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These Computer Skills teachers are highly rated by students in the Hillside area, including La Grange, Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Orland Park.

About Paul

You might not always notice it, but music is all around—from the stereo in your car to the music piped in at department stores. And you also may not be aware that music has a wide array of impacts on your health: Studies show that music has a strong effect on your mood levels and emotions, and also on how you think and your general intelligence. The music you listen to can have a profound effect on your test scores and your ability to quickly process information. And if you’ve ever played an instrument, studies show that you’re already ahead of the curve. Playing an instrument is a great way to test out your creative thinking and push your brain to process information in a new way. Whether you’re listening or playing, a little music can go a long way. I am here to help you realize not only your playing potential, but guide you into not ju

st becoming a guitar player, piano player, but a musician. I am able to teach Piano, Guitar, Music recording from software/hardware to MIDI, including Sonar, Reason, and related software.

I have studied music at California State University San Bernardino, where I minored in music and learned the immense possibilities of the music field. Music is part of my everyday life, and its an honor to know I can play music but also create it. My goal is to show you as the student how to realize that dream.

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I am a very friendly, fun and patient instructor. I believe that when you take any type of music lesson, it should be to have fun. With fun, passion, and dedication, sky is the limit. The curriculum I like to use are the most simplified forms to teach an instrument. It's about playing smarter, not harder. I do offer recording sessions to my students to track their progress, and give you a copy to keep as memorabilia.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bergman Upright Piano. Fender Acoustic/ Gibson Electric. Marshall Amps. Digital and analog Recording Station.

*** Specialties ***
I have in-depth knowledge of classical works, but my emphasis is in modern rock/ Alternative/ Pop. I like teaching the songs you like to hear from The Beatles to Green Day! I love all music genres and if I have not heard of the song you want to play I will learn it so that I can teach you!
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October 11, 2019
Zack
Paul is a great and fun guy with exceptional musician knowledge across multiple platforms. The lessons provided me with the basics I needed to basically perform as a DJ. There is a lot to learn & he's the guy that got me started. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
July 31, 2019
Jill
Great teacher, very patient
June 22, 2019
Sergiu G.
He's very patient and adapts with the students needs. And also makes the lessons fun for my child and Is an amazing teacher overall!

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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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Derrall M.

Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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About Derrall

I like to dance and play with computers.

I do workout/dance at the gym 3-4 nights a week, and go out dancing every weekend. I am very active and would love to teach any individuals anything that I've learned along the way.

I can help with most computer problems, from software to hardware and i love office products. I use them, with vba to make quizzes which i can share with you, and/or teach you how to make them yourself.

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January 31, 2018
Susie
What a super teacher! We stayed on task and worked hard which is how I used to teach. I am ready for the next lesson, he really is a great teacher, he made it fun but still a workout, I learned so much!
August 4, 2016
Catherine E.
He is sure to make the experience helpful and fun. He made me feel at ease and he was super patient and encouraging.
August 4, 2016
Catherine E.
He is sure to make the experience helpful and fun. He made me feel at ease and he was super patient and encouraging.

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Derrall M.

Sugar Grove, IL

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Cheryl V.

La Grange, IL 60525

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About Cheryl

I'm a graphic designer and I teach WordPress in a way that incorporates SEO, my background in digital marketing, social media as well as my artistic and design strategies.

Teaching since 2009.
My clients are typically small business owners and that's great because as a driven entrepreneur myself, we speak the same language. I share all the goodies I've learned over the years as well as teach you what you need to know about WordPress.

I have startup, corporate, association and small business experience.

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Please give me an idea of where you need help. Plugins, installation, navigating a theme, getting started, etc.
If there is a website you need help with, please provide URL.

TECH EXPERTISE
WordPress - 9 years
Photoshop
Illustrator
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Lightroom
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Excel
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Powerpoint
Html
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Mailchimp
Hootsuite
Facebook Ads
Social Media Graphic Design
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February 8, 2019
Catherine
Absolutely Amazing!!! She was very helpful and provided great information and knowledge. If she did not know the answer directly, she would provide resources and assistance that helped during the session to resolve the question and resources for future questions. I would definitely recommend her and also use her services again.
January 25, 2019
Catherine
Great experience! I look forward to working with her again for additional lessons.
August 23, 2017
C.Brown
Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}

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Cheryl V.

La Grange, IL

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About Holly

I am a graphic designer, photographer, and front-end web developer living in Brooklyn, NY.

I first discovered I love teaching others in High School. I took an independent study of Photography my senior year and basically spent the whole time aiding the other students with their projects.

In college, I noticed I was very ahead of most the other photography students in terms of understanding the different printing processes and techniques. I was always lending a hand with the projects when it was crunch time. A few kids even asked to reserve my time so that they could have me on stand-by during their shoot.

Now I have moved on to working for different design agencies and freelancing. I started doing web design last year and I love showing others how fun it can be to create a website once you get the hang of it!

I myself am an

avid learner which is probably why I love teaching!
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July 29, 2019
Andi
Holly was awesome! She helped me get right into PS at the quick pace I wanted and she was great at answering all my questions. She also sent me lots of extra resources to help and even some homework so I could practice! I plan to do more lessons with her soon, highly recommended!!
July 18, 2017
Bob
Holly worked editing photos for my company to aid in advertising and Web publishing. I can only say that her work was impeccable. Every photo that she touched came back to us ready to go in formats that we could use directly or pass on to clients as part of an advertising portfolio. I only wish that she had stayed in Connecticut so her talent could further benefit my business.
July 17, 2017
Marie
Holly is patient supportive and knowledgeable with a good perspective on the subject matter and she is also prompt and offers constructive criticism that made my old ways seem more impactical than foolish.

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Bill L.

Chicago, IL 60661

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About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!

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August 12, 2019
Britney N.
Good communication and best explanation
January 26, 2019
Nathan F.
Good explanations and efficient with time!
November 21, 2018
Jasmine
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!

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Bill L.

Chicago, IL

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Pedro D.

Evanston, IL 60201

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About Pedro

I am a Civil Engineer specialized in Earthquake Engineering, but have diversified my background throughout the years (I am an avid student myself!). My teaching experience includes working as a professor at my university back at home and tutoring high school students- mainly in mathematics and physics. I have also taught Spanish to foreigners in my country. Before obtaining my degree, I worked as a computer technician and have always maintained this as a side-job and hobby. So I can also help you out if you wish to learn more about computers!

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August 13, 2019
Margaret M.
Pedro is a very thoughtful, patient and capable teacher. I am learning a lot of Spanish.
August 8, 2019
LK
Pedro is a very good tutor. He is patient and explains the subject matter well. The student was comfortable with him and therefore was able to ask questions whenever it was needed. I appreciated Predro's schedule flexibility as well.
July 21, 2019
Ellen G.
I had no idea how lucky I would be to find Pedro. I am an interior designer learning Autocad and having no prior experience with the program, Pedro made it totally accessible. He is a phenomenal teacher and is so kind and patient. He provides foundational rules at the beginning of each session and has clear goals mapped out for every step of the way. We have done a number of exercises that I did not think would be possible for me to accomplish at this point. I am so grateful to have found him and highly recommend him!!!!!

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Pedro D.

Evanston, IL

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Robert D.

Chicago, IL 60608


About Robert

Hey there! I'm a published iOS app developer and I'm hoping to start teaching and helping others learn a skill that's been so beneficial to me. Whether you love (or don't love!) programming I will help you get to a place of confidence and success, however you define it. Programming is a great skill to have so please reach out and let's get started!

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Jennifer
"Donna was so patient with me. She gave me many ideas and homework to help make my website successful. She even spent outside time looking at my website
and comparing it to my competitors to decide what was needed before she met with me as she had comprised a list of details that I needed to work on. I loved the attention she gave me even with my lack of knowledge.

I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with SEO. Thank you Donna and I can't wait for another lesson."
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Kyle
"Amazing! Extremely helpful. Even stuck around an extra hour just to talk and hangout with him."
Jackie
"My daughter had her first lesson and Etana is great! Very clear with her instructions and engaging. My daughter is off and running and looking forward to
her next lessons!"
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Mindia
"He is a great teacher and a very nice person. Can’t wait to have more lessons with him. I recommend to everyone to take him. Thank you!"
Viwemi
"excellent"
Karson
"He Is the nicest teacher and best i have ever had!!"
Joanne
"Knowledgable and EXTREMELY patient
Christopher came here to teach me pivot tables which I needed to know for work. I had no knowledge of what they were o
r did and when he left I had an understanding which I did not think I could achieve in such a short time. The patience he showed was wonderful as I was nervous and he put me at ease which is not an easy task! He also had to figure out what I need to do (in Excel)when I do not completely understand it myself but by the time he left, he understood and I am confident that I can succeed now and it is all because of Christopher!"
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Doina
"wow, what a great learning experience"
Samantha
"Amazing guy who is patient and helps you understand what you need to do!"

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