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About Daniel A.

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Hillside, IL

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About Daniel
In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording, and playing guitar almost my entire life. I fully believe in music education not only for entertainment and personal enjoyment, but for many other means.
Beyond its capacity for being used as entertainment, music aids in learning, helps develop advanced motor skills, increases memory function, and many other purposes for a well rounded education. It is my goal to help educate the next generation in traditional music practices as well as incorporate new techniques that are relevant to our
current day and age.

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Lesson plans vary from person to person. I always make it a point to get to know the student's existing musical knowledge, goals, and background before I create a personalized lesson plan. All important concepts are covered as they are needed so students can understand theoretical concepts based upon actual application and usage. In short, I teach in a way that students can "dig in" right away and play, create, improvise, sing and/or compose freely and naturally. I always encourage students or parents to contact me with their goals, previous musical training, etc., and discuss what they really want out of lessons so they can get the most out of taking me on as an instructor.

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Acoustic and Electric piano, Digital Recording Studio, Extensive library and teaching resources

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feedback rating from students.Jazz Piano, Composition, Choral
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Kristin S. April 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Daniel adapted throughout the course of the hour-long lesson to understand what I already knew and find appropriate ways to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. He also started me on the process of learning a new approach when looking at and learning to play new music pieces.
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James L. November 14, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Daniel was very patient with me with our first lessons. I would highly reccomend daniel to anyone who likes a teacher who will patiently guide them to become a better singer and person.
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Noah F. July 6, 2016
· Singing · In home
Daniel is very talented & did a good job giving my 2 grandsons their first singing lessons as a duet.
We intend to schedule more lessons
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About Cristina F.

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Solana Beach, CA
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About Cristina
Hi there! Congratulations on taking a step towards improving your academic future by searching for a tutor.

I love helping students reach their full potential, and I do that by creating a program that will work specifically for you. Working together, we will not only improve your comfort and knowledge in your subject area, but I can also help ease test anxiety with research based study skills. I am a CA credentialed teacher with first hand knowledge of and practice with, various methods of learning - so we will find what works best for your success!

I earned my BA in Psychology at University of Maryland, College Park, and earned my MAT in Secondary Education at Towson University, in Baltimore, MD. I have experience as a high school classroom teacher and have also worked with students from grades 4 and up in multiple subject area
s, with much success.
I am friendly and very patient. I will set reasonable and clear expectations for you, which if followed, will lead to improvement in your independent learning. I look forward to meeting you.
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Cristina F.

Cristina F.

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About Amanda G.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Amanda
Hello!

Yoga and meditation have been in my life for ten years. After training and being certified with a Yoga Alliance school, I started teaching six years ago. I love teaching beginners and using therapeutic modifications to safely engage with injuries.

Yoga is a practice that can offer many gifts. The movements and other practices, like mindful breathing and guided meditation, bring stress-relieving benefits, no matter what practice level or time commitment.

If you would like testimonials, please be in touch. I look forward to helping you on your journey with Yoga.

Amanda

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Amanda Gill has taught asana and anatomy with strong, compassionate dedication to yoga since 2009. She seeks to inspire and hold the space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, and mind through powerful physic
al experiences. Amanda began an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice in 2005. She was honored to deepen it with alignment-focused teachers Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny and completed Anusara Yoga teacher training with them in 2008 (at Yogaphoria). She continued vinyasa, meditation, and chakra studies at ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) with Alan Finger. Always a student, Amanda avidly studies with teachers and thinkers from all yoga traditions.
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Mike July 26, 2017
· Yoga · In home
Loved working with Amanda, definitely will continue to work with her. She was very professional and taught me yoga techniques along the way.
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Theresa December 12, 2016
· Yoga · In home
This was my first encounter with yoga, and Amanda made it very accessible and non-threatening. I will definitely continue.
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Wendy October 15, 2016
· Yoga · In home
Very patient and knowledgeable
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About Richard C.

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Hollywood, FL
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I'm table tennis pro athlete, originally from Czech Republic living in United States for 21 years. I'm top player in Florida for over ten years. I'm 3 times Florida state champion 2011,12,13. I'm also winner of number of tournaments in Florida and all over the USA. I provide the best preparation for you,your game( physically and mentally)! I will get you in shape and "SPIN" your game and strength in new heights! 🏓💪🏼 I will do anything to improve your game and your power!
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Kostiantyn P. April 12, 2017
· Table Tennis · In home
Richard helped me to build more of my attack style, improve my backhand and forehand spin, arranged my footwork in a most efficient movements. I recommend him as a great coach
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albert March 4, 2017
· Table Tennis · In home
Excellent first lesson, looking foward to the second one
Richard is an excellent instructor
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Jeremy March 1, 2017
· Table Tennis · In home
Richard is the best instructor. We had a lot of fun, and training was awesome.
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About Bryan L.

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Hempstead, NY
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About Bryan
My name is Sensei Bryan I am 55 years old and have studied martial arts with a American Ninjutsu background -21st century reality-based self defense - and physical conditioning for over three decades, I have a unique method of teaching using non complex techniques so there is no stress no pressure and you will work at your own pace I am also a member of the Robert Bussey black belt Society, I am also co-host of self Dtv self defense television show where I show you how to defend yourself using simple and effective reality-based techniques.
I dedicated my life to teach others how to defend then self because you never want to count on an organization or an individual protect you.
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About Amanda K.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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Hello! My name is Amanda, but I prefer to be called Mandy, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons just since 2016, and have loved helping my students become more confident in their skills and have fun learning something new. I'm still in high school, but I dual enroll at a community college for Spanish and Culinary studies. I'm an enthusiastic and patient person, and my teaching style is usually fun, encouraging, and upbeat. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Isabella May 1, 2017
· Flexibility Training · Online
Today was our first lesson and it went very well. My daughter really liked the instructor and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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About Joy R.

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Champaign, IL

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Joy is an experienced teacher of over 28 years. She teaches private piano and voice lessons to all ages from 5 to 105. Beginner are always welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the goals of each student.
Joy began singing on her fathers radio station at 2 years old. Music is a real passion in her life. She is a trained pianist and soloist in competitions, musicals, teaching Classical lessons with note reading, theory and technic with ear training. Free interpretation is welcomed here as well. She loves all jazz and rock. Has extensive experience in performing and coaching.
Joy opened her business in 1989 teaching and coaching students in the Chicago area until 1996 before relocating to Europe. There she taught children and adults in group and private classes for 8 years in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Then went on to teach 4 more
years in Gdansk, Poland 2004-2008. Joy reopened her music business in the spring of 2009 serving all the near by areas around Champaign, IL. Please feel welcome to join Notes Of Joy Music with Joy. It's never to late to try something new. Contact me today!
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Stephanie July 28, 2017
· Classical Piano · Online
Joy has such a beautiful heart! You can just feel her passion for music and love for her students! Her upbeat, fun personality make our times together a joy! If you're looking for a quality music teacher who actually cares about you, then you've struck gold with Joy!💜
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Mark July 27, 2017
· Piano · In home
My son started taking lesson when he was 4 years old he is 10 now it has been a it has been good experience she has set up a couple of piano recital she has a fun out going personally that works well she keeps the lesson fun .
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Andrea July 26, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I believe Joy is one of the best instructors you could have! If you want to have some fun, learn piano, or just music, she is the person you are looking for!!! She is very patient, always makes time to listen you and adjust her teaching at your level, an awesome friend, she is just like her name, always Joyfull, being so positive it's contagious! :)) I would recommend her for every parent who wants to take their children to music classes. Her teaching is wide and open and always creative. Definitely recommend her for every person!
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About Heather B.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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Heather Becker is 30 years old and has had 23 years experience participating in various forms of fitness and two and a half years experience teaching pole dance techniques. At the age of 8, she started baseball with the Boys and Girls Club (5 years), she spent summers in her hometown participated in city sports (tennis, wrestling, track & field), cheered at the local football clinic (2 yrs), middle school (1 yr) and high school (1 yr), ran long distance track in high school (5 yrs), ran cross-country in high school (4 yrs), and wrestled in high school (5 yrs). At ages 7 & 8, Heather was a baton twirler in numerous parades.

Heather is a US Army Veteran and thus has 2 years experience with Army fitness, team management, and leading group fitness.

In 2015, during a transformative time in her life, Heather fell in love with the pole and
found herself engrossed in the performance aspect. Her journey lead her to a change of life and she lost 50 lbs, and despite being an athlete throughout school, became the fittest she had ever been. After two years as a performing artist and dancer, she became determined to help others realize their fitness goals while having fun and expressing themselves through dance. She now teaches pole fitness and dance.

Heather has been teaching calisthenics classes since July 29, 2017 and has had four years experience guiding meditation.

She plans to have a facility one day where she can continue her mission to encourage a fit life, body confidence, and self-expression, by addressing the "whole" of a person, "mind, body & soul."
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Ashton August 8, 2017
· Fitness · In studio
I've taken both pole and calisthenics classes with Heather and have enjoyed both very much. She always helps me push a bit out of my comfort zone in order to strengthen myself and my body, but never gives me more than I can handle physically. I'll continue going to her as long as she is a teacher and motivator and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with their fitness, pole, and well-being needs.
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Heather B.

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About Andre S.

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Baltimore, MD
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I'm a Former Major League Baseball Scout of the St.Louis Cardinals . Ive been training for over 28 years now and had 9 kids turn pro under my guidance. I'm a former player and a all American in college. My focus is to help you become great and be apart of the many I have helped over the years.
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Andre S.

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