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Chrissy S.

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Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
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Chrissy S.

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Singing is the most wonderful thing in the world! First of all you don't need anything besides- you! And you can do it anywhere (I've gotten requests at work before!) Then it's also relaxing and fun and it makes everybody happy, not just you but also the people around you! It help to connect with your own emotions as well as stimulating empathy! Did you know that birds have 2 larynxes so they can keep us entertained all day long? Well I don't think I need to tell you any more about the pros of singing! You have to try it!
When I meet a new student, my goal is first to get to know you and find out your personal preferences in music. Then I usually start with warm-ups, exercises, body movement and scales to determine your level. I suggest pieces that you like and that I think would be beneficial to your progress. You get to choose from my wonderful collection of music! Oh did I mention that I have a beautiful Kohler & Campbell Upright at home? Why don't you give takelessons a call so ...

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

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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.
Joseph A.
Chrissy is a very competent and understanding teacher. As I wasn’t a typical student for her, she quickly changed her lesson structure and tried to cover content in different musical genres. She was patient with my progress and encouraging. I think I learned quiet a lot of information and hope to continue my lessons hopefully in the near future.

Kristin A.

19 Reviews
Willowbrook, IL
Starting at $26
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music
  • Teaching since 2007
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Kristin A.

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In piano, we will begin with simple music designed to build strength and dexterity in your hands. We will begin learning to read music notes together, so don't worry if you never have before! However, I do recommend that young children are able to identify the alphabet and numbers 1-10 prior to starting piano. Reading is a plus!

In lessons, I use the Piano Adventures series, starting at the primer level with very young students. I will typically use the Lesson, Performance, Technique & Artistry, & Theory books available at each level to give every student the most comprehensive music education while building their piano playing ability. These four books are commonly sold as a package on amazon.com for a discounted rate.

In addition, I love to work with each student to meet his or her own personal goals. I am always happy to provide additional music from outside these core books! Some examples of things my students have requested over the years include Disney songs, video

About Kristin

Let's get you started on your musical path! My name is Kristin, and I cannot wait to begin this journey into music with you. I have been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade, and have taught music and choir in the classroom since 2011. I specialize in working with beginners of all ages.

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Erin
Kristin is a wonder, gentle teacher who practices patience and positive reinforcement. My daughter loved her lessons with Kristin and looked forward to seeing her.
Kathy
My Granddaughter absolutely loves Kristen. Every week I see improvement. Thanks Kristen.
Maya P.
Great first lesson!

Tad S.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Awarded Performance Award toward Master Degree Program from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tad S.

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The goal of my studio is to teach the students how to enjoy obtaining the skill of being able to create beautiful melodies from playing the piano in a way that is most rewarding and effective for them. I will coach and guide you to the feelings of accomplishment and joy that come with learning how to play beautiful music on the piano.

My studio is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop. I have been teaching classical piano music as well as cocktail lounge style piano music during the summer time for fun. I'm looking forward to teaching any age students, beginner to advance levels. I hope you can join my studio!

My lessons include:

- Artistic Piano Technique for All Ages and Backgrounds
- Classical Repertoires
- Jazz, Cocktail Music, Bossa Nova, Ragtime, Show-tune Repertoires for fun during the summer time.
- Performance Preparations for Student Recitals
- Music Theory
- Solfege - Pitch and Sight Singing Training
- Sight Reading

About Tad

I'm originally from Japan and I had intensive piano, music ensemble and aural training from the age of five at the YAMAHA Music Academy in Tokyo. I’ve been teaching classical piano and cocktail lounge-style piano music at my studio in downtown, Chicago for over 10 years. I'm also a profession

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Tamari (Tamara) W.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Awarded Merit Prize from Guild of Temple Musicians
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 68; Female: 5 to 85
  • MM Piano; Composition; Comparative Literature Music in Film from Indiana University Jacob's School of Music
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

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If you are just starting out with the guitar, I am your 'gal'! I make learning the basics of the strings, the tuning, and the music really fun! but as with learning any new language or instrument, the follow up requisite practice and purchase/download of recommended supplementary materials is totally up to you, the student. If you practice what I show you in each lesson every day, you will notice progress!

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm Tamara and I can't wait to meet you! On social media and for those who are more familiar, I'm Tamari. We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feed

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Lise
I have had a wonderful experience studying piano with Tamari. She is an enthusiastic teacher making the lesson not only rewarding but also joyful. We had to go virtual because of Covid-19 and Tamari spent a lot of time getting all of us familiarized with virtual lessons. She is very dedicated, patient, caring, has a warm personality and she really enjoys teaching.
Ralph
Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
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Anna C.
Tamari is a remarkably accommodating teacher. Uses instructional strategies that are effective and appropriate. Also, presents new material clearly and logically. Demonstrates enthusiasm and interest in lesson presentation. My daughter loves learning classical piano with Tamari.
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Alex M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Music Performance - Guitar from University of St. Thomas
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alex M.

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I have been working as a professional engineer since 2004, working both as a freelance engineer & as an employee of Bobby Vee's Rockhouse Productions since 2011. Whether it's recording a full rock band, voice-overs or a live polka band, we'll discuss strategies & approaches for capturing the sounds, signal path, preamps/compressors, discerning the layout of & using patchbays, as well as a plethora of mixing/mastering tactics (panning, levels, A/D/A conversion, effects, etc.)

About Alex

Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.

Luca C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Luca C.

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I strongly believe in music as part of each individual’s curriculum, particularly in the 21st century, when society is based on quickly achievable outcomes and most young generations have lost the sense of commitment and patience that music can teach. Teaching occupies a large part of my daily activities. I have been teaching private students (from 3 to 60 years old) since I was a teenager. Teaching middle school kids in Italy has prepared me to the class environment of group piano classes in the US, where I have been awarded a Teaching Assistantship in both schools I have attended in this country. My interest in pedagogy has become predominant thanks to Franco Scala in primis, making me eager to learn new teaching methods, particularly focusing for years on the pedagogical approach of Vincenzo Scaramuzza, who taught the very young Martha Argerich. Thanks to Franco Scala, I was able to closely understand the peculiarities of this method, which I now apply to my own students. Later, ...

About Luca

I own a Bachelor’s Degree from the Conservatory of Music “Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania (Italy); a Master’s Degree from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam (The Netherlands); a second Master’s Degree from the Conservatory of Music "Bruno Maderna" in Cesena; a third Master’s Degree from Texas Sta

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Ruth O.
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I studied with Mr. Luca and everything he taught me was life changing. Not only as a pianist but as a human being. He is an amazing performer but also a wonderful teacher. He seeks excellence yet understands that each student is at a different level and moves as it's own pace. I loved being his student and I highly recommend him. Unfortunately, I couldn't continue studying with him because he moved to Miami to pursue his Doctoral degree. I wish him success in his wonderful career as a teacher and performer.
Marilyn N.
My daughter had the honor to have Mr. Luca for her very first piano teacher. She was only 5 yrs old when she began. Mr. Luca is not only an excellent pianist, but he is an amazing teacher & he is wonderful with young children. I was so impressed with what she learned from him. We miss him so much, but we are so happy for his career advancements, we only regret he had to move from Texas.
Jake W.
Luca has been incredibly instrumental in my current and future success as a musician. As a beginner student his teaching was a major factor in my acceptance to the Piano Department at Texas State University. Without his guidance, and commitment to seeing me succeed, I would certainly not have been able to accomplish the things I have, or be in the position that I am today. I am truly grateful and blessed to have met Luca and I wish him all the future successes he deserves.

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"Leon is the total package. He is a professional musician ( has his own Jazz quartet, checkout You Tube), a highly recognized musical instructor in the great city of New Orleans and very patient with his students individual abilities. He can make you into whatever level of trumpeter you aspire to if you do
your part as a student. You will be fortunate and blessed to have him as a teacher.None better."
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"Veronica was great, she came prepared with worksheets and fun little tricks for young learners to remember the notes on a keyboard. My son loved his lesson, he's looking forward to lesson #2."
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Took Piano lessons from Veronica B.
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"Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming."
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"Shae was very knowledgeable. Easy to learn with. Wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be! Really glad I'm starting."
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Took Piano lessons from Shae K.
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"Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"Great experience. I picked up allot in a short amount of time. And had fun while learning!"
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Took Piano lessons from Michelle J.
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"When I had my first lesson with Darrell, I was a complete beginner. Being a beginner is never easy, in fact it is usually quite discouraging. Bearing this in mind, Darrell is an outstanding teacher. He is one of the most encouraging teachers I've ever had, which speaks volumes knowing I am a high school graduate and a rising college Sophomore. Darrell is the kind of teacher that wants to see you succeed in your learning more than you probably want to see yourself succeed, which is exactly what you need when you get frustrated or doubtful. Darrell keeps a serious focus in the classroom, whilst keeping the lesson fun and lighthearted. I can truly say I am very happy picking Darrell as my teacher, and look forward to the many lessons yet to come."
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Took Piano lessons from Darrell V.
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"John was patient and knew how to get an older student such as myself past the piano roadblocks. He is dedicated and a skilled teacher."
Brutus
Took Piano lessons from John B.
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"Great musician, great teacher

I've been taking lessons with Eric since about the Spring of 2013 and have made huge progress in my playing ability since.

I started learning on my own through online lessons, but decided to take lessons with a private instructor after about 5-6 months when I decided I wanted to learn to play Jazz 'proper'.

Eric explains many of the written and unwritten 'rules' of Jazz and has helped my understanding of how to play enormously. I am still at a beginner stage, but I can see myself making good progress.

I went from knowing only basic open chords and some basic jazz chord voicings to learning heaps of new scales and chords to keep me busy and learn the basic building blocks of Jazz - learning how to comp, play melodies, improvise, and learn how to build chord-melody arrangements. Eric is well versed in many types of music and he can relate what we learn to many other styles as well. We cover musical concepts by playing them, hearing how they sound, and also covering what they are theoretically. His teaching method is very comprehensive and I enjoy that.

Eric puts a lot of new information in my lap at every lesson, which I always look forward to, but he is also very patient and understanding. He knows it takes time to be able to understand and execute everything properly. He is also very supportive during the week away from our lessons. He will send you extra info when you need it and will explain anything that needs clarification via email and is usually pretty quick to respond.

We go a little off tangent every once in awhile, but it's all in good fun.

Eric's a great teacher and I look forward to continuing lessons with him in the future."
Henry
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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