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David Z.

8 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
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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.

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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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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chrissy S.

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Have you ever wanted to learn this wonderful and very humoristic language and culture? Be it you're just travelling because someone told you that they're making the best cheese in the world (which is true!) or you're moving there because someone got you a job (lucky you!) or you just want to learn another language because you're curious. Let me warn you: It is not a modification of the German language, even though there's a few words that might look similar at first glance, but they're pronounced completely different! So, a small country with a huge culture! Ik hoop, tot ziens!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
Paula D.
Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • MFA Acting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniil K.

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I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

- Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

- Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

- Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type, are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Sarah P.

18 Reviews
Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • B.A. in Music Performance and Psychology from North Central College
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Sarah P.

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Crocheting is all about enjoying what you create with your own two hands. So you will learn all the basics and beyond while creating actual items: from scarves to hats to crowns, stuffed animals, decor, whatever interests you!

My grandmother taught me how to do a basic stitch back in high school and I taught myself the rest! Fast forward years later and I have actually opened up my own crochet shop focusing on children's crocheted creations.

About Sarah

Due to current pandemic, lesson are offered both in person or virtually (via Google Duo, Facebook messenger, or Facetime) with the intention of moving to in person lessons when student deems it safe enough to transition. Classically trained pianist and singer. When it comes to piano, I have over

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Joy H.
Great teacher! My 3 yo daughter loved her music lesson with Sarah.
Patricia G.
Sarah was energetic, positive, and kind with my daughter, age 11, who was really struggling to get a handle on a song for a play she has been trying to train for. This was her first voice lesson ever. My daughter was drawn in immediately by Sarah’s practical and happy approach and felt more capable and comfortable at the end of the session and is definitely looking forward to the next one. Hard to ask for more than that in a first lesson!
Jason F.
Very friendly atmosphere great teacher.
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Georgina L.

43 Reviews
Downers Grove, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Georgina L.

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Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
FREE materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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Jenna
Georgina was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable during the lesson
Zoe B.
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Gavin
Georgina takes her time to explain her lessons. It's been very beneficial!

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"Guiseppe is patient and is able to motivate and empower you to want to draw more and more. His lessons are concise and very clear. He knows tips and tricks that make the process much easier than most beginners make it on themselves. He alone won't make you a great artist but he makes it so you want to practice and that's what will make you better. By far the best money I have ever spent on Takelessons.com."
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Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"Lauren is fantastic to work with and I've learned a lot already!"
Jackson
Took Oil Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"As a beginner in watercolor painting, Megan has provided great one-on-one guidance and a tailored instruction to my level and interest. I would highly recommend."
Laura
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"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."
William
Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Was very helpful, knowledgeable, the entire process simple"
Richard
Took Photography lessons from Josiah J.
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"I have always felt like I had a creative impulse I needed to express, but felt like I needed some solidified skills to be able to begin. I felt nervous about starting to learn something new at my age, but from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I knew I would feel absolutely at ease learning with her. Jessica is both an experienced educator and a truly inspired artist. One of the first things she taught me was how to look at the world around me differently and in a more open way that allowed me to translate that to paper. It was exhilarating. Jessica is absolutely lovely, knowledgeable and provides tangible instructions that are showing their effect on paper! I am so thrilled with the work I am creating with her continued instruction. I cannot more highly reccommend studying with Jessica!"
Lisette
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"Margot was very personable and knowledgeable about the calligraphic style that I wanted to know. I do window painting and wanted to have a better understanding to apply to my own work and felt like I was given the tools and knowldege to do that."
Jessica-Lee
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!"
Tim
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"We used Erin extensively over several years for providing art lessons and art based therapy for our two elementary school aged kids. She did a really great job with them, including dealing with our autistic child. She adapted to their interests and found ways to focus them to bring out the artist inside and achieve really positive results. Would highly recommend."
Andrew Douglas
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Erin S.
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"Kids enjoyed doing watercolors with Megan and both reported back enthusiastically that they loved the teacher :) The summer flowers look beautiful! Thanks Megan for your instruction - looking forward to our lessons."
Meg & Mal
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Megan R.
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