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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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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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Genevieve T.

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

43 Reviews
Downers Grove, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree in ESL Teaching from National University of La Pampa, Argentina
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Oliver H.

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I've been producing my own original music for four years in Ableton. I always focus production lessons around students interests rather than my own. We will cover the basics of mixing, compression, reverb, delay and much more. I specialize if fun ways to create new sounds and layers to add.

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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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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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!
Rebecca D.
Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol

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Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"great lesson as usual thanks Sonya"
Carol
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Melisa is a very experienced knitter. Even though she is at such a high level, she can instruct others and explain techniques in a very understandable way. She enjoys watching students gain confidence and improve their skills. Very few knitters have Melisa’s mastery of this art or the ability that she has to teach it."
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Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Teresa is a very knowledgeable and talented teacher! I have learned so many new techniques with sewing and clothing design thanks to her! She is very patient, kind, and dedicated to making sure her students acquire the skills they need to be successful. She thoroughly explains the projects we are working on as well as gives a clear demonstration on any project we are working on. Her in home studio is beautiful! It is quiet, clean, and organized. I truly enjoy my visits there! I’m very lucky that I found Teresa through Take Lessons and I’m so thankful to have her as my sewing guru!"
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"My daughter and I had a fabulous time with Melisa. My daughter took classes over the summer. Melisa is so kind, patient and accommodating. My daughter learned a skill she will have with her forever. I highly recommend Melisa's knitting classes. They are fun and affordable!"
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