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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • 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.
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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
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
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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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Vera S.

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

About Vera

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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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Cantonese, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Chinese, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
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Yuexin C.

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I am a detail-oriented and clear thinker who is passionate about teaching Math.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Steve S.

44 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Steve S.

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I have extensive experience in public speaking from my nearly 20 years of experience as a teacher and private tutor, as well as my experience as a professional actor. I also have a graduate degree in education.

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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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Michael D.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Master's in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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"As someone with no previous history of or propensity for learning a foreign language, let alone a tonal language far removed from the Germanic/Romance languages of Europe, I can not recommend Thầy Châu enough. All current progress and any future success in Vietnamese that I should enjoy is a testament to not only his propensity for Vietnamese and philology, but his mastery of pedagogy. Simply put, with his experience, uncompromising standards, and uncommon patience, the student’s own effort is the only hurdle to be overcome in order to accomplish one’s goals in this language."
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Took Vietnamese lessons from Chau N.
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"Displays enthusiasm for her subject and a desire to share it with the students.
Knows how to modify her teaching strategies according to the particular students.
Encourages learning for understanding and is concerned with developing her students and problem-approach behaviors."
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Took Arabic lessons from Ghada E.
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"Suyoun’s teaching style was very fun, organized, and easy to understand. I feel that my Korean has improved a lot since working with her. Highly recommend!!"
Ryan
Took Korean lessons from Suyoun K.
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"Bryce use a method really effective to learn , we speak all the time in spanish , for me the best teacher in the area."
Kevin
Took Spanish lessons from Bryce B.
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"Bryce is extremely helpful and a brilliant teacher. He is kind and was always on time for our lessons. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Bryce as a teacher."
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Took Spanish lessons from Bryce B.
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"I really appreciated Lilla's help with Hungarian. She was easy to understand, tailored each lesson to what I needed help with, and gave me helpful resources to practice with. I needed help reviewing and refreshing my Hungarian language knowledge before moving to Hungary, and felt much more confident in my skills after my lessons with her."
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Took Hungarian lessons from Lilla H.
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