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Tere Z.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tere Z.

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I have been studying the craft of music for the majority of my life, following the rhythms that move me. My goal is to give you the ability to express yourself through sound in ways that are authentic to your personal music journey. I curate my lessons with your musical desires at the heart, and expand out as we discover more ability of expression and joy.

About Tere

I have been studying the craft of music for the majority of my life, following the rhythms that move me. My goal is to give you the ability to express yourself through sound in ways that are authentic to your personal music journey. I curate my lessons with your musical desires at the heart, and ex

Matthew P.

3 Reviews
Warrenville, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Music in Classical Piano Performance & Music Composition from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Invited Performer from Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival
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Matthew P.

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Composition is the art of creating original music and arranging is the art of taking pre-existing music and either changing the style, embellishing it, or adapting it for a different type of musical group (or some combination of all three.) I give students the resources and musical building blocks to be able to utilize their own creativity and originality to create music without imposing my own artistic tastes on them. I teach arranging for piano, jazz combo, jazz band, choir, string quartet, pop group, vocal/piano scores, and solo guitar, as well as orchestration.

About Matthew

I have been playing piano for over twenty years and have been teaching private lessons since 2010. I have a bachelors in classical piano and music composition from Wheaton College, where I was the winner of the 2009 Ben Heppner Concerto Competition, and a masters in jazz piano from the Jacobs Scho

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Very knowledgeable Teaches at a nice pace, I walk away learning something new every time.
Jude R.
Matthew is the best. Extraordinarily patient and inspiring.
Jane R.
I can't think of a way Jane's first lessons could have been better. She is practicing and improving, and very happy with her music. Wonderful experience for Jane and her music-loving family.
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Josh G.

36 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music
  • Awarded Principal Clarinet of Colorado All-State Honor Band from Colorado Bandmaster's Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh G.

36 Reviews
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If you are interested in how music works, or need help passing your theory classes, I can help you with all basic theory topics and even more advanced topics like Schenkerian Analysis.

About Josh

I am an avid clarinetist, energetic performer and enthusiastic teacher. My dream career is to be a soloist like Martin Frost, to play in an orchestra, or compose and perform my music. My passion for teaching is similar to my passion for performing, and I have experience teaching privately since 20

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Ahmed H.
Very helpful, and willing to go on whatever pace you need. Highly recommended.
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Melissa N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Melissa N.

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Ms. Melissa believes that Music Theory is important for anyone to know, no matter what you play or sing. With her private lessons, students will learn how and why music is written the way it is, based on scales, tonality and the relationships between notes and chords. The student will also be given assignments to do at home to ensure that the lesson has been understood.

About Melissa

Ms. Melissa is a classically trained singer and pianist with a love for all kinds of music. Since 2013, she has taught students to read music, understand music, and prepare for various occasions such as NYSSMA, auditions (theatre, college, etc.) and recitals. She is currently teaching out of her

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Effie
We love our online lessons with Melissa! We just prop up the phone or iPad on a chair and Melissa can guide my daughter as if she was sitting right next to her!! She keeps her engaged and focused with her encouraging approach and current song choices. Voice lessons are also going great with Melissa demonstrating or singing along as needed. I spoke with A LOT of instructors and music schools and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Melissa to anyone!


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Joe M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Jazz Guitar Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joe M.

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An experienced guitar player of 15 years. Especially good with beginners including both very young and older students. It's never too early or late to start playing! Will cater a specific personal lesson plan to your desires to make sure we move at YOUR best pace. We'll build a solid foundation so that you can learn how to teach yourself and continue to grow and love music long after these lessons. We can get you up and running with your favorite tunes or start delving into the musical theory side of things. I make sure that our lessons are fun but also challenging and I make sure we spend some time learning how to build finger strength, how to improvise, and (most importantly) how to play with other musicians!

About Joe

I've been playing multiple genres of guitar for over 15 years and currently a student at SIUE studying jazz guitar for a degree in Jazz Performance. I perform, teach, write, and record my own music. I have experience teaching children as young as 5 years old and adults of all ages. I emphasis not o

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Manny
I spent a lot if time searching/researching/talking with various guitar instructors....finding teacher fit is PRIORITY #1 for me. Joe was patient, thoughtful and most importantly all about what will work best for my young son. Lesson one was a big success in my book.....I am grateful and blessed to have found Joe. On to lesson #2. :)
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Alexandra D.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Best Actress in an Opera from Arts Impulse Awards
  • Teaching since 2004
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Alexandra D.

13 Reviews
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I have been teaching singing for 14 years. I specialize in pairing healthy vocal technique with music that engages your personality to bring out your joy in a musically engaging performance. Singers are actors, too! I teach all genres of music, with a vast knowledge of singing in Italian, French, German, and Spanish, in addition to English. If you have an audition, I can help prepare you and your materials, with focus on healthy breathing and vocal production. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!

About Alexandra

Hello! I'm a singer and actor who performs everything from opera to musical theatre to jazz to straight theatre. I have performed as far away as Bruges, Belgium. As a teacher, I have taught privately and in the classroom for the past 14 years. I have taught for the Metropolitan Opera Guild Urban V

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Monica Mirchell-Werp
Great lessons with Alex! She explains everything well and has a lot wonderful patience with me since I am new to singing.
Jessica W.
Our eight year old is greatly enjoying Alexandra's lessons and she is making excellent progress!

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"Caleb has been my son’s trumpet instructor for almost a year now. He has a keen ability to get across everything needed for a highly effective online lesson. I cannot tell you what a HUGE convenience it's been for us to have these expert lessons in the comfort and convenience of our home. I would have to drive 45 minutes over a mountain pass to get to the nearest qualified instructor. In the middle of snowstorms, and even with my son in p.j.'s, we can have our lesson right here at home. In an ordinary lesson environment a parent usually is expected to leave the room. With Caleb, I can be nearby while my son receives his lesson. This is helpful for me to reinforce points that Caleb made during his lesson with my son when he is practicing during the week. Currently he's working with my son on his honor jazz band audition, as well as a classical oratorio piece that he'll be playing on tour in Europe with our local community orchestra. Caleb is qualified to teach any style of music. He’s super friendly but never loses his honesty with the student. We often have special requests for each lesson and Caleb is able to tailor each lesson to work on the new pieces and still fit in valuable instruction with scales and solid technique. Not only is Caleb a great teacher, but he is on many professional recordings, and is a regularly-working professional musician in Chicago. My son is very lucky to have him as an instructor. We're very impressed with Caleb and know you will be too!"
Joy
Took Trumpet lessons from Caleb M.
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Took Cello lessons from Daniel P.
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"She’s a great piano teacher she helped me with finger placements and understanding notes! She’s amazing !!"
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Took Piano lessons from Jo-Anne J.
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"Brynn is very patient with me and takes time to go over the music before playing. She fosters a positive learning environment, and is very encouraging.
Brynn not only teaches you to play the violin, but she goes over the fundamentals of violin practice etc. I don't have enough space to explain, you have to try a lesson for yourself!"
Gina
Took Violin lessons from Brynn M.
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"Keira is great with our son and provides encouragement and support at a pace he can easily follow"
Evan
Took Piano lessons from Keira M.
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"Diego is a great teacher! I have been taking lessons from him for a while now and I have improved considerably. He is very clear with his teaching using the information learned through his information psychology. He explains why we must do something a certain way and this leads to a better understanding of flamenco and the guitar. He teaches not just guitar, but also how to practice. Diego is incredibly friendly and makes learning something so difficult manageable and fun!"
Jonah
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Diego A.
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"Great! I have been doing my scales off and on all day."
Robert
Took Piano lessons from Becca S.
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"I really enjoy taking lessons with Ryan! He took time to really listen to and understand what my goals are and is helping me work towards them, which is no small feat for a complete beginner. He explains new concepts in ways I can understand and I feel comfortable asking for clarification if there is something I'm having trouble with. He also gives me a variety of different exercises (chords, scales, picking, strumming, full songs) to keep things interesting and to keep me engaged. I also like that he adds in a little music theory so that I know why I'm doing what I'm doing. In all Ryan is kind, chill, accommodating, talented, and thoughtful, so I would definitely recommend him as a teacher."
Liz
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"So far so good! Adam had a great first lesson! Thank you, John!"
Adam
Took Bugle lessons from John G.
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"The lesson was amazing. Ms. Christine was very patient. I can’t wait for more lessons."
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