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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Norman S.
very helpful
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Bill D.

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

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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance.

My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation.

I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.

I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience.

I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students ...

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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Elizabeth B.

70 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

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Creative Writing lessons/writing coaching/consulting-all genres and levels. Learn from a published writer who has a literary agent, an MFA in Creative Writing, and who is a college writing professor. Learn all about crafting your book or screenplay with focused coaching and lessons on all the elements of the craft: character, plot, structure, dialogue, point-of-view, setting, theme, and more. We will work on developing your writing through exercises, readings, and writing and revising. You will write and learn at the same time, in a supportive online classroom. Classes are tailored for your needs. I do manuscript and screenplay critiques as well.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throu

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Mark S.
I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!
Mark S.
This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.
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Michael D.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master's in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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Michael D.

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Hi! My name is Michael D. and I have been teaching voice lessons and singing professionally for about 7 years now. I use a wholistic method (using breath techniques and the natural speaking voice) to liberate students' unique and special vocal qualities, and have learned how to train singers to sing in any genre, from classical and opera to broadway, pop and jazz. Send me a message and let's talk!!

About Michael

I am a professional singer, pianist and voice teacher based in northern Illinois. I attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I earned a bachelor's degree in music education as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance. Since graduating from IU, I have sung

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Luke
Very knowledgeable and understanding
Elias M.
My son is the one actually taking the lessons, and he's been quite happy with his experience with Michael.
Wil
Very smart, clear with explaining vocal technique, and personable.
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Steve S.

44 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Steve S.

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I have a graduate degree in education and nearly 20 years of teaching and private tutoring experience.

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I have over 13 years of teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary level, and I have lived and taught for nearly 10 years in Japan. I have an undergraduate degree in English with a concentration on writing, and a graduate degree in education with a specialization in TESL/TEFL. I

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maria
Excellent teacher!
Akihiko O.
He teaches not only English pronunciation, grammar, expression and skill but he also teaches me American history, culture and background of them. I can learn a lot from him.
Vilma S.
Steve is excellent teacher
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Bill L.

35 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in high-frequency trading and autonomous vehicles/machine learning.

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 ...

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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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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"Felicia is absolutely amazing. My daughter has learned so much in the short time that she has been taking classes. She loves every minute of it and makes sure she is at every class.

If you are looking to take sewing classes you definitely want her as your instructor."
Latanya
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Mya is AWESOME! My 10 year old daughter is loving the lessons she has been taking it for a month now and has learned so much. I have purchased her own machine so now she is being taught with her own machine. I have signed up for more lessons, definitely worth the money."
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Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Sonya is wonderful, she's a natural teacher. I was really happy with my take "take aways" from the lesson and she was able to address my questions and concerns."
Kim
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"It was apparent that Dawn understands how to teach using video conference technology and the best visual technique to ensure I could see every step. I really believe I received the best one on one teaching experience."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Erin is great. Very patient, clear, pleasant and calm!"
Carin Nardone
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Cindle is a great teacher and is patient and encouraging! My first lesson focused on assessing my ability and she gave me some tips to begin improving. I look forward to getting better!"
Ben
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"I am a true novice. Lily was perfect for me. Her instructions were very clear and she showed me how to figure out the very basics of sewing and when my stitch wasn't right she figured it out and had me correct things on my machine that weren't set right. Loved her!"
Peggy
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"Very patient and helpful."
Lynda
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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