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Thomas B.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Thomas B.

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I am a Brazilian guitar player who started by playing blues and rock on the electric guitar, and then moved into Samba, Bossa Nova and fingerstyle on the nylon-string guitar. Today, I play mostly Latin styles and a little bit of Flamenco. I also have a year of conservatory training under my belt, as well as a background in West African percussion, and culminate all of these styles together as a composer.

As a teacher, I cater to your aptitude and your goals and make sure that you are having fun while you grow. That means learning actual repertoire of music that you want to study. Some students want more music theory than others: and that's totally fine! But I like to always have a song as a context to study that theory. Afterall, we want to use theory to actually make music!

About Thomas

My name is Tomas. I am a Brazilian-American polyglot musician and language instructor. I play music and teach English/Portuguese for a living, and have been doing so for the past 7 years! I also learned Spanish and French through music, so I know a lot about those languages and the styles of music

Felicia B.

6 Reviews
Dundee, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Music Education from Western Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Felicia B.

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Experienced lesson teacher for 6 years in beginner/intermediate/advanced violin and also beginner/intermediate in voice, piano, viola, cello, and guitar. My string students along with learning skills to help them perform in Orchestra will also learn solo technique. I work with Suzuki method and Essential Elements for strings along with using other genres of music. Students will have fun while also learning music reading, theory and technique.

About Felicia

I graduated with a bachelors in music education at Western Illinois University in 2012. At the university I received talent grants to play in the symphony orchestra as a violinist, I also sang in the school of music top choir. After graduating I immediately was offered a position at a music studio

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She asked me what I wanted to learn and assisted me in a very patient way, and showed me the correct way of strumming and whatever else that was needed. A very good start.
Felicia is a great teacher! We work well together, she asks how I want to learn and she helps me to understand what I’m learning! As an adult learner, it helps that she can modify my lesson to suit my specific needs. I think this will be a great partnership!!
Felicia has truly helped me improve on the viola. From spotting my wrong bow hold to making sure that I am absolutely positive on where the fingerings are for the key, she has most definetly improved my playing over all and is helping me advance past most of my peers in my school orchestra.
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Adrienn M.

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Melrose Park, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • AAS Degree in Music from Triton College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Adrienn M.

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I am in an advanced level in piano with 15 years of study. I can teach you not just from popular American lesson or recital books, but being a Hungarian, I'd like to teach you beautiful Hungarian folk songs, and compositions of Bela Bartok, or Zoltan Kodaly if you are interested.
I am patient, but also eager to give you as much knowledge in playing the piano as I can.

About Adrienn

Hi Students, I like teaching and sharing my experience and knowledge with others. I have more experience in teaching children, but also are open to help adults. I am a mother, and have two degrees. I am patient and polite, but determined to help you learn quickly and efficiently. Good luck!

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Adrienn is a very kind and patient piano teacher.
She really devotes time to help you completely understand the piece you are working on. I would highly recommend her!
Wonderful teacher who truly takes the time to make sure you understand what your supposed to be doing. I always leave with a smile after our lessons.

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Ben P.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Ben P.

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I’ve been a Studio and touring musician for many years. I now teach from home and sell musical instruments online. I primarily play fiddle but teach other instruments as well. I am also classically trained. Look forward to teaching you. Part of my resume is below:


ACM All Star Band 2015 -Staff Musician

ACM All Star Band 2013 -Staff Musician

Grand Ole Opry Appearances

Country Gold -Japan

Country Music Festival -Norway

Toured in Bands:

Mark Chesnutt 2007

Jerrod Niemann 2007

Sarah Johns 2008

Band Perry-sub 2010

Gloriana 2011

Steve Richard 2009-2012

Mark Chesnutt 2014

Sammy Kershaw 2014-2015

Mo Pitney 2015 (FL, GA)

John Anderson-sub 2015

Sammy Kershaw 2016

John Anderson-sub 2016

And many New Country artists as staff musician in the ACM All Star Band.

About Ben

I’ve been a Studio and touring musician for many years playing behind some of the biggest stars in country music. I now teach from home and sell Violins and other instruments online. My primary instrument is fiddle but teach an array of stringed instruments. Besides playing commercial styles of mus

Sara J.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Master's of Music: Violin Performance from University of Redlands
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Sara J.

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I teach all levels of violin. For the lower levels, I use the repertoire from the Suzuki books, but I don't use the actual method. I teach with a more traditional approach. After the student improves in skill, I move them into the traditional scale and etude books along with repertoire that pertains to the level of playing. My number one requirement for my students is scales and etudes. This is the basis of how to play your instrument well. I try to instill good habits in my students and proper technique to present a clean and full sound. I have my students analyze what it is they are playing instead of just playing the notes. With that, I encourage them to LISTEN to the music they are playing. A musician needs to hear the many complexities and pull the emotion out to the listener and to themselves.

About Sara

Sara J originated from Pasadena, CA where she began her musical studies at the age of 7. Not only was she involved with her school's music programs, she performed with groups such as the Crown City Symphony (formerly known as the Crown City Chamber Players) and the Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orc

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Maureen R.
Sara is great with kids! She was very patient and helpful to Grace. We really enjoyed having her as a teacher. Thanks Sara!!
Mike D.
Sara is knowledgeable and patient. She made my daughter fell comfortable. It was easy to schedule sessions with her and she arrived prepared. I liked the way she worked on foundational skills that were tailored to my daughters needs.
Sichen Z.
I like Sara!!

I have learned Violin with her for over 9 months. My violin skills have improved a lot!

She was very patient to explain how to practice different violin skills in detail. Her teaching methods were very helpful for me to improve comprehensively.

She is excellent.

Ivan S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Awarded Honourable mention from Ministry of Education and Sport of KZ
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ivan S.

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I consider teaching people to be a way of common development of human creativity, raising a student's cultural level up, instilling interest in music and arts, an explanation of the significance of music.
I see music lessons as an increasing general intellectual and spiritual level.

About Ivan

Teaching experience: 16 + years. Education: Bachelor of Music degree from Gnessin State Musical College (Moscow, Russia) Master of Music degree from State Classical Academy (Moscow, Russia) A course of jazz improvisation from Berklee College of Music (online). Styles and subjects: classic

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I feel very fortunate to have found Ivan, and have benefitted from his instruction in many ways. I began taking lessons with him at the age of 60, as an intermediate piano student. Ivan has a way of understanding your skill level and goals, and teaching you how best to practice on your own. His encyclopedic knowledge of classical music enriches the experience, but he is easily versatile enough to teach jazz theory as well. Ivan encourages performance at recital, and his students are always well prepared. He is an outstanding musician who frequently performs in public. Give yourself over to Ivan’s instruction and improve your technique, understanding of theory, sight reading, and knowledge of classical music. You will enjoy playing the piano more than ever.
If you are reading this review, of course, is because you are collecting information about great piano teachers in your area. If that’s the case, let me tell you that you should stop reading this review and contact Mr. Shapovalov without wasting any more time.

He just left our house, like any other Saturday afternoon for three years now, and every time he leaves, I have the same feeling of putting my son’s musical knowledge in the best hands (ever).

Our son passed this year the Certificate of Merit in Piano with a perfect score, and we thank 100% Mr. Shapovalov for such success.

Mr. Shapovalov is a great pianist, educated, polite, and kind. Our son loves him like he was family, and his performance just gets better and better. It is unbelievable how much he improved working with Mr. Shapovalov.

Mr. Shapovalov organizes recitals, workshops, and pre-tests in order to prepare his students for the Certificate of Merit test. He takes proud in his students’ success and works with our son using multiple approaches, all of them orientated to make the lesson fun and useful, totally aligned with the Certificate of Merit test expectations.

I feel bad it took so long to write a review about this fabulous teacher. I guess I didn’t want to share our “treasure” with anybody else! But seriously: if you are looking for a committed, professional musician, and stellar teacher, all in one person… contact Mr. Shapovalov. Enjoy.
I am DJ and sound producer. And i used to study Harmony and chord progressions with Ivan. He helped me to improve my theoretical and practical knowledge and teached me how to use classical musical theory in modern dance music. I really can recommned this teacher not only for beginners but also for advanced students who have lack of theory base.

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"Josh is a great instructor, he knows his stuff and is great with explaining concepts in layman's terms for someone like me who is just getting started with piano.

Along with being a great instructor, he is good company in general, which makes the lessons a lot more fun though they do tend to go by too quickly.

All in all, unless you're boring and without a sense of humor, I'd highly recommend choosing Josh as your instructor. You'll definitely get your money's worth."
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"I am so impressed with Jared’s ability to teach me in a way I wanted to learn. I am probably the most difficult student Jared ever had. I wasn’t particularly interested in strumming. I just wanted to play in a way that the songs would be recognized without any accompaniment. I was also very specific about the pieces I wanted to learn. Jared was always so patient with me and I suspect he spent a great deal of time outside of class figuring everything out for me."
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