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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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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.”

*** Lesson Details ***
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

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
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.

Bolingbrook, IL

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Felicia A.

Chicago, IL 60643

(15)

About Felicia

I learned to sew in Vacation Bible School at my church when I was in 7th grade. I made my first pair of overalls and was on top of the world. That began my love of sewing and all things crafty. Today I love working as a special education teacher. But my first love is teaching beginner and intermediate level sewing to kids and adults. I have two children (1 in college and 1 in 10th grade) and when I'm not working or sewing I help my husband at his sports training facility.

My Crafty Table Sewing and Craft Studio teaches children how to use math skills to sew. All of our "leveled" projects are connected to national learning standards and offers a wide range of opportunities for all ability levels for kids 10 years old and up. Our local classes uses a children's sewing curriculum, while our online classes uses commercial patterns. Stud

ents learn hand and machine sewing, sewing vocabulary and techniques, and various equipment and and safety usage. We host a small, friendly, relaxed setting which is what I find allows children to have the courage to explore, make mistakes, and discover their talents.

My Crafty Table isn't just for kids! I welcome adults who are looking to learn to sew or enhance their current skills. Whether you are looking to create something to wear or something to beautify your home, we can teach you how to bring your ideas to reality. Our online and live classes utilize commercial patterns, sewing machines, and a variety of supplies based on projects being completed. We guide you every step of the way from selecting materials to recommending supplies. The only question you need to answer now is: SEW what"s next?
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August 25, 2019
Mandel
Very welcoming. Very patient. Answered all of my questions.
August 18, 2019
Kenya
Knowledgeable and patient teacher
August 7, 2018
larnell
Felicia is an great teacher. Her training room has everything you need and more. When I first started class, she greeted me with a smile that made me feel comfortable. Her knowledge and experience of sewing is remarkable. Great teacher and great class, if you dont take her class, you are missing out on a true talent.

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Felicia A.

Chicago, IL

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Nicole B.

Chicago, IL 60640

(9)

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Combined with her training and professional experience, Nicole teaches singers to switch gracefully between multiple styles. She practices what she preaches: one night she might be singing Beyoncé, and the next morning she might be singing Handel's Messiah!

Nicole has been a young artist for Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Metropolitan International Music Festival, and for Tiroler Opern Programm, under international instructors, including Elizabeth Bachman (from the Metropolitan Opera), Kim Josephson (Metropolitan Opera), Sharon Cheng (Caramoor),

Michael Fennely (Carnegie Hall), Wei-En Hsu (Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra), and Candace Evans (Santa Fe Opera). Nicole earned her Associates in Theatre from Brigham Young University ('12) and went on to acquire her BM in Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University ('14). Nicole obtained additional training from Boston University, Elon University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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October 3, 2019
Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
October 15, 2018
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
September 29, 2018
Paul B.
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best

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Nicole B.

Chicago, IL

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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL 60605

(4)

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess."
-Thomas Hodo.

A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teach (k-8) afterschool lessons for Chess Wizards, head instruction for the youth/adult program Rebuild Knights, and I am a member of team Illinois. My lessons include worksheets, gameplay vs. Myself, and a tablet for cpu play and analysis. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Let's schedule your lesson today!

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May 24, 2019
William C.
Great lesson! He made sure everything was understandable, and easy to remember.
October 17, 2017
Aleah P.
Good teacher
September 29, 2016
Myat L.
I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.

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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL

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Anne K.

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About Anne

I am a mom of two littles and work from home making pattern and technical specification packages for fashion designers.

I teach sewing, pattern making and fashion design lessons from my home studio in Broomfield.

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and while I sometimes use commercial sewing patterns I prefer to make my own, I always have.

I have a degree in Pattern Making, Fashion Design, and Product Development. Adding a lot of standard technique to my own methods.

In sewing, I can teach you anything from the simplest basics to how to sew stretch fabrics, and much more. There is no need to be afraid of any particular fabrics or machines, book a lesson and we'll go over whatever you need.

In Fashion Design I can teach you the basics of fashion drawing and show you how to translate those designs into patterns and

sewn garments.

Want to learn how to alter clothes to make them fit better? Or how to upcycle pretty much anything.

Need just one lesson? OK :)

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals. I know that we all learn at a different pace.

-Studio Equipment-

2 Sewing Machines.
Juki and Brother Sergers
4x8ft drafting and cutting table
Pattern paper for drafting
Limited fashion fabrics for sewing
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September 8, 2019
Tom
Excellent class. Clam and willing to answer questions. Perfect.
August 11, 2019
Elliot L.
The first lesson was just what my son and I were looking for! We look forward to more.
July 22, 2019
Falon
My first lesson went great! Anne showed me everything I needed to know to help me begin practicing on my own with confidence. She does have two small children who were well behaved, but if distractions are a problem, I would mention that before taking your first lesson. At the end of my two hour session I had sewn my first bag and now have something to show my friends and family! Thanks, Anne.

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Anne K.

Online

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Angela C.

Chicago, IL 60643

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About Angela

I learned to crochet in grade school, taught myself to knit and learned to sew from my mother at a very early age. Teaching grade school children/students is my passion. I believe learning to knit and sew can help students learn a level of patience and persistence that will help them in their school work.
In October, I retook and passed the NCLEX, and I have restored my nursing license to active status. I would love to tutor nursing students of all levels. My professional background is in Pediatrics - especially Pediatric Critical Care. I'm especially passionate about helping nursing students that need help with basic math/algebra.

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August 23, 2019
Rasha
Very lovely and welcoming teacher. She asked my daughter about her goal and worked with her patiently to achieve it. We might come back again next year.
July 31, 2019
Margie DeTour
Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!
June 27, 2019
Dawnielle J.
Angela was a an excellent instructor! She was very engaged with staff as we had zero experience! Angela was able to incorporate mindfulness practices into our knitting session with my management team. I would highly recommend her!

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Angela C.

Chicago, IL

(12)
About Yvonne

Crochet is a part of my life that I enjoy doing, sharing, promoting and teaching. To the southpaws...you don't have to feel 'left' out...I can teach you :)

If you need to get back on the crochet wagon, let's refresh your skills and add some more to your arsenal!

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Yvonne T.

Online

About Jay

Do you love the game of chess? Great! So do I! I am a full time chess player and chess coach, and my biggest goal is to share the beauties and wonder of the royal game with as many people as I can.

I believe learning should be fun, so I make your custom lessons enjoyable through fun analogies and interesting discussion! I also believe you will learn best through discovery, and I will be your guide!

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Jay G.

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Milos
"I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son lov
es his
Lessons! Thank you."
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Myat
"I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a sl
ower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons."
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Laurey
"So patient. She is relaxing and a great teacher. I learned everything I wanted to know!!!"
Val
"So patient and experienced! She really helped save a project that another teacher abandoned! Will definitely be seeing you again!"
Marc
"I think Vena is wonderful. She is patient, warm, supportive and knowledgeable. She can help you complete specific projects (make a dress or a stuffed anim
al), help you become a better sewer or teach you the art of pattern making. Also, I should mention, she work professionally in the fashion industry and give lots of great insight into how garments are designed. Love Her!"
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Elizabeth
"Mya is very patient and kind. She knows everything there is to know about sewing and is an excellent teacher! I went to her for advanced techniques and sh
e helped me bring me sewing to the next level!"
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John
"Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made
chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him."
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Chandu
"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Noelle
"Honestly, this is just the bomb! Hans is patient and has a great outlook. I'm learning how to use new tools while working on a project. Hans makes you
feel at ease and is super knowledgeable, but not intimidating. Having a lot of fun!"
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