lessons are concise and very clear. He knows tips and tricks that make the process much easier than most beginners make it on themselves. He alone won't make you a great artist but he makes it so you want to practice and that's what will make you better. By far the best money I have ever spent on Takelessons.com."
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Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"I was a beginner and really excited to learn as much as I could about painting. Eileen started me with the very basics of setting up a palette, then we moved on to monochrome paintings, and then paintings with a full palette. She taught me the process of making a painting step by step was what I really wanted to learn. Her teaching style was a fit for me because she is both patient and skillful. She helped to bring out the artist in me. I am so grateful for what I learned and have taken that knowledge and continue to grow as an artist in my spare time. What also love is that Eileen has made herself available right me and I plan to take more lessons with her soon!"
Heather
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"Jonathan was very knowledgeable and also answered specifics for what I need to learn for an upcoming photography challenge. He supplied me with reading material as well as dealt with specifics to my camera."
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Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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Stacey
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Erin S.
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