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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chrissy S.

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Have you ever wanted to learn this wonderful and very humoristic language and culture? Be it you're just travelling because someone told you that they're making the best cheese in the world (which is true!) or you're moving there because someone got you a job (lucky you!) or you just want to learn another language because you're curious. Let me warn you: It is not a modification of the German language, even though there's a few words that might look similar at first glance, but they're pronounced completely different! So, a small country with a huge culture! Ik hoop, tot ziens!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
Paula D.
Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Sarah P.

18 Reviews
Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sarah P.

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Crocheting is all about enjoying what you create with your own two hands. So you will learn all the basics and beyond while creating actual items: from scarves to hats to crowns, stuffed animals, decor, whatever interests you!

My grandmother taught me how to do a basic stitch back in high school and I taught myself the rest! Fast forward years later and I have actually opened up my own crochet shop focusing on children's crocheted creations.

About Sarah

Due to current pandemic, lesson are offered both in person or virtually (via Google Duo, Facebook messenger, or Facetime) with the intention of moving to in person lessons when student deems it safe enough to transition. Classically trained pianist and singer. When it comes to piano, I have over

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Joy H.
Great teacher! My 3 yo daughter loved her music lesson with Sarah.
Patricia G.
Sarah was energetic, positive, and kind with my daughter, age 11, who was really struggling to get a handle on a song for a play she has been trying to train for. This was her first voice lesson ever. My daughter was drawn in immediately by Sarah’s practical and happy approach and felt more capable and comfortable at the end of the session and is definitely looking forward to the next one. Hard to ask for more than that in a first lesson!
Jason F.
Very friendly atmosphere great teacher.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, 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 literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Kimberly D.

11 Reviews
Morris, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kimberly D.

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Students can expect a fun and educational lesson. You will not only learn how to read music and play piano but you will also be learning music theory and piano technique.

About Kimberly

I have been playing Piano for 20 years and have studied music at the college level. I have been teaching private lessons to students of all ages and abilities since 2012. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Slippery Rock University in 2016. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about pian

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Peter D.
We had the best experience having Kim teach our 2 kids piano. She is very professional, knowledgeable and very good with kids. We look forward continuing our lessons. Thank you Kim you are the best!
Joshua S.
Lesson went smoothly. Kimberley was very patient with Joshua.
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Jarod G.

43 Reviews
Frankfort, IL
Starting at $35
  • Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, Music Business from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jarod G.

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Berklee College of Music student who majored in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I was also mentored by a platinum selling producer. Most recently I was working as the audio engineer and studio manager for the rapper Twista. I love helping others and giving back the knowledge I have in music. I grew up classically trained on the clarinet. I can help you take your career to the next level by understanding audio, mixing, production, mastering, and more.

About Jarod

I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I actually learned from this site in the past and it taught me so much about music and production. I discovered the joy of giving back and teaching, and would love

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Jesse L.
Awesome lesson, definitely excited to keep going. He knows his stuff!
Ben
Jarod is an exceptional music production teacher!

Jarod and I have been working together weekly for more than a year now. Prior to us working together I had zero production knowledge and very little musical knowledge. I didn’t even know what a MIDI was. Jarod structured his lessons initially around how to use Ableton, but to say he is an ableton teacher would be inaccurate. Jarod has in fact been an immersive teacher across all aspects of edm music production including production, song writing, mixing, mastering, audio engineering, music theory, vocal production and the music business. He possess deep domain expertise across all these topics, and teaches patiently, with humor and with an infallibly positive attitude.

Within a year I have produced a number of songs and will hopefully release one soon. I have learnt how to produce, structure and compose all elements of an edm song, much faster than if was self taught with YouTube videos.

It’s very unique to be able to learn from a signed artist who is actively releasing music. I highly recommend Jarod if you are interested in learning music production. He will be a great partner to you and friend!
Colleen S
Jarod knows how to make his clients feel welcome in his studio, he is productive with his time, gives very helpful feedback during recording, and I look forward to future in studio sessions with him.
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David Z.

8 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

Masking tape

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.

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"David was extremely professional and positive. His enthusiasm was great and he was versatile in adapting his lesson to the needs of our twin sons who both want to play guitar!"
Max
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Annie has been great so far in teaching my daughter guitar. She is very patient and laid back, which is what my child needs!"
Marissa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Annie A.
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"Chris has a warm and easy-going personality that makes learning comfortable and easy. He is very patient and kind. Hea the definition of what a good teacher should be."
Katrina
Took Cello lessons from Christopher B.
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"Kenneth is an outstanding and phenomenal music teacher. I am a better singer and more confident since lessons at his beautiful studio. Kenneth makes it a practice to give you a recording of the lesson. I was sharing my cd with my father and asked him to guess who was singing. And he said...Mahalia Jackson. Wow! I really had improved my vocals and all because of my music teacher. I am also considering having Kenneth help me produce a CD. Kenneth is the best! You will love him and his beautiful Office Manager and wife, Wendy."
Meyonne
Took Gospel Singing lessons from Kenneth R.
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"Anna was a great piano instructor. I had never had experience playing any instrument and I started lessons with her at the age of 23. She was encouraging, well-educated, and continued to push me out of my comfort zone. I saw good improvement in my playing ability. She was always willing to work with my unpredictable schedule which was very helpful. I would recommend Anna to anyone, at any level, looking to improve their piano performance."
Kyle
Took Piano lessons from Anna P.
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"Melody is awesome! She was able to answer my myriad of questions at my first lesson and still had time to teach me new things that have really helped me. She was very personable, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I have no doubt she is going to help me become the best piano player I can be."
Rudy
Took Piano lessons from Melody C.
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"once again Grant has exhibited a lot of patience thank you Grant"
James C. Harney II
Took Piano lessons from Grant H.
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"I can't say enough good things about Stephanie. She is by far the kindest soul you're ever going to meet. She cares so much: about music, about teaching, and about instilling all of her passion into you.

Before going to Stephanie, I was too paralyzed by self-doubt to sing - even to myself. I thought it was one of those talents you either had or you didn't. Growing up, my mom was always so keen to undermine my self esteem anytime I tried to sing that I just learned to keep quiet. I thought I must be one of the have-nots. Music (let alone singing) was some mysterious club that I could never join. Even though I always loved vocals and lyrics and the depths of emotion they tapped.

And then it all changed. My partner had been taking voice lessons from Stephanie for about 2 years and really wanted me to come along. So I sat in on one of their lessons, and after seeing them in action I just HAD to start taking lessons myself!

Perhaps the most obvious result from the outside is that in a couple months Stephanie took me from not even singing by myself to performing at one of her recitals in front of a bunch of people. Not saying I was great or anything, but I wasn't awful either. And even though getting me to come out of my shell like that is a big deal, I don't even consider it the most important part.

I didn't start because I wanted to be some amazing performer. I'm doing it because I want to experience the joy of some part of me I've always wanted to connect with. I couldn't have anticipated how, with Stephanie, I really just love the process. She's so knowledgeable and experienced, and she can communicate it all so well. Our lessons constantly involve a back & forth of my own introspection (what I'm feeling happening in my body), Stephanie's observations, and our work towards improvement. It's everything from zany, to nerdy, to personal. From hanging my head upside down to get the right airflow, to discussing the finer points of breathing technique, to working through my emotional connections to specific lyrics. She's so passionate, inspired, invested, and helpful, you can't help but get excited by osmosis!

Even on day one, Stephanie was empowering me. We got right to business. I didn't need to mumble at her about how inexperienced I was or anything - none of that mattered. She just laser-focused on the teaching, and it was seamless. She laid out the nuts and bolts of singing mechanics, which I would come to appreciate all the more in the months ahead (they're simple principles to conceptualize, but sooo hard to execute!). Then we established my vocal range: pluck a key on the piano, try to sing the note. Did I do it right? Awesome, next one. Did I do it wrong? No judgement, just the gentle prods, cues, and corrections to get me there. I didn't feel as much like an idiot as I expected. In fact, she made me feel good about myself, even as a rank novice; apparently I had a wide range and (despite not knowing which notes are which) a good ear for reproducing the tones I hear. I never once felt condescended to. Stephanie's genuinely kind and encouraging.

And to go from all that day-to-day process to singing in front of people, Stephanie's pulling so much weight along the way. She chose a song for me to perform that was within my abilities. (And she made sure I liked the song!) She was invested in practicing and instructing and focusing to make me the best I could be for Recital Day. (And she implored me to keep it fun & light!) She bent over backwards organizing the whole recital: booking the venue, coordinating with the A/V guy, hand-crafting invitations, rehearsing her own performance, editing together videos, dialing in her online clients so they could perform, and on and on. She pours her heart and soul into it. And after that's all done, we go back, watch the video, analyze what went right & wrong, and forge forward with the next game plan!

Stephanie's amazing. She teaches anyone from child to adult with great compassion, expertise, and moreover fun. Even if you're like me and thought you'd never be able to be musical, Stephanie will reach in and shine a light for you. I don't practice nearly enough outside of class to do justice to all the work Stephanie does in class. But all the same, I get better. And Stephanie cheers me on along the way."
Alex
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"I’m a absolute beginner and at 40 years old the thought of learning a instrument was very intimidating. Tim made my first lesson very comfortable and enjoyable. I look forward to more lessons."
Robert
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Fawn has truly changed my life and my career! She gets to the point on what I need to work on and has great career and business advice. She is motivational and honest. She always challenges me to be my best!"
Ellie Z.
Took Vocal Training lessons from Fawn A.
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