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Farobag C.

Orland Park, IL 60467

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About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Devel

opment Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

*** CD's***
Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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May 19, 2019
Anginetta
Very good instructor
April 12, 2019
Ellen
Learned a lot, very pleased with my first session.
March 28, 2019
Dot K.
Truly loves to teach. Kind , patient. Loves children and it shows. Remarkable how Mr. Cooper can bring out the best in his students.

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Farobag C.

Orland Park, IL

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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL 60622

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About Yulia

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear Training as well as Russian language. My classes are always very productive and my students learn the skills needed to succeed in their studies.

I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.

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May 24, 2018
Coleman M.
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
May 22, 2018
Sara M.
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
October 10, 2017
Amelia A.
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL

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Marie K.

Chicago, IL 60614

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About Marie

Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invite you to start expanding your horizon by choosing a new language.
I came recently to U.S. and I was tutoring languages "Arabic, French and English" back in my country. I hope to build a good reputation here too with my students. I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (songs, stories, games...). My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.

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September 19, 2019
Katherine
Marie is an incredible instructor. She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She worked with me to find out which skills I was missing and targeted them! I highly recommend working with Marie.
August 14, 2019
Sarah C.
Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!
July 25, 2019
Vera
Marie is very knowledgeable, patient, focused, and pleasant to work with. She knows how to transfer knowledge. Looking forward to my next class with her.

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Marie K.

Chicago, IL

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Bill L.

Chicago, IL 60661

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About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in 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. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!

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August 12, 2019
Britney N.
Good communication and best explanation
January 26, 2019
Nathan F.
Good explanations and efficient with time!
November 21, 2018
Jasmine
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!

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Bill L.

Chicago, IL

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Franca M.

Oak Forest, IL 60452

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About Franca

Bonjour! I am from Europe and speak French as my first language. I have taught many students and would like the chance to teach you as well. I am very strong in grammatical structure, conversational French, and intonation and pronunciation. I am also available to teach online.

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Franca M.

Oak Forest, IL

Lane O.

Chicago, IL 60607


About Lane

Hello! My name is Lane and I am very excited to teach you! I have a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Sociology. I have been a preschool teacher and have studied human development both in a classroom setting and in real-world observational research. I love to make learning fun and attainable. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Our favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and crafting!

I currently teach ESL to young children and I have an ESL certification. I can help you to learn English in the same natural ways that you learned your first language. I am here to help you gain confidence in speaking English and with that confidence in yourself. All lessons are customized to your goals and needs! For students interested in coming to my teaching studio, or even an online classroom, you will get a

lesson plan and time to practice with a native English speaker. See yourself improving with me as your teacher!
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Lane O.

Chicago, IL

Jennifer K.

West Chicago, IL 60185


About Jennifer

Hello! My name is Jenny and I am an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and Illinois-state licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) (also known as a speech therapist) with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated with a 3.93/4.0 GPA while completing an elective Master's thesis. I've been a speech therapist since 2012, and one of my career areas of specialty is speech, which makes me well qualified to help you on your path to accent reduction.

I am certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Program, a program created by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, and utilize this program and my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist to create your individualized accent reduction program. 

Where do you want to

be in a few short months? Do you want more successful communication, to feel more confident conducting a business meeting, lecturing to students, speaking to customers, or communicating with patients, to be able to joyfully converse without worrying if your accent is detracting from your message... and to save time by speeding up your results through personal, individualized instruction with a program tailored specifically to your individual speech patterns?

Here's your path:
1) You'll begin by taking an accent assessment, so I can listen to your speech/accent and determine what sounds are different than the sounds in American English and structure an individualized program for you.
2) We then work together for 13 weeks, for one hour sessions per week. All sessions will include practice work so that you can be well on your way to achieving an accent that is closer to American English.
3) Your practice work is all online for you - you'll have an online practice portal that you keep for the rest of your life to return back to and refresh as much as you'd like.

I am passionate about accent reduction because I want my clients to be able to succeed in the paths they choose in life, uncover their most promising futures, and discover what their lives can be.

I look forward to hearing from you!
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Jennifer K.

West Chicago, IL

Amy K.

Chicago, IL 60622

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About Amy

I believe that to learn a language it's important to feel safe and relaxed. If we build a positive relationship together, we'll be on our way to achieving your goals. I promise to work as hard as you do!

I started teaching English while I was living in London for my Master's degree in Medieval History. I met people from all over the world and fell in love with the cultural exchange that comes with teaching a language.

I have a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from DePaul University. I am also a volunteer English instructor at St. Joseph Services in Humboldt Park.

I live in Ukrainian Village with my husband and two cats, Tommy and Luna. If you chose to come to my apartment for lessons, you'll be able to meet them!

My goal is to create a safe, judgement free environment for my students to learn in

. I've worked hard to learn other languages myself (Spanish, German, and I'm working on Polish!), so I know how frustrating it can sometimes be to express yourself in another language. Teaching one on one is a collaborative effort and I will work hard to find a teaching style that is tailored to you.
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July 9, 2019
Jo Herrera
Amy is a great english teacher! She is the best you can ask for. Very professional and at the same time caring for her students. Had the pleasure to have lessons with her in London while studying there. She will teach you according to your level and needs. Recommend her 100%

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Amy K.

Chicago, IL

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