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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1980
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Bill D.

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

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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Wei D.

4 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Artist Diploma from Paris Conservatory of Music
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me

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Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
Rebecca D.
Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Scholarship to study a Bachelors degree in piano pewrformance. from Conservatory of Mexico state.
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Jesus G.

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A solid, artistic, and flexible piano technique from the beginning. One of the fundamental parts in learning to play piano is to learn the basics of piano technique, which includes proper posture of the body when sitting to play piano, proper fingers, hands, and arms position. The development of the arm and hand flexibility in order to learn the legato and staccato performance from the beginning of the piano studies.

Throughout my 20 years of teaching experience I have developed different methods for children and adults to build a flexible and artistic piano technique that has worked with all my students.

The proper use of the arm rotation, wrist flexibility and how the wrists and arms help to lead the direction of the phrases are fundamentals to attain a beautiful and rich tone .

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Johnathan B.
Jesus is really good. I really enjoy my time learning with him
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Tereza M.
Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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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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MissG M.

29 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Dance - Hip Hop, various other styles from Broadway Dance Center
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MissG M.

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Learn dances to your favorite songs. I do not copy other people’s choreography, I create my own, so please do not ask me if I can teach you a dance from a video you’ve watched. The style of dancing that I choreograph in is multiple street dances such as hip hop, house, waacking, and my own personal style.

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***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO*** Aside from dance, MissG is certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga and specializes in children's yoga and yoga for beginners. She is also a certified Reiki Healer and offers therapeutic relaxation sessions in person or online for busy professionals and anyone else w

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Adalie G.
She gave my daughters some great tips and pointers to help build her confidence before her drill tryouts.
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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Stephanie Y.

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I love tailoring lessons to my students! Music is personal and I want to make sure you're learning what you're interested in or need to learn in order to prepare you for auditions or keep up in groups you play in. I always ask students for a list of music they're listening to or want to learn - nothing's off limits!

About Stephanie

I started Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. In following years, I did post graduate work at Alverno College and went on to complete Suzuki teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4. Besides teaching private violin, viola, and piano

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Negar A.
She is incredibly patient , positive, cheerful and kind. She has been a blessing in our daughters life and through the chaos of Covid , she kept the passion to learn and play violin alive in her heart . She always has a big bright smile and a huge heart . Super accommodating and responsive… We love her and are grateful to have her teach our daughter .
Cora
Stephanie is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Love her! Learned so much in my first half hour.
Marlee
Stephanie was so patient and very informative. I absolutely love her positive correction. Neither Marlee my 7 year old or myself have any knowledge of the violin and she has been excellent.

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"I love how she started with the Spanish alphabet to build a solid base. I'm looking forward to the future classes."
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"I picked Pantelis as my Greek teacher based on the reviews I read on him and I am so glad I did! I have had the great privilege having Pantelis be my teacher as I continue to learn the Greek language. He has been so flexible and understanding and really wants to help you achieve your goals. I did not think I would be able to grasp onto the language as quickly as I have, but because of Pantelis, his patience, his incredible curriculum and approach on the best way to learn, I am in shock of how quickly I have been able to learn as much as I have thus far and I am only on lesson number 8! I will continue to work with Pantelis as my experience has been the BEST and I am excited to continue to expand my knowledge in Greek! I highly recommend him and his curriculum!"
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Took Greek lessons from Pantelis P.
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"She was able to quickly ascertain my level and how much I want to work ( a lot). Really great first lesson! looking forward to more. I would suggest the hour appointments. Under an hour would feel like one just got into the swing of things and then have to stop."
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Took Korean lessons from Youngju S.
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"I think Prajakta is great. She understood what I’m looking for. She’s very professional and pleasant to work with. She has created lesson plan based on what I’m looking for. Already learnt so much in first class. Looking forward for more classes with her. Also signed up my daughter."
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Took Hindi lessons from Prajakta R.
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"Today with Ms. Isabel was great. She is best teacher in the world to teach Spanish. Erin (8yr old)"
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Took Spanish lessons from Isabel S.
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Took Hebrew lessons from Jenni G.
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"Lou was a fabulous teacher I would recommend to anyone learning Tagalog. She is friendly and patient. She is also tremendous at teaching grammar, an area I struggled with the most."
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