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Bill D.

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

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

About Bill

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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Wei D.

4 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me

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Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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.

About Phil

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.
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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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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Scholarship to study a Bachelors degree in piano pewrformance. from Conservatory of Mexico state.
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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 .

About Jesus

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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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts - Violin Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Teaching since 2004
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Stephanie Y.

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I love tailoring lessons to my students! Music is personal and I want to make sure you're learning what you're interested in or need to learn in order to prepare you for auditions or keep up in groups you play in. I always ask students for a list of music they're listening to or want to learn - nothing's off limits!

While I prefer working out of Piano Adventures Method Books for piano students, I'm happy to work out of materials you already own.

About Stephanie

I started Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. In following years, I did post graduate work at Alverno College and went on to complete Suzuki teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4. Besides teaching private violin, viola, and piano

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Negar A.
She is incredibly patient , positive, cheerful and kind. She has been a blessing in our daughters life and through the chaos of Covid , she kept the passion to learn and play violin alive in her heart . She always has a big bright smile and a huge heart . Super accommodating and responsive… We love her and are grateful to have her teach our daughter .
Cora
Stephanie is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Love her! Learned so much in my first half hour.
Marlee
Stephanie was so patient and very informative. I absolutely love her positive correction. Neither Marlee my 7 year old or myself have any knowledge of the violin and she has been excellent.

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"Cesar is very easy going and took the time to listen to what my concerns were with my auditioning process and reading lines. You can see his passion for acting when he speaks to you and is extremely knowledgeable about the whole process, from breaking down a script to reassuring yourself after you walk out the audition room. I would highly recommend him whether you're a beginner or been acting for a while. Thanks, C!"
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Took Acting lessons from Cesar H.
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Took Breakdancing lessons from Raquan R.
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"Dan is a very in depth acting instructor he really works with you on becoming who your supposed portray down to the actions and gestures that your character. When Dan is instructing you his number one goal is to make sure you leave that session a better actor than you were when you walked in and over time make you a better actor all around."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"Jordan is an amazing teacher!!! She is so knowledgeable, dedicated, and really cares about her students! She comes up with a personal plan based on exactly what that individual student needs! I’ve improved so much and would definitely recommend her!"
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Took Ballet lessons from Jordan W.
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