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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chrissy S.

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Have you ever wanted to learn this wonderful and very humoristic language and culture? Be it you're just travelling because someone told you that they're making the best cheese in the world (which is true!) or you're moving there because someone got you a job (lucky you!) or you just want to learn another language because you're curious. Let me warn you: It is not a modification of the German language, even though there's a few words that might look similar at first glance, but they're pronounced completely different! So, a small country with a huge culture! Ik hoop, tot ziens!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Georgina L.

43 Reviews
Downers Grove, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Georgina L.

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Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
FREE materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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Jenna
Georgina was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable during the lesson
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Gavin
Georgina takes her time to explain her lessons. It's been very beneficial!
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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Stephanie Y.

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I love tailoring lessons to my students! Music is personal and I want to make sure you're learning what you're interested in or need to learn in order to prepare you for auditions or keep up in groups you play in. I always ask students for a list of music they're listening to or want to learn - nothing's off limits!

While I prefer working out of Piano Adventures Method Books for piano students, I'm happy to work out of materials you already own.

About Stephanie

I started Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. In following years, I did post graduate work at Alverno College and went on to complete Suzuki teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4. Besides teaching private violin, viola, and piano

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Negar A.
She is incredibly patient , positive, cheerful and kind. She has been a blessing in our daughters life and through the chaos of Covid , she kept the passion to learn and play violin alive in her heart . She always has a big bright smile and a huge heart . Super accommodating and responsive… We love her and are grateful to have her teach our daughter .
Cora
Stephanie is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Love her! Learned so much in my first half hour.
Marlee
Stephanie was so patient and very informative. I absolutely love her positive correction. Neither Marlee my 7 year old or myself have any knowledge of the violin and she has been excellent.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
  • Teaching since 1981
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
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Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Genevieve T.

13 Reviews
Riverside, IL
Starting at $42
  • Awarded New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellow from New York Philharmonic
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Teaching since 2007
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Genevieve T.

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Having 10 years of experienced cello teaching, I feel very comfortable helping my students understand the foundations of cello technique. I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the music conservatory Cleveland Institute of Music, and got my Masters in Music from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

In addition, I completed a 2 year rigorous Suzuki Technique Pedagogy Program where I am now certified to teach all 10 levels of the cello books. I am confident in explaining any questions a student may have. I love to make practicing a game, so that way we are developing the proper skills but also challenging ourselves while having fun! Even I can understand that practicing can get tiresome and dull at times!

As a traveling musician who has performed all over the world, I feel it is important for students to appreciate all types of music. While classical training and technique are absolutely crucial to the beginning stages of a student's development, I like to show ...

About Genevieve

I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perf

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Excellent. Thoughtful and focused on the basics and started where I was at.
Tyler W.
Fantastic first lesson and 100% looking forward to more!
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Katarina L.

4 Reviews
Westmont, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Slovak
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Magister in Musicology from Comenius University
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Katarina L.

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I am trained in Russian technique using relaxation movements that prevent painful cramps in wrist and forearm. I have been teaching primarily children from age 4 in music schools and homes since 1987. I like to motivate them by letting them choose their favorites, like songs from Disney movies or some other popular songs. I am very patient and encouraging. I am happy when I see love for music growing in hearts of students.

About Katarina

I attended six years at State Conservatory and graduated with Magister degree from Comenius University in former Czechoslovakia. I performed during my college years with a chamber vocal-instrumental ensemble. I started teaching piano and music theory in 1987 at a music school and later I was giving

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Kyle Mitchell
Ms. Lalinska has been a great teacher! I'm pretty new to piano and she's been nothing but patient throughout our lessons. I've found that after learning some basic music theory on chords I'm all the more interested in improving. She has also been flexible in scheduling, which is particularly important due to my shifting schedule. Highly recommend!
Tomas Kratka
Katarina has been a fantastic teacher, helping me get to learn the basics of piano while teaching me how to play with a relaxed technique to preserve my hands and forearms -- I work on a computer all day so I will sometimes get cramped hands.
Jessica
Katarina is very knowledgeable about piano and theory, having studied and taught for many years. She uses the Russian technique and teaches excellent technical skill. She is patient and fair, and above all, a wonderful teacher!!

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"Jeff has been providing great instruction in a comfortable environment. Each class Jeff is prepared with a list of things we are going to go over, and we review things from the previous week. He will show you how to make or bring props that you may not have and will let you try them out to make sure the trick works for your routine. After each class he has emailed me links to videos that provide alternate explanations as well as some more advanced techniques of things we may not have gone over. For me, in person learning works a lot better than Zoom and Jeff makes the classes both fun and instructional. The 1-1 in person environment he has will really help you excel your abilities. Each class you leave with at least a few tricks that you can start working on immediately. I would highly recommend Jeff!"
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"From the very start I felt comfortable and at ease. I’m so excited to see where the next lesson will take me. Very happy working with Molly."
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Took Acting lessons from Molly M.
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Took Acting lessons from Jordan W.
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"My husband signed me up for these acting with the intent of improving my public speaking. I had no idea what to expect.
I must admit, I’m enjoying the classes while learning new basic tools or technics for which I’m able to apply in different project. Jason is a good teacher; he’s patient, respectful, and knowledgeable. I appreciate the trainning and feel them a good investment. Thank you."
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Jessica is a great teacher! She comes prepared to all of her lessons and is always full of energy. She was very patient and broke everything down when I needed it. I wanted to learn tap and was very nervous but Jessica was very clear and made it a lot of fun. She also picks the best music. If you want a teacher that is understanding, compassionate, and talented, she's the one!"
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