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Jack Z.

Champaign, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English and Mandarin
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Music performance and Education from University of Illinois
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Jack Z.

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I graduated from Parkland College Majoring Music Performance and Music Education. Current study at the University of Illinois, Jazz Guitar Major. I have had 5 years teaching experience for guitar and music theory. I will teach you some basic music theory and how to read music also guitar skill. Here are some areas I teach:
1) Singing the song with guitar
2) Music chord
3) Position scale
4) Electric Guitar performance skill
5) Music theory
6) Music recognition

About Jack

I graduated from Parkland College Majoring Music Performance and Music Education. Current study at the University of Illinois, Jazz Guitar Major. I have had 5 years teaching experience for guitar and music theory. I will teach you some basic music theory and how to read music also guitar skill.

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Thomas
Jack and I communicated regarding my music experience and guitar goals prior to my first lesson. He was prepared and had a good starting point ready to go. After 3 lessons, I can say I’m very happy with the combination of music theory and practical guitar playing in my lessons. Jack knows his stuff and is a good guitar teacher.
Andy L
I’ve been taking guitar lessons from Jack for about 8 months and it’s been an absolutely rewarding experience. I’m an adult with no musical background or training at all (despite owning a guitar for over a decade), so we began with the basics. He’s done a great job of introducing me to technique/principles of music and having me learn songs that are fun, but also challenging enough to push me further each time. What I appreciate most are his encouragement and patience. His approach is very positive and it makes for a comfortable learning environment, which has been absolutely key for me. Playing guitar is clearly Jack’s passion and it’s evident how much he wants to share that during lessons. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Bill
Jack is an awesome teacher! I started taking lessons from Jack about 7 months ago as a total beginner on the guitar. In our intro lesson, he asked me what my goals were (basically sing and play at the same time!) and has done a really great job structuring our lessons around what I want to do. Jack packs a ton into our 30-minute lessons--we play out of the lesson book, learn chords, practice techniques, and he usually gives me a fun song to sing and play. He's really good at pushing me out of my comfort zone to try new things (blues improv!) and is always very patient and positive. I would highly recommend Jack for beginners or any skill level!

Victoria T.

9 Reviews
Urbana, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Jazz Studies (French Horn) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Victoria T.

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Learn the fundamentals of playing piano and music.

About Victoria

Victoria has been playing the French horn since 2008 and the piano since 2001. She is currently majoring in horn performance and jazz French horn at the University of Illinois. She studies under Bernhard Scully, a horn player who has played in the world-renowned Canadian Brass, and Jim Pugh, a trom

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Frank C.
On one occasion, she was 15 minutes late. Tonight she just didnt show up. No phone calls, no texts, no email, no nothing, just no show.
Stacy
Victoria is very knowledgeable and was very engaged throughout the lesson. She asked good questions to assess my goals and playing level, and tailored the lesson appropriately. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Sue G.

Champaign, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sue G.

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Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals. Years of teaching experience is at your service at FluteKeys Studio. Can't wait to meet you!. . .Sue G.

About Sue

Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals. Lessons are available via Skype and in person at my studio. History shows that my students t

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Davin D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Davin D.

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A Roadmap to your learning with intermittent goals to help you see your progressreach your ultimate

A few ”tricks of the the trade” to more professional playing

Principles that can stretch into any instrument, genre or style of music

If so desired, analysis of songs to understand deeper mechanisms of music

About Davin

Hi, there! My name is Davin and I look forward to meeting you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students learn to play guitar. I am mostly self taught but have learned theory and composition/songwriting under Berklee study programs. I'm a laid back yet passion

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John R.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Convention Performers Competition Winner from National Flute Association
  • Teaching since 1999
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John R.

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I have been teaching flute for almost 20 years. I have a doctorate in flute performance and have done training and extensive research in body mapping and efficiency of body use. I take a very holistic approach to teaching and playing the flute. Each student is a person, an individual unlike anyone else. Every body is unique and therefore will play the flute differently than other flutists. When I teach, I aim to get to know the whole person in order to effectively work with the flutist. I work to get to know how each student learns and processes information. A flutist cannot become a good musician without making the journey their own. My goal is to give every student their own individual path to reach their goals, while also giving them the tools to use in their own teaching of individual flutists. I emphasize these specific areas in my teaching: the physical aspects of flute playing, including playing position and posture, breath control, sound and tone production, projection and ...

About John

Flutist John Ross is an accomplished soloist, educator, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. He taught on the faculty of West Virginia State University and currently teaches for the Music for the Sake of Music summer program in Green Bay, WI. He has been principal flute of the Italian-Americ

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Nancy S.
John was very good w/me. He knows my goals & was able to help me. He gave me some practice sheets. I will do that everyday.
Rebecca
Dr. John Ross is an excellent teacher! He helped me take the music I was preparing to record to a whole new level. He has so much knowledge and can present that knowledge in a way that is approachable for students of any level. I am so thankful I got to study with him!!!
Michael
John is an outstanding player and pedagogue. Over a number of years, I've observed John work with students of incredibly diverse backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. With each and every student, John connects with the individual, finding what will help that person rise to their fullest potential as a flute player. Technical progress is a given when studying with John. Additionally, students consistently enter his lessons eager to learn and leave with a renewed drive to grow. I cannot recommend John highly enough.
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Akiko K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Akiko K.

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Experienced teacher and concert violinist, works with beginner to advanced students. Graduate of Manhattan School of Music & Yale University. I help students become their own best teachers, develop their ear and learn a natural technique to communicate the music most effectively. Technique is applied in the context of the music, and students will learn to develop and apply their musical instincts and gain an organic understanding of musical style, history, theory, and performance.

About Akiko

I am a professional classical violinist and chamber musician, and have been teaching both privately and at music schools. I have been performing for over 10 years in much of the Northeastern United States, and share my performing experience and enthusiasm for classical music with my students. I gra

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Melody Qian
Akiko taught me to play the viola when I was just getting started! She's so considerate with helping you get the fundamentals of not only technique, but also posture and how to stretch so that I wouldn't get sore. It's something that's stuck with me for years. I've never met another teacher who has helped me develop my musicality or talked with me about music theory as much as Akiko, and it's so important to know these things to play honestly and understand the music! Honestly you couldn't ask for a better teacher!! I'm so grateful to have learned my instrument with her. Thank you so much :)
Julie
I’ve been taking lessons with Akiko for the past two and a half years as an adult beginner. I’ve played other instruments all my life and have had many teachers, so I can say with great confidence that she is a uniquely talented teacher. Akiko is equally adept at diagnosing and addressing technique problems as she is at teaching musicality. She also knows when to redirect your attention from one to the other—and it is amazing to discover how looking at the big picture and being reminded to play the music can address a seemingly intractable technique problem. Akiko does not just teach you to play the violin. She teaches you to play music, which is probably the reason that you are playing the violin in the first place. I cannot emphasize the value of this enough. You don’t have to be a technical virtuoso before you begin to express yourself artistically. Akiko has so much to offer for advanced violinists as well. The way she brings music theory to life in whatever piece you’re working on will transform your interpretation of anything else you play. She gives you the tools to create your own organic interpretation in a way that also fits with the piece and its historical context. I find every lesson to be reinvigorating. When at times I have become stuck or frustrated, Akiko has always helped me to take a different tack and find freedom again. I feel grateful for the opportunity to work with her. She both an incredible teacher and a talented artist!
Rachael T.
I took lessons from Akiko for over a year as a beginner-intermediate violin player. Under Akiko’s tutelage, I was able to play as lead violin in my school orchestra concerts and pass my violin exams. Akiko’s kind and encouraging personality strengthened my confidence in playing the violin. I’ve had experience with other teachers but Akiko helped me to really further my relationship with music. Her enthusiasm for music has definitely rubbed off on me and I couldn’t be more grateful for having Akiko as my teacher! I wholeheartedly recommend Akiko to anyone looking to pick up the violin, intermediate players, and those who are more advanced.

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Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Ahmad is a great teacher! I had a previous, very basic, knowledge about music and Ahmad was able to leverage that to give me a head start. He provides me with the knowledge I need to satisfy my musical cravings and makes me able to learn new stuff on my own. Ahmad knows how to keep you motivated!"
Taylor
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I played drums in a school band and haven't played in a few years. I approached John about getting back into the art even though I was a little rusty. Previously I have taken lessons with people who were skilled gigging drummers but not the best educators. John is a great combination of professional musician and a skilled educator, as shown through his patience and ability to explain techniques and skills. I highly recommend John as a teacher for any level, because he has been so wonderful in getting me back on my musical feet!"
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Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Serena was FANTASTIC. I did a week of hour-long singing lessons with her to learn a very difficult song to sing in front of a crowd. Before the lessons, I had no singing experience (and practically sounded like I was tone deaf -- every time I tried karaoke, the sound booth would turn my microphone down so everyone didn't leave the bar). After 5 lessons with Serena, my singing was miraculously not only tolerable, but actually impressed everyone who heard it. Serena also gave me the confidence to get through the song without panicking from nervousness. I highly recommend her."
Harley
Took Singing lessons from Serena P.
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"Great first lesson, and I have alot of practice to do,Thank's Prophet."
Norman
Took Guitar lessons from Prophet C.
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"Gabrielle has a really fun personality, which only helps to compliment her piano skill. Not only that, but she is very flexible on scheduling, and understands that things can come up from time to time for either the student or the teacher. With this expectation in mind, her lessons really make the most of the 30 minutes allotted, and her skills show as she helps you step through each measure. I've taken piano lessons before, quite some time ago, and Gabrielle was quickly able to adapt the lesson to what I already knew versus what I had to re-learn or learn for the first time. Definitely recommend!"
John
Took Piano lessons from Gabrielle B.
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"Oliver has been perfect for both me and my tween daughter. He is a fantastic musician and can break it down and dumb it down as need be for each of us. My daughter’s review is “he’s amazing”."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"Kyle was fabulous with my son! He has loved working with Kyle and I see huge improvements in his understanding of song structure and quality of his work. Additionally, Kyle has a great way about him which makes lessons low stress but very productive. Kyle was so easy to work with! I would highly recommend Kyle for a teacher!"
Colleen
Took Arrangement and Composition lessons from Kyle K.
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"My daughter loves Athena and thus loves playing the piano . Athena has a special way to relate to kids.. they listen to her . They laggy . They enjoy class. And they want to learn .
I am so grateful we have her as my daughters teacher ."
Rina
Took Piano lessons from Athena M.
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