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Jeremy K.

27 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I am a published playwright and award-winning screenwriter. With over 30 years of experience writing plays, screenplays, and comedy sketches, I am focused on helping you find your voice and learn the fundamentals of three act structure. Are you unsure how to format a script or what opportunities there are for writers? I can answer your questions. Have you written a script that needs feedback? I'll read it and give you comprehensive notes. Wherever you are in your development-- beginner, intermediate or advanced-- I will hone in on your strengths and weaknesses; I'll give you assignments and feedback that can help you get to the next level. I taught sketch comedy writing at The Lee Strasberg and Theatre and Film Institute in New York City and I have helped many writers with their plays and screenplays. Most recently, I won multiple awards for a spec script I wrote for the TV Show “Master of None.” I just finished a full-length play and I am gearing up to host a reading-- online-- of a ...

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In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Angela
Jeremy is awesome! So patient, knowledgeable, and naturally empathetic. I am so excited he is my teacher and I feel I learned so much even though it's just my first lesson.
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.
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Ron P.

64 Reviews
Burlington, WI
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Certified Tai Chi Master instructor from American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
  • Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong from Hanfei International Taiji Health and Fitness Centre
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Ron P.

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Your Tai Chi Journey begins with an understanding of your needs. There is no mystery or mysterious movements to Tai Chi Chuan. The lessons are science-based so you will enjoy learning this wonderful art which has changed my life and I'm sure it will change yours too. Once we've set some goals we'll begin with introductory training. Experienced or maybe not so much we will work together to help you reach your goals.

About Ron

To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines. American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Cer

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Arvella
I feel we are off to a great start. Thanks!
Marina
Ron is an excellent and attentive teacher. He is very attuned to his students abilities, health constrains and inspirations. Ron knows how to make me move forward without clanging me too much and at the same time to achieve a progress. I am looking toward our lessons every week with the expectation to learn something new or refine my practice. Even though I started taking classed via zoom during the pandemic, these one on one instructions enabled me to make a tremendous progress in my practice. I hope to continue to learn from Ron a great more and to borrow from his bottomless optimism: we all need some positivity in our lives during these challenging times. Ron, many thanks for everything!
Linda
I was nervous about our first lesson, and there was no need to be! Ron was patient and kind, and went at the slow pace we wanted. And this is REAl tai chi!
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Teresa L.

19 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Bachelors's Degree in Music Education from College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University
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Teresa L.

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Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since t

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Emilia
We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!
Sulochana
Awesome teacher! Thanks to Teresa , my son plays confidently. He has improved his music reading and progressed so much, Teresa is the best.
Ivonne
Terry is an amazing and patient instructor. Every week she works with me to improve my technique, and learn the love for music. To learn to read music and more. Thank you Terry for your patience this is a great experience for me, being 33 hasn’t stopped me from learning the piano and Terry is very patient with me.
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Highland Park, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
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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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"Lily is very kind and knowledgeable. She was able to give constructive advice on projects I was having trouble with. Going to continue with her."
Ann
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"The teacher young , but my son likes him. More accessible. He feel he can understand better . When the first lesson finish. My son very exciting!
The teacher know how can let student love chess!"
Derrick
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!"
Paulette
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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"Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps"
Kirstin
Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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"Mya Mya was very patient with me during our lesson. She explained every step in detail and order when teaching. What a wonderful experience, I will be returning!"
Schlandria Y Edwards
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Best experience ever."
Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"It was a great class, fun time. Kat is so talented~ love the origami she taught and her song!"
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Took Origami lessons from Kat M.
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"Sonya was very positive and patient throughout our lesson. Looking forward to our next class!"
Cynthia
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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"Terry is very knowledgeable of sewing. She is a great instructor who is patient and great at explaining the steps necessary to complete the project. I would definitely recommend her and have recommended her to a friend."
Tiana
Took Sewing lessons from Terry S.
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