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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

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.
Brittany W.
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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 Beginner, Intermediate
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Genevieve T.

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I can help guide you through setting up your recording equipment to the actual recording process to editing your recordings.

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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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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 1993
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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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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Bill L.

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I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both sides of the interview table.

I recommend just starting with a single 15-minute lesson to see if we are good fits for ...

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesus G.

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A solid, artistic, and flexible piano technique from the beginning. One of the fundamental parts in learning to play piano is to learn the basics of piano technique, which includes proper posture of the body when sitting to play piano, proper fingers, hands, and arms position. The development of the arm and hand flexibility in order to learn the legato and staccato performance from the beginning of the piano studies.

Throughout my 20 years of teaching experience I have developed different methods for children and adults to build a flexible and artistic piano technique that has worked with all my students.

The proper use of the arm rotation, wrist flexibility and how the wrists and arms help to lead the direction of the phrases are fundamentals to attain a beautiful and rich tone .

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Johnathan B.
Jesus is really good. I really enjoy my time learning with him
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Tereza M.
Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient

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"I consider myself a challenged beginner in Hebrew and Orion is patient and kind, and manages to add humor to my learning. She is willing to break down the nuances of the language in the easiest of terms, when needed. I can tell she would be a phenomenal instructor for more advanced learners as well. I look forward to my continued lessons!"
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Took American Sign Language lessons from Joy B.
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"Choose Delia, every time. My lesson was "a mezzogiorno" every Tuesday - 6 in the evening for Delia. I looked forward to it. Imagine, Hernando FL to Catania, Italy over the computer. No charge for pretty, It's a bonus. And, oh yes, you will learn Italian in a serious yet fun way."
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Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"She’s super nice, and very patient with me. We started off very simple and it felt like itll be good pace for me. Im excited to keep working with her"
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Took Hindi lessons from Prajakta R.
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"Had an amazing experience with Marjan! She makes the learning experience not just about the language, but also about the culture! She made the process enjoyable and comfortable."
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Took Farsi lessons from Marjan Z.
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"Suyeon is an excellent instructor and has helped me expand my proficiency in medical Korean. Although I didn't expect her to know medical Korean terminology, she has gone out of her way to research terms to teach me how to use them properly. She will work with your needs and ways of learning. She is patient and very respectful. If anyone wants to learn Korean from a well qualified instructor who is easy going and patient then I would strongly consider Suyeon."
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Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Always on time. Prepared. Kind."
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Took Korean lessons from Suyoun K.
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"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!"
R.J.
Took Portuguese lessons from Joneide F.
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"The most important thing about teaching is reaching your students. You could have a world of knowledge locked away, but until you can learn to meet a student's needs and learning styles it will be just that, locked away. Marta has this quality of compassion and intuition about her students that separates her from your average teacher. She saw clearly what my needs and goals were and allowed me to find the solutions from inside myself. Many will attest to this fact. "She was my favorite teacher" is a very common remark from her past students even outside this platform. I observed my own enjoyment working with her as well as noticing her ability to integrate her teaching style with all kinds of students. For the fortunate to the most troubled Marta has a teaching quality that is frankly not found enough in the academic world. She is a teacher of the people and you would be lucky to learn from her."
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"David is a great teacher! He is very patient whenever I am struggling. He gives great suggestions and helpful hints, like listening to music in French to help learn the language. He really tailors the class to my needs and learning style. I am planning on signing up for Spanish lessons with him also once I am done with French!"
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Took French lessons from David M.
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