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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Bill D.

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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance.

My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation.

I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.

I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience.

I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students ...

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Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

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UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
very helpful
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jesus G.

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A solid, artistic, and flexible piano technique from the beginning. One of the fundamental parts in learning to play piano is to learn the basics of piano technique, which includes proper posture of the body when sitting to play piano, proper fingers, hands, and arms position. The development of the arm and hand flexibility in order to learn the legato and staccato performance from the beginning of the piano studies.

Throughout my 20 years of teaching experience I have developed different methods for children and adults to build a flexible and artistic piano technique that has worked with all my students.

The proper use of the arm rotation, wrist flexibility and how the wrists and arms help to lead the direction of the phrases are fundamentals to attain a beautiful and rich tone .

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Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Johnathan B.
Jesus is really good. I really enjoy my time learning with him
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Tereza M.
Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient
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Maia S.

Oak Park, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • MFA glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Maia S.

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Glass is an amazing material that will inspire and challenge you. As an experienced teacher holding both a Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art specializing in glass I have the training and experience to teach you whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. Working with me I will cater my lessons and project content to fit your interests, experience, and style. I love to work on contemporary non-traditional designs but I also have a special places in my heart for the traditional patterns. Additionally I specialize in 3D stained glass constructions. I specialize in Tiffany copper foil technique so that will be the emphasis of my standard course. Lead cane technique is also available. If you choose to come to my studio to take lessons I have a vast variety of materials and tools for your use. This will allow us to explore further techniques that require kiln firing. Rather have me come to your home? No problem, I can bring with me materials and necessary ...

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Hi! I’m Maia and I love using my hands to create beautiful things! I started to work with glass when I was only 12 years old. Glass is my number one passion it lead me to work in studios throughout high school and college teaching people of all ages and backgrounds to manipulate glass and bring th

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Michael D.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael D.

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Hi! My name is Michael D. and I have been teaching voice lessons and singing professionally for about 7 years now. I use a wholistic method (using breath techniques and the natural speaking voice) to liberate students' unique and special vocal qualities, and have learned how to train singers to sing in any genre, from classical and opera to broadway, pop and jazz. Send me a message and let's talk!!

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I am a professional singer, pianist and voice teacher based in northern Illinois. I attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I earned a bachelor's degree in music education as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance. Since graduating from IU, I have sung

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Luke
Very knowledgeable and understanding
Elias M.
My son is the one actually taking the lessons, and he's been quite happy with his experience with Michael.
Wil
Very smart, clear with explaining vocal technique, and personable.
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Bill L.

36 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in high-frequency trading and autonomous vehicles/machine learning.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike. As a result, most of my students get comfortable with programming after 4-6 sessions, and become more independent in programming, being able to troubleshoot issues with their own code.

For intermediate developers, I can tailor my lessons to your specific goals, and focus on more engineering topics, such as software architecture, design patterns, performance/efficiency/scalability considerations, and interacting with external components, such as hardware/networking/operating systems/databases. In addition, I can help with technical whiteboard interviews, having extensive experience on both ...

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I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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"Emily's background in musical theater is perfect for teaching our 10-year-old daughter! We signed her up for jazz to help her with choreography. We love that Emily teaches routines with Broadway music. She has also been very responsive by email, and Emily tailored our lessons to best fit our daughter."
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Took Acting lessons from Luisa M.
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Took Method Acting lessons from Randy S.
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"Mr. Tinker taught me that before I can be an actor. I must first master who I am as an individual. He helped me learn diffrent techniques for memorizing lines, creative tongue twisters and what it truly means to become a character. Not just in the physical but also mentally and emotionally."
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Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons."
Alan
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Amy C.
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"Kristin is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of the performing arts. She is also an excellent instructor: focused, methodical, and insightful. I consider myself fortunate to have found her, and I give her my highest recommendation."
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Took Acting lessons from Kristin H.
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