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About Jennifer P.

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Gwynn Oak, MD
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About Jennifer
I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and performing adult singer-songwriters. Whatever your background or desire, I can help you to cultivate your unique musical potential, and to strengthen your creative voice.

As a professional vocalist and pianist, I have worked freelance, in a variety of settings, over the years--including solo, in wedding bands, small jazz and rock/pop groups and with big bands. I have been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band for 6+ years. During that time, we have performed at the White House, the Chamber of Commerce and in Kennebunkport, Maine (at the Bush e
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I also have an extensive professional and personal background in meditation (10 years), astrology (5 years) and healing (particularly Reiki, 4 years). I am very interested in the intersection between a healing/mindfulness-awareness approach and singing/playing piano.
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Amira W. September 21, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Jennifer was outstanding we can not wait for the next lesson.
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Jesse V. February 9, 2017
· Singing · Online
perfect
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Gabrielle I. January 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Jennifer is an awesome piano teacher! She works great with children! My 6 year old is very engaged, interested and ready to learn! She leaves each week saying how she cannot wait for her next lesson and she practices a lot at home. I believe this comes from Jennifer's excellence in teaching! I would highly recommend her!
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Jennifer P.

Jennifer P.

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About Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL
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I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, friendly, and helpful manner. She will assist you in resolving problems and gently steer you towards the unique and individual path that is right for you.

As an educator and library presenter, Karen was named one of 2008's "Best of the Best Presenters" at public libraries in the North Suburban Library System. She speaks to groups about Kabbalah, Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Introduction to Meditation for Stress Reduction and Teaches Reading Tarot. She has provided the entertainment and expertise to help raise hundreds of th
ousands of dollars for charities over the years, including University of Illinois at Chicago G.I.L.D. and Hadassah. Karen is also available for Mardi Gras events and Corporate Holiday Parties.
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Linda P. April 28, 2016
· Meditation · In home
Caring and motivational
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Linda April 28, 2016
· Meditation · In studio
Excellent
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Karen J.

Karen J.

Wheeling, IL 60090
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About Nicole B.

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Chicago, IL
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Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Combined with her training and professional experience, Nicole teaches singers to switch gracefully between multiple styles. She practices what she preaches: one night she might be singing Beyoncé, and the next morning she might be singing Handel's Messiah!

Nicole has been a young artist for Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Metropolitan International Music Festival, and for Tiroler Opern Programm, under international instructors, including Elizabeth Bachman (from the Metropolitan Opera), Kim Josephson (Metropolitan Opera), Sharon Cheng (Caramoor),
Michael Fennely (Carnegie Hall), Wei-En Hsu (Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra), and Candace Evans (Santa Fe Opera). Nicole earned her Associates in Theatre from Brigham Young University ('12) and went on to acquire her BM in Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University ('14). Nicole obtained additional training from Boston University, Elon University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Richard Lentz July 2, 2018
· Accent Reduction · In studio
I’m very satisfied with Nicole’s observations on my pronunciation on words that needed corrections such as phonetic sounds .
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Joe M. May 17, 2018
· Italian · In home
Thank you Nicole
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Ari April 25, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ari my 6 year old son loved his first lesson. He'll definitely continue with Nicole.
Thank you.
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Nicole B.

Nicole B.

Chicago, IL 60640
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About Renee D.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a family of artists and designers. Following my career in fashion and costume design, I began making one of a kind silver jewelry. I have been working with fine silver for 8 years, selling my design pieces in art galleries and online.
I have always tried to share my passion for all things artistic with my two children. By volunteering to run art projects at their school, I discovered the joy of teaching. I decided to combine that with my sewing expertise to help children and adults realize their creative vision. I like helping students explore their ideas while making a project come to life on the sewing machine.
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Brenda June 13, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I am re-learning after many years. Renee is very patient and very informative. She really understands my needs and lets me work at my own pace. She arrived on time and brought materials for me to practice on. I highly recommend Renee for beginners or people wanting to get back into sewing.
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shanteria September 21, 2016
· Sewing · Online
i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relationship together.
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Renee D.

Renee D.

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About Ryan D.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 24 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 75 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.
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Ryan D.

Ryan D.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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$22.50 / 30-min
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Provo, UT
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After graduating from BYU in French and Women Studies I have enjoyed travelling the world with my husband, teaching yoga, doing crafts, starting my own businesses and spending as much time as I can outdoors.
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James May 11, 2018
· Yoga · In studio
Phoebe is a wonderful yoga class leader. Her classes are interesting and you feel so powerful afterwards. I would go every day if I could!
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Phoebe P.

Phoebe P.

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About Wendi H.

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North Richland Hills, TX
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HI, I'm a self-taught designer and decided to follow my passion after being pushed by others who love my work. After helping many friends and family members decorate and create their unique spaces. I wanted to help others have a wonderful space to return to.
I have worked with about every kind of style and nothing scares me. I have the ability to create and teach others to be bold. Your home and office should reflect who you are. You also don't have to break the bank in doing so. I have taken garage sale finds and turned them into beautiful pieces. There are certain elements that you must have in any room to make it complete, and I know how to do this.
I also can organize every room in your home to help you save time in your everyday life.
I hope to meet you soon.
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Wendi H.

Wendi H.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About Shannon R.

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Orlando, FL
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I am a creative soul who loves flowers. I enjoy the positive energy that flowers have. All of the different smells, textures and designs are what I have a passion for. I am a self taught floral designer and I have different modern day techniques on how to design, create and process flowers.

I have owned and worked in flowers shops in multiple states and have recently entered the floral event business and I have found it to be a whole other beast. Which, I am absolutely loving! Everything is on a much grander scale. I can do anything from 10 simple centerpieces for a small intimate event to 300 centerpieces, entry pieces, cocktail pieces and whatever else in a matter of hours.

I have worked with some amazing people and I have soaked up some tricks and I feel like sharing what I know. I can show you some basic things such as arrangin
g your everyday flowers to more detailed oriented floral designs like big and airy, low and compact, centerpieces, entry pieces, special event, sympathy, tropical and highend floral styles . There’s so much to learn!

Floral design is very fun and very rewarding. There’s something about working with flowers and creating something beautiful and custom made. Flowers are so very calming and therapeutic. I really enjoy all the positivity surrounding this profession. Flowers do have powers! I love what I do! Let’s get to designing!
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Shannon R.

Shannon R.

Online
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About Donna M.

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Chicago, IL
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Are you creative? Have you walked around town and seen someone wearing a cool hand knit scarf or hat and said “ I wish I could Knit “. You can . It’s a learning process that takes practice, but oh what rewards there are ! If you like music, laughter and want to learn a craft that lasts a lifetime I am the teacher for you . Thank you and I hope to see you soon at my knitting table .
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Jen August 13, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
i came to Chicago from New Jersey with some friends and we decided to do this. We are so glad we did! this was a great experience and we were all so happy with the results.
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Bomi August 12, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Hello everyone! I’ve done a few knitting lessons but this was by far the best instruction wise. I came with my mom and we had the best time with Donna. She is super friendly and an excellent instructor. She showed us some of her stuff and has great pieces for sale. We bought like 5. I want to keep coming to become an advanced knitter.
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Juan August 12, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
I brought my spouse here to do knitting lessons with Donna at her home. I am very picky and critical about these things but Donna’s home was great. She is very friendly and an excellent teacher. She is patient and breaks everything down for you step-by-step. I would definitely suggest this for couples.
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Donna M.

Donna M.

Chicago, IL 60626
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Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex
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