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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Bill D.

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I have a lot of experience in both preparing and winning auditions. My students have gone on to win orchestra openings, and military band positions.

About Bill

Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
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Joneide F.

14 Reviews
Rolling Meadows, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Spanish - enough to communicate with Spanish speakers
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Pedagogy from Faculdade de Educacao da Bahia
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Joneide F.

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From Basic to conversation.

About Joneide

Professional with more than ten years of teaching and administrative experience. High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relati

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Maria F.
She is so nice and friendly.
Scott R.
Great start. Thank you
R.J.
Joneide is a fantastic Portuguese instructor. She adapted all the classes to my specific needs. Very serious, hands on, and proactive! Definitely would recommend her if you want to learn Portuguese!
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Vera S.

3 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Serbian, French, Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Violin and Pedagogy from Illinois Wesleyan University
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Vera S.

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Being able to create music is an integral part of the human condition as it helps us express and understand an exceedingly wide range of human emotion. Teaching how to do it has therefore always been my greatest passion and having been privileged with the guidance of great pedagogues in the past, it is my ambition to pass that invaluable knowledge and skill on to aspiring musicians. I am certain that every person (no matter what age) has vast potential and it is my duty as a teacher to extract those talents and nurture creativity. Guiding students to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to music will encourage them to not only be exceptional artists, but also human beings. It is essential to cater to each student individually helping each one find the right practice strategies, technical studies, repertoire, and most importantly, their own musical identity. My goal is not simply to develop skill, but to teach students how to teach themselves, find their ...

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Originally from Belgrade, Vera moved to Chicago at the age of two and started her first violin lessons at age of seven with the renowned pedagogue, Dr. Milton Goldberg who worked with Shinichi Suzuki on developing the most prominent Suzuki method for violin. Thereafter, she rapidly evolved into an

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After reading through a large number of teacher profiles, something about Vera's background, experience, and teaching philosophy made me decide to reach out for lessons, and I am extremely happy that I did, as I look forward to each lesson.

Vera has been absolutely great to work with, and if you are looking for a teacher who will challenge you, and be tough and direct when necessary, but also offer empathy and support to help you grow and learn to the best of your ability, then I highly recommend Vera.
Ramon Kelly
Excellent first lesson. I learned some important basics to get me started and I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Maia S.

Oak Park, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ...

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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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Jeremy K.

27 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I am a published playwright and award-winning screenwriter. With over 30 years of experience writing plays, screenplays, and comedy sketches, I am focused on helping you find your voice and learn the fundamentals of three act structure. Are you unsure how to format a script or what opportunities there are for writers? I can answer your questions. Have you written a script that needs feedback? I'll read it and give you comprehensive notes. Wherever you are in your development-- beginner, intermediate or advanced-- I will hone in on your strengths and weaknesses; I'll give you assignments and feedback that can help you get to the next level. I taught sketch comedy writing at The Lee Strasberg and Theatre and Film Institute in New York City and I have helped many writers with their plays and screenplays. Most recently, I won multiple awards for a spec script I wrote for the TV Show “Master of None.” I just finished a full-length play and I am gearing up to host a reading-- online-- of a ...

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Angela
Jeremy is awesome! So patient, knowledgeable, and naturally empathetic. I am so excited he is my teacher and I feel I learned so much even though it's just my first lesson.
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"He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)"
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"I really enjoyed my time with Kelsey. She seems to have a true love of what she is doing. she made me feel comfortable immediately."
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"My daughter has been taking lessons online from Jordan for a couple of months now and she is FANTASTIC! We would definitely recommend her!"
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Took Tap Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"professional, articulate and great at explaining and correcting form and positions"
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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"I came to Jordan needing help with extreme deadlines. I was auditioning for a musical theater degree with a large number of colleges and while I had a good amount of experience singing and acting, I was practically new to dance. Online, she was able to help me prepare for audition pre-screens, learn dance basics rapidly, and feel less anxiety about dance auditions. As a result, I was able to receive many MT acceptances and get into my dream school. Thank you Jordan for being patient with me and helping me learn at my own pace while moving fast enough to meet my goals. You’re the best!"
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Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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