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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Molly M.

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I have experience as both a performer and teacher in the world of Improv. Experience includes an intensive workshop with IO Chicago.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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David Z.

8 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • Teaching since 2010
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

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Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

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About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
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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
  • Teaching since 1992
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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!
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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Ashley S.

8 Reviews
Palatine, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in the Teaching of a Foreign Language from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Ashley S.

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Ashley is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, having completed a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Her carefree and easy-going demeanor and articulation of poses help makes yoga accessible to all students ranging from beginner to advanced. She loves technology and enjoys teaching virtually as well as in person! She created a private studio to share her passion with others. As a high school Spanish teacher, she loves being creative and making each class fun and unique, traits she brings into her yoga teaching. During the pandemic, she founded the Yoga Club for the high school students, offered weekly Zoom yoga classes to her fellow staff members, and now continues to teach yoga to both students and adults.

About Ashley

Hi there! I turned lemons into lemonade when I became a certified yoga instructor as the pandemic started. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years! Many years ago, my doctors recommended that I try yoga to help with stress in my life. After many years of running marathons and half marathons, y

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AlbinaJoseph
My daughter really enjoyed the Yoga session with Ashley. She communicates so well and makes you feel very comfortable and enjoyable at class.
Lauren Joseph
Highly recommend Ashley for private and group yoga sessions. I recently attended a private session with Ashley. Right off the bat, she catered the practice to my needs and my goals and was extremely encouraging throughout the session.
Kristen
Ashley is an awesome instructor! I totally recommend her! She is very knowledgeable in her craft. After 1 class you will be hooked! 😊
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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My guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!

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"Hiii there I’ve been in lessons with mrs chau for about a month now and boy I can say I’ve heard some dramatic changes in my voice since the first time I’ve seen her !! I’ve gotten way better in singing with mrs chau it’s honestly amazing how she can help you make ur voice go from bad too good !! I’ve improved so much with chau and she is very honest and super sweet!! I recommend having mrs chau as your teacher if your interested in voice lessons!!"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"My son was 6 years old when he started piano with Jon. Jon has encouraged him, motivated him and taught him everything he knows. My son really enjoys piano and has learned so much from Jon in a few short months. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher."
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"Marvin is a terrific teacher, demonstrating knowledge and love of music in our sessions. He is warm and respectful and I trust his instruction. I've been impressed with his insightful and accurate notes about our sessions."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"Cameron had a great first lesson and is looking forward to the next one!"
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Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"Great first lesson; I didn't know what to expect as an adult beginner student, but he's very welcoming and the lesson was comfortable. Definitely looking forward to the rest of my lessons and practicing."
Danny
Took Singing lessons from Troy W.
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"I'm a guitarist for fun in a 3-piece band with a couple of my friends. We've had some difficulty securing a singer to jam with us so I figured that I would give it a shot.

Upon discovering TakeLessons.com, I found Carl's page and immediately decided to book lessons with him. What a fantastic decision that was! He's an excellent instructor and will assist you in becoming the best singer you can be. In particular, he emphasizes finding your own, unique voice, as opposed to imitating others; this alone was invaluable advice for a singing novice such as myself.

Highly recommended!"
Matt
Took Vocal Training lessons from Carl B.
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"The first lesson went well. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Evelyn
Took Piano lessons from Jerry S.
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"My 15 yr old son is so excited to work with Lucas after their first lesson."
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Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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"Charles is calm and patient, and yet gently pushes for better and better performance every lesson. As the parent, it is amazing to me to see how much my son has learned in only 3 lessons... and working on a drum set right from the beginning has been very inspiring to my son. We highly recommend Charles!"
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Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"I got a piano for my grand daughter and signed up for online lessons- She learning and loves it- I always wanted to play as well as my mom- Enjoying the journey! Sarabeth is great!"
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Took Piano lessons from Sarabeth B.
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