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Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.
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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Hiro H.

19 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
Paulette
Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!
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Teresa L.

20 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1991
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Teresa L.

20 Reviews
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Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since t

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Anamaria G.
My 7 year old daughter is excited and playing basic songs after first lesson. Theresa understands what motivates young students and thus they stay interested because they are proud of their progress!
Emilia
We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!
Sulochana
Awesome teacher! Thanks to Teresa , my son plays confidently. He has improved his music reading and progressed so much, Teresa is the best.
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Ron P.

72 Reviews
Burlington, WI
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Certified Tai Chi Master instructor from American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
  • Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong from Hanfei International Taiji Health and Fitness Centre
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Ron P.

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Our Defensive Arts curriculum takes the beginner all the way through the basic techniques of self-defense into more advanced training including knives, sticks and guns.

About Ron

To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines. American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Cer

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Lillian
Takes time to explain. Not only the lesson but also the why. Background info as well. I had a very nice and interesting first Tai Chi lesson. Definitely think Ron can help me very good to become a good Tai Chi student.
Chris
Ron is an extremely knowledgeable, helpful and patient instructor who teaches true Qigong Tai Chi from China. I have had the best experience learning from Ron. He can break down every movement so that I can easily understand it but also will continually tweak my Qigong to improve my technique, my body flow and my body transformation. I highly recommend Ron if you are hoping to learn the true ancient martial art of Qigong Tai Chi or any of the martial arts that Ron teaches.
John
I am a long time martial arts student and have been extremely pleased to be learning from Master Instructor Ron for the past three and a half years, My training with him began in-person but moved to the online zoom format in March of 2020.

Ron's expertise continues to shine through in the online format as much as it did in live training. I currently participate in a group class, periodic special training seminars, and a weekly private lesson. His depth of knowledge and attention to details regarding what students are learning is first rate.

I previously studied with several other Tai Chi Chuan instructors, and I can say without reservation that Ron's teaching is far and above the quality of training I received before.

Ron's teaching style is gentle and meets the student at whatever level they are at. However, he will challenge you to go beyond what you may think you can do but within the limits of reason. He is always focused on safety first in your training.

If you are seeking an honest, caring, and professional Tai Chi instructor, you will be hard pressed to find anyone better suited to helping you achieve a greater level of expertise and deeper understanding of the art than Master Ron.

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"I have never sewn before and after two hours with Vena, I felt very confident in altering my pants. She has a great teaching style and an even better personalty. I am excited for my next lesson!"
James
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Had one lesson so far and loved it! Totally hooked!"
Laura
Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it."
Brandon
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Excellent instructor. Patient and generous."
Joyce
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Fantastic instructor! Very nice individual as well"
Barbara
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Mr Kyle is patient and nice. He helps me understand different strategies. He makes it fun to play chess too. It is easy to connect on Lichess.org and complete study homework."
Ellie
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed her time with Joshua, he is a very good and patient instructor. She is a beginner at Chess and really seems to enjoy it. It is awesome to see her gears turning while trying to think ahead for her next move."
Ivan
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Very patient and knowledgeable!"
Pam
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!"
Jocelyn
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"My 8 year old son really enjoys his sessions with Siddharth G. His game and confidence has improved and I am positive it will get even better with additional classes. He appreciates how patient his instructor is and the positive reinforcement provided during the lessons. As a parent, I like getting updates on his progress and additional 'homework' (puzzles) he gets - definitely comes in handy during this quarantine phase.
We definitely recommend Siddharth G. to anyone looking to learn chess, improve or get to the next level."
Priya
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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