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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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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Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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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
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Vera S.

3 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Serbian, French, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Vera S.

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Being able to create music is an integral part of the human condition as it helps us express and understand an exceedingly wide range of human emotion. Teaching how to do it has therefore always been my greatest passion and having been privileged with the guidance of great pedagogues in the past, it is my ambition to pass that invaluable knowledge and skill on to aspiring musicians. I am certain that every person (no matter what age) has vast potential and it is my duty as a teacher to extract those talents and nurture creativity. Guiding students to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to music will encourage them to not only be exceptional artists, but also human beings. It is essential to cater to each student individually helping each one find the right practice strategies, technical studies, repertoire, and most importantly, their own musical identity. My goal is not simply to develop skill, but to teach students how to teach themselves, find their ...

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Originally from Belgrade, Vera moved to Chicago at the age of two and started her first violin lessons at age of seven with the renowned pedagogue, Dr. Milton Goldberg who worked with Shinichi Suzuki on developing the most prominent Suzuki method for violin. Thereafter, she rapidly evolved into an

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After reading through a large number of teacher profiles, something about Vera's background, experience, and teaching philosophy made me decide to reach out for lessons, and I am extremely happy that I did, as I look forward to each lesson.

Vera has been absolutely great to work with, and if you are looking for a teacher who will challenge you, and be tough and direct when necessary, but also offer empathy and support to help you grow and learn to the best of your ability, then I highly recommend Vera.
Ramon Kelly
Excellent first lesson. I learned some important basics to get me started and I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Chinese, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
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Yuexin C.

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I was an ESL student myself, and I remember exactly what and how I wanted my teacher to teach me.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
Brittany W.

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"From my daughter: Elizabeth is very caring and helpful. She is making me a better violinist."
Ella
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Nicholas began as my son's cello instructor when he was 10, and we are now beginning our third year under Nicholas' instruction. He has a very patient, quiet manner while teaching, though it is common to hear chuckles coming from the room during the lesson. Nicholas is himself an excellent musician, but he has very realistic expectations for his students. My son has made tremendous progress on the cello in a short time. Originally, we were in the same city with Nicholas, so the lessons occurred in our home. Recently, we moved out of state, and are thrilled that we can continue lessons with him online. Some of the things I have especially appreciated about him are his punctuality, being prompt and timely in his communications with us, and his willingness to work out scheduling details with us. Highly recommend Nicholas!"
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Took Cello lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Very patient and beyond knowledgeable! I haven't done anything with TakeLessons before and my online class was hosted via skype so it was easy to get connected and learn at my own pace. I like that my lessons will be tailored to my style and my level of musical understanding. She has excellent follow-up for after the lessons as well. I'm excited to be a student again :)"
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Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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"Nick has given my kids lessons on drums, piano, and musical performance. (both online and in person). He has amazing levels of patience that are essential for kids and beginners. Critically, he's given my kids the mindset and the space to be creative and realize that they don't have to be virtuosos to start writing their own songs."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"I love having Rebecca as a teacher. She works at my pace and is easy to learn from. I have really enjoyed my lessons and would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their voice."
Diana
Took Singing lessons from Rebecca F.
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"I believe that Gfire do fire herself in the music and do appreciate all the times she took to teach my little girl the piano lesson. I cannot wait for me to see her able to both play and read music. She will, and I will say thanks to Mrs. Gfire. Everything happen for reason in life."
Rodlyne
Took Piano lessons from Gfire
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I'm improving already! Eric clearly knows what he's doing, and he works along to make sure that you do the exercises correctly. Definitely recommended!"
Otto
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"I've learned so many valuable vocal lessons with Ms. Laura! She is super talented, smart, and such a great teacher. Ms. Laura takes time to explain musical concepts and techniques. Five stars!"
Kaylen
Took Vocal Training lessons from Laura D.
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"Joan was so patient with my son. She also was so positive and made him feel very proud of himself!! My son is very excited and happy to be taking lessons from Joan."
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Took Piano lessons from Joan H.
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"Brandon has done an amazing job turning my awful singing into something respectable. He has a sharp ear for voice issues and plenty of drills and tips for bringing out your best voice. I strongly recommend his coaching."
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Took Singing lessons from Brandon S.
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