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Jeremy K.

27 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Angela
Jeremy is awesome! So patient, knowledgeable, and naturally empathetic. I am so excited he is my teacher and I feel I learned so much even though it's just my first lesson.
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Highland Park, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Artists International Young Musicians Award from Artists International
  • Teaches students 8 to 88
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Susan M.

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Expert Piano Instruction by Ivy-League and Conservatory Trained Steinway Artist, for serious students ages 10-18 years old and adults.

About Susan

Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.
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Vera S.

3 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Serbian, French, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jeremie W.

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.
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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • 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.

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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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"Lawrence has both the demeanor and the patience that makes an excellent teacher. I found Lawrence because I felt like I needed a professional with not only the knowledge but the kind and caring personality that truly wants the best for his students. I'm so blessed and glad that I stumbled upon Lawrence. Lawrence is an amazing singer who also has a singing career and youtube channel that is rising in popularity extremely quickly. His way of teaching makes singing easy to understand and he genuinely loves seeing the improvement of his students. If you want a teacher that is both top quality but extremely affordable, you should contact Lawrence ASAP."
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Took Singing lessons from Lawrence P.
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"Kimberly is a great and patient instructor. She came ready to work with my two sons and they loved their lessons. We are all looking forward to future sessions with Kimberly!"
Brad
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kimberly C.
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"Rui is a lovely teacher. We were lucky to find her. I was only looking to take lessons for my own entertainment but now I feel as though I can go all the way and become something more with these lessons."
Tala
Took Violin lessons from Rui M.
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"Chris's style of teaching and breadth of musical styles and genre was a breath of fresh air. After 4 years of strictly classical Suzuki method, it was time to try something new to keep my 12 year old daughter interested. She and Chris are currently transposing a Queen song so my daughter can play it on cello. Chris's teaching style is laid back and the lessons are largely directed by the student's interests, which is just what was needed in our case."
Beth & Syd
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Eric is an amazing teacher. You can tell that he’s really knowledgeable in many aspects of music and has definitely helped me improve on the guitar over the last few months. He’s easy to talk to and does his best to make the lessons fun, while still giving you the information efficiently. He’s a great guy, I would certainly recommend him to anyone that wants to learn the guitar"
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Nils is very knowledgeable and can help you with growing as a guitar player. He can help you have a better understanding of theory and how to apply it, knows a lot about gear, and has a wide array of skills so he can teach many different songs and concepts."
Daniel
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"John is very patient and I like his method of teaching songs along with theory."
Ian
Took Guitar lessons from John N.
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"Excellent teacher. She teaches in a way that you can learn and understand. I would highly recommend her."
Kathy Miller
Took Violin lessons from Rebecca F.
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"First lesson and it was fantastic - Rachel REALLY cares about her profession and I felt it in her teaching method - can't wait to get some practice in and get back for many more lessons!"
Al
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Karen is great at tailoring the lessons towards my interests in addition to building a solid foundation. I've enjoyed taking lessons with her so far!"
Andrew
Took Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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