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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
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Bill D.

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

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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Wei D.

4 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me

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Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • 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 knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

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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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Stephanie Y.

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

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
  • 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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