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David Z.

8 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner
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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:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

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

Stratford tracing paper.

Masking tape

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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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Bachelor Of Science from David Lipscomb College
  • Teaching since 1984
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Charis B.

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learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

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Steve W.
Outstanding experience!! Very enjoyable!!!
Steve W.
Outstanding! Very enjoyable!!
Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.
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James S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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JoAnn R.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian, French, Spanish - sung, English - spoken
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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JoAnn R.

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Let me help you sing coloratura, increase your vocal range, sing with clean articulation, and use resonance to increase your volume and color your tone.

I teach a very detailed technique that will help you enrich your voice and achieve a wide vocal range using chest, head and falsetto registers with smooth transitions between registers, with accurate pitch, sustainable tone production, a clear frontal resonance mixed balanced by a rich throat resonance, coordination between breathing, phonation, and resonance, clean articulation in English, German, French and German.

I am unique because of my combined musical and medical backgrounds. In addition to my graduate and undergraduate musical training and extensive musical experience, I bring an understanding of how human anatomy and its function can be applied to singing. In addition to the traditional methods such as imagery and mimicry that all singing teachers use, I will help you understand your body - precisely how to produce ...

About JoAnn

Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of multi

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Keston T.
Really patient and knowledgeable.
Julie
She is amazingly patient with me, a newbie, even though she is brilliant! and I am not!!! During this pandemic, she is teaching me outdoors in her lovely garden, practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of virus transfer. I am more than pleased and looking forward to learning much more from her !
Ellen G.
My granddaughter (high-school age) loved the singing lessons with JoAnn and we would highly recommend her. She took both in-home and on-line lessons from here.
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Gus C.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gus C.

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I have been teaching banjo for 4+ years to people of all ages. We can focus on whatever you're interested in, whether it be clawhammer or bluegrass style. I can easily accompany you on guitar while we build up your repertoire of performable tunes.

About Gus

Hello future students! I am a multi-instrumentalist and teacher of many instruments. I love music and teaching and strive to make learning music FUN, even if we are just working on the basics. I have taught hundreds students of all ages over the last 6 years and have witnessed a very positive res

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Chris C.
Gus was super knowledgeable, patient and fun to work with. He directed the lessons skillfully and we were able to make good progress together. He is friendly, open to conversation, and can tell you everything about Abelton and more!
Dan
Gus seemed knowledgable and we got right to work on key areas to improve in a fun and friendly way.
Elaine M.
Gus is great! Super patient and creative in helping me. elaine
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Natalie G.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • High School Diploma from Fresno University High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Natalie G.

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Basic math is necessary for life to function! Sadly, the development of core math skills is frequently ignored or overlooked in many elementary schools and middle schools. For over 10 years, I have helped hundreds of frustrated children and adults master addition, subtraction, division, multiplication tables, number operations, number theory, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percents. Applying these concepts to confidently solve basic, intermediate, and advanced word problems is another critical math skill that I teach. I try every method and “shortcut” until students really understand what they are learning and how to use this knowledge to help themselves outside of a classroom or test prep. Basic math is the essential math that counts the most, so my aim is to make the process as simple, straightforward, and painless as possible.

About Natalie

For more than 11 years, my goal as a tutor has been steadfast: I help students learn more and make progress in their studies. I don't just teach them how to count, read, and write: I show them how to build on their skills and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is t

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Andy Dobrov
Excellent teacher
Pu S.
My son has been working with Natalie on SAT practice tests, mainly on the English portion of the SAT. Her style of teaching is to help him thinking through the problems and the ways to tackle them. So at the end of the day, my son is learning the tools to solve a problem/answer a question correctly. When he is doing the tests himself, Natalie’s approach is stuck with him. Overall, his time in Natalie’s class has been well spent. I am also glad to see that with all these remote learning at his school, he is able to get one-on-one attention every week to truly learn something and get him prepared for SAT.
Lynne
My 14 year old daughter worked with Natalie weekly over a 2 month period to prep for the SSAT and HSPT. She did a fabulous job helping my daughter prepare; she was super knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. My daughter has so much confidence going into her tests, thanks to Natalie. We highly recommend her!!!

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"I haven't picked up art supplies since high school and Eileen was such a delight and was so supportive of my pitifully lapsed skills. Her studio is everything you imagine a Brooklyn artists studio would be. Would like a little Eileen sitting on my shoulder guiding me through life, like she did through my painting lesson. 10/10 will take lessons again."
Emily
Took Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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"A very productive and fun first lesson! I look forward to more lessons! Nicole is patient and so knowledgeable."
Julie
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Nicole P.
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"Margie is an awesome teacher! She’s taught my daughter very well and I’m so proud. We’ve been with Margie for almost 10 years and my daughter still progresses. We love Margie definitely recommend!"
Abby Yuen
Took Drawing lessons from Margie S.
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"Has a clear grasp of multiple areas of art and knows how to convey the information in a way that is not only easy to grasp but highly motivating. 10/10 could not ask for more."
David
Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"My daughter is normally very shy and doesn’t like new people but, she was very talkative to Allison. After one class, my daughter was talking a mile a minute! She had so much fun painting and chatting! She was so excited to be painting! I am so happy to have found Allison! She is a true professional and is such a sweet person! She’s great with kids and is a great instructor! My daughter loves her! I cannot say enough good things about Allison!"
Anna
Took Painting lessons from Allison R.
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"This was such an amazing experiences. It was a random gift that I did not know I would love so much. I hope you all get to take classes with Sharron."
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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Kevin
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"My son had a great time and is excited about continuing."
Jacob
Took Drawing lessons from Eli P.
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"Both of my children take class with Jessica. She keeps the lesson fun and really encourages both of my children. She is very talented and knows how to reach young artists to help inspire them. I highly recommend her as an instructor. This was our third class with her and we have every intention to continue taking lessons with her."
Habibah
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"My younger daughter, Ella has taken 3 classes with Lauren and is so delighted. This is my second daughter taking lessons and both of them are learning so much. Lauren is very professional, and we appreciate all of her."
Ella
Took Drawing lessons from Lauren W.
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