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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Highland Park, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
  • Teaches students 8 to 88
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Susan M.

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Expert Piano Instruction by Ivy-League and Conservatory Trained Steinway Artist, for serious students ages 10-18 years old and adults.

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Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.
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Jeremy K.

27 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I am a published playwright and award-winning screenwriter. With over 30 years of experience writing plays, screenplays, and comedy sketches, I am focused on helping you find your voice and learn the fundamentals of three act structure. Are you unsure how to format a script or what opportunities there are for writers? I can answer your questions. Have you written a script that needs feedback? I'll read it and give you comprehensive notes. Wherever you are in your development-- beginner, intermediate or advanced-- I will hone in on your strengths and weaknesses; I'll give you assignments and feedback that can help you get to the next level. I taught sketch comedy writing at The Lee Strasberg and Theatre and Film Institute in New York City and I have helped many writers with their plays and screenplays. Most recently, I won multiple awards for a spec script I wrote for the TV Show “Master of None.” I just finished a full-length play and I am gearing up to host a reading-- online-- of a ...

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In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Angela
Jeremy is awesome! So patient, knowledgeable, and naturally empathetic. I am so excited he is my teacher and I feel I learned so much even though it's just my first lesson.
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Joneide F.

14 Reviews
Rolling Meadows, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish - enough to communicate with Spanish speakers, English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Pedagogy from Faculdade de Educacao da Bahia
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Joneide F.

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From Basic to conversation.

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Professional with more than ten years of teaching and administrative experience. High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relati

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Maria F.
She is so nice and friendly.
Scott R.
Great start. Thank you
R.J.
Joneide is a fantastic Portuguese instructor. She adapted all the classes to my specific needs. Very serious, hands on, and proactive! Definitely would recommend her if you want to learn Portuguese!
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Michael D.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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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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"Wesley R. is a very smart and helpful person. He helped me with my writing assignments so much and taught me so many things about writing and the English language. Because of him I can speak English better and my writing has improved so much. He has a peaceful and good personality and is very trustworthy as well."
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Took English lessons from Wesley R.
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"Suyeon is very fun to talk to and I am learning new things with every lesson! I also feel that my Korean speaking ability is improving rapidly thanks to her explanations and suggestions to say certain things in different ways. I definitely recommend her."
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Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Aksana is a wonderful instructor. She has true teaching credentials and is an expert linguist. Aksana is always on time, prepared, and has great language learning resources on hand. I have been getting instruction from Aksana for several months and have made significant improvements in my grammar and speaking abilities."
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"Sunho has been an incredibly good tutor. I will be starting a new job in Japan soon and wanted to learn basic phrases and language structure beforehand. Sunho has exceeded my expectations. She has a very methodical approach, focused on teaching the basics first and building from there. I feel like I'm already miles ahead after just a few lessons with her. I would highly recommend Sunho."
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