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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
  • Awarded Artists International Young Musicians Award from Artists International
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Susan M.

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Perform like a pro from learning from a professional, prize-winning, internationally acclaimed concert artist. Learn technique, musicianship, stage presence and deportment, style, and everything about the Classical Music Career!

About Susan

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 th

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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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Marissa V.

24 Reviews
Midlothian, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 65; Female: 5 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Talent Award & Scholarship from Vandercook College of Music
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Marissa V.

24 Reviews
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You should expect to learn all vocal techniques just the same as any student. We cannot just stop at the sound, the full performance has to be explored so we go over musical tools to enhance performance vocally as well as acting though the song, staging, guestures, and facials.

About Marissa

My musical journey started in high school when my algebra teacher saw me in the hallway, grabbed my hand and brought me to the choir room to sign up for The Sound of Music auditions. To this day I cannot believe my math teacher unknowingly sent me straight down a path that I would walk the rest of

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Kristin
Marissa is amazing. She has been guiding my daughter through improving vocal techniques, building confidence, preparing for auditions, and navigating the ups and downs of life in the performing arts for a few years now. She is a wonderful teacher and mentor.
Michelle
What a dedicated instructor! Cares about her students and goes above and beyond!
Anay
Great and very understanding teacher . My teenage daughter has been going to private classes for years . Every time private class is over she’s singing away .Marissa you truly have made a difference.
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Molly M.

270 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MIllikin University
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Molly M.

270 Reviews
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I will get you recital or recording studio ready..OR professional level musical theater stage ready!

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a si

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Patrick
Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
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Kelly A.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Awarded Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Competition from Seattle-Kobe Sister City Foundation
  • Teaching since 2007
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Kelly A.

42 Reviews
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everything relating to the performance of music! Specializing in voice, piano, and songwriting, but we can talk about music business, how to develop your own style, how to get a gig, how to captivate an audience, how to become more confident performing, how to work with a band or other musicians... you name it!

About Kelly

I have over 13 years of teaching experience (all levels) and I currently teach music at Cornish College of the Arts (since 2015). I have taught many different styles of voice, piano, songwriting, and musicianship lessons, and I can tell you this-- I LOVE teaching! My students have ranged from 5 to

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Matt
I'm a 49 year old trying to take my piano skills to the next level. Kelly is very patient and after just two lessons I've learned quite a lot. Looking forward to continuing with her and highly recommend.
Daniel
Kelly is easy to connect with and took the time to find out what my interests were so that she could create a plan oriented towards my goals.
Ryder G.
We are return customers to Kelly. My son loved her as a piano teacher but we stopped when he was taking trumpet during school. Now that he’s over trumpet, we excitedly reenrolled with Kelly. She’s so encouraging and positive. We just did my son’s first online lesson through TakeLessons and it worked flawlessly. I’d recommend Kelly in a heartbeat.
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Ronald A.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music Education from Chicago State University
  • Teaching since 1967
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Ronald A.

21 Reviews
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This course is offered to the following:

Bands,
Soloists (Including individuals in bands)

The issues of music performance can be summarized as the preparations required to perform with the intended dramatic impact.

This course involves coaching and skills development geared specifically to music performance.

About Ronald

I am an experienced professional with a background in music performance, education, composition, theory and arranging. I don’t teach classical guitar any more, but if you interest are anywhere from folk to jazz, we are good to go. *** Lesson Details *** Few musicians or music students have id

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Kendrick morrow
Ronald is a joy. All ways smiling a patient man that breaks down what your learning. Easy to follow worksheets, knowledge, and experience for many years. One of the best investment I've ever made.
Gregory
This guy is great. He is making things simple and understandable.
Gerald
I enjoyed lesson he very polite friendly looking forward to remaining lesson I want to read music take from paper to instrument be able to play any all types music
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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
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I am part of a music studio which hold student recitals every other month. Students have the opportunity to perform and develop their public persona. The recital features students playing different instruments, such as piano, violin, and flute. We will help you overcome your stage fright!

About Jenny

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. S

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AC C.
Working with Jenny has been a great experience.

She has a wealth of knowledge in music. She was raised around music so it comes as second nature to her. Her experience definitely shows from theory to technique, structure to general perspective.

Jen's wide-ranging experience allows her to accommodate different learning styles. Even when I was unsure of which methods were most suitable for me, she was able to determine an appropriate approach. Each lesson is tailored around your preference while still maintaining steady progress towards your goals.

She's flexible, patient, communicative, and fun to work with. Her versatility has made learning piano so much easier and more exciting for me than before. I'm always looking forward to each session. I've also been able to learn about other aspects of music, as she isn't limited to piano; she's knowledgeable of other instruments and teaches dance as well.

One of my favorite things about Jen is that, even though she's easy to work with, she ensures that I've truly grasped one concept before moving to the next. It's also always great to see her play (:

Highly recommended
Matthew
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
Melvin H.
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in River Forest is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
Dan
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Cheryl came by our Church Music Ministry in Detroit, and demonstrated her great music skills, dexterity, singing excellence, and versatility on both Organ and Piano. Her many years of experience make her an outstanding choice for professional music training. Her congeniality warmed the hearts of our Choir members and others she encountered."
Aaron
Took Music Performance lessons from Cheryl M.
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"Melanie is incredibly thoughtful and thorough in her approach to teaching voice. She is the most patient and knowledgeable teacher I've ever had. If I've ever not understood a concept, she helps me to work through it in my time. She quickly identified my strengths and helped me to keep them strong while working diligently improving my weakest parts. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone who will be the best teacher you have ever had."
Ashley
Took Music Performance lessons from Melanie A.
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"What makes a great teacher is not only loving what you do, but also loving the people you're teaching. Jordan D. has a big passion for music, and a big heart for equipping people for the musical endeavors ahead of them. He is always encouraging and always positive. Even if I feel like I could have done better, he celebrates me where I am, which has taught me to have more confidence while singing, playing guitar or charango, and even glockenspiel. Thanks Jordan for being a great teacher! -Loren Lemon"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Jordan D.
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"Dave is the best Instructor one can have for Trumpet and Jazz Music. A stellar Jazz Musician in my eyes and in my ears. Plain greatness. Language oh my... This cat has it all ! He also provided me with fantastic trumpet/chops exercices. Overall each trumpet lesson was a very inspiring musical experience for me."
Rémy
Took Music Performance lessons from David N.
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"Paul is a wonderful person and very competent. He does a great job and gives his best effort. I recommend him."
Alan
Took Music Performance lessons from Paul M.
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"Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Mikala P.
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"Lexi has really helped me find
out more about singing if you need a voice instructor go to her!:):):)"
Robin
Took Music Performance lessons from Lexi C.
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"she is amazing she the best with any songs u give her top level teacher I promise"
Princess
Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"My 7 year old son has been taking recorder lessons from Dimitry for almost 1 year now. Dimitry is very patient, encouraging, and enganging - considering that my son is on the younger side. Dimitry provides music instruction that is appropriate age and level wise, so my son feels accomplished and challenged at the same time.
We plan to continue with Dimitry and hopefully advance to the clarinet once his fingers can cover the clarinet holes and he has learned more music theory. My son looks forward to his music lessons. We are very pleased with his musical instruction."
Julia
Took Music Performance lessons from Dimitry C.
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