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Kelvin L.

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About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Kelvin L.

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About John

Since moving to Colorado in 2004 John has performed with all major arts organizations including Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera. Before moving here he was in the San Francisco Bay area for many years with positions including Second Trumpet in San Jose Symphony and Principal Trumpet in California Symphony for eighteen seasons. As well he did numerous national tours and recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. He taught 5th and 6th grade band in Los Altos schools and maintains an active private studio.

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Athan G.

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About Athan

Hello potential students, my name is Athan and I would love to be your new teacher! I have been teaching for over eight years, and love it as much as I love music itself. I have extensive experience in helping students reach their goals, becoming the best drummers and musicians that they can be. As a musician, I have been fortunate to study and play with some of L.A.'s top musicians, participating in the country's top student groups and receiving honors at many music festivals and competitions. The lessons I've learned from these great experiences I hope to pass on to you, the student, in order to help you get the most out of our lessons and to turn you into the best musician that you can be. Whether beginner or advanced, and any genre from jazz to rock to hip hop, I feel I have the knowledge to take your drumming and music-making to the

highest level (and of course, have a blast doing it!) I have a passion for teaching, and would love to have you as my student!
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September 15, 2019
Dymond
Athan is the best! So patient and so helpful!
May 14, 2019
Jennifer
awesome
April 20, 2019
Daniel

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Christian C.

Bloomington, IL 61704

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About Christian

I am a working actor from Chicago as well as a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2003, I hit the ground running and worked with Chicago Dance Crash for 3 years as a company member. I solidified my theater acting muscles for 4 years before moving to LA in 2007 and worked on 2 films, Heist and Ingles Ya in addition to national commercials for Soapnet, Gaterade and Pepsi, just to name a few. My most recent film, Markham Tactical premiered on August 6th in Chicago and will be debuting on the festival circuit in 2016. I also made my TV show debut in 2010 on Chicago Code. I followed that up with appearances on Mob Doctor, Crisis, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Empire and Chicago Med. My theater work has included stops at Steppenwolf Theater, The Goodman Theater, Chicago Shakespeare, Timeline Theater,

Lifeline Theater, Illinois Theater Center.
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August 27, 2017
Michael
I enjoyed my session with Christian. He is fair and knowledgeable
August 20, 2017
Amy
Very knowledgable teacher! Christian is patient with me as a beginner and has a great teaching method whereby he never tells you exactly how to perform a piece, as that is not what acting is about.
April 17, 2017
Dharti P.
I don't know about you (yes you, the one reading this), but I've been secretly wanting to act my whole life and am a full of life personality with hidden insecurities. Even though I have never really acted professionally, I have been theatrical and playing all sorts of characters, speaking in accents and dancing to everything in front of the mirror, in comfortable social gatherings and have even put on shows for my pets and husband! Last time I acted "professionally" was in a high school play. And even then, I mostly helped make the props!

I tell you this, because, with that kind of a background, nervous and yet SO excited to JUST TRY, I chose Christian as my teacher- my professor of Acting!

I am 3 classes in and Christian is very supportive, non-judgemental and extremely easy to learn with. I am impressed with his skills, his ability to immediately decipher something I'm trying to explain, and then how easy he makes it for me to put his constructive feedback into practice. The practice is not easy... because that stuff always takes hard work, but he explains it all so easily so I can start practicing and exploring the acting world. He is honest about the acting world, the people in it and the various steps it takes to get to wherever you are trying to get! So be honest with yourself and let this be an authentic and fun experience! Plus, it's so nice to talk to someone that actually gets what it's like to be dreaming!

Thanks Christian!

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Christian C.

Bloomington, IL

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Kimberly S.

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About Kimberly

I am a trained actress in my late 20's. I have experience coaching many professional working actors. I have worked on audition sides for TV (Law & Order, Narcos, Disney, SMILF, etc), independent films, big budget studio films, web series, off broadway plays, off off broadway plays, monologues, and anything in between with my students!

I am currently the creator, writer, lead actress & executive producer of my own comedic web series (to air mid-2018).

I have been trained by exceptional teachers in the following: Linklater (voice), Williamson (movement), film/tv & theater, script analysis, theater & film history, cold reading, monologue, stand-up comedy, etc. I have also been mentored by the legendary standup comedian Rick Crom.

I can also work with the actor, writer or comedian on the business aspect of their career: how can I

get the best headshot?, what things should I be doing everyday to reach my acting goals (some may not even be acting/writing/comedy!)?, how do I get in front of this specific casting director/producer/etc?, what events/workshops should I be attending? We can go over all that plus how to deal with nerves, get through personal blocks, fear-related patterns, and other things that may be holding you back from being the best artist you can be!

I believe training is so important so congrats on taking the first step towards a successful, exciting career! I can't wait to share my passions with you!

I have a self tape set-up with a backdrop, professional lighting & tripod. I am happy to be your reader & coach as we film your audition, scene or stand up set. We can use this as a tool to improve or film a self tape audition. We can also chose your best take together.
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September 22, 2019
Megan
It was a great first lesson. My 13 year old daughter and I were a little anxious that it would feel weird and awkward, but Kimberly is so down to earth and positive. She also had great suggestions to getting started. We're excited to go back next week!
May 16, 2019
Sam
April 23, 2019
Krishnaj G.
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Kimberly S.

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About Twinkle

I am a working professional actor, who has been teaching since the 80's. I think that acting is acting. Once you have a solid foundation, the difference between stage or scene is minor. I like to help my students find the most natural and seamless way to a character by using the text and various exercises. I find teaching and acting to be a tremendous joy and I love sharing that delight.

I am frequently in NYC for work and auditions and can come to you if you are not in the Beacon, NY area.

In the past year, I have done Co and guest starring roles on the following TV shows: MURPHY BROWN; GOTHAM; MADAM SECRETARY; LUKE CAGE; ELEMENTARY; THE OTHER TWO; and the upcoming "THE LOUDEST VOICE" on Showtime, with Russell Crowe. I have been in many National and regional commercials. I have done theatre at such prestigious venues as Woolly Mammoth

, Dorset Theatre Festival (Winner of the "Best Actress" award for VALLEY SONG) , and The Public Theatre, to name a few.

I began working as a professional actor and got my auditions and booked work without representation. My Acting Without an Agent™ technique still gets me in the room and I would love to share that knowledge as well.
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About Devon

Hey There!
Acting has been my passion since I was able to move and speak. Helping others find their creative voice, and what makes them unique has been the cornerstone of what I love most about helping others share their talents.

Often my students are looking for assistance finding the right pieces, a new way of looking at their sides, need help with audition prep, and want to know what to expect when they walk into a room.

I take my job very seriously, and have successfully helped coutless students of al ages book gigs, and find confidence auditioning.

My style is fun-loving, and honest. If you need someone to give it to you straight, someone to champion your nervous child, or overall give you the confidence you need to slay your audition- I’m your Coach!

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March 30, 2019
Kate
Devon is an amazing actor and teaching artist. A true professional who can help you take your Audition pieces to the next level.
March 30, 2019
Meredith
Devon is incredibly intuitive at assessing and thus, honing in on each artist’s/actor’s needs. She is kind, patient, and has a wealth of valuable experience, tailoring and teaching to each individual! Devon is truly wonderful!
March 30, 2019
Alex
Devon is very good at finding an individuals artistic look and abilities and helping accend to higher levels. Her straightforward direction and honest opinions will challenge and strength a person, bettering themselves professionally and artistically.

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Shaylin M.

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My name is Shaylin Montgomery. I teach sophomore English at Clearwater High School. I also teach Film/Literature, Speech/Drama, and College Writing. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Education with a Master’s in Professional Writing, both from Southeast Missouri State University. I have spent time at the Dairy Hollow Writers Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I enjoy attending several conferences, including the annual conference for the Midwest Popular Culture Association as well as the local All Write Now! Conference. My poetry and short fiction have appeared in such venues as Journey Magazine and The Mighty River Rose Anthology.

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July 6, 2019
Tricia
I had Shaylin my senior year of high school. She was the best English teacher I’ve ever had. Shaylin explained everything very well and never made me doubt that she cared for me, my grade, and my future.
July 2, 2019
Jekera
Mrs. Montgomery is my favorite teacher. I had her all 4 years of high school. For multiple classes, it wouldn’t have been the same without her. I love her.
July 2, 2019
Crystal
I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Montgomery as a teacher in several classes during High School. Not only is she an awesome teacher, but she will go above and beyond to help you reach your full potential.

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Jessica
"Profession, super smart and to the point! Highly recommend, she helped my daughter prepare for an audition and book the job! We will be back!"
Drew
"Carolyn put together a dance routine for my mother and I to dance to at my wedding reception. It was a 4 song mix, which she researched and put together m
oves that were easy and unique to the songs. My mom and I had a blast learning them and dancing to them, and everyone at the reception was quite impressed! It was definitely a huge hit! I also need to add that this was all done on short notice with a very quick turnaround. Carolyn is a professional who cares!

Thank you Carolyn!"
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Shanisa
"She was very informative and very sweet with her honesty. Due to the background she has, her words are extremely dependable."
Kevin
"Carolyn provided dance lessons for a small flash mob for my wife's 40th birthday. Not only was she willing to do this last minute, she pulled off an aweso
me dance routine. I highly recommend!"
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Kally
"Great start to this experience! Looking forward to continuing!"
Guis
"attentive to detail, good technique, precise explanations, would recommend"
Matthew
"I had a private lesson with Tom, recently, and it made me think about how much effort it takes to dance. Why does it feel like we are rushing into each st
ep and through each motion? Tom teaches a minimum effort philosophy by reinforcing key dance concepts to make the dance feel so good. He also teaches you to treat your partner like a loved one by taking care of them. How you hold your partner is just as important as the moves you. I'll be keeping these things in mind as I dance. Thanks Tom!"
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Catherine
"He is sure to make the experience helpful and fun. He made me feel at ease and he was super patient and encouraging."
Trent
"Very helpful!"

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