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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
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Oliver H.

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I teach rock keyboard with a focus on fun. I've spent many, many hours playing songs from the Beatles, Spoon, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and many more. I received my piano proficiency from Knox College where I majored in music.

My beginning students always start with a song that they love. As soon as those songs are internalized the application of scales will become a necessity, but will never take precedent over rhythm and feel.

Are you ready to start your adventure into the world of piano?

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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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill L.

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First time playing piano? Resuming after years or decades of not playing the piano? No matter your age or experience, you can always learn and improve!

I have close to 10 years of tutoring experience, helping children and adults embrace piano and music.

I recommend just starting with a single lesson to see if we are good fits for each other and start a roadmap to progress toward your goals! My rates is for a one-off session, so it is extremely negotiable if we work together regularly.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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 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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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Scholarship to study a Bachelors degree in piano pewrformance. from Conservatory of Mexico state.
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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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Rebecca G.

39 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rebecca G.

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My goal as a piano teacher is to help you play what you want with ease! Piano lessons consist of technique such as scales chords arpeggios etc, repertoire, and music theory! I'm also open to working on songwriting, improvisation, or just about anything! :) If you have any questions feel free to contact me or sign up for a free trial TakeLessons Live to get a feel for my teaching style!

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/Indie singer/pianist living in Chicago! I have been teaching since 2017 and love working with all ages and levels of singers and pianists. My goal when teaching a student is to be a resource to help them reach their full musical potential by setting realistic

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Lilly
Wonderful teacher!
Nora
My daughter had a wonderful experience and is looking forward to continuing!
Cortez *.
I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted
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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.

27 Reviews
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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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"Dora is a wonderful teacher, very positive and has a great dialog with kids and their families. My 6 year old enjoys her piano lessons a lot. I highly recommend Dora to any parent that wants to introduce piano or continue with their studies in music."
Nurgyun
Took Piano lessons from Dora H.
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"A great introduction. My son is hooked, which is exactly what we are looking for."
Alden
Took Piano lessons from Bil M.
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"Isabel is a superb teacher who brings out the best in her students! They come in with a rudimentary knowledge of music and, over time, their musical abilities come to flourish thanks to her patience, encouragement, dedication and insight."
Gino
Took Piano lessons from Isabel M.
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"Joan is great. I have some past musical experience, but nothing structured. She is helping me with reading, theory and improve. She works around my skill set and gives me all the tools I need to learn what I am interested in. I would highly recommend Joan."
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Took Piano lessons from Joan H.
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"Vashti has been my daughter's piano teacher for almost a year, she is an amazing teacher, she is prompt and extremely professional. My Daughter is always excited to meet with her for lessons and has come such a long way. We are so happy to have her. She is the "Best Instructor Ever"

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Tinu
Took Piano lessons from Vashti G.
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"Our first lesson was Great!!!!
Yvonne called to tell me she likes Mr. Paul and she has homework."
Yvonne
Took Piano lessons from Paul W.
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"Salvador is great with my 5 yr old daughter. Very patient and she's learned so much with Salvador. I would highly recommend him!"
Maricella
Took Piano lessons from Salvador B.
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"I am extremely happy with Matt giving music lessons to my kids. He work around your schedule.I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Matt. You will not be disappointed."
Antoinette
Took Piano lessons from Matt L.
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"Jess is a very patient teacher who knows how to be strict on the right things. He has a great deal of skill and knowledge of music and music theory. He actively encourages his students to play what they enjoy playing so that lessons and practice do not become a chore but rather something they enjoy and look forward to. He lets students determine their goals and work towards thing they want to do and play. But he also make sure those students stay on their goals and put in the work and practice needed to reach those goals. He is a great teacher, from beginning students to advanced students in multiple instruments."
Melissa Medina
Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"Very patient and a great instructor. My daughter very pleased with her first piano lesson."
Ezinne
Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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